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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4

We arrived as a family of 5 in our motorhome. The site entrance has a good security gate.

This review is for Tarland by Deeside

We arrived as a family of 5 in our motorhome. The site entrance has a good security gate. The reception was very welcoming and the gentleman warden even walked our van to the allocated pitch, which backed on to a quiet country road. The traffic was very light so there was minimal noise. The pitch was hardstanding and level but not the biggest, if I had put my awning up it would have been half on gravel and half on grass.The site is nicely laid out with good spaced pitches and wonderful views of the surrounding countryside and well maintained. There is a nice small play area for kids a recreation/information room with a pool table and table tennis and a lounge area with television. The room is in need of a new carpet and seemed very dusty. The toilet block is nice and clean and heated.but dated and with 3 push button showers with duration of push varying from 4 seconds in one shower to 30 in another. The village is a short walk away and there are 2 hotels. We were given a 10% voucher from the warden, for the Commercial Hotel restaurant which we had previously booked, it was very good. there is also a Spar shop and some other small shops. We cycled on the Tarland Way to Aboyne a 6 mile route half on minor roads and half on cycle/walking paths, highly recommended. We also did 2 of the many local walks from Tarland which are all waymarked with signs taking in interesting local sights. This is a lovely area and I would certainly go back to this site.

  • Location: Country
  • Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Active break,Peaceful break
  • Friendliness: 4
  • Cleanliness: 4
  • Facilities: 4
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5

We will certainly use this site again only 1 hour drive from home so great for us

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We will certainly use this site again only 1 hour drive from home so great for us

  • Location: Town,Country,Secluded
  • Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Peaceful break
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 5
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3

Used this site many times previously, so know it well.

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Used this site many times previously, so know it well. Surprised to see coded barriers on entrance, perhaps there to protect lodges in holiday site ? The site requires a makeover, the facility block is old and appears uncared for, but I suspect that's due to age and difficulty in maimtening a building that should have been replaced some time ago. The motorhome service area looks excellent but, we were unable to use this, so we left a day early as our grey water tank was full and unable to fill the fresh water tank. I feel the money spent on security would have been better expended on the facility block. Perhaps next visit will be a better experience, however the wardens were friendly and helpful as ever, it's not their fault we left early Gordon Ritchie

  • Location: Country
  • Suitable For: Older couples,Peaceful break
  • Friendliness: 4
  • Cleanliness: 3
  • Facilities: 2
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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

Travel

Local Travel

Nearest bus stop: 800m from Site entrance

Nearest train station: Aberdeen – 32 miles

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