Tummel Valley Holiday Park6.9
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Early risers may discover deer grazing outside their windows at Tummel Valley Holiday Park, near Pitlochry in Perthshire. Buried deep in the Tay Forest Park, this 'away from it all' site is great for wildlife, with red squirrels scampering around the leafy surrounds, the occasional elusive pine marten, and plenty of bird life on the river.
There are a small number of pitches for caravans and motorhomes, with good facilities, particularly for younger children: kids' clubs for ages four to ten, a decent-sized indoor pool that runs tots and watersports sessions, crazy golf, all weather sports courts, arcade games, an adventure playground and a duck pond for a spot of pond dipping.
Adults, meanwhile, will appreciate the sauna and solarium, scenic nature trails and fishing opportunities nearby. Another highlight is a drink or meal on the outdoor patio of the Riverside Bar and Restaurant, which has glorious views over the River Tummel. In the evenings, the venue livens up with cabaret, competitions and live music.
There’s a small shop and launderette on site, but you’ll need to head into nearby Pitlochry for more substantial provisions.
You could spend several days walking and cycling the beautiful Tay Forest trails around Tummel Valley Holiday Park, taking in the glens, rivers and lochs of Highland Perthshire. Top of most visitors’ list is the awesome vista over Loch Tummel from Queen’s View: cheeky Queen Vicky claimed it was her visit which inspired the viewpoint’s name, but according to the locals, it was actually named after Queen Isabella, the wife of Robert the Bruce, hundreds of years earlier.
Three miles north of Pitlochry is a stunning National Trust of Scotland site, the Pass of Killiecrankie, where the plunging river gorge is skirted by a Victorian railway viaduct.
Other ideas for day trips include Blair Atholl Castle, at the edge of the Cairngorm National Park - an eighteenth century beauty whose grounds include a folly-filled walled garden, woodland adventure playground and sculpture trail; the lochside village of Kenmore, where you can visit Scotland’s oldest inn to inspect the poem that Robert Burns carved into the fireplace; and the Fairtrade town of Aberfeldy, home to Dewar’s World of Whisky, perfect for a bit of souvenir shopping.
- Blair Castle (7.6 miles)
- Huntingtower Castle (28.2 miles)
- Caithness Glass Factory and Visitor Centre (28.8 miles)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.
- Schiehallion from Braes of Foss (2.2 miles)
- Schiehallion Scramble (2.3 miles)
- Falls of Bruar (5.6 miles)
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Overall rating based on 11 reviews
54% would recommend this site to a friend.
54% would stay here again.
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From the manager...
Thanks for reviewing your holiday and for your letter to Parkdean’s Management team at Tummel Valley after your holiday had ended. Having the opportunity to talk to you was helpful in terms of us explaining the differences between our star pitches and our serviced pitches. Whilst this was neither the responsibility of Pitch up or Parkdean, we did recognise your frustration in terms of sharing with your neighbour on a serviced pitch and we hope our gesture of goodwill has helped to restore your faith in our Customer Service at Tummel Valley. We apologise if our letter redirected you to Pitchup.com, any issue regarding your booking or your stay is dealt with by Parkdean as has now taken place.
From the manager...
Thank you for your review of our Tummel Valley Holiday Park.
We are so happy that you had a great time and you were impressed with the location.
We hope to see you again soon.
overall 50/50 2 Aug 2013
carol_c0 (Family with young children, 1 review) Confirmed
good facilities but not particularly suited for tourers 2 Jul 2013
Jeni_F (Family with young children, 1 review) Confirmed
Nice peaceful site 21 Feb 2014
hopepowell83 (Family with young children, 2 reviews)
Motorhome with 2 adults and 1 child and 2 dogs. 4 Sep 2012
Kim_W0 (Family with young children, 1 review) Confirmed
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Leisure on site
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on site
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Gas cylinders available
Touring and motorhomes
Electrical hook-up points for tourers
Commercial vehicles allowed
Dogs allowed all year
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Medium (26-50 pitches)
Ordnance Survey maps (GB and Northern Ireland only) are available at lower levels via the drop-down menu.
- Coach stations
Pitlochry: Fishers Hotel Coach Stop — 10.9mi
Ballinluig (Perth & Kinross): Road End Bus Stop — 13.8mi
Kindallachan (Perth & Kinross): Layby Bus Stop — 15.5mi
- Train stations
Blair Atholl Rail Station — 7.6mi
Pitlochry Rail Station — 10.9mi
Dalwhinnie Rail Station — 17.9mi
- Ferry ports
- Ardleish Pier — 38.4mi
- Dundee City Airport — 42.2mi
Take the A9 from Perth and head towards Pitlochry. Turn left opposite the north entrance to Pitlochry onto the B8019 signed Tummel Bridge. The park is 13 miles along this road and is signposted.
Nearest station - Pitlochry, 12-13 miles from the park. Main lines - Perth-Inverness via Pitlochry.
1. The nearest bus stop is on the park. There are only four buses per day but none on a Sunday.
2. Buses run every 2.5 hours. The buses run to Kinloch Rannoch – Tummel Bridge – Faskally – Pitlochry and return.
Permitted arrival/departure time
|Camping and touring|
|Arrive:||2 p.m. –||Anytime|
|Arrive:||4 p.m. –||11 p.m.|
Refunds not given.
Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.
Payment of balance
The balance is due 10 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 10 weeks then the balance should be paid within 1 day of booking.
Please contact Tummel Valley Holiday Park to arrange payment of balance using the telephone number in your confirmation.
After receiving your Pitchup.com confirmation, within 24 hours you will receive a second email confirming your booking from Parkdean. Please do not contact Parkdean prior to receipt of this email. This email will display a link to pay your balance.
Payment methods accepted on the parkMaestro