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Glendaruel Caravan Park

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General

  • Quiet rural site on the Cowal Peninsula 30 minutes from Dunoon
  • With spectacular views and next to mature woodland
  • Communal area, playground and cleanly-kept amenities

Off to Argyll and the Isles? Stay among it all in a rural location at Glendaruel Caravan Park on the Cowal Peninsula.

Less than two hours from Glasgow and about 30 minutes' drive from Dunoon, Glendaruel is in a spiffing setting to use as a base around Argyll's coast and islands: beaches, forest walks, gardens and historic attractions are all within reach and the site is surrounded by hills and farmland, ancient woodland and a wealth of wildlife. (A trip to Loch Fyne Oyster Bar is highly recommended too.)

Glendaruel has cleanly-kept toilets and showers, a playground, a laundry area and a covered campers' shelter with seating. A few supplies are for sale, but please bring your bread and milk with you.

Gold David Bellamy Conservation Award AA 3 pennants

Please note

The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act.


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9.3

Overall rating based on 51 reviews

 

92% would recommend this site to a friend.

92% would stay here again.

 

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average at a higher price than the value. 11/09/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Nell L. Confirmed

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

    Staff were very friendly and the whole place was clean

    Disliked: 

    For the price of £22 per night I would have expected a higher standard though and more showers. I have stayed in much cheaper sites with more facilities
    Need a clear disabled toilet and another couple of showers or at least more grab rails, a seat and more hooks. A full length mirror would have been useful as we are not all climbers and the like.

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Our first time on this site; we will definitely be back. 10/09/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Nicola K. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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

    We and our dog were made to feel very welcome. The campsite owner is friendly, thoughtful and helpful. There is excellent availability of fresh water, bins and recycling. Excellent toilet/shower facilities. Undercover seating area, indoor dish washing area, laundry room and drying green. Good availability of electric hook up pitches.
    The site is dog friendly, well laid out and surrounded by the most beautiful scenery; even the drive to it is quite breathtaking. It’s perfect for any length of stay, there is even a play area for children.

    Disliked: 

    Shop could be better stocked especially since the nearest shop outwith the campsite is about 15 miles away.

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Brilliant site we have stayed there 3times now A very ... 31/08/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom George B. Confirmed

  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Brilliant site we have stayed there 3times now
    A very good friendly park
    We take motor cycle on trailer and use it as base
    A nice quiet place to be. Mint,, George and carol bayliss

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From the manager...

Delighted to see you back and thank you for your lovely review. With the motor cycle you have been able to explore some of the Great Wee Roads and it's ideal for the day trip to Bute or Kintyre.

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Welcoming & helpful staff, clean site, and lovely and peaceful! 27/08/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Rachel L. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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

    Welcoming & helpful staff, clean site, and lovely and peaceful!

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Thank you for taking the time to review our park and I have passed on your positive comment to all concerned.

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Everything lovely location beautiful views and walks, Friendly staff clean ... 23/08/2018

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

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

    Everything lovely location beautiful views and walks, Friendly staff clean facilities and well kept pitches.

    Disliked: 

    The midges and mosquitoes but unfortunately they can’t be helped. Also WiFi could be better.

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Good facilities but not children friendly. 20/08/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Dhurba G. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Good facilities but not children friendly.

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Really clean facilities, there's everything you may need on a ... 06/08/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Agnieszka U. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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

    Really clean facilities, there's everything you may need on a camping site. Loved it.

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Excellent site with clean facilities, friendly staff and level pitches 14/08/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Naomi B. Confirmed

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

    The toilets and kitchen area were clean and presentable. We received a very friendly welcome and any questions were readily answered. We were also told about a few wee walks in the area. The tent pitches were flat and well drained.

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Lovely setting near walk to waterfalls 14/08/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Jacky B. Confirmed

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

    Lovely setting near walk to waterfalls

    Disliked: 

    None

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Already preparing for a return visit. 09/08/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Bryan C. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Stunning location with helpful informative staff

    Disliked: 

    Midges and rain lol

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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

Tourer storage facilities

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Themes

Forest

Peaceful

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

Outdoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Watersports nearby

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Type

Medium (26-50 pitches)

Camping 2.0

Bell tents

Camping pods

Location

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  • Glendaruel, Argyll, Scotland, PA22 3AB
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 56.0317°N 5.2048°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Lochgair (Argyll & Bute): Hotel Coach Stop — 5.6 miles
Castleton (Argyll & Bute): A83 Coach Stop — 7.7 miles
Furnace (Argyll & Bute): Shop Coach Stop — 8.4 miles
Train stations
Garelochhead Rail Station — 15.1 miles
Inverkip Rail Station — 15.5 miles
Gourock Rail Station — 15.8 miles
Ferry ports
Colintraive Ferry Terminal — 7.8 miles
Rhubodach Bute Ferry Terminal — 7.9 miles
Tighnabruaich Pier Ferry Terminal — 8.4 miles
Airports
Oban (North Connel) Airport — 30.9 miles

Directions


Warning: If you are using a satnav, do not turn off the A886 onto the West Glendaruel Road. The main entrance to the park is located off the A886: satnav postcode PA22 3AE PA22 3A brings you to the correct park entrance.

By ferry:
Leave Glasgow on the M8 and continue on the A8 to Greenock. At Greenock take the A770 and take the Western Ferries from McInroy’s Point (Gourock) to Hunter’s Quay (Dunoon). After leaving the ferry turn right and follow coastal route to a T-Junction. Turn right onto the A815, then take the left turn onto the B836. At the end of this road turn right at the T-Junction onto the A886. The park entrance is approximately 4 miles ahead on the left.

Note: If you are towing a caravan by the ferry route, the B836 road is not recommended. From the above, simply continue on the A815 to Strachur. Turn left onto the A886 and the park lies 13 miles south on the right.

From Kintyre:
Take the CalMac ferry from Tarbert to Portavadie. Leave the ferry and drive to the crossroads at Millhouse. Continue straight ahead following the B8000 to Tighnabruaich. Continue on the road past Kames post office and down the hill. Turn left onto the A8003 towards Colintraive. Arriving at the junction with the A886 turn left towards Glendaruel. The park entrance is approximately 3 miles ahead on the left.

Local public transport:
There is a bus route which passes the park entrance and you should search for times between Dunoon and Duiletter (the driver will drop you at the park entrance).

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

Day trips, events and attractions/activities of all sorts are around Glendaruel Caravan Park, whether your tastes tend towards walking, wildlife, cycling, historic sites, the arts or scenic drives stopping off for first-class food.

Dunoon is the main town in the area and can be reached in about half an hour's drive for shops, swimming, a cinema and the famous Cowal Highland Gathering, the biggest Highland Games in the world.

Walkies? Head out for hill walks up and down the mountains and hills of Cowal for spectacular glen and mountain views; around Argyll Forest Park or through the beaut Benmore Botanic Gardens.

Islands? The village of Colintraive a short drive away ferry links to the Isle of Bute: if you're off to this bute-iful place, take time to see the Kyles of Bute at its northern end, and Tighnabruich village, home of shinty, sailing and yachting. The marina at Portavadie has a ferry link across Loch Fyne to Kintyre.

The traditional town of Inveraray, with the ancestral home of the Duke of Argyll Inveraray Castle, a whisky shop and the museum at Inveraray Jail, is 45 minutes' drive away around the head of Loch Fyne – this is where you'll find the Loch Fyne Oyster Bar too...

Must see

  • Loch Lomond Park Centre (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. –  6 p.m.
Depart:  12 p.m.

Glendaruel Caravan Park cancellation policy

No refunds within 4 weeks of arrival date.

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. Glendaruel Caravan Park will debit the balance from your card 4 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 4 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.

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Terms and conditions

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

Admission
Admission is only permitted after registering at reception.

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act.

General
Quiet hours must be respected between 10 p.m. and 9 a.m..
You'll need an Environment Agency rod licence (you'll need to apply for this beforehand).

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.
Open fires are prohibited.

Vehicles
Only one car is to be parked by the pitch. Extra vehicles must be parked in the designated area.

Visitors
Visitors must register at reception and pay their fee.

Additional terms

If you do have an awning, the site owners request that groundsheets are lifted daily.

Dogs (with the exception of guide dogs) are not allowed in the shop or toilet block.

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