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Applecross Campsite And Flower Tunnel Restaurant
Highlands   (Browse area)
IV54 8ND
Tel: 01520 744268
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Rating: Average Review Score: 7/10 from 91 Reviews
                7/10 from 91 Reviews

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Who's it for
 Families Welcome   Not Members Only   Rallies Welcome   Not Naturist Site 
 Dogs Welcome   No Dogs Allowed   Groups Welcome 
 Toilet Facilities   Hot Showers   Washing Up   No Bathroom 
 No Baby Changing   Laundry On Site   Drinking Water   Disabled Friendly 
 Chemical Disposal   No Battery Charging   No Gas Exchange   No Recycling Facilities 
 No Kitchen Facilities   No Freezer / Fridge   No Motorhome Point   Wifi Access 
 Shop <1 mile   Bar On Site   Restaurant or Cafe or Takeaway On Site 
 No Playground   No TV Room   No Games Room   Evening Entertainment 
 Fishing <1 mile   No Wild Swimming   No Indoor Pool   No Outdoor Pool 
 No Horse Riding   No Cycle Hire   No Golf   No Tennis 
 Beach <1 mile   Watersports <1 mile   No Boat Launch 
Other Features
 No Sea Views   Not Working Farm   No Campfires Allowed 
 No Waterside Pitches   Public Transport   No Dog Walk 

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Date of Visit: October 2021  Confirmed Booking Unit:  Campervan
Nights stayed: 3 Travelling as:  Retired couple
Reviewer: Stroud 1 review from this member

 Stunning location, new showers lovely, efficiently run, no noise in the evenings.

Only downside is that we visited in showery weather and the site road as well as the hard standing with electrics were really mucky.

Lots of large, puddle -filled pot holes on the road. We had a dog and bikes with us and had a lot of muddy paws, shoes and bikes to contend with, which is quite hard work in a small camper van (or a tent I imagine).

I don't think it would be a massive job to upgrade the surfaces but would make the difference between us visiting again or avoiding it unless the weather is really good. (Still a bumpy ride over the pot holes though. ) It may be worth noting that it seemed a very transitory site when we visited.

The vast majority of folk arrived in the early evening and left early the next day so there wasn't much chance to chat to people, which is unusual for a campsite.

The area warrants more than a whistle stop tour. Lovely short easy bike rides, Heritage centre, photographic gallery, walled garden, wildlife etc.

I think a lot of people seem to just want to do the drive around the coast and over the pass, which is fabulous. It seems a shame to be in such a hurry! 
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Date of Visit: September 2021 Unit:  Tent
Nights stayed: 4 Travelling as:  Mature couple
Reviewer: Trevor + Jo 119 reviews from this member

 This site is a fantastic money making enterprise benefitting from being on the NC500 route. Our feelings were that it is set up very much to extract the overnight fees from its guests without giving them much back in return.

The old toilet block behind the reception only has a couple of loos and showers. The new wash block sited in the tent area is not very well thought out at all. There are six shower/toilet/sink rooms resulting in long queues as those needing the loo waited for those having a shower. Unbelievably poor planning, made worse by the fact that the wash block was closed for cleaning soon after 09:30 most mornings.

The washing up facilities and rubbish area are also back at reception, 200m from the tent area. To top it all, the campervan service area is sited in the tent field so we were woken most mornings by early risers in campers replenishing water supplies. It seems this can only be done with engines running and also requires much slamming of doors!

Finally, the tent area also doubles as the dog exercise area. Not what you need, even if owners do pick up,

There are good points. Booking up and check in was easy, advance payment required, they can't get your money off you quick enough! The tent field is level, well drained and sheltered. Wild stags roam the fields surrounding the site and are surprisingly tame.

Apart from the early risers the site is quiet overnight. The wash blocks are generally very clean. There is a take away on site (The Codfather) which was open for breakfast, lunch and supper. The chips were excellent.

Applecross village is a short walk down a well lit foot path. Here there is a pub and other takeaways and not a lot else except beautiful views.

Most only stay one night but the scenery nearby is fantastic and it will take you many days to really do this place justice. 

Date of Visit: August 2021 Unit:  Tent
Nights stayed: 4 Travelling as:  Solo traveller
Reviewer: Mr Jif 2 reviews from this member

 A lot of work has been done on the site since I last visited 6 years ago, there is a new toilet and shower block and more hard standing and power provision.

The Flower Tunnel has closed (very big loss) and Applecross is these days much busier with tourists than it used to be.

The Junction Cafe in the village was closed whilst I was there so there was nowhere indoors in wet weather.

Great location, peaceful and secluded.

I've always loved Applecross campsite. 

Date of Visit: August 2021 Unit:  Tent
Nights stayed: 2 Travelling as:  Family with older children
Reviewer: WillRP 9 reviews from this member

 Could be such a good campsite, but let down by the facilities. The block down the end of the site is all wet rooms, which means having to queue for ages for the loo. Had some irritatingly loud neighbours as well.

Plenty of people doing the NC500 give the site a bit of a tranistory atmostphere, and the pub and shop in the village are excellent.

Please pay attention to the sign saying not to bring a motorhome over the Bealach na Ba. 

Date of Visit: June 2021 Unit:  Tent
Nights stayed: 5 Travelling as:  Solo traveller
Reviewer: Karenturner 8 reviews from this member

 It was lovely to be back here. I was concerned about the reviews mentioning how busy the site was. I was pleasantly surprised that in spite of the NC500 there was still space to spread out. I didn't find too much traffic Noise.

The toilet block in first field is in need of upgrading, as many people say, but the second field facilities are excellent.

Staff, lovely and helpful. Plenty of deer around.

If you are planning to go here, be aware that most people seemed to stop for one night whilst doing NC500.

Applecross Inn excellent and some other outdoor eating options are available but take something just in case. Try the bacon rolls from the stall opposite the inn. ! 
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Date of Visit: June 2021  Confirmed Booking Unit:  Motorhome
Nights stayed: 1 Travelling as:  Mature couple
Reviewer: Davidg 1 review from this member

 Had a fantastic time on the NC500 and Applecross was our last stop. Campsite was clean enough and check in was straight forward.

Location is good with only a short walk to the Main Street. Didnít use the shower block so canít comment.

Would happily return 
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Date of Visit: June 2021  Confirmed Booking Unit:  Tent
Nights stayed: 3 Travelling as:  Mature couple
Reviewer: Rgenoc 3 reviews from this member

 Great campsite. Friendly staff. Newly renovated and looking good. New toilet block in second field.

Had wifi outside reception. Also says wifi in campsite.

Doesn't connect which doesn't help if you need to make a call as there very limited if any mobile coverage in the area. 
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Date of Visit: May 2021 Unit:  Motorhome
Nights stayed: 2 Travelling as:  Mature couple
Reviewer: Lisajk 17 reviews from this member

 Site is the only campsite in Applecross so you are a bit stuck for choice. It is a nice location, and the staff were friendly, but other than that it's not good VFM.

Confusing situation with the two toilet blocks, for some of the time neither appeared to be open. They were clean but that's all that could be said. Third campsite on this trip and yet again showers in both blocks were pathetic - barely warm. Not good enough! 

Date of Visit: September 2020  Confirmed Booking Unit:  Tent
Nights stayed: 1 Travelling as:  Young couple
Reviewer: Claire 1 review from this member

 Great campsite with clean, easy accessible facilities.

The campsite is only a few minutes walk to the village and near by amenities with a lovely view over the bay.

The staff were very friendly and helpful during our stay and during the booking process.

Lovely peaceful atmosphere in a very relaxed, welcoming campsite.

We will be back soon! 
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Date of Visit: July 2019 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Nights stayed: 4 Travelling as:  Family with young children
Reviewer: Smartecosse 14 reviews from this member


Let me first say that the scenery in the area is simply astounding. We've been past a few times on the way north but this is the first time we've ever gone across to Applecross itself and it's well worth the effort.

However. The campsite itself leaves a lot to be desired. Vastly overpriced for what is basically a grass car park.

Being in the NC500 you have bikes and vans coming in at all hours and leaving from 5ish onwards.

You get to hear the sound of drunken laughter and sliding slamming vans doors for most of the night rather than enjoying the peaceful countryside.

Toilet facilities. Completely inadequate for the number of guests. They have built a wonderful new toilet block. No hooks to hang anything on when you are showing but they are very nice. However. They have put each shower and toilet together which means if the five or six toilet/shower rooms are busy with people showering you may have quite a wait to use the toilets. There was a queue most mornings and evenings.

The original toilet block behind the reception is one of the dirtiest I've ever seen on a campsite. Two showers in the gents and two in the ladies. Being old and tired is fine if they are kept clean. Whoever "cleans" them obviously has no idea what bleach and a scrubbing brush are. Mopping the floor a couple of times a day is not enough.

All the showers had black and green mold in plentiful supply on the grout between the tiling. I can understand broken and missing tiles but there is no excuse for dirt. Especially at the prices that they charge.

Can't understand people giving this campsite good ratings. Noisy with cars / vans / bikes so little space between the hardstandings if you are in a tourer you can't park next to the van but on the other side of the hardcore road through the site.

When we go back to the area we will either drive into it from elsewhere or will simply wild camp the same as a great many others do. 
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