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Glenesk Caravan Park

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Pitch by the water

General

  • Wildlife haven and woodland park with 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 toilet 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.

Please note

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

The café is open from Wednesday to Sunday.


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8.3

Overall rating based on 136 reviews

 

86% would recommend this site to a friend.

87% would stay here again.

  74% described as Forest ?

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For a quiet country get away this site is ideal. A1+ for that04/10/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomFrances B.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Very rural site great for the dogs and us. Nice Warden who couldn’t of been nicer.

    Disliked: 

    Facilities are a little dated but adequate and serviceable.

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Anonymous user

All the benefits of wild camping but for a fee30/09/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    It was a very VERY quiet wild camping spot (apart from the nearby shotgun shooting) with the added benefit of charging you for the stay. It does have a play park but would suggest you check it thoroughly before you expose children to it. Electrical hookups are plentiful but would advise wearing rubber soled shoes when plugging things in. Great for spider lovers as plenty in the toilets. Lots of character, particularly if you like haunted zombie woods massacre locations. All in all, a memorable visit (for all the wrong reasons).

    Disliked: 

    Just about everything. Cleanliness was poor, no staff on arrival when they did they were rude, tired facilities, pay per use showers, badly maintained site, really bad phone reception, onky one toilet block strategically located to be as far away as possible from short term visitors, locked disabled facilities with no one around to provide access, no on call warden or site based staff means safety is potentially an issue. Essentially, someone drops on now and again to collect the cash then goes away again. And despite the look, there were no zombies ambling around.

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We were only staying overnight so waited until we got to next site.25/09/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    The pitch was ok. Lady friendly.

    Disliked: 

    The place was not at its best regarding cleanliness . The chemical waste area was pretty grim !!

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Nice location. Very quiet site when we visited.22/09/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Location

    Disliked: 

    Toilet block could do with a makeover.

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Anonymous user

Very good22/09/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch (two man)
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    Very good

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Setting of the site. Ease of access to everything Warden ...21/09/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomVera S.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Setting of the site. Ease of access to everything
    Warden was exceptionally helpful and very approachable

    Disliked: 

    Showers

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Unless you have a motor mover you better be able to reverse your unit16/09/2019

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomrobert T.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Nice and quiet, no mobile phone coverage which was great, some nice dog walks in a lovely area. Staff on arrival were very helpful

    Disliked: 

    Only issue was the shower block not very clean but still usable, could use a facelift, some tight spaces to manoeuvre in.

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Pitch was fine x facilities clean x cafe on site x Staff friendly x09/09/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Peace and quiet x

    Disliked: 

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Tidy, quiet site with lovely staff.09/09/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

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

    A lovely quiet site, with friendly and helpful staff. The walks along the river from the site are beautiful and would be great at any time of year. The tents are tucked away from the caravans which is nice, and there's room for a few tents to spread out.

    The toilet block is across the site from the camping area but not far to go. There are washing facilities and laundry there too.

    Showers cost 20p which I'm happy to pay as it helps prevent people wasting lots of water. Toilet block is clean, and ample in size.

    Disliked: 

    Didn't dislike anything. It would have been handy if you can park right next to your tent but thats only a small issue.

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Great site, quiet and friendly. Will definitely be back.04/09/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomLynn S.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    The location was lovely, it was quiet and safe for kids to run around.
    We visited the on site cafe and the food was superb. The lady who runs the site is fantastic too.

    Disliked: 

    The toilet facilities are quite "rustic" but very clean. However as there is only 1 block it is quite a distance from the park area which, with children is where we decided to pitch up.

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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

Large (51-200 pitches)

Location

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  • Burn Estate, Edzell, Angus, Scotland, DD9 7YP
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   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 site 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, activities and attractions nearby and around the area.

Glenesk 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.

Make some time for a stroll to Edzell too, lined with 19th-century buildings and called the ‘jewel of the glens’ for its prettiness – in this part of Scotland, that’s quite a moniker... The start of the main street is marked by Dalhousie Arch: pass under here to browse shops, antique establishments, cafés, tearooms and restaurants.

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 17).

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 by:  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.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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Terms and conditions

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 the 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 café is open from Wednesday to Sunday.

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