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Torvean Caravan Park

8.2

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General

  • Quiet site close to Inverness city centre
  • On the banks of the Caledonian Canal
  • Excellent base for exploring the Highlands

A Scottish canalside campsite within walking distance of Inverness? How utterly excellent.

Guests also use Torvean Caravan Park for exploring the rest of the Highlands from their watery base, as it's within easy reach of the area's most topping attractions, like Loch Ness, Urquhart Castle and, less than a mile away, the famed battlefield and visitor centre of Culloden.

Torvean is a small, peaceful and family-run site, overlooking Torvean Golf Course and a short stroll from gentle ambles and Loch Nesswards cruise afternoons on the Caledonian Canal.

The owners have set the site up to make it as comfy as poss for guests, with well-kept and modern facilities including a tiled, heated and spotlessly kept toilet block with two private cubicles as well as a separate unisex unit with a toilet and shower suitable for disabled guests.

Other facilities include a launderette, a washing-up area and free wifi; the site road is tarmaced for easy vehicle manoeuvring.


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8.2

Overall rating based on 21 reviews

 

76% would recommend this site to a friend.

81% would stay here again.

 
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EXCELLENT SITE CANT FAULT. 20/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom ian h. Confirmed

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

    NICE CLEAN EXCELLENT LOCATION.

    Disliked: 

    NOTHING

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Friendly staff and good size of pitches 13/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Paul T. Confirmed

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

    Our pitch was big and well maintained.

    Disliked: 

    Damp smell in the "small toilet/shower block and the fact that the shower in the "big" toilet block was not easy to operate.
    Generally the facilities were a bit dated

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Beware of dodgy shower cubicles! 11/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom audrey_o Confirmed

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

    Not much

    Disliked: 

    The shower cubicles were very badly designed, there was a step up and into the shower which had a wooden surface. This surface was slippy when wet and on entering the shower and stepping up, I slid on the wood and went flying buckling my legs and neck as i went down!! I reported this to the office guy and told him to tell the owner of the site. My 80 year old mother also complained about this in writing to the site... to date i have still had no apology or concern from the owner as to my accident !

    My husband also found round the back of the toilets, a drain which had human excrement rising out due to a blockage, there was no barrier surrounding it and kids could have easily been playing and ran into it. We were told it had been fixed previously but the warden didnt appear to be too concerned about it.

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Great site 20/06/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Sally p. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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

    Great atmosphere, very friendly, very clean

    Disliked: 

    Showers not great

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Lovely Clean & Quiet Site - Easy walking distance to ... 20/06/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom donna d. Confirmed

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

    Lovely Clean & Quiet Site - Easy walking distance to Inverness

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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Fabulous walk thro park into Inverness. 15/06/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Dave S. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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

    Fabulous walk thro park into Inverness.

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Good location just far enough from city centre to be ... 29/05/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom donald_m126232 Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass touring pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Good location just far enough from city centre to be peaceful but still walking distance.

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excellant weekend 13/04/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom william_m11 Confirmed

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

    idea for dog walking along the canal

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Excellent site very clean toilets site was very clean no rubbish lying 23/10/2016

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom John T. Confirmed

  • Electric grass touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Location, clean toilet blocks

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First class warden who couldn't do enough to help us. clean facities 16/10/2016

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom paul r. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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

    Lovely walks by caledonian canal. Clean well cared for shower block. Warden who went beyond call of duty to help us with our TV reception.Great easy to connect to wi fi.

    Disliked: 

    Difficult to find anything wrong

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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

Drainage hook-up points for tourers

Fully serviced pitches

Hard standings

Motorhome service point

Water hook-up points for tourers

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Peaceful

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Restaurant nearby

Tennis nearby

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Type

Large (51-200 pitches)

Location

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  • Glenurquhart Road Inverness, Highlands and Islands, Scotland, IV3 8JL
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 57.4649°N 4.2458°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Inverness: Farraline Park Bus Station — 1.4 miles
Inverness: Inshes Hospital Car Park Coach Stop — 2.0 miles
Lochend Coach Stop — 5.1 miles
Train stations
Inverness Rail Station — 1.3 miles
Beauly Rail Station — 8.4 miles
Muir of Ord Rail Station — 8.8 miles
Ferry ports
Inverness Loch Ness Ferry Landing — 5.1 miles
Invergordon Port Ferry Terminal — 15.5 miles
Cromarty Ferry Terminal — 16.9 miles
Airports
Inverness Airport — 8.5 miles

Directions


From the city centre take the A82 (Glenurquhart Road) heading to Drumnadrochit. Once you cross the Caledonian Canal swing bridge take an immediate right into the Caravan Park where a warm welcome awaits.

From Drumnadrochit (A82) as you first enter Inverness you will pass Torvean Golf Club on your right and the site is immediately left before the swing bridge over the Caledonian Canal.

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

You might dither as to whether you should wander/cruise the canal on your first morning here, or take the walk into Inverness: both are within easy reach.

The cruises on the Caledonian float along to Loch Ness and then to Urquhart Castle – yes, you are allowed to imagine yourself as a medieval warrior arriving at this ancient castle by boat. After Urquhart, several other castle and historic options are in the area, like Cawdor Castle in Nairnshire and a few dozen in the Highlands including Invergarry, Strome and Dunrobin.

And then to Inverness… Another castle is here – surprise – along with peaceful pursuits like the Inverness Museum, Inverness Botanical Gardens, the Ness Islands and the city's shops, festivals and cafés. Stick around in the evening for lively pubs, live music, good restaurants, and evenings at the Eden Court Theatre.

Elsewhere around this part of Scotland, Torvean Caravan Park is 30 minutes from Aviemore and the Spey Valley, an hour and a half from Ullapool and Fort William, and two hours from the Isle of Skye and John O'Groats.

Must see

  • Jacobite Cruises (0.1 miles)
  • Inverness Museum and Art Gallery (0.8 miles)
  • Culloden Visitor Centre (0.8 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:  12 p.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  4 p.m. –  8 p.m.
Depart:  10 a.m.

Torvean Caravan Park cancellation policy

No penalties

No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

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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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.
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Arrivals and departures
Late arrivals must notify the park as soon as possible. Your booking will be held for 24 hours. After this period the management reserves the right to relet your unit.
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Dogs
Dogs are not allowed in the accommodation units.
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.
Guide dogs are allowed on site free of charge.

General
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.
Bookings must not be for more than 31 consecutive nights.
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.
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and boots must be closed quietly.
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.

Occupancy
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.
Single-sex bookings of 4 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

Pitches
You must follow the management directives when pitching your tent/unit and related equipment.

Reception
Reception is open from 8am to 8pm between 18/03 and 24/10.

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

Vehicles
Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.
No vehicle movement between 10pm and 7am.
Only one car is to be parked by the pitch. Extra vehicles must be parked in the designated area.
The car is only included in the rate if you are travelling with a touring caravan or a tent. If you wish to bring a car along with your motorhome/campervan please select the extra.

Visitors
Visitors must leave the premises by 10pm.

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