Silverbank Club Campsite

North Deeside Road, Banchory, Aberdeenshire, AB31 5PY, Scotland

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Ideal for ...

  • Cycling
  • Dogs
  • Walking

Why stay here ...

Silverbank Club Campsite is an open location just off the Aberdeen to Braemar Road; it runs parallel with the River Dee through some absolutely splendid countryside. Nearby Banchory is a popular little holiday town offering a wealth of activities for all the family, including pony trekking, fishing and a golf course. Whilst staying at the caravan site, you will want to take the time to visit Cairngorm National Park and Aberdeen, the capital of the Grampian Highlands and Britain's Cleanest City. Just some of the highlights this city boasts are its floral displays, clean sandy beach, narrow cobbled streets, busy harbour and educational Maritime Museum. For the children, there is a fun Science Centre with over 50 hands-on interactive exhibits and live science shows as well as the family history shop.

There are plenty of excellent walking choices available from Silverbank Club Campsite, including some lovely dog walks. A 2.5 mile saunter will bring you to the Bridge of Feugh where you can sometimes spot salmon leaping up the falls. For a longer walk, explore Glen Muik where you can go right around the Loch and will almost certainly spot deer. The site is also a great base for exploring fascinating historic sites such as Crathes Castle which has an adventure playground for children, Drum Castle and Gardens, and the beautiful castle and grounds at Balmoral.

With all these local activities at hand, this caravan park makes for a memorable family holiday.

Facilities on site ...

  • BBQs allowed: charcoal, gas, electric
  • Disabled facilities: facilities for wheelchair disabled
  • Disabled shower room
  • Dishwashing area
  • Dog walk from site
  • Dog walk on site
  • Drive over waste disposal for motorhomes
  • Electric hook-up
  • Gas
  • Laundry facilities
  • Motorhome service point
  • Toilet block
  • TV reception: good
  • Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi charge
  • Wi-Fi rating: Gold

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Walking notes:

There are numerous good walking routes in the local area.

Check out the huge range of free pre-mapped walks and hikes near our campsites at Outdooractive's website. You can download the free Outdooractive app and member's can save €10 on an Outdooractive Pro or Pro+ annual subscription.

Supermarket notes:

The closest are Tesco (5 minute walk) and Morrisons (10 minute walk) in Banchory, about half a mile from the site.

Great savings on days out

Offers available to Club members

Offer image for: Go Ape - Crathes - 10% discount
Offer image for: Grampian Transport Museum - Two for the price of one
Offer image for: The Gin Bothy Experience - 10% discount
Offer image for: Peterhead Prison Museum - 10% discount
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Directions

Turn left off the A90 (Laurencekirk - Aberdeen) on the outskirts of Stonehaven (ignore the first signpost to A92, Stonehaven, Banchory) onto the A957 (signposted Spurryhillock, Stonehaven, Banchory). Continue past the industrial estate. At the T-junction turn left and almost immediately right (about 180 metres) into Farrochie Road. At the roundabout continue left onto the A957 (signposted Banchory). In about 12 miles at the T-junction turn left into the road signposted Braemar. The site is on the left on approaching outskirts of Banchory (200yds past 30mph sign and signpost Banchory). From the west: follow the A93 to Banchory. In the town centre go straight on at the traffic lights. The site is on the right in 1.5 miles. From the east: follow the A93 to the outskirts of Banchory (Tesco on the right). The site is on the left, 22 yards past the 30MPH sign. Please only use these recommended directions for the final approach and not SatNav, due to alternative routes being unsuitable for towing. Access via B974 is not recommended.

Sites key: Club Site

Postcode:
AB31 5PY
GPS:
Lat 57.05759 / Lon -2.4703
Plan a route to this site
OS field ref:
NO713961
OS map ref:
45
Handbook map ref:
G16

Transport links

  • Bus stop within 1 mile
  • Buses go to: Aberdeen and Braemar
  • Car hire on site
  • Daily public Transport within 1 mile
  • Nearest park and ride: Aberdeen from Kingswells
  • Nearest port: {0}
  • Shop within 1 mile

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Great site fantastic staff

Silverbank Club Campsite
I must admit we have always said that the staff make a site great and there is no exception here as Mark and Samantha are fantastic. They were really friendly and helpful from the start of our holiday. The site is spotless due to their hard work and you see how hard they work to maintain it. Always smiling and around to help and even giving away a spare brake cable to help a new caravaner get on his journey. Keep up the great work and yet another great set of wardens that inspire us to be wardens.

JohnBrines

Caravanner from Renfrewshire

Reviewed on 29/06/2022 18:12

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Great Site & well maintained

Silverbank Club Campsite
This is a great site - hard to believe that only 2 wardens work here as the place is immaculate & clean. Wardens were very visible and very helpful. The location is great for Deeside and Aberdeen plus historical buildings and Trust properties. Some road noise (it is on the A93) but not too intrusive. I would return but only as part of another Scottish tour as it is too far from my home base for short-ish trips

Huw Edwards

Reviewed on 27/06/2022 12:03

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Silverbank Club Campsite
Having recently enjoyed a 10 night stay at Silverbank, our second visit this year, we can't wait to return. The site is immaculate and Mark and Sam must be applauded for their excellent work. Regarding an earlier review, which differs somewhat to mine (!), before our first visit I received a courteous phone call informing me that arrival time was now 1.00pm, which I had already read about in the pre-arrival e-mail. Surely, as C&MC members, it is up to us to read these messages and abide by Club rules. Over the past few years this site has been blessed with excellent Wardens and, in my opinion, this continues to be the case. Now, how about providing some fully serviced pitches?!

Whiskyman

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Reviewed on 21/06/2022 21:32

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Superbly maintained site.

Silverbank Club Campsite
My wife and I stayed for 7 nights in May, our first visit. We were impressed by the friendly and efficient wardens who worked tirelessly maintaining the site to an excellent standard. With regard the last reviewer’s comment, we received a friendly reminder by phone two days before arrival regarding the ‘new’ arrival time of 13:00 and received a very friendly and efficient welcome on arrival. We were fast tracked onto the site with check in effected later after pitching. The site is accessed directly from the main road with very little room to accommodate a queue and this fast track approach worked excellently. The ‘new’ arrival time is now universal and I suggest all members get used to it. First class site beautifully maintained by very friendly and efficient wardens. Any number of attractions in and around Royal Deeside catering for all tastes. Will certainly visit again when touring in this part of Scotland.

jayaretee

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Reviewed on 08/06/2022 17:08

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Disappointing and noisy

Silverbank Club Campsite
We were greeted by a stern waving on as we arrived 10mins early. Be warned that it says 12 in the book and the actual time to arrive is 1 pm. The first set of wardens were unpleasant but the second set far better. There is a washing machine that cost £4 a cycle, but doesn’t have facilities to spin or add fabric conditioner. The tumble dryer at £1 per 15 minutes. There is no iron or board. There is a useful information kiosk with also second hand book swap near the site entrance. There is a fair amount of noise from the busy main road (A93) running directly at the side of the site, and it continues throughout the night. It’s worse when there are fewer caravans/ motor homes on site. There was also some noise from the sawmill adjacent, inconsiderate guests and the first warden on his loud vehicle at 09.04 on a Saturday morning onwards. There is a pleasant walk into Banchory village left out of the site and turn left immediately after it. It drops down to the river and you can go along as far as the hotel and onwards into the village, around 1.6 miles. Crathes Castle is a National Trust property about a mile away and with a visit. The pitches are a reasonable size but it would be preferable to face the woods and river, if only club rules allowed, in order to enjoy the lovely views. The site is well maintained and the toilet blocks spotless. The mobile signal was limited using EE and Vodaphone. Not a site for us. Give us a nice quiet CL any day.

BlackandBrown

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Reviewed on 06/06/2022 16:50

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Telephone:
01330 822477

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Before you travel

Ahead of your arrival onsite, please check our Before you travel webpage (camc.com/beforeyoutravel) for key information about roadworks or diversions and any site works that may be underway.

With our campsites busier than ever right now, we'd really appreciate your support with a few things to help everyone have a safe and enjoyable stay. Please be mindful of site arrival times (as they do vary), keep children and pets close by and within sight, and ensure you keep your speed below 5mph. Thank you!