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Red Lion Holiday Park
Dundee Road
Angus   (Browse area)
DD11 2PT
Tel: 01241 872038
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Pitches: 300 Statics 31 Tourers/Motorhomes
Open: March To October

Rating: Average Review Score: 7/10 from 10 Reviews
                7/10 from 10 Reviews

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


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Date of Visit: September 2018 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Bobc51 3 reviews from this member

The touring pitches were in a well kept flat grass area with a large stone wall between the vans and a busy road, at the far side of the road was a railway line. The noise from both at times was quite loud.

Access to a very good prom and beach is across the road and under the railway line. There is a pedestrian crossing just outside the main gate to cross the road which was needed because of the volume of traffic.

The toilet and shower block I thought was ready for a refit and very small shower cubicles, but was kept reasonably clean.

We only stayed 2 nights but at 28. 50 per night I consider this quite expensive + if you wanted a shower or use of a hair drier you had to purchase tokens at 50p a time(+ plus a 10. 00 refundable cash deposit for the facilities key).

In their touring instructions they say quite rightly that there should be no ball games and dogs should be kept on a lead at all times but there was nearly always children playing football in the touring area and certain dog owners totally disregarding the rules. (ours were kept on a lead at all times)

The instructions also stated there would be wardens checking rules were followed but we saw no-one.

Arbroath we quite enjoyed especially around the harbour area.

We would like to visit the area again but would try to find a better touring site.

Date of Visit: August 2017 Unit:  Static Rating:
Reviewer: Rockbabesusan 1 review from this member

Caravan site was fantastic. Really enjoyed my stay. Will be back this year. The site facilities were excellent. It's a well looked after site. Well maintained. Being across the road from the sea was perfect.

Date of Visit: July 2016 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Caravankath 2 reviews from this member

This touring site nestles amid the permanent static caravans on the site but is quite apart from them. Its grass is neatly cut and each pitch has it's own tap and drainage point. In addition to the electric socket, there is a television socket on the bollard giving excellent reception and loads of channels. The toilet block is clean and warm and the reception staff welcoming. There is a lovely beach across the road from the site and attractions nearby (and on the site itself) and it is possible to walk into the town if you are feeling fit. The railway line running alongside didn't bother us at all. The only downside of the site was children playing football (forbidden in the rules), climbing the walls, and riding bikes round the toilet block. More supervision is needed by staff and parents.

Date of Visit: June 2014 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Val0712 33 reviews from this member

Stayed at red lion for 1 night at end of june. Main reason for stay was to attend a preseason football game at the home of Arbroath fc gayfield park. On arrival the young chap at reception (who looked about 12 years old) made a mistake and tried to book me in and charge me for two nights. He did not know how to rectify this so had to call on someone else to fix it.

Was told the pitch number and asked for a 10 deposit for toilet block key but no directions to where any thing was?

First thing I did was try to locate the toilet block and have a shower only to find that you need a token for the shower which has to be purchased from the shop? severe lack of information given!

Pitches are all grass which had been recently cut but not lifted and left the site in a mess.

Went for a drink before the game in the bar on site (we were only customers) but the barmaid was more interested in her mobile phone than serving drinks so left after one drink.

Never really seen much of Arbroath that day so cant comment on the town, my team beat Arbroath 7-0 so it was a great day in that respect but PERTHSHIRE CARAVANS the owners of this site really need to take a long hard look of themselves if they want repeat business!

Date of Visit: August 2013 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Daizee554 14 reviews from this member

Booked this campsite on the great photos it shows of the caravan park facilities.

The area where we pinched up our caravan had a 10 foot high wall around it so no views of the beach.

Also the touring pitches are right by the rubbish bins for the static caravans so the is a constant smell of rotting food in the air.

Kids play area is ok but nowhere near the touring area so my children couldn't just go out and play.

Swimming pool is nice but certain times of the day they have swimming classes going on so you cant just go for a swim when you feel like it.

The bar & family area is also ok but the soft play area was locked the whole time we were there.

The nice thing about this site is it is close to a lovely beach with very nice local attractions.

I would not recommend this site for touring at all.

Date of Visit: August 2012 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: StuBelAberdeen 14 reviews from this member

The Red Lion is a great site located on the outskirts of Arbroath. A twenty minute walk takes you into this historic town which is steeped in history and is the home of the famous Smokie. The harbour, Abbey and sea cliffs further north are all well worth a visit.

The site contains mainly static vans but there is a smallish area for tourers, facilities are good with very decent showers, waste drains available at most pitches, plug ins for your TV aerial that gets you all free view channels and plenty hook ups.

All good value for the money charged 21 / night. If you are thinking about spending some touring time in Arbroath, go ahead and book the Red Lion its a great site and the town has plenty to do as well as plenty pubs and restaurants.

The walk into town can be along the beach front which has loads of play park stuff to please small kids. Every August there is Fish Fest weekend and the Bell Rock Blues Fest which are always a great weekends - check out the web for details.

Be sure not to leave without having a smokie - a world famous treat from one of the nicest towns on the Angus coast.

Date of Visit: August 2010 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Andy17 1 review from this member

Just back from red lion holiday park & found it on arrival as follows: Was told our pitch number & given our 10 toilet key! Our pitch was a number lower as someone on had taken our spot or given the wrong number. Had someone either side but would have preferred our original number. Anyway, was really nice as it was our 1st site to go on, had lots to do eg swimming, sauna steamroom, games room for kids,pub for us adults, launderette, shop etc.

The site had a small walk to the beach which was nice at night but you couldn`t walk it during the day, but had a nice walk to the harbour during the day. Really enjoyed it apart for being paranoid that I we would loose the 10 toilet key ! When we arrived I went to the toilet and met a lovely person who like me had just arrived. In the toilets there was only 1 hand dryer & she could not find it, a bit inconvenient as you had to know which booth to go to

It was 40p for the shower tokens & hair dryer which was not too bad considering I took my own & could`nt work it n the hook up. The only draw back was we put our heater and it blew our trip switch & our lights & water switch would not work. Don`t know if that was because we were camp site v`s or what. Anyway our experience was good overall 8/10

Date of Visit: July 2010 Unit:  Static Rating:
Reviewer: Xxprecious84xx 1 review from this member

Its a quiet site, nice park for the kids and the pools good to, the food isn't that good so made our own food after eating out the first time in the site but the chippY isnt to far away from the site. Close to pleasureland which is great for kids.

Nice staff very helpful.

Disappointed at the kids play area on site as I paid 7 for my kids to play and everyone elses kids just came in for free when the parents were in the bar and my kids couldn't play as they were all fighting and pushing each other so would recommend a member of staff watches this area when we were there, there was no member of staff watching it, my only complaint about the site.

We really enjoyed this holiday and I would bring my kids again.

Date of Visit: May 2008 Unit:  Static
Reviewer: Gandl 4 reviews from this member

We were looking for an early break and found Red Lion park and thought we would try it out. The park itself was ok, if a little quiet, and the pool was lovely but for the fact you can only visit the pool once a day, which when it was tipping down with rain, wasnt great especially when you have young children.
The food was average, the shop was ok, the staff could have smiled a bit more but were ok too.
Arbroath itself was a pleasant surprise with the minature railway and go karts a favorite with my children. The bar was very quiet but would have been a bit chaotic at busy times, and the entertainment venues seemed a bit small for a park of this size. All in all not a bad site but I wouldnt be back in a hurry.

Date of Visit: September 2007 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Freyja 56 reviews from this member

Lovely clean site. Toilets modern and clean. Mainly static caravans but small field for tourers. No tents allowed. Key needed for loos, 10 deposit. Dogs allowed (1 per night )and our dog loved the walks along the prom. Didn't use restaurant as we had dog with us. Campsite is about a mile and a half or so from town centre. The swimming pool costs 4.00 for an hours swim, I think it would have been better to have a half hour price for people like me who only go in to do 20 lengths .
Showers need a token costing 40p from the shop, gives you about 5 minutes hot water. Shop only open till 5 o'clock so get it before you leave campsite in case you're not back till late. Next to main road and railway, so some noise when traffic starts up early morning. Just have a few drinks the night before like we did and you won't hear a thing !
Paying for shower and hairdriers was the only thing I didn't like about site as I hate paying for the night and then having to pay again for a shower or hairdryer, but I would certainly come again.Friendly staff.

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