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Glenesk Caravan Park

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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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8.0

Overall rating based on 52 reviews

 

83% would recommend this site to a friend.

85% would stay here again.

 

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Won't be going again 31/10/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Ashley O. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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

    The fact we could choose our own pitch

    Disliked: 

    The fact we got told we was fine on the pitch to then be told we was on a booked pitch. Also fishing the lake is useless as no fish only eels and the rules to the lake should be proper seen on the website as got told the ever bit of bait I took was not aloud on the lake

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Nice and peaceful 21/10/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Derek W. Confirmed

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

    Nice and peaceful

    Disliked: 

    Not good fishing

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Lovely quiet site with all necessary facilities. Good place to ... 25/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Karen K. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch (four man)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Lovely quiet site with all necessary facilities. Good place to stay and see places within a short drive such as Brechin, Montrose, Abroath and the Hermitage.

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le cadre et le calme 12/09/2017

Reviewer's country: France julien r. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch (two man)
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    le cadre et le calme

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Nice small quiet camp 11/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom tracy_p624007 Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch (eight man)
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    Nice small quiet camp

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Toilet block basic but clean. Got everything you need. 11/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Lynn M. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric hardstanding pitch
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    So relaxed and we got to choose our own pitch. A big plus for us. We choose one looking into the pond. No rows of caravans here. Pitches are spacious and surrounded by trees. Lady we met when booking in was lovely and told us where to go for a good walk and what to see in the area. Lots of wildlife and beautiful walks.

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    Leaving. Wish we could have stayed longer

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Great staff, friendly and warm, level pitches and stunning views 19/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Rhys M. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch (two man)
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    Loved the scenery and the simplicity of the camp

    Disliked: 

    There wasn't always someone at the desk which is no problem however they weren't there when stated they would be

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Nice spot will probably be back. 18/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Adam J. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch (four man)
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    Nice spot will probably be back.

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Friendly and quiet 18/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom kirk t. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric hardstanding pitch
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    Friendly and quiet

    Disliked: 

    Walk to toilet lol

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Loved the site and will be back but would love to see some investment 17/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Cameron D. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch (eight man)
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    Lovely site in a beautiful location. Staff very warm and welcoming. Plenty for the kids to keep themselves busy.

    Disliked: 

    Facilities need updating but are bearable. Most pitches with electric are hard standing and nigh on impossible to peg a tent in. Would benefit from a toilet refurb and perhaps more of a presence would negate the damage caused by some children to the games room.

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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.

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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 shower.

General
Campfires and open fires, paddling and bathing in the water are not permitted.
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.
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.

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.

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