Glenesk Holiday Park

View prices & book 7.8 90 reviews
Pitch by the water (added by manager 29 Mar 2017)
Pitches are all hardstanding - grass should be grown by may. (added by manager 13 apr 2023)
On the park (added by manager 13 apr 2023)
What a view (added by manager 07 mar 2023)

  • Wildlife haven and woodland park with fishing loch on site
  • Within easy driving distance of beaches and Cairngorms National Park
  • Well-equipped playground on site; dog-friendly site
Angling for some Angus fishing? Pitch up at glorious Glenesk Holiday Park and cast off at its loch in the middle (home to 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 many excellent hill hikes within walking distance. Sandy beaches, city shopping, the Cairngorms National Park and the Scottish Whisky Trail are all within driving distance. When it’s sunny, the well-equipped park playground should keep the kids occupied while you get on with the serious business of fishing/lying by the loch spotting red squirrels. Park amenities include two heated toilet blocks, free hot showers and a covered dishwashing area. Another plus of staying here? You can bring dogs and awnings free of charge.

Site type

Touring caravan pitches 145
Tent pitches 145
Motorhome pitches 145
Lodges, cabins, pods or huts 6
Open now

Tourist board rating

Please note
  • At least one of the party members must be aged 18 or over.

Languages spoken

English

Open from Fri, 29 Mar to

Pitch types & availability

Reviews

79%

would recommend this site to a friend

78%

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Only showing reviews for the last 30 months.

Beautiful and tranquil with lots of bird spotting opportunities

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 8
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 8
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 8
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric gravel touring pitch

Liked: We loved this site! It was beautifully laid out around a lochan. Plenty of room between pitches and really tranquil. We had our morning coffee watching a host of birds which was delightful. We were very excited to see a kingfisher flitting around the reeds. We will definitely return.

Disliked: We were nearly put off by some of the negative comments around the toilet block. While dated it was spotlessly clean with lots of hot water. I am so glad we didn't get deterred by the comments

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The area of Glen Esk is really beautiful.…

Overall 2/10
Location 10
Value for money 2
Accommodation 2
Facilities / Activities 2
Customer service 2
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness 2
Wifi 2
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric gravel touring pitch

Liked: The area of Glen Esk is really beautiful.

Disliked: Dirty toilets, no toilet paper, dirty showers.

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From the manager: dispute pending

Stunning location, lovely café...toilet/shower block needs some TLC

Overall 6/10
Location 10
Value for money 6
Accommodation No rating
Facilities / Activities 4
Customer service 10
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness 8
Wifi 10
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric gravel touring pitch

Liked: The surroundings are stunning, loved walking up to mother duck & her babies on the pond, the cafe serves up an excellent breakfast with a friendly atmosphere

Disliked: The toilet/shower block needs at lot of attention....passed on shower this morning as there is no where to put ur clothes, towels etc definitely in need of an upgrade!

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From the manager: we are closing the toilet block and camping on september 2nd and will decide over winter what future options are. thankyou for your feedback

Lovely place and quiet, loved every minute…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 8
Cleanliness 8
Wifi 10
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Camping pod (five person)

Liked: Lovely place and quiet, loved every minute

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Lovely site

Overall 8/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 8
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 8
Wifi 8
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric gravel touring pitch

Liked: Fabulously quiet location. We were lucky enough to get pitch overlooking duck pond. Nice wee woodland walk for dog.

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From the manager: glad you enjoyed it!

Excellent site, great food but dirty shower/toilet block

Overall 6/10
Location 10
Value for money 6
Accommodation 6
Facilities / Activities 6
Customer service 8
Child friendliness 4
Cleanliness 2
Wifi 6
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric gravel touring pitch

Liked: The area and scenery was beautiful, staff were friendly and also a lovely cafe selling great food and cakes!😋

Disliked: The only thing that stopped this site getting a 5 star rating was the shower/toilet block which was dated and dirty!

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From the manager: the toilet block is old and is being closed on september 2nd and if was particular issue brought to our attention we would have responded re cleanliness . phone number in window at all times . i note you wont recommend us or return which we completely support

Reception were very helpful. Nice clean site set in very quiet scenic…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation No rating
Facilities / Activities No rating
Customer service 10
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness No rating
Wifi 10
Richard W. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch

Liked: Reception were very helpful. Nice clean site set in very quiet scenic surroundings. Would definitely return if in the area.

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From the manager: we do try! thankyou for visiting!

Nice well kept site no probs would go back…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 8
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 8
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 10
Billy F. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric gravel touring pitch

Liked: Nice well kept site no probs would go back

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From the manager: thankyou for your kind review

Loved how the site has been redevelopment,with new trees being planted ,pitches…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 8
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 6
Sharon W. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric gravel touring pitch

Liked: Loved how the site has been redevelopment,with new trees being planted ,pitches have been flattened and are much bigger spaces ,staff were very welcoming with loads of info on the site ,a great site for young kids to explore safely would highly recommend

Disliked: The Toliet block although they were spotless they do need updating, I know this is a upcoming renovation so can't wait to see the improvements

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Lovely site which needs some improvement.

Overall 6/10
Location 8
Value for money 6
Accommodation No rating
Facilities / Activities 4
Customer service 8
Child friendliness 8
Cleanliness 6
Wifi No rating
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch

Liked: Great to see this lovely site gradually recover from the devastation caused by the big storm. Helpful staff when booking and they responded well to suggestions.

Disliked: No specific area for pitching tents. Had to pitch on long grass between pods. Toilet block and washing up sink area in need of an upgrade. Slide in play park also in need of replacement. We would have liked separate recycling facilities.

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From the manager: the grass was newly hydroseeded last year and not all ready for cutting we have full recycling as our bulk waste is collected by the Binn group and recycled off site in an state of the art facility the toilet and wash facilities are old i am afraid and will have to close in septemebr


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 TV room Take away Tennis Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available Car parking by pitch/unit Composting toilet Dog park Drying room Food shop Free wifi Ice pack freezing Internet access Launderette Parent & baby washroom Pick-up from public transport Portable toilet Pub toilets Public telephone Shower available Toilet block Washing-up area Wifi

Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome Family friendly Motorcycle friendly Rallies welcome Single-sex groups welcome Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue provided Barbecues allowed Campfires allowed Commercial vehicles allowed Dogs allowed Dogs allowed all year

Camping 2.0

Jumbo tent pitches

Themes

Forest Lake and/or mountain Peaceful Remote location Spectacular scenery Walkers' paradise Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities Chemical disposal Electric car charging point(s) Gas cylinders available Recycling available Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby Dog walk nearby Public transport nearby

Type

Large (51-200 pitches)

Accessibility

Disabled facilities

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby Climbing nearby Cycle hire nearby Cycling nearby Fishing nearby Golf nearby Horse riding nearby Indoor pool nearby Mountain biking nearby Restaurant nearby

Touring and motorhomes

Motorhome service point Seasonal pitches Tourer storage facilities

Location

Glenesk Holiday Park

Burn Estate

Edzell

Angus

Scotland

DD9 7YP

Directions

Timezone

Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)

GPS

56.84092°N
-2.66506°W

Route 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.

Nearest transport

Coach
10.5 mi Station Road
11.7 mi Co-op
14.6 mi Kirkburn Drive
Rail
7.6 mi Laurencekirk Rail Station
11.5 mi Montrose Rail Station
18.8 mi Stonehaven Rail Station
Airport
29.9 mi Dundee City Airport

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 Glenesk Holiday 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, with 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).

Water quality at nearby bathing waters

Name Distance Type 2020 2019 2018 2017
Montrose 12.1 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent
Lunan Bay 14.2 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Good
Stonehaven 19.5 mi Sea N/A Good Good Good
Arbroath (West Links) 20.3 mi Sea N/A Good Good Good
Carnoustie 23.8 mi Sea N/A Good Good Good

Data source: European Environment Agency

Must see

Glamis Castle 19.9 mi

Carnoustie 23.8 mi

Balmoral Castle 24.8 mi

Duthie Park Winter Gardens 29.2 mi

Braemar Castle 29.9 mi

Cycle routes

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

Other

Edzell - Gannochy - Rocks of Solitude - Gannochy - Edzell 2 mi

Mount Battock from Glen Esk 5.3 mi

Tarfside - Hill of Rowan Circular 7.7 mi

Drumtochty Forest - Short Walk 7.8 mi

Drumtochty Forest Walk 7.8 mi

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.

Nearest sites

Unfortunately, we have no nearby bookable sites.

Want to know more about camping in Angus?

  • Does Glenesk Holiday Park have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Glenesk Holiday Park dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Glenesk Holiday Park? Several walks and hills are within easy walking distance; lace up your boots and walk forth, or ask Glenesk Holiday Park for recommendations for walks, activities and attractions nearby and around the … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Glenesk Holiday Park?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  12 p.m. –  8 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  2 p.m. –  8 p.m.
    Depart by:  10 a.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Glenesk Holiday Park? From £25 (for 1 night, 6 people) - prices may change depending on your dates and party.