Glenesk Caravan Park is situated in an unspoilt woodland setting approximately one and a half miles north west of Edzell. The facilities include electric hook-ups for every pitch, a well equipped playground, reception lounge with TV, indoor games room, heated toilet block and separate laundry room. There is a small tuck shop and gas is available. Morning papers and sundries are delivered daily on request.Open from:
Glen Esk is set in a wonderful landscape of moorland, native woodland, plantations, enclosed arable land and rough pasture, high ground with cliffs, corries and Mount Keen is the most easterly Munro. Loch Lee, at Invermark, is particularly striking. The road to the Glen opens out through the Arch of Edzell, and a sense of anticipation and excitement is guaranteed as the visitor approaches the Glen.
- Edzell Castle
- Scone Palace
- House of Dun
and much more
Based on 2 review(s)
Edinburgh 15 Jul 2010
It was a nice surprise when we arrived at Glenesk Caravan Park to be offered our choice of any vacant pitch, but as I was hammering in the last pegs around my awning I wondered if I would later regret my choice.
Situated on the Burn Estate, two miles from the village of Edzell, the site’s hard standing pitches centre around a small lochan, stocked and available for fishing, and are surrounded by woodland, providing an idyllic and peaceful setting. However, it was as I hammered in those last pegs I realised that I had not packed any midge repellent. My fears were unfounded though, as perhaps by some fluke, there wasn’t a midge in sight despite the combination of water and trees.
As with many smaller quiet sites the facilities were fairly basic compared to some of the larger sites, but they were perfectly adequate with the fairly usual heated toilet block (20p for a shower), laundry, games & TV room, dish wash area, small tuck shop, and gas for sale. I should point out that the toilet block is tucked into one corner of the site, making them a bit of a walk from the camping area and some of the further out pitches.
While the site itself may be quiet, there is plenty to do in the surrounding area. The nearby village of Edzell is reasonably walk able, with a good selection of amenities including a pub, takeaway, and local shops including an excellent local butcher. Also worth a visit is picturesque Edzell castle, lying just outside the village.
The A90 is only a few more miles down the road, offering easy access into Angus, and further afield to Fife or Aberdeenshire, where a wealth of attractions can be found, including beautiful walking country and excellent golf courses. Glenesk is definitely worth a visit, though best take the midge repellent just in case.
Angus / Scotland 10 Aug 2009
A nice quiet caravan / camping site in a fantastic setting.
The park itself is in a wonderful location if you enjoy the outdoors. The facilities may be dated but they are clean and in good order.
The caravan pitches are an excellent size for beginners (like me) and the staff are more than helpful if you need them.
The lochan is well stocked with coarse fish and really adds to the parks atmosphere.
We found the park to be managed very well. They are strict on the things that they need to be strict on ( Noise, Litter, Loose dogs) and very accomodating when it comes to adding to your holiday ( Arrival time, Departure Time, Pitch allocation).
A real gem.
The only downside being the walk to the dishwashing area from some of the pitches however it is not that far in the scheme of things!
Glenesk Caravan Park, Enzell, Angus, Scotland