Blair Drummond Caravan Park (REF : XBD)

Cuthil Brae, Blair Drummond, Stirling, Stirling, FK9 4UP, Scotland

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Ideal for ...

  • Cycling
  • Dogs
  • Families
  • Motorhomes
  • Walking

Why stay here ...

Blair Drummond Caravan Park is a charming park set within and around the old walled garden of Blair Drummond House. The sheltered site is surrounded by fine mature trees and shrubs. Adjacent to the site old amenity woodland is under renovation and there are interesting paths with wonderful displays of rhododendrons and spring bulbs.

Blair Drummond Caravan Park is set within Blair Drummond Estate and there are many quiet private tracks and roads safe for walking and cycling with children. Quarry Loch, the adjacent River Teith and woodlands provide ample opportunity for bird watching.

Adjacent to the site Blair Drummond Safari Park houses Scotland's only elephants and is a brilliant day out. Caravan Park visitors can buy tickets allowing multiple visits for the cost of a standard ticket.

Blair Drummond provides an excellent base for exploring the local area. We are a gateway to the Highlands and  Edinburgh and Glasgow are both under an hour away.  Both have wonderful museums, all free, and several recently renovated. Stirling and Doune Castle are both ten minutes away. There are great beaches in Fife, Munroes to climb and Loch Lomond National Park, all within a few miles. Oban, Loch Fyne and Glen Coe are all within an easy days drive. Quiet cycle routes on minor roads are within easy access from the caravan park.

TV good signal on site is good with satellite box available to loan.

To enquire please call the site on 01786 841208.

Things to do on site ...

  • Play area

Facilities on site ...

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

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Supermarket notes:

Sainsburys, Tesco and Morrisons supermarkets can be found in Stirling, about 6 miles away.

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Directions

From M9: Leave M9 at junction 10 onto A84 (signposted Crianlarich). In about 4 miles (just past church on left) turn right at Cuthil Brae. Continue up and over the hill, the park is on the right before the cattle grid. Please beware of the speed ramps. From the North: Leave Doune on A84 signposted Stirling. About 2 miles from Doune turn left at Cuthill Brae. Continue as above. Please arrive after 12:00pm.

Sites key: Club Site

Postcode:
FK9 4UP
GPS:
Lat 56.1681 / Lon -4.05278
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OS field ref:
NS727991
OS map ref:
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Handbook map ref:
E14

Transport links

  • Bus stop within 1 mile
  • Buses go to: Stirling, Doune and Callander
  • Car hire on site
  • Daily public Transport within 1 mile
  • Nearest park and ride: Stirling
  • Nearest port: Cairnryan (50 miles)
  • Nearest train station: Dunblane
  • Train station within 5 miles

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Great site and friendly staff

Just had a lovely week here, site was well laid out with nice walks in the woodland and to the “Smiddy” for lunch. Allan from the site was awesome..very helpful and made us feel very welcome. Blair Drummond safari tix are excellent value... my wife and child visited most days (sometimes twice per day). Fish and chip van visits on Friday and sat... get your orders in early as it can take a while to be delivered...but it’s well worth the wait. Will be booking again soon.

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A lovely site that needs a little more attention

We stayed here three nights whilst touring in the area. The site is within a walled area and has a good feel to it. There are some trees within the site and it was pleasant to sit out. The play area is in a second section to the site, which is nice if one wants to avoid the (pleasant) noise of children enjoying themselves. However, we felt that the standard of cleaning was not up to the mark. By the evening, the facilities were starting to smell a little and look in need of a second cleaning. It wasn't up to the standard that we are used to in Club facilities. We also found that we had to use a long extension lead because the hook-up point next to our pitch was full. I am not sure why, but it would be a good idea to label the hookups with pitch numbers. Otherwise, this site is in an ideal location for exploring the area.
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Great location, promising site - shame about the details

This is a Club affiliated site and if you come here fresh from using Club sites, the difference in standards and expectation is sadly noticeable. The location, close to Stirling and the Trossachs area could hardly be better, and access from the A84 is very easy, making it convenient to visit these places. The site lies in the beautiful Blair Drummond grounds, and is largely set in a most attractive walled area, which at first glance is very impressive. The welcome and information at Reception was fine, but selecting a pitch was not straightforward. Pitch demarcation was not consistent, and pitch sizes also varied quite a bit. The general condition of many pitches left a bit to be desired, being weedy with unkempt grass edges. The hard standing pitch we used was just that - very hard indeed, destroying a rock peg, and eventually a mallet, as we set up our awning. Some others appeared to have the same experience, whilst others had no problem. Some pitch refurbishment is need to provide users with a consistently good experience. unfortunately, the story continued in the shower/toilet block which at first glance appears modern, but on closer inspection is tired in many respects, and worse, appears poorly cleaned and maintained, with mould on shower cubicle skirting boards. Drainage in the showers was poor, leading to users standing in water running from the next door cubicle, and overall these facilities were inadequate both in number and quality, falling quite a bit short of general Club standards. TV reception is clearly indicated as poor, but the site does try to help by offering the free loan of Freeview boxes and connections, which is to be applauded. However, a number of the connection points on pitches were broken, and it is simply not good enough to tape on an additional connection to your neighbour's and try out a selection of cables till one is found which reaches. If you are going to persevere with this system, please repair/replace broken connections where necessary - that's what a proper business would do. Overall our stay here would have to judged as mixed. Great location, lovely surroundings, but let down by too many aspects of the facilities provided. If this site is to live up to its location, and justify its links with the Club, and as such, its prices, a good deal of improvement will have to be made. Sadly we do not plan to return until that has taken place.
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An excellent site

We did an overnight stop here whilst travelling home - what a fabulous location! the peaceful walled garden location is lovely, and the facilities are the best. There are woodland walks in the estate, straight from the site, good helpful warden and everything immaculate and clean. just a short walk away is the Smiddy, a good farm-shop and restaurant - highly recommended!

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Blair Drummond site visit

We visited this affiliated club site, for a 2 x night stay in June 2019. We really enjoyed our stay there. The location is wonderful, set within the beautiful countryside. We selected a lovely pitch, in the middle of the walled garden - most of the pitches are pretty flat. The toilet block was clean, and enough showers and WC's, but appeared a little dated compared to actual club sites - but were very clean which was the main thing. Outside of the walled garden, there was a walk through the forest, where one can take different paths, which was absolutely lovely. We spotted a Red Squirrel whilst walking through there, which was fantastic to see. Outside of the site, you can take a path, which is fine for cycling, and take in the lake nearby, and the wonderful River Teith (where we were are told Otters & Kingfishers exist), and undertake a circular walk ........if cycling the whole route (which we did), there is a section on the path that virtually becomes non-existent, because of long grass etc. However, we managed to walk our bikes through, so all was fine The staff at the site were wonderful, and were super friendly & helpful. The TV reception in that area is woeful. There are booster plug ins at each pitch, but there connection did not match ours. The staff loaned us a booster cable, but although it connected to their booster post, the other end did not fit into our TV. So the staff then lent us a Freeview Sat box - but again, we couldn't use it as we did not have a Scart plug in our tele. None of this really mattered to us as we had DVD's etc .......but next time we will take an assortment of leads to overcome, or by then we will have a Satellite dish & receiver etc !! The bus stop is at the end of the lane - we caught a bus to Stirling, which took 20 mins., and cost £15 for the 2 of us for the return journey. The Safari Park is nearby too. All in all, a great stay in a wonderful location, with charming helpful staff. Can't wait to return.
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Telephone:
01786 841208
Email:
bdcaravanpark@btconnect.com