Ayr Craigie Gardens Caravan Club Site

Craigie Road, Ayr, South Ayrshire, KA8 0SS, Scotland

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Ideal for ...

  • Beach stays
  • Cycling
  • Dogs
  • Families
  • Motorhomes

Why stay here ...

Ayr Craigie Gardens Club Site is in the grounds of Craigie Estate with access close by to the River Ayr. It is within easy walking distance of the seaside town of Ayr with its long sandy beach and excellent shopping facilities. It is close to Ayr Racecourse and adjacent to the new campus for the University of the West of Scotland. There is a station nearby, offering easy access into the cities of Glasgow and Edinburgh. You can enjoy a bus trip from Ayr to Ireland at a very reasonable cost.

The beautiful Ayrshire countryside provided the inspiration for the National Bard of Scotland, Robbie Burns - the Burns Heritage Trail and the Burns Heritage Centre at Alloway is a must for visitors to Ayr Craigie Gardens Club Site. Culzean Castle and Country Park is easily accessible from the site and the boasts a dramatic clifftop setting. Golf enthusiasts will be in their element as there are no less than 40 golf courses in the area, which is why Ayr is known as the 'Golf Coast'. The caravan park also offers fun for the kids at nearby Heads of Ayr Farm Park, where they can to see the animals and enjoy the rides. An excursion on the Waverley or Balmoral is not to be missed as these are the only sea going paddle steamers in the world and will let you view some memorably scenic landscapes. Ferry crossings can also be made further along the coast to the Island of Arran, known as Scotland in miniature.

Things to do on site ...

  • Playground

Facilities on site ...

  • Baby changing facilities
  • BBQs allowed: charcoal, gas, electric
  • Disabled facilities: facilities for wheelchair disabled
  • Disabled shower room
  • Dishwashing area
  • Dog walk from site
  • Drive over waste disposal for motorhomes
  • Electric hook-up
  • Family washroom
  • Gas
  • Late arrivals area with electric hook-up
  • Laundry facilities
  • Motorhome service point
  • Toilet block
  • TV reception: fair
  • Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi charge
  • Wi-Fi rating: Silver

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Walking notes:

There are several signposted walks to enjoy from the site and in the local area. Ayrshire Coastal Path stretches for 148km along the coastline, much of it along sandy beaches. You can also head south from Ayr to see Greenan Castle.

Check out our ViewRanger walk.

Supermarket notes:
There is a Tesco store 1 mile from the site.

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Directions

From the North: turn off A77 Ayr Bypass at roundabout onto A719(signposted town centre, Whittlets, Racecourse). At traffic lights past racecourse turn left into Craigie Road. At next traffic lights turn left Into Craigie Way. At next roundabout take 2nd exit onto University Avenue and follow the signs into the site. From the South: at roundabout A70/A77 Ayr Bypass follow signs to Ayr town centre. At the next roundabout turn right into Station Road (keep in right-hand lane). At the next roundabout continue straight on into Craigie Road. At the traffic lights turn right into Craigie Way; at next roundabout take 2nd exit onto University Avenue and follow the signpost into the site.

Sites key: Club Site

Postcode:
KA8 0SS
GPS:
Lat 55.459489 / Lon -4.616242
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OS field ref:
NS346217
OS map ref:
70
Handbook map ref:
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Transport links

  • Bus stop within 1 mile
  • Car hire on site
  • Daily public Transport within 1 mile
  • Nearest port: {0}
  • Nearest train station: Ayr
  • Shop within 1 mile
  • Train station within 5 miles

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Ayr Craigie Gardens Caravan Club Site
Lovely clean and peaceful site. Wardens are lovely. Lovely walk into town and the beach. Relaxed atmosphere. Well done to the wardens and thanks.

Ollie and Isla

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Reviewed on 24/09/2021 19:08

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Peaceful setting yet surrounded by buildings

Ayr Craigie Gardens Caravan Club Site
A lovely small site nestled in an oasis of calm. Facility block extremely clean and well kept. Pitches were well kept and generally flat. Ideal location for walking into Ayr. Sadly like so many places the town is a little run down.

rajminder

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Reviewed on 23/09/2021 18:16

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wish all sites were like this

Ayr Craigie Gardens Caravan Club Site
Perfect location, easy to find and probably the friendliest wardens I have met . As a stopping of point for touring West Scotland its ideal.

billyboggins

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Reviewed on 23/09/2021 13:59

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Ayr Craigie Gardens Caravan Club Site

This was my third visit to Ayr. This is a favourite site of mine, perhaps my most favourite. For me, in a motorhome, my ideal site location is to be close to a town, or at least some civilisation in the form of shops, coffee shops and the like; to have a train station to go further afield – and/or buses too, perhaps; it helps if there is good cycling, preferably flat and it should have places of historic, scenic or other interest to visit. This site has all of those and the crowning glory for me is that the local people are so affable and friendly and will always chat if you are so inclined. And it’s by the sea – always a positive.

I very much like the site itself, albeit that everyone knows it is a little tired. It will benefit from some expenditure, and I gather a very significant amount has been earmarked, but, in the meantime, the site is perfectly acceptable and very far from the impression of a decaying shambles that some reviews may have left the reader with. The club need a new lease long enough to justify the investment proposed and I, at least, earnestly hope they secure it. For me it will be a great misfortune if this place had to close, and a loss to Ayr that needs the visitors it brings.

We all see things differently, but I am bemused, even upset, by some of the misleading comments about the site’s location and about the town of Ayr. The site is located by Ayrshire College and the University of the West of Scotland. If anything, this helps to make the surroundings more pleasant. It is not odd. The site is close to a large housing estate, but this is beyond the site – you don’t have to sully your outfit by driving through it – and it impinges not one jot on the site itself. I happily cycled through it more than once. I saw no issues; I wasn’t mugged, there are no tenements, I saw no fights or drunks or people exchanging drugs. I don’t say that never happens, like in any other town, city or estate, but this kind of stereotyping is so unfortunate. I promise potential visitors it should not put you off. It is not an issue, not even remotely.

As for Ayr itself: yes, it needs some investment. Parts are rundown, like many other seaside towns all over the UK. Money is short, the burden on taxpayers and rate payers is already great. If you’re used to affluent rural England or well-to-do towns in prosperous regions, Ayr might be a bit of a culture shock; but it is not a ruin. It has many of the quality High Street shops that other towns have lost. It has some lovely parts to explore. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Moreover, as a base, for visiting elsewhere, whether by bicycle or car or public transport it has lots and lots to offer. And the local people are an absolute delight.

Mick and Christine’s welcome was warm and efficient. Mick is very much the life and soul, and I was glad to get to know him. Together, indeed all four wardens, I am sure, although I did not meet the other couple, made this visit almost perfect.

Graydjames

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Reviewed on 22/09/2021 10:17

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1985 called and it wants its showers back

Ayr Craigie Gardens Caravan Club Site
Lovely, well maintained and friendly site in a bit of an odd location. You can walk to the station in 10 minutes and be in Glasgow an hour later (11.30 return), walk to the beach or town in 15 minutes. Ayr isnt especially tourist focussed. The site is in an urban location close to the car park for the college campus. Great for a stopover, but the longer term charms of Ayr are elusive. Showers are prehistoric and temperamental.

MartinandRosie

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Reviewed on 15/09/2021 20:52

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Telephone:
01292 264909

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Site information

All internal shared facility areas, including toilet and shower blocks, wash up areas, laundry rooms, drying rooms and information rooms will be fully open, however in order to continue to protect our staff, we will still be requiring social distancing, and the wearing of face coverings in our reception areas for the time being.

Remember, you only pay 5% VAT until 30 September 2021, then 12.5% VAT from 1 October 2021 to 31 March 2022 on Club campsite prices! All you need to do is book your holiday as normal, and the discount will be applied to the appropriate rate when you pay on site.