Reviews of Campsites in Highlands, Scotland

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Bunchrew Caravan Park

Bunchrew, Inverness

Nice campsite, really close to Inverness (10-15 minutes to the town centre), which makes it a strategic base for exploring the area (Loch Ness, Nairn, Elgin, etc). Campers with tents pitch close to the Beauly Firth, with a pretty view. The owner is friendly, and he runs a mini-shop for emergencies. One nice touch: in the shop, there's a big wall map, and campers can place a pin to show where they're from. The showers are free, and in a good state (they must have been renovated since the older reviews I've read here) but not numerous. The toilets were clean and adequate. Playground for the children. For 2 adults and a child in a tent, we paid £18.50 per night. There is WiFi, whicg costs £3 for the whole of your stay, be it one night or several.

Portnadoran

Bunacaimbe, Arisaig

Singularly the best campsite on mainland Britain and Ernie is tops when it comes to a friendly welcome and stay.....we arrived having toured the Outer Hebrides.....spoilt for choice on white beaches and sunsets.....Portnadoran is the only place that compares....and having stayed previously on other sites on the Arisaig peninsula......this is far and away the best...same price year round and a level of tranquillity and scenic nature rarely found on mainland campsites even Audrey's Suffolks are champions.....if Carlsberg did campsites they'd all be like Portnadoran.

Broomfield Holiday Park

Ullapool

Quite large campsite on the edge of the water. Very friendly welcome, but reception is open only from 3 to 5pm. If you arrive outside these hours, they come round the following morning at 9am for the money. I paid £11 per night for 2 people, a tent and car. A shower costs 20p for 6 minutes. A bakers van calls at the campsite around 8:30. Magnificent location on the edge of the water, but hardly 100m from the centre and port of Ullapool, I never needed my car once!

Shore camping and caravaning

106 Achmelvich, Lochinver

Achmelvich Beach really is beautiful and obviously attracts visitors as this campsite was far too busy for my liking! There is an "over-flow" field which can be used to camp in if not enough room in the main campsite but it's a bit too far from the toilet blocks. There is a small shop at reception and also a fish & chip shop next door to that. There is a Youth Hostel nearby which could also explain the number of people on the beach that day. The beach is one of 60 award winning beaches in Scotland for 2009. Dogs are not allowed in this campsite!

Shielbridge Caravan Park

Shielbridge, Glenshiel, Kyle

Was on this site in September this year. Although basic, it was kept very clean and tidy. Great site if you don't have children as it is in a beautiful location and very peaceful the owners were always cheerful and helpful would definitely go back again. The site is open March to October.

Witches Craig Caravan Park

Blairlogie, Stirling

The most expensive site that we visited (£15.50 for two people, tent and car - there's also a £5 deposit for the key to the toilets, that you get back) but it really is a lovely campsite, well maintained, with views over the Ochil Hills and the William Wallace Monument. Good for visits to Stirling and surroundings, or to make a stopover between the south and the Highlands.

Glenview Caravan Park

Strontian

This campsite has a rather neglected feel, but the place is peaceful and not too expensive, and a good base for visiting Arnamurchan. The first night, we were alone in the tent area, the second there was a Dutch couple. You can have a camp sire in designated places, and there are several wooden tables. Fresh eggs sold. We paid £8 a night for two people, tent and car, showers included. There is a hair-dryer in the ladies, and always flowers! There is a washhouse where there is also a microwave oven (20p/5minutes). A few hundred metres away is a children's playground, and a very well-stocked shop, café and a tourist information centre.

Point of Ness Caravan and Camping Site

Stromness

Excellent site located on the bay of Scapa Flow, often very busy in high season. Ideal for exploring the islands. On the edge of the town of Stromness, it is 20 minutes on foot to the shops and pub. It is possible to dive on the wrecks from Stromness (but you must book in advance). The site can be a bit exposed to the wind.

Rothiemurchus camping and caravan park

Coylumbridge, Aviemore

Immense campsite, in a pine forest. Very friendly welcome. Good pitches for tents, in peace at the bottom of the site. Very modern facilities (small "wet room"!) Lovely walks direct from the site. To be recommended! £14 for a tent and two people.

Port a Bhaigh Campsite

Altandhu, Ullapool

This is quite a new campsite in the region of Achiltibuie. The sanitary block is new and very modern, not to mention spotless. Indoor dish washing area where there is a fridge (but no freezer) and laundry facilities. If you arrive late, check in at the Pub just across the road. I paid £14 for 2 adults and a campervan. Very nice campsite.

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