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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Club Site Wi-fi

  • Battery charging facilities

Reviews

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4.7

This is a beautiful site in a wonderful area. Lots of walking and cycling to do.

This review is for Tarland by Deeside

This is a beautiful site in a wonderful area. Lots of walking and cycling to do. Site is small but not cramped and facilities are great. (Must be the best recreation room of any club site!) Very well looked after by friendly and helpful staff. There is no motorhome grey water discharge point but I believe that it is planned. There are several NT properties in the area, as well as a lovely nature reserve at Dinnet, 5 miles away. We intend going back for a more extended stay as there is so much of interest in the area.

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

This was our first visit to this site and we were very pleased with our choice.

This review is for Tarland by Deeside

This was our first visit to this site and we were very pleased with our choice. On arrival there was a very warm and friendly welcome to greet us and after checking in we were then shown around a number of suitable pitches for us to choose from. With care you can select a pitch with some shade or one in a full sunny position. As one of the Site Managers (Andy) was showing us around and explaining the whereabouts of various facilities it was obvious that he was very proud of ‘his’ site and this showed in the general aura of well kept grounds and toilet facilities. There is even a small games/reading room adjacent to the Reception area for those rare occasions when we get a spot of rain in Scotland :) The site sits in a wooded setting just outside the village of Tarland hence is only a few minutes walk to the local hotel and shops, neither of which we tried out on this visit. Further afield, a ten minute (slow) drive brings you to Aboyne and a greater choice of shops, hotels and take away establishments. Would we visit again – Most definitely; we can’t praise the site and the Site Managers enough.

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

I had a D of E group camping overnight and they arrived VERY wet.

This review is for Tarland by Deeside

I had a D of E group camping overnight and they arrived VERY wet. Weather wasn't kind to them but the wardens were so kind and soon cheered the girls up. They couldn't do enough for them. A wonderful couple. So friendly and welcoming. Thank you so much. Lorna Sarson.

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

A very well looked after site. Wardens were very friendly.

This review is for Tarland by Deeside

A very well looked after site. Wardens were very friendly. The toilets, though old, were spotlessly clean, but the usual push button showers give you 10 seconds of water, ( why oh why do they do this ). There was no O2 mobile phone signal at all, but there is one if you move up-hill by about a mile. Plenty walking is available straight off the site or within a short drive. Balmoral is within easy reach by car. There is a small shop in the village and a couple of pubs ( we didn't go in either ), but the nearest bigger supermarket is the Co-op in Aboyne.

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

Travel

Local Travel

Nearest bus stop: 800m from Site entrance

Nearest train station: Aberdeen – 32 miles

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Minimum booking periods do apply.

Standard Fee
Nightly storage 01 Mar 2014 - 04 Jan 2015£5.75
Summer Storage 01 Mar 2014 - 04 Jan 2015£280
Part Seasonal Pitch - Spring 01 Mar 2014 - 04 Jan 2015£440
Part Seasonal Pitch - Autumn 01 Mar 2014 - 04 Jan 2015£335

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