Firbank Park

Old Hall, South Deeside Road, Dinnet, Aboyne, Aberdeenshire, AB34 5PJ

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Firbank Park is located in beautiful Royal Deeside within the Cairngorms National Park. This is the place to come if you love nature, peace and quiet. The hardstanding pitches are nestled amongst mature Douglas Fir, Scotch Pine and Oak trees and are generously spaced out within the 5 acre site. Each pitch offers an electric hook up and your own fresh water source.

There is an abundance of wonderful walks, cycle tracks, Munros (mountains at least 3000ft high) to climb all right on your doorstep. Cycle hire is available locally. The River Dee is less than 50m to the North and fishing and horse riding is available on the local Glen Tanar Estate. Or if you want to simply relax Firbank is a beautiful place just to be and to soak up the natural beauty and tranquillity of the area.

Dinnet Oakwood, one of the oldest Oak woods in Scotland, runs behind the site. You will share your visit with the local wildlife including Red Squirrel, Roe Deer, Pine Martins, Badgers, Kite and Buzzards all of which can be spotted on a regular basis. For this reason, we ask that dogs are kept on leads at all times when within the site.

Loch Kinnord Hotel is a leisurely 10 minute stroll away where you can enjoy a drink in their bar. They also offer fine dining but booking is essential. Adjacent to the hotel you will find bus stops heading East and West with services connecting you to the local villages and as far as Aberdeen City.

The villages of Ballater, to the West, and Aboyne, to the East, are both 10 minutes drive away by car or bus. Both have a reasonably sized supermarket, chemist, doctor, cafes, shops, restaurants and takeaways. When in Ballater you will see many of the shops which have been awarded the Royal Warrant recognising their service to The Royal Family. One of our favourite haunts is Shorty’s Ice Cream Parlour in Ballater where all the ice creams are made on site and are delicious!

Balmoral Castle is only a 20 minute drive away and when out and about you may be lucky enough to see a member of the Royal Family who regularly walk around Ballater and the surrounding area. If you see someone you think looks like the Queen then it probably will be!
Braemar (home of the world famous Braemar Gathering) is a 30 minute drive and is well worth a visit with some quaint little shops and eateries. The newly renovated Fife Arms Hotel is very interesting and hosts some very unique and expensive artwork including a wax model of Queen Victoria and a real Picasso! Making it an ideal excuse for a bite to eat, a coffee or a wee dram.

Archie and Justine would love to share this beautiful part of Royal Deeside with you and will be available if you need any further information or help during your stay. We look forward to welcoming you.

Facilities on site ...

  • Dog walk from site
  • Drive over waste disposal for motorhomes

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Latest arrival time: 10:00 PM

Latest departure time: 12:00 PM

6.5 acres

Electric amperage: 16

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Lat 57.07164 / Lon -2.88721
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What a find, peaceful quiet site with huge space between other units, swimming in the river Dee across from the entrance from the site, hosts were welcoming and wanted us to get the most out of our stay, plenty of walks on the doorstep, loved every moment, will definitely return... You have done a great job Alan and Jude

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Reviewed on 24/07/2022 22:22

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Firbank Cl only opened last week and it was a real treat to be among the first to stay on this fantastic site. The Cl is surrounded by mature woodlands which back onto the Glen Tanar estate with miles of picturesque tracks, paths and walks. Also a cycle path which runs between Aboyne and Ballater, both only 5-10 mins by car. We thoroughly enjoyed our 5 nights there. The site owners Justine and Archie made us very welcome, they are lovely, friendly and very helpful. They are clearly passionate about their new venture, keen to make the site as good as it can possibly be for their guests. We will definitely be back soon as this is one of the best CL’s we’ve stayed at, and they’ve only just started …

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Reviewed on 20/07/2022 18:40

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I stayed for just one night at this lovely brand new CL but luckily arrived early enough to be able to take advantage of the fantastic walks right on the doorstep. Behind the site is a lovely oak woodland, full of birdsong and from there, the trails join a wider track towards Glen Tanar. On the other side of the site, across the quiet South Deeside Road, is the River Dee with footpaths and the occasional bench along the riverside from where I enjoyed watching the fish jumping for insects in the approaching dusk. Apart from the wonderful, peaceful location, the site is the best CL I've stayed at. The pitches are huge and level with electric and water at each and the site is surrounded by ancient woodlands including Douglas Firs on one side that the owners were busy adding to when I arrived - they are clearly in it for the long haul. They could not have been more welcoming, and their enthusiasm for this new venture was plain to see. They made sure that I had everything I needed and described various local walks for me with my dogs. This is a great stopover or base from which to explore Deeside and I will definitely be back.

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Reviewed on 15/07/2022 21:22

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Just had a wonderful stay at the newly opened Firbank Park. The peace and tranquility at this CL in a stunning setting made for a fantastic time. The owners, Justin & Archie are brilliant and made us feel so welcome. It's a perfect location for relaxing walking with the dog or cycling with lots of tremendous paths close by. We'll definitely be back!

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Reviewed on 08/07/2022 17:55

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