Book 5,344 campsites, glamping sites and holiday parks throughout the UK, Europe and the Americas

Feefo service rating

Cairngorm Motorhome Site

7.2
View prices & book
From £12/€13.97/A$21.57/US$14.70/CA$19.76/CHF13.78/SEK151.53/DKK103.89/NOK143.06/ISK2,080/ARS2,464.65/CLP12,931/PEN55.97/NZ$23.06/ZAR258.89/PLN65.52/R$76.23/CZK340.64/RSD1,639/HUF5,762.22/RUB899.93/CN¥103.73 (for 1 night, 4 people)

Why not enter some details and get an accurate price?

Cairngorm Motorhome Site: View from a pitch

General

  • Motorhome aire five minutes’ drive from Glenmore, in the Cairngorms
  • Rothiemurchus 10 minutes’ drive; Highland Folk Museum 35 minutes
  • Secure gated site with views of Loch Morlich

Anyone on a driving holiday through Cairngorms National Park should really do themselves a favour and book a spot at Cairngorm Motorhome Site. Yes, this aire sits in a car park, but Coire na Ciste is as far removed from your average car park as it gets. Indeed it's safe to assume that its spectacular location will have most people saying 'Take my money now'.

This stopover for motorhomes and campervans is about three miles (five minutes’ drive) from the village of Glenmore. What are the best things about staying here? Let's see… well, it's impossible not to talk about the views first: forested mountains as far as the eye can see and Loch Morlich at your feet. Pretty epic, you’ll surely agree.

As well as those outstanding views, the site has plenty of amenities including a water feed and disposal points for grey water, chemical waste and refuse. (However, please note that there are no showers or toilets, and no hot water either, so only vehicles with an onboard toilet are allowed here.) This is a secure site with gated access and a code-locked entry system, so advance booking is essential.

For a daily charge, guests can also access all the facilities at the resort of Cairngorm Mountain (five minutes' drive), including a café and toilets, plus activities such as guided walks and tubing. There’s also the Mountain Garden, planted with hardy species that thrive at low temperatures. Or you can head to Loch Morlich, where you can sit on a sandy beach (or have a go at canoeing and paddleboarding) with views of snow-capped peaks.

Please note

Twin axle vehicles are not permitted on site.

No charcoal barbecues allowed.

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

Bookings must not be for more than 3 consecutive nights.

Group bookings of 6 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).

This site has no on-site toilet and shower facilities.

There is no reception at this site. The site will provide the entry code via email before arrival.


Arrive:
Depart: (2 nights)
Party:

Edit search…

Click/tap once to select your first day, and again for your departure day.


Booking as a group?

Reviews

7.2

Overall rating based on 5 reviews

 

80% would recommend this site to a friend.

80% would stay here again.

 

More ratings

Location
Value for money
Accommodation
Facilities/activities
Customer service
Child friendliness
Cleanliness
Wifi



Only showing reviews for the last 30 months.

Reset filters
Anonymous user

Thank you10/29/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric gravel and hardstanding motorhome pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Thank you

    Disliked: 

Overall
10
Location
Value for money
Accommodation
Facilities/activities
Customer service
Child friendliness
Cleanliness
Wifi
Default avatar

Good views but unable to control the weather10/22/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomClaire D.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric gravel and hardstanding motorhome pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Location was lovely

    Disliked: 

    The howling wind that came off the mountain. This kept us a awake.

Overall
6
Location
Value for money
Accommodation
(No rating)
Facilities/activities
(No rating)
Customer service
(No rating)
Child friendliness
(No rating)
Cleanliness
(No rating)
Wifi
(No rating)

Waste facilities, water and spectacular views for £10. What’s not …10/03/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomDavid W.Confirmed

  • Non-electric gravel and hardstanding motorhome pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Waste facilities, water and spectacular views for £10.
    What’s not to like

    Disliked: 

From the manager...

Thank you for taking time and providing a top marks review of your stay with us at our Motorhome Park. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay in our beautiful location. We Hope you will come and stay again.

Overall
10
Location
Value for money
Accommodation
Facilities/activities
Customer service
(No rating)
Child friendliness
(No rating)
Cleanliness
Wifi
(No rating)
Anonymous user

Good facilities for all waste disposal. Warden on site.09/22/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric gravel and hardstanding motorhome pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The view! Level hardstanding pitches and felt secure as the entry gate was coded.

    Disliked: 

    Helicopter pad next door. Didn't affect my stay but not sure about high season.

From the manager...

Thank you for providing a review of your stay with us at our Motorhome Park. We're really pleased to hear you scored us top marks for location, customer service and cleanliness and will pass that on to our team who will be delighted to hear that. We do have contractors using a temporary working base with a helicopter to reinstate our mountain railway so I can appreciate this wasn't ideal. I want to reassure you this is just a short term measure and when we re-open after this season (in spring 2023) this will no longer be located there. We do hope you'll visit us again.

Overall
8
Location
Value for money
Accommodation
Facilities/activities
Customer service
Child friendliness
(No rating)
Cleanliness
Wifi
(No rating)
Anonymous user

A car park next to a building site.09/21/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric gravel and hardstanding motorhome pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The view

    Disliked: 

    Everything else

From the manager...

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us at our Motorhome stopover park. We're really disappointed to hear you didn't enjoy your stay and whilst you liked the view you had a number of other disappointing issues. We do have some work going on at present to reinstate our mountain railway. Our contractors Balfour Beatty have a site near to the Motorhome Site however I want to reassure you that this is just a temporary working base for them and it will be removed in the coming month and certainly before we re-open for the spring season in 2023. We apologise this caused you any disruption during your stay and we do hope you'll consider giving us another try in the future.

Overall
2
Location
Value for money
Accommodation
Facilities/activities
Customer service
Child friendliness
Cleanliness
Wifi
(No rating)

Features

Coronavirus

Check-in: self check-in (unattended)

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

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Lake and/or mountain

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

No hot water

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Medium (26-50 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Tennis nearby

Watersports nearby

Touring and motorhomes

Seasonal pitches

Location

[[ campsite.name ]]
This site does not currently take bookings here on Pitchup.com.
[[ place.name ]]
  • Coire na Ciste car park, Cairngorm Mountai, Aviemore, Highlands and Islands, Scotland, PH22 1RB
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 57.1465°N 3.6587°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Fishers Hotel — 49.6 kilometres
Train stations
Aviemore Rail Station — 11.3 kilometres
Carrbridge Rail Station — 18.0 kilometres
Kingussie Rail Station — 25.0 kilometres
Ferry ports
Inverness Loch Ness Ferry Landing — 50.3 kilometres
Airports
Inverness Airport — 50.1 kilometres

Directions


Arriving off the A9, take the B970 towards Glenmore and up the ski road to the site.

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

For a year-round Christmassy vibe, you can count on the residents at Cairngorm Reindeer Herd (five minutes’ drive). Experienced handlers share their knowledge of the animals during paddock visits here, or you can book a trip up the hill to spend time in the thick of the 150-strong herd.

A splendid landscape of forests, mountains and glens awaits at Rothiemurchus (10 minutes), where you can take part in a range of outdoor activities: from pony trekking to axe throwing, and from white-water tubing to quad biking. As you roam the estate, you're also likely to come across the local wildlife, from deer to Highland cattle.

Curious about the history of the area? At the Highland Folk Museum (35 minutes), a series of reconstructed buildings – including Scottish Travellers’ tents and a 1930s school – help to illustrate three centuries of domestic, agricultural and industrial life.

Must see

  • Speyside Heather Centre (16.6 kilometres)
  • Glenlivet Estate (20.5 kilometres)
  • Braemar Castle (21.8 kilometres)

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:  noon –  10 p.m.
Depart by:  11 a.m.

Cairngorm Motorhome Site cancellation policy

No refunds within 2 days of arrival date.

Bookings cannot be amended within 2 day(s) of arrival.

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. Cairngorm Motorhome Site will debit the balance from your card 12 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 12 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking, or at any point before the due date.

Payment methods accepted on the park

PayPal
Visa
MasterCard
Maestro

Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • Does Cairngorm Motorhome Site have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Cairngorm Motorhome Site dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Cairngorm Motorhome Site? For a year-round Christmassy vibe, you can count on the residents at Cairngorm Reindeer Herd (five minutes’ drive). Experienced handlers share their knowledge of the animals during paddock visits here, or you … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Cairngorm Motorhome Site?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  noon –  10 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Cairngorm Motorhome Site? From €13.81 (for 1 night, 4 people) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

Close

Your claim is being sent…

Close

Contact cairngorm-motorhome-site


Close

Terms and conditions

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

Changes to your holiday

General

Dogs

Safety

Occupancy

Safety

Arrivals and departures

Vehicles

Safety

Arrivals and departures

General

Arrivals and departures

General

Vehicles

Admission

Additional terms

There is no reception at this site. The site will provide the entry code via email before arrival.

Please be aware that after heavy rain fall the drinking water may look discolored. The water goes through a four way filtration system and is safe to drink.

Close