Maragowan Caravan Club Site

Aberfeldy Road, Killin, Stirling, FK21 8TN, Scotland

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Ideal for ...

  • Cycling
  • Dogs
  • Families
  • Motorhomes
  • Walking

Why stay here ...

Maragowan Club Site is a picturesque family holiday location nestled on the bank of the River Lochay in Scotland. The caravan park is within comfortable walking distance of the quaint little holiday town of Killin where you can idle the time away in the various shops and restaurants.

The Maragown Club Site includes a delightful facility for babies and toddlers under 4 years old where parents can tend to the little ones in comfort. It also puts you within easy reach of a wealth of fun outdoor activities. There is a 9-hole golf course and trout fishing is permitted in the river (free) without a permit. Cycling routes, including the National Cycle Route 7 and the Rob Roy Way, are in close proximity and mountain bikes can be hired in the village of Killin. Kayaking, hill walking and mountaineering can all be undertaken from the caravan site. Walking can be enjoyed by all abilities, with numerous Munros, Corbetts and pleasant hill walks within a few miles of the site. For a step back in time with scenic beauty, visit Loch Katrine and enjoy a Sir Walter Scott steamer cruise. For the more adventurous, there are water sports centres close by at Lochearnhead and Kenmore on Loch Tay, where small boats can be launched into the loch. Scenic drives up the Glens where local wildlife abounds are also not to be missed when visiting this idyllic caravan site. A hotel opposite the site also offers live music on certain nights. A good butcher's van visits the site on a Tuesday and Friday, please ask the Warden for more details.

Local offers include 10% discounts on meals at the Killin Hotel, the Capercaillie Restaurant, The Courie Inn and the Bridge of Lochay Hotel. Ask the site staff for more details.

Things to do on site ...

  • Fishing
  • 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:

A popular walking route near the site is towards Loch Tay, joining the old railway line through Killin. Highland Safaris offer woodland walks, biking trails, route maps, bike hire, MTB Skills Loop, and self guided Cycling and Walking Safaris.

Check out our ViewRanger walk.

Supermarket notes:
The closest is the Co-op in Killin, about half a mile from the site.

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Directions

The site is on the right of the A827 (Killin - Kenmore) 0.5 miles past the end of the village. Please note: the site is on the main road. Do not turn into Pier Road which is unsuitable for caravans or motorhomes.

Sites key: Club Site

Postcode:
FK21 8TN
GPS:
Lat 56.473438 / Lon -4.321643
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OS field ref:
NN571337
OS map ref:
51
Handbook map ref:
E15

Transport links

  • Bus stop within 1 mile
  • Buses go to: Callander, Stirling (change at Callander)
  • Daily public Transport within 1 mile
  • Shop within 1 mile

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Lovely site, well managed and Covid safe

Stayed here Early October for 11 nights and it is a beautiful location, well placed for some Munro bagging in the Ben Lawers range. Site is by the river which is beautiful. Staff were really friendly and site is clean and well maintained. Covid planning has been well thought out and operated very smoothly. Staff explained the system for booking showers etc. on arrival and it worked well. the site was full and I never had problems getting a shower throughout my stay.

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Never been to this site or area before - wow what a great setting. Good for walks, shops and pubs close by and in a beautiful setting by River Lochay. There are walks close by to Loch Tay and the beautiful Falls of Dochart as well as along an old railway line and a lot of the minor roads around are also very quiet for walking. Pitches close to the riverside offer great views of the mountains and the river. The access into the site is good but not much area for waiting for the inevitable 1pm opening time. In our time there units were unable to get off the (quite busy) road but the wardens were helpful trying to sort matters out. The wardens are happy and helpful although they do not explain properly the "booking" system for the toilets you have to work it out yourself. And the toilets are where the lack of full stars come from. If there are facilities on site we would rather use them and since lockdown we have become used to the "band" system which apart from one site we visited (Old Hartley Northumberland was chaotic) seems to work well. On this site you have a booking in system which may have been more to do with the showers but prevented other people using the toilets. It may have been better to split the two blocks (male and female), the female for toilets and the male for showers and use the band system on the toilets and the booking system (or the band system) on the showers. That way two people cannot block up the whole of the system. I reiterate what other people have commented about the cleaning times also. Other than that whilst the laundry was open the washing up sinks were not - surely one of them could be in use as they were in the same room as the laundry. Other people have also mentioned the use of pitches for queuing for dumping waste water, getting fresh water and using the bins - could the CMC not credit people with the ability to keep their distance and free up the pitches? The facilities themselves when you could get into them were clean but could do with being refurbished. All the above sounds like major whining but I would not hesitate to go to this site again because of its beautiful setting.

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Lovely site, friendly wardens but

I don’t usually post reviews or comments on Caravan Club sites as they are of a similar configuration, maintained to good standards with friendly and helpful wardens. The same could be said for the Maragowan site. However if any option that the Club gave their sites to adopt to maintain Covid safety standards then the one at Maragowan certainly needs revisiting. Since lockdown was eased we have visited a number of both Caravan Club and other sites and all with the exception of Maragowan have adopted more or less the same procedures. When we visited in mid September the two shower/toilet blocks were unisex with access for shower or washroom use available but having to be booked in 20 minute slots via a board on the wall. Thankfully the disabled toilet is available “for emergencies”. The closure for cleaning both blocks is ruled through at the same 2 hour period despite the desegregation of the blocks which is difficult to understand. It was also difficult to understand why a pitch adjacent to the bin/water and Chemical emptying facility was blocked off and yellow painted with queuing distance lines; something I’ve not seen on other CC sites and given the demand in the UK for pitches was it really necessary. Like no doubt many others we had great difficulty in booking pitches at various sites once lockdown was eased having to check the availability so it was a tad disappointing to see a site full notice going up on the 14th September where late into the evening and first thing in the morning there were at least 10 spare pitches. As the site was really nice and the wardens friendly perhaps Head Office should look at the necessity for the option that the Maragowan site adopted.

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Autumn gold September 2020

This is a lovely site beside the River Lochy just on the east side of Killin. The site was well run, very clean, and the pitches were a good size. During the COVID-19 pandemic the site implemented a number of measures one of which was a Nobo app board booking system for the use of showers in the facilities block ... never seen that before but it did seem to work well. Killin itself has a post office, co-op and a good number of Knick- knack shops along with pubs and eating places. Here’s is a tip about arriving at Maragowan : if you do arrive at the peak time be prepared to queue on the main road as there is limited space to accommodate large numbers of vehicles at the entrance and reception Here is tip if you want to fish the river from the site: Electric overhead cables run for 90 percent of the site riverbank making it unfishable. The only safe area is near reception and more than two fishing is a real squeeze All in all a very good well managed and picturesque site

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excellent site!!

stayed here 27th August for 12 nights (pitch 23) then had to stay an extra 12 nights due to a problem with the car. this was not an issue for the guys working at the site, they were very accommodating. Anne and Margaret and hubbies are doing a fab job, keeping the site clean etc., due to covid, which the new rules are set out for that site, other sites differ. to be fair I was quite shocked to see how many motorhomers, caravanners where using the shower block due to covid, not knowing who has been in before themself, you maybe clean and sanitised your hands before going in, but what about the person/people before you?? I was there for 24 days and had not used the shower block once or the "emergency" toilet... why would I, when I know I'm the only person using my shower and toilet, yes it might be a bit of a pain emptying waste water and the toilet cassette, but I would rather do that then,use the site facilities, may I add which are cleaned/sanitised twice daily. The other thing I had noticed some people were emptying the toilet cassette into the waste water drain, nooooo!!!! that has to emptied into the chemical waste, I did notice at one of the water/ bin points a notice had been put up, not to do this, but one needs to be put up in the cul de sac area. Anne Margaret hubbies, please dont let other rude motorhomers/caravanners who want 5* service upset you, you are doing a great job hope to be back soon loved our stay. Hope you enjoyed your biscuits. woof from Bruno the Great Dane
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01567 820245

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<p>Unfortunately this Club campsite will be closed for the remainder of 2020.</p> <p>Why not book for 2021? Only pay 5% VAT until March 2021. A 12.5% reduction on all published prices will be applied to your booking when you arrive and pay for your stay on site.</p>