Dalraddy Holiday Park Aviemore, Highland, Scotland, PH22 1QB (Location map)
Open all year
Dalraddy Holiday Park is a quiet family campsite near Aviemore, set in 25 acres of Scottish birch woodland. Beyond the quiet beauty of the location, this campsite can offer you a host of exciting action-packed holiday activities, thanks to the links between the Alvie and Dalraddy Estates. This unique holiday park boasts views of the mighty Cairngorm Mountains, and you can walk to the River Spey from the site. Tents, campervans, motorhomes and caravans are all welcome and the site can offer electric hook-ups for those who want to use them. 50 of the pitches are for tents of all shapes and sizes. Dogs are welcome.
The holiday park has its own licensed shop, selling beer, wine and spirits as well as essential groceries. There is also a children's play park. The showers, washbasins and toilets have been upgraded recently and you'll also find laundry and washing up areas. If you enjoy watching TV during your caravan holidays, it's recommended that you take a portable satellite dish, since the trees hamper TV reception.
Adrenaline-fuelled activities on offer here include Quad Bike Tours, a Zip Wire Park, canoeing, sailing, skiing, golf, gliding, rock climbing, mountain biking, paintballing and clay pigeon shooting. Other activities include bushcraft survival courses, archery, gorge walking, cooking demonstrations and expeditions involving deer feeding and photography, at suitable times of the year to suit the animals.
Dalraddy is near Kincraig, Aviemore and Kingussie. It's in an ideal spot to use as your base camp for rugged mountaineering and hillwalking holidays in the Scottish Highlands. Equally it makes a comfortable holiday park for relaxing holidays exploring this mountainous region by car or motorhome. As well as long holidays, short breaks are available. Dogs are welcome to accompany you on holiday here.
Dalraddy also offers two and three bedroomed static holiday caravans for hire. These caravans are well equipped with beds, bedlinen, towels, fridge, a TV and a shower rooms with toilets. You can hire these holiday caravans for short breaks of four nights or more during the quieter months. But in July and August, the caravans are available from Saturday to Saturday for seven-night holidays. In the winter you can still hire these static caravans, but will need to use the central toilet block, since the mains water has to be switched off to avoid frost damage between October and April.
There are also some luxury log cabins or chalets for hire. Rent a chalet with two or three bedrooms and stay in comfort. These log cabins or chalets are well insulated and have showers or a bath, a toilet, fridge, electric cooker, colour TV and fresh bed linen for you to use. As with the static caravans, you can have short breaks in the low season, or hire a cabin for whole weeks in July and August.
If you decide to make the Cairngorms your regular retreat, make sure you check out the beautiful luxury chalets for sale at Dalraddy Holiday Park.
Self-catering flats and cottages for hire are also available at Dalraddy Holiday Park's twin, Alvie Estate. You can even get married, hold shooting and fishing parties, business meetings and family parties at Alvie House, which is a mid-19th century Edwardian shooting lodge.
One of the joys of exploring new places is that you'll have a chance to taste local foods. You won't need to go on Alvie's Bushcraft Survival Course to get the finest local ingredients to cook on holiday. At Dalraddy and Alvie Estates you'll be able to try the best meat, farmed right here on these lands. Happy farm animals mean tasty and guilt-free meat to eat, so you'll be able to enjoy Alvie's shorthorn beef, lamb and venison. When they're in season, Alvie's Elsanta strawberries are recommended for their colour, texture and flavour.
For more things to do and places to visit in the Scottish Highlands read our sister magazine Practical Caravan's Travel Guide to Caravan Holidays in Scotland – http://bit.ly/1BzDGNL.
Cairngorm Mountain, Highland wildlife Park, Landmark, Ruthven Barracks, nearby Whisky trail. For more things to do and places to visit in Scotland please see the Practical Caravan Travel Guide to Scotland – http://www.practicalcaravan.com/caravan-travel-guides/29609-scotland
quad bikes, walking, paint ball, skiing
Based on 2 review(s)
Perth 30 Jul 2012
Welcome good, cleanliness, great. Toilets immaculate. Tent area - why is this up on the exposed hill? Our friends, who had borrowed our tent slept in the car as the tent got ripped by the storms. Tourers stuck on tight pitches inbetween trees. We had our dog who was never left alone at any time. Yes, he barked, which we controlled. Suddenly got a visit from a warden telling us that complaints had been given to her. This was the first time we had been spoken to and were told that if there was another complaint, we would be asked to leave. Nice approach - NOT!! It was a strange site in that nobody spoke to anyone else, even the kids playing in the park were silent. Parallel universe? Now, we wouldn't welcome a barking dog ourselves, but we did control him. Seems that we were on a site where tolerance and civility was left at the gate.
Angus / Scotland 28 Apr 2010
We stayed here for 3 nights as a base for skiing at Cairngorm. Excellent site, warm facilities including indoor washing up area which is a godsend when its -10C outside! Well laid out site with planty of room on the pitches and reasonable distance between pitches as well. Nice little shop with the sort of things you forget. Great staff, very helpful. Sheltered in the trees so expect the rain to last a wee bit longer ! Dalraddy Holiday Park, Aviemore, Highlands, Scotland