Speyside by Craigellachie

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

Worth Noting

Fish and chip van on site every Thursday night – highly recommended.

Eat Local

There are good local butchers in both Rothes and Aberlour, and many restaurants support local producers, including Fresh at Aberlour, the restaurant in Archiestown Hotel, and Coffee Shop in Rothes and the Spey Larder.

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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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5

What a pleasant surprise! Charming Camping & Caravanning Club Site with a wonderful natural...

This review is for Speyside by Craigellachie

What a pleasant surprise! Charming Camping & Caravanning Club Site with a wonderful natural feel and a very relaxed and warm welcome from Susan. Having a Motorhome with a dog and not requiring power we were directed to a quaint quiet corner of the site all by ourselves to enjoy the wild flowers and wonderful views toward The Macallan Estate. We were also recommended a short off grid walk into Aberlour which we took, crossing the suspension bridge and following the route to the waterfall alongside Aberlour distillery. Just take the tour of the impressive new Macallan Distillery & Visitor Centre too...

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

We had a friendly welcome, although the wardens sense of humour may not be appreciated by all!...

This review is for Speyside by Craigellachie

We had a friendly welcome, although the wardens sense of humour may not be appreciated by all! Facilities were warm and spotlessly clean, with efficient showers and piping hot water. Others have complained about the facilities being dated, but we really couldn't see any issues. We'll definitely be back.

  • Location: Country
  • Suitable For: Older couples,Active break,Peaceful break,Younger couples
  • Friendliness: 4
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 4
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4.3

Our first stay at this site and we will be back.

This review is for Speyside by Craigellachie

Our first stay at this site and we will be back. The site, sitting on the grounds of an old prisoner of war camp, is south facing so you get sunshine all day when it shows. We'd booked a hard standing and were allocated one on the top side of the site, between the main road and reception. The electrics on this side however, could do with updating. Saw a couple of people having difficulty with the connection being so low to the ground. As in previous reviews, the toilet block is a bit dated, but is spotlessly clean and the paintwork looks fresh. Four showers and four toilets, but in both ladies and gents one of each was marked as not in use. Never had to queue at any time however. Land drains would make more of the site accessible in wetter weather. Can highly recommend the fish and chip van which comes on a Thursday. The best we've had in quite a while! The dog walk is a good length, if a bit overgrown in places but, being Scotland, a pair of wellies makes anywhere accessible and our collie certainly enjoyed the opportunity to run. Rothes and Aberlour have smaller shops whilst Elgin has Asda and Tesco for larger grocery shopping. Not forgetting of course, you are in whisky country.

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

Overall the site is fine, nothing spectacular for what your paying for.

This review is for Speyside by Craigellachie

Overall the site is fine, nothing spectacular for what your paying for. Don't arrive between 12 & 1pm as nobody there to attend to you, little odd. As stated already the welcome isn't one of the warmest. You go to reception, pay your money and your pitch is pointed out to you. Nothing really stands out it's a place that has grass, toilets, showers, like many other campsites.

  • Location: Secluded
  • Suitable For: Older couples,Peaceful break,Younger couples
  • Friendliness: 2
  • Cleanliness: 4
  • Facilities: 3

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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*Members adult price only, additional charges may apply

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