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Torvean Caravan Park
Glenurquhart Road
Inverness-Shire   (Browse area)
Tel: 01463 220582
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Pitches: 50
Open: 24th March To Mid October

Rating: Average Review Score: 8/10 from 20 Reviews
                8/10 from 20 Reviews

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 Statics for Hire   No Statics on Sale   No Seasonal Pitches   No Caravan Storage 
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Who's it for
 Adults Only   Club Members Only   Rallies Welcome   Naturist Site 
 Dogs Welcome   No Dogs Allowed   Groups Welcome   Motorbikers Welcome 
 Toilet Facilities   Hot Showers   Washing Up   Bathroom 
 Baby Changing Facilities   Laundry On Site   Drinking Water   Disabled Friendly 
 Chemical Disposal   Battery Charging   Gas Exchange   Recycling Facilities 
 Kitchen Facilities   Freezer Available   Motorhome Point   Fully Serviced Pitches 
 Shop <1 mile   Bar <1 mile   Restaurant <1 mile   Wifi Access 
 Kids Playground   TV Room   Games Room   Evening Entertainment 
 Fishing   Wild Swimming   Indoor Pool <1 mile   Outdoor Pool 
 Horse Riding   Cycle Hire   Golf <1 mile   Tennis 
 Beach   Watersports   Boat Launch / Mooring 
Other Features
 Sea Views   Working Farm   Campfires Allowed   Open All Year 
 Waterside Pitches   Public Transport <1 mile  Dog Walk 

Reviews:  20 in total, now showing 1 to 10                 Previous 10          Next 10
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Date of Visit: September 2018 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Jimagallan 9 reviews from this member

The site has a great location for canal, river and city. It's the site itself that really needs attention. It's not necessarily untidy but there is no attempt to recycle the rubbish at all. At 27 for a standard pitch you would expect a lot more care and attention to the toilet, showers and disposal cubicle. It's fairly clean but dark, dingy and too regularly outstanding maintenance not attended to. A bit of city centre competition would Buck up their ideas or drop the price to reflect what's on offer.

Date of Visit: July 2018 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Fiona W 173 reviews from this member

A return visit, as the location suits well if (like us) you haven't decided whether to go east, west or north. Relaxed friendly welcome, the fee for a sunny grass pitch & EHU is now 29 (relatively expensive in our fortnight's travels). Worth it for the canal walks nearby, but not worth it for the washrooms. Didn't shower as the instructions stuck up suggested the controls weren't working as they should.

Date of Visit: August 2018 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Ouchayethenoo 2 reviews from this member

Terrible. Toilet chemical disposal out of service for the duration of my 4 day stay.

Shower didn't work in one shower block and three sinks out in the other toilet block.

Not much urgency to correct the chemical disposal unit.

Disgusting toilets with no apparent cleaning.

Date of Visit: September 2017 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Danny4 9 reviews from this member

We came to this site from the great Glen, so we found it without any difficulty. We were made welcome and directed to our hardstand. This had both water and electric access. Great. The site is level, not too close to the next motorhome or caravan. We were about 1. 6 miles walk from the centre of Inverness, a good walk going along the side of the river for a lot of the way.

The toilets were good, and there are 2 blocks of them. You need to enter a pass number to get in, which was difficult because it was difficult to read the worn numbers.

Unfortunately the ladies showers were quite cold, and my wife was unable to use them properly.

Apart from that, the site was excellent.

Date of Visit: September 2017 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Debbiesmum 8 reviews from this member

We visited this site with American visitors for two nights. We had called ahead to say that we had been delayed and there was someone in attendance to tell us which pitch to go to. We had booked a superior pitch and it was great to have our own tap to top up our water tank and an easily accessed drain for grey waste. Staff were welcoming and helpful. The pitch was a good size, toilet blocks were immaculately clean - I had been slightly worried by other reviews which commented on the toilets and showers being a bit dated, but couldn't fault cleanliness. Used the tumble dryer for towels one morning - you need old 1 coins but reception had a supply of them. There were rabbits running around and we picked two bowls of the most delicious blackberries whilst walking along the canal. It is an easy walk into Inverness centre we were fortunate enough to see canoes and boats making their way along the canal.

A delightful place to stay. Very happy to recommend to others.

Date of Visit: September 2017 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Dot P 539 reviews from this member

Perfectly placed to visit Inverness, just a 20 minute walk along the river from the site to the centre of town.

Some hardstanding around the edge of the site, rest on grass. All have ehu, pitches around the edge have water taps, there are two more taps in the centre.

Staff are great, pleasant, helpful and always around. The site is really well kept and despite being next to the road its very quiet.

Wifi worked well across the site.

For us the facilities let the place down, gents looks as if they had an overall, ladies were pretty dire. Must be said always clean and staff did a great job considering the loos and showers last saw better days some 20 years ago. The water in the showers was fairly hot, pressure ok but nothing great.

As well as the other attractions mentioned the Inverness Botanic garden is worth a visit, just 10 minutes walk, free to enter and with a lovely cafe. Its not massive but is worth an hour at least - the glass houses are stunning.

We loved where this site was, the great atmosphere and even the price of 24 including ehu wasn't too bad.

Date of Visit: May 2017 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Eebo 8 reviews from this member

This was our first stop while travelling the North Coast 500 and it got the trip off to a great start. We spent two nights in this quiet little site, which although we booked in advance, wasn't nearly full when we visited in early May. Our pitch was on hard standing (concrete) and water, electric and a grey water outlet were all provided on the pitch, along with your own dustbin and a whirly gig for drying washing, towels, etc. There are only a limited number of these, so if you want one, it probably is best to book. We paid 24 per night for this (2 adults in a motorhome). Otherwise, pitches were on a well maintained and level grassy area with numerous electric hook ups and water supplies provided.

The site does not allow tents and among other rules, dogs must be kept on leads at all times and ball games and cycling round the site are prohibited.

The facilities were very clean, (there are 2 toilet blocks) if a little dated and the showers had the dreaded creeping curtains.

There is an on site laundry, which we didn't use, but I noticed it was 2 for the washing machine and a similar amount for the tumble dryer. There is also a dish washing room with two sinks provided.

Wifi was free and the speed was reasonable, with an additional option of logging on to a BT hotspot, if you're a customer of theirs.

The site is situated right next to the Caledonian Canal and walking and cycling options are available in either direction, although unfortunately the tow path doesn't go all the way to Loch Ness as we'd hoped, as it is swallowed up by the A82 after about 5 miles and you have to double back unless you're happy to take your life in your hands.

Inverness city centre was only a 10 minute cycle ride away and a path along the riverside brings you out slap bang in the centre. I believe buses are frequent from just outside the gates to the site.

A swing bridge across the canal carries the main road and it is worth a look as it opens to allow some pretty big boats through.

An ice cream van visited about 6. 30pm on the Wednesday evening when we were there, but I'm not sure how regularly it visits.

There is also a Beefeater restaurant next door which forms part of the Premier Inn.

Overall, a great site to start off a NC500 adventure and they even rent out motorhomes for that very purpose.

Date of Visit: April 2017 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Bobmel 12 reviews from this member

You cannot get much closer to the Caledonian canal than this. Also just over a mile from the centre of Inverness. Bus stop close to the entrance or a 20 minute walk into town. Beafeater next door or visit the Torvean golf club the other side of the road. Toilets are dated but kept clean. Daniel the warden is a cheerie chap and shows you to you pitch. We had our bikes with us and they where well used, nice flat paths along the canal. This is another site on our 'must go back' list.

Date of Visit: April 2017 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: LizBe 1 review from this member

We have just spent a very enjoyable 6 nights in this lovely little site. It is a short walk into city centre either by road or along the riverbank and also is ideal for pleasant walks along the towpaths of the Caledonian canal. If you like walking, you can walk along the canal to Dochgarroch (about 3. 5 miles) where the Jacobite boat tours leave. (In high season, some tours leave from just across road from the site). The site is maybe more suited to adults as it doesn't have any facilities for children but it is very close to a large sports complex and leisure pool. We used the site as a base to visit many places in the Highlands. Daniel the warden was very pleasant and helpful even when we had a problem with our booking. The shower and toilet block are a little dated but always spotless clean. We would definitely visit this site again.

Date of Visit: June 2016 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Fiona W 173 reviews from this member

Had a one-night stopover here at the start of our NC500 trip. Would have stayed 2 nights but they were full on Saturday. Toilet block recently re-clad so it looks new, inside still dated but clean, keypad entry. Site neat & tidy, albeit a bit regimented. Located right by the canal but hidden from it by trees, good dog walk along the towpath and we'd recommend nearby Craig Phadrig for an easy walk through woodland up to stunning views over the Firth. 22 for grass pitch & EHU. Free Wifi - but it couldn't download our emails. We'd come back again to explore the city.

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