Speyside by Craigellachie

Camping and Caravanning Club Site
from £5.75 to £9.80 Per person/night
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Overview

You will find a real taste of the Scottish Highlands in this area of castles, distilleries and beautiful scenery.

Walks, wildlife and whisky are all in abundance in the area surrounding our beautiful Speyside Club campsite. The campsite enjoys a rural position between the fabulous Moray coast and the Cairngorms Mountain range. Set on a gentle south-facing slope and surrounded by trees, Speyside campsite will appeal to those looking for a peaceful and relaxing base for their exploration of the area.

Views extend over the surrounding countryside and trees and hedges dot the site giving some areas a more secluded feel. Facilities include a laundry, children’s play area and a dog walk.

If you enjoy a wee dram of Scotland’s famous tipple, you’re in luck. The area surrounding the campsite boasts some 50 whisky distilleries, including the world-famous Macallan Distillery. Most offer tours and there are whisky festivals in May and September.

For walkers, the 84-mile Speyside Way connects the moray coast with the Grampian mountains and passes close to the campsite.

As well as being handy for the coast of Moray Firth, Elgin, Buckie, Forres, Nairn, Fochabers and Spey bay are all within easy reach. At Spey Bay you’ll find the Scottish Dolphin Centre where you can enjoy dolphin spotting or take a walk along the mouth of the River Spey.

Eat Local

There are good local butchers shops in both Rothes and Aberlour and many restaurants which support local producers, including Fresh at Aberlour, The Bistro in Archiestown Hotel. Simpsons Bakery and Coffee Shop in Rothes.

Facilities

Speyside by Craigellachie 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

  • Seasonal Pitches

  • Grass only pitch (no electric)

  • Showers

  • Electric shaver sockets

  • Chemical toilet disposal point

  • Motorhome stop-off

  • Dishwashing facilities

  • Childrens play area

  • Payphone

  • Designated dog walk

  • Grass only pitch for larger tents

  • Grass pitch with electric hook-up for larger tents

  • 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

  • Storage facilities

  • Flushing toilet

  • Washbasins

  • Dedicated accessible facilities

  • Drinking water taps

  • Washing Machines

  • Ice pack freezing

  • Gas cylinders

  • Pets welcome

  • Electric hook-up

  • Battery charging facilities

Reviews

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4

Parts of the site can be very wet, but the Manager ensured campers had a reasonable pitch.

This review is for Speyside by Craigellachie

Parts of the site can be very wet, but the Manager ensured campers had a reasonable pitch. Some shelter for campers would be a dood addition to the site facilities. Also in certain conditions midges may be troublesome so perhaps the addition of a "Midge Magnet" near such shelter would encourage campers to stay longer.

  • Towing: Easy
  • Location: Country,Secluded
  • Suitable For: Peaceful break
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 4
  • Facilities: 3
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5

Friendly and very clean campsite, beautifully laid out and kept immaculate.

This review is for Speyside by Craigellachie

Friendly and very clean campsite, beautifully laid out and kept immaculate. Facilities are very good indeed, pitches are either grass or hard standing. 3 Miles from Archiestown ( shops and Pub) and about 5 miles to Aberlour (by main road) which is a beautiful Speyside Town. Your could walk along narrow roads/track to foot bridge over the River Spey that takes you into central Aberlour ( guess it would take by bike 10/15 mins or walking about 45/55mins. Recommend this site for being peaceful, friendly and very central to the Highlands for exploring. The City of Elgin is only 20 mins away by Car.

  • Towing: Easy
  • Location: Secluded
  • Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Groups,Active break,Peaceful break,Younger couples
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 5
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4.7

Speyside is a bit off the normal tourist trail in Scotland.

This review is for Speyside by Craigellachie

Speyside is a bit off the normal tourist trail in Scotland. My mother in law was born in Elgin so we know the area very well. This is the first time we have stayed at this site but what a find. It is slightly tricky to get to being so far east and away from Inverness and the traditional tourist area but there is a lot to do and see beside whisky distilleries. There are wonderful beaches at Lossiemouth and all along the coast there. Lovely little coves, cliffs, wildlife and the sea as well as the mountains. Grantown on Spey and Aviemore are about 25 and 50 miles away, with Inverness not so far away. Also there is good access to places like Frazerburgh (right on the north east corner), even Aberdeen isn't too far away for a day trip. The site itself is very quiet, the loos should almost be listed buildings being built of brick but they are kept very clean. A lovely little dog walk with wonderful views all around. Elgin is the largest town which has a lot of historical buildings including a destroyed cathedral and has everything most people would want. I LOVED this site. Old fashioned, minimal facilities but safe for the small children and easy access to the north east coast without being on a busy main road. I doubt it makes any money for the club as not many people seem to use it but THANK YOU Camping and Caravan Club for keeping it going. The manager is friendly and does a great job with his assistant. I would like it to get more popular because the hard working staff deserve that but when I go Id like it just as quiet.

  • Towing: Moderate
  • Location: Country
  • Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Groups,Active break,Peaceful break,Younger couples
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 4
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4.7

An excellent base from which to explore the Spey valley, the large number of distilleries and...

This review is for Speyside by Craigellachie

An excellent base from which to explore the Spey valley, the large number of distilleries and also the Cairngorm National Park

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

Travel

Local Travel

Nearest bus stop: From site entrance - hail & ride

Nearest train station: Elgin – 15 miles

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