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- 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 agree.
As well as those outstanding views, the site has plenty of practicaltities 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.
Open from 05/01/2022 to 10/31/2022
Twin axle vehicles are not permitted on site.
No charcoal barbecues allowed.
This site has no on-site toilet and shower facilities.
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).
There is no reception on-site: on arrival please contact the number provided on your booking confirmation.
There is no reception at this site. The site will provide the entry code via email before arrival.
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Non-electric gravel and hardstanding motorhome pitch
Max. persons: 4 x
One Campervan or Motorhome allowed per pitch
Pitch size : Max 2.0m width x 6.0m depth (6.6ft width x 19.7ft depth) Calculated area: 12.0m² (129.2ft²)
Ground type: Gravel and hardstanding
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Waste facilities, water and spectacular views for £10. What’s not …
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.
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.
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.
Check-in: self check-in (unattended)
Leisure on site
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on site
Car parking by pitch/unit
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Commercial vehicles allowed
Dogs allowed all year
Lake and/or mountain
Electric car charging point(s)
Gas cylinders available
No hot water
Dog walk nearby
Medium (26-50 pitches)
Horse riding nearby
Leisure/theme park nearby
Mountain biking nearby
Touring and motorhomes
- Coach stations
— 49.6 kilometres
- Train stations
Aviemore Rail Station
— 11.3 kilometres
11.3 kilometres Carrbridge Rail Station — 18.0 kilometres
18.0 kilometres Kingussie Rail Station — 25.0 kilometres
- Ferry ports
Inverness Loch Ness Ferry Landing
— 50.3 kilometres
— 50.1 kilometres
Arriving off the A9, take the B970 towards Glenmore and up the ski road to the 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 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.
- Speyside Heather Centre (16.6 kilometres)
- Glenlivet Estate (20.5 kilometres)
- Braemar Castle (21.8 kilometres)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.
Permitted arrival/departure time
|Camping and touring|
|Arrive:||noon –||10 p.m.|
|Depart by:||11 a.m.|
The site will provide the entry code via email before arrival.
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.
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 parkVisa
Terms and conditionsSite 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.
The site will provide the entry code via email before arrival.Read more
- How much does it cost to stay at Cairngorm Motorhome Site? From €11.47 (for 1 night, 4 people) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability