Ayr Craigie Gardens Caravan Club Site (REF : CRA)

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

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  • 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.

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:
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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
  • Train station within 5 miles

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Lovely holiday

Unfortunately after we arrived at Ayr Cragie site on the 2nd July, my husband was taken ill and needed the be taken to the local hospital. The staff on this site were very accommodating, they guided the ambulance into where we were and asked if we needed anything doing. When he came back they asked after him as to how he was. I can’t fault anything with their helpfulness and approach with the situation, fortunately my husband is now well and on the mend. Many thanks once again to all of them, they were fantastic. We hope to return sometime soon.
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Good site for visiting Ayr

The site is located a short distance from the river at Ayr and alongside the University development in the same area. A path leads along the river and to a series of bridges which lead across to the main part of the old town and the docks and beach front of Ayr. The river path is easlily reached form the site, although after navigation through University property (car parks). It is a nice walk into town. Access to the site with outfit is comparatively easy although some care is needed as travel is through some of the busier parts of the town's road network and round abouts. The whole area is pleasant with some space for dog walking outside the site. Overall a pleasant experience on site although the layout of the site does seem to give it a congested/closed in sort of feel about it. Site itself is clean and well kept and comfortable to be in. Wardens are pleasant and helpful. I would use the site again for a short visit to the town and local area but would not remain for a longer stay due to the congested feel of the site and lack of a dog walk. Definitely recommend for a town visit and perhaps to visit Trumps Golf Fantasia on the road to Girvan.
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All round top notch site - one of the best

  • Unfortunately, I had to cut my trip to Ayr Craigie Gardens short; however, my three nights were enough to take a very positive impression from this site. Like many of us in motorhomes, I do prefer sites close to towns or at least close to good public transport – trains or buses – and you get all of that here. The town can be reached fairly easily in about 15 to 20 minutes and the station is on route. A big Morrisons is also reached in about the same time. It is a about 25 minutes brisk walk to the sea front. There are plenty of walking and cycling opportunities although in my case mobility issues limited my explorations, but I hope to return.
  • I thought Ayr a bit of a mixed bag; very rundown in parts, but appealing in other parts with some major shops and plenty of the discount/charity/betting genre as you might expect. The riverside was not very attractive, but I only manged to see the part between the site and the town. Further inland I imagine it is better.
  • I really liked the site itself. It is set out in what is essentially a big oval with pitches all round and further pitches in the middle. What I really liked is that, despite the ubiquitous trees surrounding the site – high and mighty – the site felt open and spacious. Indeed, the pitches were big – where I was anyway, but all round I think for the most part. Many had lovely shrubbery borders between them; I picked one like that – so much nicer to look at than a neighbour’s car or awning and providing an extra element of privacy for those that seek it. I hate being enclosed, but this was different and very well kept too as was the whole site. All in all, this site definitely makes my list of topmost sites.
  • The wardens were great especially the lovely lady (sorry not sure of name) who had to bear with me whilst I stupidly got in a muddle with the electric (new bollards with auto-trip switches had me fooled) directed me to a pharmacist and then had to deal with my early departure. Thank you.
  • One complaint: The nature of the site, especially the long “back straight” had the feel of a race track and many took it as that with some of the most astonishing examples of speeding I have ever seen. I do not normally join those holier-than-thou types complaining about speeding on sites, though I accept it can be an issue, but here some of the speeds I observed were out of all proportion and this seriously needs addressing. I really mean this; it was very dangerous and when a family with a toddler arrived one evening, and I witnessed the boy repeatedly running across the road, I genuinely feared for him. Although the same family lost my respect two nights later when they played their music anti-socially loud until nearly 10pm. On that sort of issue, I frequently join with the holier-than-thou brigade. Unacceptable!
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One of the best Club site

We have stayed at Craigie Gardens a few times and love this site. A quiet oasis very close to the bustling city of Ayr. - shops within walking distance. The site is immaculately kept and the wardens always helpful. Easy access back on to the main road. Be careful if using satnav - it can take you through through the University grounds, with a closed barrier - make sure you get the right exit off the roundabout! I am sure we will be back.

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A chilled out break

Weve been here so many times as its a great destination to stay,nice and relaxing and very quiet,site is spotless and staff are very friendly,very helpful and easy to deal with,plenty of local attractions around surrounding area,plenty of pubs restaurants and takeaways,theres a small hut on right handside as you enter the site with loads of leaflets on what to do and lots of recomended menus for local eating,weve never experienced a bad time down here
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