Tarland by Deeside

Camping and Caravanning Club Site
from £5.60 to £9.50 Per person/night
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Overview

  • Campsite is located within a National Park

    Site within National Park

Enjoy this peaceful Aberdeenshire campsite in the in the west of Scotland just outside the Cairngorms National Park, in an area favoured by royalty.

The Club’s Tarland by Deeside campsite lies just outside the Cairngorms National Park and shares the same stunning scenery as Balmoral Castle. The area surrounding the site is tranquil and exceptionally beautiful and rich in historic and prehistoric sites.

This beauty and tranquillity flows into our Tarland campsite. Trees line the site and are dotted throughout separating camping pitches into smaller, more intimate areas. The site has a wooded dog walk, a recreation room with pool table and TV.

The village of Tarland is a five minute walk from site and has shops, a golf course and bowling green. From here you can pick up the ten kilometre Tarland Way walking and cycle path which runs from the village to Aboyne.

Excursions from site should include Balmoral Castle and the Royal Lochnager Distillery Visitor Centre. Braemer west of Balmoral has a castle and the Braemer Highland Heritage Centre. The town is also a popular centre for walking and mountain biking, with no less than 30 Munroes within the immediate area. Scotland’s highest 18 hole golf course is here too. Visit the Glenlivet Estate which includes the Tomintoul Museum, Glenlivet Distillery and Blairfindy Castle.

Worth Noting

Wi-Fi access available. TV reception sometimes poor, mobile phone reception poor or non-existent for most networks. Caravan Holiday Homes and Exclusive Lodges are both available on this site.

WiFi

100% coverage cannot be guaranteed due to rural location, weather conditions and changing flora. These can cause variable signal strength. Hotspots are available. Prices.

Eat Local

The Aberdeen Arms has a Chinese Takeaway. The Commercial Hotel serves good fresh home-made food. Dogs are permitted in the bar area when owners are dining.

Facilities

Tarland by Deeside has the following facilities on or around the site.

  • Members' and non-members' caravans welcome

    Members' and non-members' caravans welcome

  • Members' and non-members' trailer tents welcome

    Members' and non-members' trailer tents welcome

  • Hardstanding with electric hook-up

  • Storage facilities

  • A well-sheltered site

  • Showers

  • Electric shaver sockets

  • Chemical toilet disposal point

  • Washing Machines

  • Ice pack freezing

  • Recreation hall

  • Gas cylinders

  • Pets welcome

  • Holiday Homes & Exclusive lodges

  • Club Site Wi-fi

  • Battery charging facilities

  • Members' and non-members' motorhomes welcome

    Members' and non-members' motorhomes welcome

  • Members' and non-members' tents welcome

    Members' and non-members' tents welcome

  • Grass pitch with electric hook-up

  • Grass only pitch (no electric)

  • Flushing toilet

  • Washbasins

  • No dedicated accessible facilities

  • Drinking water taps

  • Dishwashing facilities

  • Childrens play area

  • Television room (not for hire)

  • Payphone

  • Designated dog walk

  • Electric hook-up

  • Grass only pitch for larger tents

  • Grass pitch with electric hook-up for larger tents

Reviews

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3.3

I was shown to the middle camping field, the warden was more concerned with people chewing up...

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I was shown to the middle camping field, the warden was more concerned with people chewing up his grass than offering a warm welcome. He didn't hang around, I had to shout after him to find out the direction of sunrise as I was leaving early in the morning. The warden didn't offer me the code to the new barrier, saying I could ride around it in the morning (I was travelling on a motorcycle). We had camped there last year for a short break and I am sure there was refuse facilities where the waste and fresh water is in the middle of the field. Not this time, I had to walk right to the entrance to deposit my rubbish. Facilities were spotless and warm. Tarland is very convenient and there is a food voucher available, which I took advantage of. The site is protected from the wind by the trees all around the boarder - this provided for a lovely area and sheltered from a tent point of view. All in - just a short stay, but not as good as my last visit.

  • Towing: Easy
  • Location: Country
  • Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Peaceful break,Younger couples
  • Friendliness: 2
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 3
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3.3

We arrived on Sunday the 12/04/15 around lunchtime after a long drive and the site looked...

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We arrived on Sunday the 12/04/15 around lunchtime after a long drive and the site looked excellent but quite quiet and we couldn't wait to get the dogs out and explore but when my husband went to book in they told us all they could offer us was a road at the bottom of the site! And so we took a walk down to see this wasn't just a quiet lane but a road caravans were actually driving down to turn ! So we declined and left and to be honest if this is what they offer motor homes it's definately not friendly as we walked back to leave there were loads of grass pitches that would have been suitable as the ground was so dry it was cracked and also on the edge of the camp site so we wouldn't be driving over the grass for any distance sadly I will not be back and would not recommend

  • Location: Town
  • Friendliness: 2
  • Cleanliness: 4
  • Facilities: 4
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4

This is a great well managed tranquil site. Reletavily small, it has a very friendly feeling.

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This is a great well managed tranquil site. Reletavily small, it has a very friendly feeling. Both grass and hard pitches are lovely. If you like sunny pitches avoid the first field on the right by the trees. Services are sensible and well maintained. Bathroom facilities are clean and functional. There is a lovely little play park for the children along with a recreation room. A really good site.

  • Towing: Easy
  • Location: Country,Secluded
  • Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Peaceful break
  • Friendliness: 4
  • Cleanliness: 4
  • Facilities: 4
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4.3

We would recommend this site. It's friendly and only took a few minutes to walk into town.

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We would recommend this site. It's friendly and only took a few minutes to walk into town. The Toilets and showers were clean and warm. The wardens were very helpful. There are lots of nice walks close by - perfect if you have dogs too! The Commercial Hotel in Tarland serves lovely food and the staff are very friendly. Overall a nice place to stay for a night or two x.

  • Towing: Easy
  • Location: Town,Country
  • Suitable For: Families,Active break,Peaceful break,Younger couples
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 3

Travel

Local Travel

Nearest bus stop: 800m from Site entrance

Nearest train station: Aberdeen – 32 miles

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