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Auchnahillin Caravan and Camping Park (Inverness)

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Address: Daviot East / Inverness / Highland / Scotland

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      24.07.2009 15:38
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      A decent site, handy for road and cycle routes with good facilities

      This site is 8 miles south of Inverness and close to the main A9 trunk road and Cycle Route 7. We chose it for our camping holiday as it was between the Great Glen (and Loch Ness) and Aberdeen where we were staying for our last night.

      Despite having chosen this as a functional stop-over, we did enjoy our overnight stay here. The camping field we stayed in is adjacent to the toilet blocks and the children's play area and a few yards from the reception building so is handily placed. Electrical hook-ups for tents are also available which was useful.

      The pitches themselves were well marked out with plenty of room for our 4-man tent and car. The land was flat but well-drained with each pitch having direct access to the roadway so there was no need to drive across the field.

      The site also accepts dogs which was one of the reasons we chose it. Like many sites, they ask that dogs are kept on leads at all times, which is fine by us. A dog walking field is provided where dogs can run free, although this was rather boggy when we visited it and had rather tall grass so we were afraid of losing sight of the dog. Certainly if we'd thrown his ball he wouldn't have been able to find it!

      The toilet blocks were clean, well lit and well maintained with pine finish so they reminded me of a giant sauna! Although obviously not with the temperatures! The washing-up area and laundry room were in the same block and again furnished to a high standard. The showers were 20p for approximately 5 minutes, run by a slot meter.

      The reception area doubles as a shop and is very small. The shop sells really only the basics (bread, milk, some tinned goods, matches, etc) so one would be well advised to bring anything you need with you.

      We did have concerns about the noise and disturbance with being so close to the children's play area but come 10pm the noise dropped off completely and we had a peaceful late evening and night.

      We went at the start of July 2009 and the site charged us £13.00 for a pitch with electricty and even waived the usual 50p charge for the dog. Prices for un-powered pitches vary between £5 for a small single-person pitch to £12.50 for a large pitch for a 6 person tent.

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