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Glenesk Caravan Park

8.4

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General

  • Fishing loch on site
  • Within easy driving distance of beaches and Cairngorms National Park
  • Reception lounge, games room and playground

Angling for some Angus fishing? Pitch up at glorious Glenesk Caravan Park and cast off at its loch in the middle, stocked to the gills with mirror and common carp, tench and roach – then pack your rod for salmon and trout fishing on the nearby River North Esk.

Not angling for Angus fishing? Leave the fisherfolk to it and settle down to species spotting from the loch shore, wander around the unspoilt woodland of this wildlife haven park or tackle the (b)reams of hill hikes within walking distance.

Sandy beaches, city shopping, the Cairngorms National Park and the Scottish Whisky Trail are all within driving distance – once you’ve wrestled your other half from the rod, of course…

If the weather decides not to acknowledge that you’re on holiday, Glenesk has a reception lounge with telly and an indoor games room for you to lounge around/get competitive in; when it’s sunny, the well-equipped park playground will keep the kids occupied while you get on with the serious business of fishing/lying by the loch spotting red squirrels.

Park amenities include a heated loo block, hot showers (a small charge applies for the use of the shower), covered dishwashing area and separate laundry room. The small tuck shop sells basic essentials and camping gas, and can arrange to have your morning papers and other bits and pieces delivered over the weekend.


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8.4

Overall rating based on 97 reviews

 

84% would recommend this site to a friend.

86% would stay here again.

 

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Excellent site 05/10/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Anonymous Confirmed

  • Electric hardstanding pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    LOVE - such a beautiful site. We walked through the site and three deer ran past us, so magical. The owners are lovely. We have already booked our next stay! (the loos are very clean too)

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Fine for groups of people who '..........k 13/09/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Margaret W. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric hardstanding pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Not liked

    Disliked: 

    No phone . TV .Wi-Fi .signal all cut off had to go about 3miles to ger any signals

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Quiet forest site near places of interest, but toilet block is basic. 03/09/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Mark S. Confirmed

  • Electric hardstanding pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Beautiful relaxed quiet forest setting with small lake about 2.5 miles from nearest town. Good walking nearby and places of interest within motoring/cycling distance, such as Edzell and Glamis castles and the Glenesk folk museum. Pitches are usually available, even during busy weekends at nearby coastal sites. Pleasant café offering hot breakfast, reviving coffees, and lunches/teas. Friendly reception staff. Hot water at washing up facilities. Hook-up facilities worked well.

    Disliked: 

    Men's toilet block needs attention. Showers are on a coin mech setting, with 20p for a 3 or 4 min shower. A push-button free shower (as at swimming pools) that minimises wasted water would be preferable. Soap dispensers lacked liquid soap and no paper towels. Toilets had enough paper but one dispenser broken.

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Nothing 27/08/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Ewa f. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric hardstanding pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Nothing

    Disliked: 

    The owner has been very rude when we tried to set up the campfire (we did not know Orbis not allowed), when we apologized and put this off he went back to his car calling as „f..cking a...holes” in front of our children.
    We have paid for electric pitch but it was cut off at 22 00 pm.
    The area for the tent was full of small stones and it was really hard to set the tent up.
    Toilets and showers are far away from tent pitch area.
    Onsite cafe very overpriced.
    Definitely not coming back.

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One of our favourite sites but needs investment. 27/08/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Anonymous Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric hardstanding pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Idyllic setting, lovely walks, cafe, friendly welcome.

    Disliked: 

    Toilet block facilities a bit tired. One shower not working.

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Well located for walks and river fishing. Dog friendly. 26/08/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Jim M. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch (solo)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    This site was well laid out in a woodland setting around a fishing pond. Hard core and grass topped pitches are available around the pond and forested and had individual character. They were set up to be reasonably private and unique. However this site is lacking in regular or general maintenance which can be is in tune with nature. There was a separate area for tenting on a grassed section, but camping on all areas was allowed in quiet times. The facilities were basic and clean.

    Disliked: 

    No phone signal. Off grid!?

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Fantastic 😍 25/08/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Beth A. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch (four man)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Beautiful site, staff were lovely. Loads of things to do for anyone who likes the country.
    Excellent facilities and café.
    Our first visit to this area. Will definitely be returning to Glenesk.

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Anonymous user

Site beautiful, quiet , plenty of pitches to chose from ... 25/08/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Anonymous Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric hardstanding pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Site beautiful, quiet , plenty of pitches to chose from , staff excellent and helpful , fishing lake excellent ,

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Good Site for all, nice size pitches, good drainage for tents 22/08/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Shona R. Confirmed

  • Electric hardstanding pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Fantastic week at Glenesk, really good base to explore the surrounding area, and beyond to the Cairngorms (not too be missed!!) and Aberdeenshire too
    Pitch was lovely, just across from the pond under the trees (good if it rains) nice size, perfect for our large tent!
    Definitely recommend a breakfast at the Birches Cafe (on site) eggs are local free range.. creamiest yolk ever!!!
    Would recommend this little gem of a site to all, and make sure you take advantage of the lovely walks available around the site.

    Disliked: 

    As we went in season, the locals (partridges and pheasants) liked to play at night.....sound like squeaky toys 😂 but earplugs sorted it 😀

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Good basic camping. 19/08/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Marcin W. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch (four man)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Size and layout of the whole camping site could be very appealing for any camper. It's a reasonably small camping site with reception and cafe in the heart of it, which are open all the time during the day, and staff up there is very helpful and welcoming.

    Camping site is nicely placed around a small pond in the middle of forrest, which gives a notion of being lose to nature, even though it is not far from main roads such as A90. There is plenty of space to leave a car, too.

    Toilets and showers are in a short distance from tent pitches, while tap with water and bins are just attached to the tent camping pitch.

    Disliked: 

    There is definitely plenty of room for improvement in toilets and showers. These seems to be outdated and during my stay were quite dirty, so even my 6 years old son refused to use them. Personally, I would not want to use them on a daily basis if staying for longer than couple of nights.

    For owners, it could be beneficial to set up rules and tools for using showers. In many other places I have seen rules and tools helping its users to maintain cleanliness without necessity of attending toilets by cleaners all the time.

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Features

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

Take away

Tennis

TV room

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Touring and motorhomes

Hard standings

Motorhome service point

Seasonal pitches

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Forest

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wildlife haven

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Type

Medium (26-50 pitches)

Location

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  • Burn Estate, Edzell, Angus, Scotland, DD9 7YP
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 56.8387°N 2.6621°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
St Cyrus (Aberdeenshire): Station Rd Coach Stop — 10.3 miles
Montrose: High Street Coach Stop — 11.4 miles
Inverbervie (Aberdeenshire): Coach Stop — 14.5 miles
Train stations
Laurencekirk Rail Station — 7.4 miles
Montrose Rail Station — 11.3 miles
Stonehaven Rail Station — 18.8 miles
Ferry ports
Aberdeen Ferry Terminal — 30.2 miles
Airports
Dundee City Airport — 29.8 miles

Directions


From the A90, take the B966 exit toward Brechin/Edzell/Fettercairn. Drive straight through Edzell until you reach a small bridge; take the next road on the left and continue for about a mile. The campsite entrance will be on your right.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

Several walks and hills are within easy walking distance; lace up your boots and walk forth, or ask the Glenesk Caravan Park for recommendations for walks, actitivies and attractions nearby and around the area.

Glenesk is about 13 miles long and has hill walks for all abilities from the faint-hearted to the confidently striding and all sorts in between. The Hill of Rowan walk from the Tarfside car park should make a peaceful compromise as it’s a doable four and a half miles long and easy to navigate given that the huge memorial of the top of the Hill of Rowan can be seen for miles around. (Of course you know to bring a map and compass anyway.)

Tougher types can try the Loch Lee and waterfalls circuit walk, a steep ten miles around Loch Lee, up past the Falls of Unich and the Fall of Damff and back down via the Shank of Inchgrundle.

Make some time for a stroll to Edzell too, lined with nineteenth century buildings and called the ‘jewel of the glens’ for its prettiness – in this part of Scotland, we think that’s quite a moniker. The start of the main street is marked by Dalhousie Arch: pass under here to browse plenty of interesting shops, antique establishments, cafés, tearooms and restaurants.

From the village, walk about a mile to the red sandstone ruins of sixteenth century Edzell Castle, from the Gannochy Bridge to watch salmon leap at the Rocks of Solitude or to the golf course, one of several in the area.

Castles, historic houses and gardens abound in Angus and neighbouring Aberdeenshire, most open to the public from Easter onwards. Glamis Castle, setting of the Scottish play, has guided tours, exhibitions and an Italian garden, and the Queen’s pad Balmoral is an enviable look at the lives of the royals and part of the Aberdeenshire castle trail (of which there are a mighty seventeen).

Dun’t miss the eighteenth century and award-winning House of Dun, set among Victorian gardens and woodland, and managed by the National Trust of Scotland which has its Hutchison (paintings) and Stirling (furniture) collection here, along with smashingly ornate interiors, a model theatre display and courtyard buildings to nosey around.

Even better, it’s within walking distance to the Montrose Basin Local Nature Reserve and its 50,000 or so migrating geese, regular wildlife events and guided walks, and three miles from the family-friendly sands of Montrose Beach.

Finally, fancy some paintball? Ally forth and battle, deep in the Edzell Woods at Bedlam.

Must see

  • Glamis Castle (19.8 miles)
  • Carnoustie (23.7 miles)
  • Balmoral Castle (25.0 miles)

Cycle routes

Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel.

Policies

Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  12 p.m. –  8 p.m.
Depart:  11 a.m.

Glenesk Caravan Park cancellation policy

Balance refunds: no penalties

If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.

Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.

Payment

A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now.

The remainder is payable on arrival.

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Please read the park terms and conditions below and the Pitchup.com terms and conditions.

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.

Extras
A charge of £0.20 applies for the use of shower.

General
In the event of a complaint, please speak to reception immediately. Complaints which are not brought to the management's attention during your stay cannot be dealt with once you have left the site.
Paddling and bathing in the water are not permitted.
The bar and/or restaurant is open between 01/04 and 31/10.
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behaviour is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.

Safety
Open fires are prohibited.

Additional terms

The park is for holidaymakers only.

The use of the playground is entirely at users' risk and children under six must be accompanied by an adult.

The cafe is open from Wednesday to Sunday.

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