Speyside by Craigellachie

Camping and Caravanning Club Site
from £5.60 to £9.50 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

  • 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

  • Storage facilities

  • Flushing toilet

  • Washbasins

  • Dedicated accessible facilities

  • Drinking water taps

  • Washing Machines

  • Ice pack freezing

  • Gas cylinders

  • Pets welcome

  • Grass only pitch for larger tents

  • Grass pitch with electric hook-up for larger tents

Reviews

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4.3

We arrived in mid July and surprised to find the site quiet.

This review is for Speyside by Craigellachie

We arrived in mid July and surprised to find the site quiet. Warm welcome from the Site Managers. The site in a great location, close to the Whisky Trail, Strathspey, hills, mountains and the lovely coastal villages. The site environment is most pleasant with signs of improvements in hard standing etc. The toilet block is a little tired but it would not take much for the Club to improve it. The toilet block and facilities are spotless - a credit to the Managers. The site did get busier but never felt crowded. We were lucky with the weather hot and sunny but there is quite a lot to do in the area if it turned wet. A fish and chip van turned out on Thursdays - a nice change. Brown's the Burchers and the Speyside Larder in Aberlour are recommended. Overall, a great stay and we will be back!

  • Towing: Easy
  • Location: Country
  • Suitable For: Older couples,Active break,Peaceful break,Younger couples
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 3
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4.3

We have used this site a number of times as we live only an hour away.

This review is for Speyside by Craigellachie

We have used this site a number of times as we live only an hour away. It's a shame the club doesn't appreciate just how good this site could be if a little more cash was spent on it to improve the facilities. This is an ex prisoner of war camp and the shower block in particular reflects this. The showers are tired and really need an upgrade. The current hardstandings are old concrete areas left over from the war and some are badly in need of renovation. The current wardens are trying their best to remedy this, but I'm not sure gravel is really the answer. Now the good points. The current wardens are extremly helpful and very welcoming. The position of the site is excellent, although if pitched near the road it can be a little noisy. The on site dog walk is one of the best around and the whole site is now being well cared for. Nearby facilities are many and varied, ranging from the wonderful river spey itself to the many distilleries. The village of Aberlour with the world renowned Spey Larder is only a five minute drive away or by following the dog walk can be arrived at on foot. The famous Mash Tun pub is here, with a wide selection of single Malts and also excellent pub grub. Overall, this could be a star in the clubs network if only they realised it and spent a bit more. Its a shame its so far from the South East !!!

  • Location: Country,Secluded
  • Suitable For: Older couples,Peaceful break,Younger couples
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 3
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4.7

Just got back from spending 6 peaceful days at this site, ideal for those who want to tour the...

This review is for Speyside by Craigellachie

Just got back from spending 6 peaceful days at this site, ideal for those who want to tour the whisky trail and not to far from lots of local amenities lovely home bakery in Rothes there is a fish & chip van comes to site every Thurs. night and they are good. The site is very well kept by the managers and there is a lorra grass, toilet block is old but spotless and very serviceable, but no wifi which is a pity hope the club install wifi soon, but will gladly return again......

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

Andrew was welcoming, pleasant and helpful.

This review is for Speyside by Craigellachie

Andrew was welcoming, pleasant and helpful. He realised that we were novice caravaners and helped to back us in even offering sage advice on a jammed jocky wheel. The site and its facilities are immaculate and the shower/loo block is warm and welcoming. We really enjoyed the carefully planted hanging baskets and the picnic benches too. We were restricted by having our very old dog with us but walking or cycling into Aberlour and/or Archiestown doesn't offer too many problems to the reasonably fit. Lots of wonderful things to do locally - especially the distilleries and Knockando Wool Mill. Can't wait for our next visit - loved the late evening owl watching on the dog walk. Well done on a great site!

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

Travel

Local Travel

Nearest bus stop: From site entrance - hail & ride

Nearest train station: Elgin – 15 miles

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Standard Fees

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Minimum booking periods do apply.

Standard Fee
Nightly storage 01 Apr 2014 - 27 Oct 2014£5.75
Summer Storage 01 Apr 2014 - 27 Oct 2014£260
Motorhome stop-off (per unit) 01 Apr 2014 - 27 Oct 2014£7.10
Summer seasonal pitch 01 Apr 2014 - 27 Oct 2014£1,015

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