Tarland by Deeside

Camping and Caravanning Club Site
from £5.90 to £10.05* 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 east 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 also has a wooded dog walk.

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 Lochnagar Distillery Visitor Centre. Braemar west of Balmoral has a castle and the Braemar Highland Heritage Centre. The town is also a popular centre for walking and mountain biking, with no less than 30 Munros 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 Commercial Inn serves fresh, home-made food and dogs are permitted in the bar area when owners are dining. The Aberdeen Arms has live Scottish music nights every Tuesday.

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

  • 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

  • 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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4.3

Love visiting this site.

This review is for Tarland by Deeside

Love visiting this site. The shower/toilet block is now showing signs of age and could do with updating but it is kept in a good and clean condition. The wifi access is lacking a little in strength but can only be expected in such a rural location. Staff are always welcoming and it is a very friendly site. Thank you for yet another grand holiday.

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

Good clean site, friendly staff and good facilities.

This review is for Tarland by Deeside

Good clean site, friendly staff and good facilities. We enjoyed our overnight stay and would visit again if it was appropriate to our travels

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

This is a fantastic hidden gem of a site in a beautiful rural location.

This review is for Tarland by Deeside

This is a fantastic hidden gem of a site in a beautiful rural location. We had ridden almost 220 miles on our motorcycle in the pouring rain and were absolutely soaked when we arrived. Izzy was amazingly helpful and cheerfully showed us to our pitch despite the pouring rain. Loads of good walks in the area and a couple of pubs in the village...we had a good meal in the Commercial but the beer was better in the Aberdeen Arms (they also do a fish and chip takeaway). The facilities were immaculate (but could do with modernising) and the campers' toilets at the far end of the site were a useful touch. The grass non-electric pitches can get a bit soggy too. Fantastic site and we look forward to returning.

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

There is a wide range of walks in the area, Pressendye, Glen Tanar, Glen Girnock to name but a...

This review is for Tarland by Deeside

There is a wide range of walks in the area, Pressendye, Glen Tanar, Glen Girnock to name but a few.

  • Towing: Easy
  • Location: Country,Secluded
  • Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Groups,Peaceful break
  • 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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Standard Fees

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Minimum booking periods do apply.

Age concession available at this site - More details including more restrictions

*Members adult price only, additional charges may apply

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