Tarland by Deeside

Camping and Caravanning Club Site
from £6.10 to £10.35* 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 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

TV reception is poor and mobile phone reception poor or non-existent for most networks. Caravan Holiday Homes and Lodges available for purchase.

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 Hotel serves good fresh home-made food, and dogs are permitted in the bar area when owners are dining. The Aberdeen Arms is dog friendly and has a fish and chip shop.

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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

  • Seasonal Pitches

  • Grass only pitch (no electric)

  • Flushing toilet

  • Washbasins

  • Motorhome service point

  • Dishwashing facilities

  • Recreation hall

  • Gas cylinders

  • Designated dog walk

  • Grass only pitch for larger tents

  • Wi-fi (Other provider)

  • Public house within one mile

  • 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

  • A well-sheltered site

  • Showers

  • No dedicated accessible facilities

  • Washing Machines

  • Ice pack freezing

  • Television room (not for hire)

  • Pets welcome

  • Holiday Homes & Exclusive lodges

  • Battery charging facilities

  • Grass pitch with electric hook-up for larger tents

Reviews

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5

We stopped off here for an overnighter en route for home and only wish that we could have...

This review is for Tarland by Deeside

We stopped off here for an overnighter en route for home and only wish that we could have stayed longer; this site is absolutely on our To Stay Again list. We (and especially our dog!) missed out on all the walks available in the immediate area + eating out out in the nearby village. What REALLY makes this site special though? Well you'd need to go yourself to Really see what i mean but in a nutshell: The Staff. Truly helpful, without in anyway being overbearing. Cheerful without being intrusive. their communication was always totally clear, to the point and combined with a smile. I especially liked the sensibly arranged set of books to borrow in aid of charity. Thank you Tarland, you will be seeing us again!

  • Location: Country
  • Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Groups,Active break,Peaceful break,Younger couples
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 5
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4.3

Lovely site hidden away in the countryside.

This review is for Tarland by Deeside

Lovely site hidden away in the countryside. A real discovery with local walks available in abundance ... excellent pub and eating in Tarland village a few minutes walk away though do be aware the local shop does not always open in the evenings. The site facilities are good and well cleaned but do show their vintage so some investment in upgrading would be welcomed. The feel of the site is that of a collection of of pitch up areas situated in some very beautiful trees. We were there in Oct 2018 and the weather was gorgeously sunny showing off the myriad of gold and autumnal colours of the leaves in the tress and on the ground. With the clear skies came cold nights and mornings one of which was -2C with a heavy frost on the grass reflecting the morning sunlight as if snow had fallen. Do take advantage of the many National Trust for Scotland properties in the area as they are magnificient (do join as you will save money in the long run and help fund projects and maintenance). All in All this was a first class break at a lovely gem of a site

  • Towing: Easy
  • Location: Country
  • Suitable For: Older couples
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 3
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4.7

I have been a member of the club on and off for about 20 years and during that time I have...

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I have been a member of the club on and off for about 20 years and during that time I have visited quite a few sites. I have always found the majority of the wardens and their assistants helpful and approachable. I have returned to Tarland three times this year and have found the assistant wardens Paul and Caroline the most helpful genuine and approachable couple you could ever have the pleasure to meet. I have always found the facilities clean and well maintained but this year seemed to be an exception. Everything was of a very high standard. I look forward to next year to visit and hope that Paul and Caroline are still there.

  • Towing: Easy
  • Location: Country
  • Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Active break,Peaceful break
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 4
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3

Nice quiet site within walking distance of Tarland itself.

This review is for Tarland by Deeside

Nice quiet site within walking distance of Tarland itself. Plenty to see and do in the surrounding area. Although the site was clean and tidy, the facilities are looking a bit tired and could do with an upgrade. With the exception of Caroline didn�t find the staff overly friendly.

  • Towing: Easy
  • Location: Country
  • Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Active break,Peaceful break,Younger couples
  • Friendliness: 2
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 2

Travel

Local Travel

Nearest bus stop: 800m from Site entrance

Nearest train station: Aberdeen – 32 miles

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