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"Explore the Highlands from this peaceful Scottish campsite."
The perfect base for exploring the Highlands, our campsite at Dingwall is the sort of place you'll want to stay and relax a while. You can also leave the car behind and take the train to see some of Scotland's most beautiful scenery.
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Dingwall is a very good Site. You can drive out every day and see something new. Would not go anywhere else. - John Bennett
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Dingwall Camping and Caravanning Club SiteJubilee Park RoadDingwallHighlandsIV15 9QZ
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Gordon Fenton, Margaret Fenton
On arrival we were warmly greeted by Margret and Gordon, who are really an asset to this campsite. They are always very helpful in all aspects and very informative. Their local knowledge is great. It is the only campsite I know that has discounts for their campers at local restaurants. Something Margret and Gordon arrange every year.
The cleanliness is second to none. Everything works (people say on here that the toilets don't flush, but they do!). The grounds are kept tidy (seen Margret woosh around on the little tractor; wish I had had my camera ready!). If you come to visit Scotland, this is an ideal base to explore from there. Will definitely be back next year.
DATE STAYED: October 2012
MEMBER FOUND TOWING: Easy
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Older couples,Peaceful break,Younger couples
My Wife and I spent another lovely week at Dingwall (was there last yr too) Margaret and Gordon were there to greet us even when we were a little later than expected. They are always available with advice about places to visit. We always come away at our Anniversary Time and they came up trumps at reccomending Crofters restaurant at Rosmarckie on the Black Isle. Wonderful Menu, ranging from snacks to absolutely fabulous. Another day out took us to Ullapool and up round the West Coast We had a bar lunch in the Ferry Inn on the sea front. We ordered Fish and Chips-beware-we have never seen a plate of fish and chips as big in our life! and again ,quality food. Gordon to the rescue one morning when our car failed to start. Arranged a jump start and recommended a garage where we should take it to. Site was spotless if anything, slightly soggy underfoot. To be expected after the rain fall we were subjected to. Being a plumber I could suggest a few tweaks .which would benefit the toilet block without demolition. But found them spotless, adequate and warm. Delighted to hear Margaret and Gordon will be there when we arrive next year. The site offers a very central base for touring in any direction by car, bus or train.The site arrangement means you are not to crammed in or overlooked.Which is one of the main reasons we enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of the site. Many thanks to the Caravan Club and their staff.
DATE STAYED: September 2012
SUITABLE FOR: Older couples,Active break,Peaceful break,Younger couples
My husband and I have stayed many times this year at Dingwall as we enjoy it so much there. The site is spotless and you receive a very warm welcome from Margaret and Gordon. The town is just a 10 minute walk away and there is a lovely walk for our dogs along the estuary. There is a British Legion in the town where you can play bingo on a Saturday and Sunday evening and plenty of places for a meal, recommend Mr. Fish for fish and chips just outside the town excellent.
DATE STAYED: May 2012
SUITABLE FOR: Older couples,Peaceful break,Younger couples
Arrived on a very busy Saturday afternoon with a major football match being played on the adjacent ground, but access was not a problem. Greeted by the staff in an excellent and extremely helpful manner. Access to the disabled toliet facilities required by my wife was excellent. An excellent well run site we will be back
DATE STAYED: August 2012
On arrival at this site we were made very welcome with a warm reception from the site manager and his assistant.They also went out of there
way to help when a plastic water pipe
fitting in our van fractured.There local
knowledge proving invaluable in sourcing a replacement.
The site itself is easy to find and is within a short walking distance of the town centre with supermarkets and a wide variety of shops.
For the football enthusiasts the site is adjacent to the Scottish Premier League football club Ross County.
Well done to the Club and staff at Dingwall.
Been going to Dingwall site for years, it's so convenient for market town shops, a large Tesco (at 125 miles away still our nearest!), excellent walk/dog walk to the ancient ferry point, nearby bus stop and train station (try the world famous Kyle Line trip from here).
It's an excellent base for touring the north-west Highlands due to the number of circular routes.
Added to that, the hosts last year and this, Gordon and Margaret, have been quite exceptional in their care of both the site and the visitors.
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Older couples,Groups,Active break,Younger couples
I arrived on site we where welcomed well. We where pointed in the right direction as the warden meet us at the pitch. We were pitched right next to the railway line never had any problem with this sleep like a log. Rabbits galore all around the site even in our parking space, soon chased them HA HA. Two toilet/shower blocks one modern and the other older but spotless. The older one has a seat in the shower which i sat on and the had a thought what would happen if it snapped as quickly as i sat down i stood up. The shop on site has minimum supplies. The town of dingwall is 10 minutes walk from site, what a great wee town. Great chippy at the far end of the precinct at traffic lights near Tescoâ€™s. My wife took ill the 2 last day wardens Gordon & Margaret were extremely help full more than i can say about the doctor in invergorden
We will be back again
Ps Gordon if you read this you need to brush up on your jokes
DATE STAYED: July 2012
SUITABLE FOR: Older couples,Peaceful break
Site desperately in need of club investment, facilities in the
toilet blocks are amongst some of the oldest I have come across in recent years, old style stainless steel toilets and sinks!! certainly clean but desperately old, used the facility once and then used my caravan facilities of which I had the choice, tents do not have this luxury. Site teams do a good job in difficult circumstances, but come on Camping and Caravan Club lets see some investment in this site!!!! Personally I will not return until these facilities have been modernised.
DATE STAYED: June 2012
SUITABLE FOR: Older couples
Very handy for town ,railway station and s/market.This being a popular site and the lease being renewed updating of the facilities should be a priority.
Train to Kyle of Lochalsh is well worth doing
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Older couples
Great wardens, keep a very tidy site, toilets need upgrede but well kept, grass short, and neat, roads are tarmac, needs better drainage, (club could do this). Dingwall town is 5-10 mins walk, or 2 mins by car, Tesco in town + Lidl, and lots of shops for the size of the town. good eating places, great dog walking along river banks, next to Ross county football club, when we were there it was very busy so book early.
Mr.+ Mrs Fenton the site wardens were great, assistants were also very good at job, anythig we needed to know or how to get to somewhere they knew or would would find out for you.(Brill).
places to go Dornoch,Tain, Ullapool, Inverness, Elgin, and lots more, great country side to see, you can spot the Seals in the bay when the tide is in,
We used the bus service to go to Inverness for the day Â£9:60 for 2 persons return, bus stop is 5 mins away in Dingwall. or if you want the train station is 2mins away, this takes all the worry about paring and travel out of the day.
iInternet is available on site and works well even at the far side of site where I am now doing this.
Cycle hire is available in town, car boot sale on Saturdays, May not have covered all things, but we had a great time on this site. well worth a visit.
Would come on return trip..
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Older couples,Groups,Active break,Peaceful break,Younger couples
Stayed on Dingwall site on three occasions over May -July 2004.The site staff were excellent, could not be more helpful. The site was well kept, and very clean. The one criticism is the toilet facilities, which although well kept are a bit small for the size of the site, and could do with an upgrade. Again top marks to the staff.
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Peaceful break
Whilst the Dingwall facilities may be in need of a coat of paint. Notwithstanding both the HsM's and assistant HsM's kept the facilities as clean as circumstances would permit. Unfortunately and not unlike everywhere else the Dingwall site had more than its fair share of rain yet and despite the local difficulties presented by the inclement weather Gordon, Margaret, Freda and David never failed to check with every camper that they were OK and were not being unduly or unnecessarily inconvienanced by the unseasonal and unwelcome rain.
Additionally I personally would want to record that one would have to go a long way to find a more helpful and friendly set up managed by the current on site team and look forward to meeting up them again in the future. Many and grateful thanks to the super team at Dingwall
My little boy and I received a very warm welcome at Dingwall, the manager Gordon directed me to our pitch and arrived back later to help me with the awning - not an easy task on my own but this is the first help I've been offered in 3 years. This is a lovely, friendly site the facilities are clean and adequate. We enjoyed the walk/cycle path around the most northerly tidal Canal in Scotland which surrounds the site, Strathpeffer is a must for a visit especially the Victorian station, and Rogie Falls was worth visiting. The local garage recommended by Gordon were very accommodating and fixed an oil leak the same day. I had a great pitch and was not bothered by trains, building works, traffic or flooding in one of the wettest weeks of the summer.
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Older couples,Peaceful break
level pitches but insufficient hardstandings considering ground very soft when wet - as experienced on more than one occasion. Toilets require "stronger flushing system". Walking distance to town & river walks.
SUITABLE FOR: Older couples,Groups,Active break
Toilets leave a lot to desired,almost impossible to flush! Two showers are not adequate for number of pitches .
Having visited this site approximately 5 times in the last two years it is a great site just outside the lovely town. Walking to the town is only 5 minutes and very easy walking. Very peaceful site with no noise apart from the odd train, however this is not a problem. The football ground is close but has never been a problem in any of our visits and the fans are very quite coming and going. The staff are very friendly and helpful, nothing was to much trouble. According to rumours this site may not have their lease renewed next year as the local Football Club are attempting to get the grouds to expand the football complex. Shame on you Ross Countyand the Local Council. This site will bring long-term revenue to your town shops and attractions, not just the odd pub on a Saturday afternoon for 9 Months of the year.
We stayed at this site for one week. The club demanded Â£40 more than our on-line booking stated,because it was "a bank holiday"! There was considerable noise from the building work being carried out to the football stadium adjacent (early till late).Site description needs to warn of train noise(early morn till after midnight)as line runs within yards of site.The toilets & showers are in desperate need of updating.We found the wardens above reproach and extemely friendly,however we would not use this site again.
Unfortuately I arrived on the friday night of the mayday break and the club demanded a staggering Â£44.90 claiming that it was high season, I was on a charity bike ride of 1300 miles in freezing conditions but still paid amassive Â£22.45. not worth the money and by far the most expensive of my journey, poor facilities badly in need of updating and huge potential for noise.
Loved it; the site,the town,gentle walks,friendliness. I'll definitely be back.
I do agree with a comment by another reviewer that small tents are being crowded out on nearly all the sites I have visited. Power points increase every year. As I may be backpacking by next year - age,eyesight and driving - the choice of pitch could matter even more.
DATE STAYED: July 2011
This is our 5th year staying at Dingwall, 2nd year as members,as normal its clean, very welcoming, as the staff go out of there way to help with anything that you might need. Lovely walks along the paths an just 5 mins walk from the town. looking forward to next years stay, Thank you.
DATE STAYED: August 2011
lovely site friendly site manager/ manageress site only 5 mins walk from town yet felt like in the country.road can get busy when football on as is outside ross county fc ground.would recommend to all
DATE STAYED: October 2011
3rd visit in as many months....still brill. wardens and asst'nts very hard working.. see you next season ? definatly !!!
DATE STAYED: September 2011
This is a great site just outside town with easy access to the centre but also you seem to be in the country with no noise and a quite site with a wonderful river and sea (loch) just the other side of the river, a short walk brings you to the view point and some amazing views, the football ground is close but has never been a problem in any of our visits and the fans are very quite coming and going. the staff are very friendly and helpful nothing was to much trouble, If you go do enjoy all that the site has to offer.
SUITABLE FOR: Older couples,Groups,Peaceful break
Firstly Dingwall is a lovely town and the Site is located a few minutes away from the the Centre.
The Site is next to Ross County Football Ground and access can be difficult when there is a home game!A railway line runs along side the site and the 05.30 train can waken you.
The Site was busy and the three showers and toilet facilities are totally inadequate for a site this size. There is a general need to carry out basic repairs to toilet / shower doors with broken locks.
There is a rabbit problem on site which proved a distraction to the visiting dogs!
On the positive side , the Assistant Wardens, the Gallachers were brilliant. They went out of their way to help and welcome. Nothing was too much trouble.
Had a really good holiday but the Site needs serious uppgrading.
wonderful site. station 3mins walk away so although train passes site its only at walking pace and is secluded behind trees ,not noticeable.. football ground and park area right next door, handy for the guys ,when the wives want to go shopping (also only few mins walk.). there is a lovely beach and picnic area 15mins along tow path.
we were at site for just over 2wks which ment 2 home games for ross county fc and i must say you never heard fans arrive OR leave .the trees are well looked after surrounding the site and make it an enjoyable space. we intend to return and would recomend it
SUITABLE FOR: Older couples,Active break,Younger couples
We had booked to stay 7 nights but left after 1 day. Although the welcome was warm we found that having a football stadium one side and a train the other side was not what we had hoped for. There is the constant noise of lorries bleeping when reversing early in the morning and at night. Also the site is completely fenced in which made it feel like a prison. If you want a camp site in the town this is the place to go.
We have been coming here for 10 years. Site gets better all the time, now looking it's very best. Gordon and Margaret and their assistants have got the site looking really attractive. They are always friendly and helpful site managers.
A good site for access to the surrounding countryside.
However,as campers,we felt that this site(like others operated by the "Camping" & Caravan Club), favoured camper vans and caravans. There were too few good basic tent pitches,the best being reserved for electric hook-up.
On arrival we were assured that the road (being a dead end) was quiet, therefore our pitch by the fence would be peaceful. What we were not told was that there was a football academy opposite and there were cars and vans going in and out early on week-end mornings and every evening. As the site is opposite Ross County Football stadium what would it be like on a match day afternoon?
DATE STAYED: June 2011
Lovely site in Dingwall,town centre only 5 mins walk toilets spotless large playing field nearby although didn't see any children's playground on site.
Only downside is the river running close by which could be a hazard for children as it appears tidal with deep mud banks.Lovely site for a quiet relaxing break.
DATE STAYED: June 2010
Site was well managed and laid out. No problems for motorhomes. Within walking distance of town and local pubs/restaurants/shops with added attraction of discounts for members! Beautiful scenery and within easy driving distance of Inverness and other pretty towns and villages.
DATE STAYED: May 2011
Motorhomers in particular will appreciate how close this site is to the facilities of market town Dingwall. Walk in to shops, restaurants and a large Tesco. Catch the train into Inverness - or adventure north as far as Wick/Thurso or west on the Kyle line - two amazingly scenic rail lines. And walk the dog down to Ferry Point returning via the cake shop for elevenses! Many of the shops are happy for your dog to come in too.
DATE STAYED: August 2010
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Older couples,Active break
Hi, this is a lovely and friendly site close to all amenities nice pubs for bar lunches very clean and tidy toilets, site very well kept friendly wardens a 5 star site recommend to anyone....
A lovely site near all the local shops
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