5 best Aberdeen camping spots--ipanergy
October 18, 2022
Who’s up for an Aberdeen camping trip? Britain’s most northerly major city and the Aberdeenshire coast are among the top highlights of Scotland’s northeast region, covering castles, beaches, park, gardens, acclaimed golf courses and so much more. Whether you’re away with your family or on a romantic break, holidaying with friends or travelling solo, check out our five best spots for Aberdeen camping. We’ve included images, maps, prices and booking links to help you pick the Aberdeen campsite perfect for your trip.
Best campgrounds around Aberdeen: 5 spots to sleep under the stars
1. Deeside Holiday Park
Price per night:
A couple of minutes’ stroll from the beautiful River Dee is family-friendly Deeside Holiday Park - the closest of our Aberdeen camping sites to the city centre. It’s in the Royal Deeside area, a favourite of Queen Victoria for its stunning landscapes of moors, mountains, rivers and forests. Get out and about to Aberdeen from here, or to highlights like Drum Castle, Dunnottar Castle, Stonehaven or canoeing or fishing on the River Dee.
Back at base, this is a highly comfortable and modern holiday park, with a wide range of facilities including family bathrooms, a playground, a shop and a launderette. Cafés and restaurants are in Peterculter, five minutes’ drive away
2. Silverbank Caravan and Motorhome Club Campsite
North Deeside Road, Banchory, Aberdeenshire AB31 5PY
Price per night:
from £13.40 (one adult; one pitch)
Silverbank Club Campsite is close to the River Dee, half a mile from the “gateway to Royal Deeside” at local town Banchory. This Aberdeen camping site is set in peaceful landscaped parkland close to many local walks and bike rides; pick up a free Sustrans map at reception to see the sights on two wheels.
By foot, it’s 2.5 miles from the park to the Bridge of Feugh to spot salmon leaping up the falls. The spotless site amenities include bathroom and shower blocks, disabled facilities, a laundry and gas sales. Barbecues (gas, electric and charcoal) are allowed.
3. Hillhead Caravan Park
Heading north from Deeside and Banchory is our third Aberdeen camping site, Hillhead Caravan Park. It’s just past must-see Castle Fraser, Garden & Estate (six miles) and is 14 miles from Aberdeen; it’s also an hour’s drive from Balmoral Castle through the landscapes of Deeside and Donside.
The park is in the heart of the Earl of Kintore estate, near the quiet village of Kintore and surrounded by forest walks. All pitches are hardstanding with electric hook-up; park facilities include a playground, shop and indoor washing-up area.
4. Stonehaven Queen Elizabeth Park Caravan and Motorhome Club Campsite
Sculpture at Stonehaven harbour, a few minutes' walk from 4. Stonehaven Queen Elizabeth Park Caravan And Motorhome Club S.
Address: Queen Elizabeth Park, Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire AB39 2RD
Price per night:
from £17.50 (one adult; one pitch)
The second Caravan and Motorhome Club site on our Aberdeen camping roundup is at the pretty harbour town of Stonehaven, right on Stonehaven Bay. The town, shops and restaurants of Stonehaven Club Campsite are just a short walk away along the promenade and an art deco open-air Olympic size swimming pool is within walking distance outside of the site. On site, the excellent amenities include a family washroom, a wheelchair-accessible shower room, baby changing and a laundry. Barbecues are allowed.
5. Feughside Caravan Park
Strachan, By Banchory, Aberdeenshire AB31 6NT
Our final Aberdeen camping site is Feughside Caravan Park, the furthest from the city at 45 minutes’ drive (23 miles), but very much worth the extra few minutes. Set between Aberdeen and the Cairngorms National Park, Feughside is a multi-award family-run site in Royal Deeside, in the valley formed by the Feugh.
It’s a carefully managed wildlife haven and David Bellamy Gold Award holder, surrounded by peaceful scenery with views of Clachnaben hill to the south. Settle down here for spectacular surroundings, well-kept amenities and a friendly family vibe.
Hire a van for your Aberdeen camping trip
Organising your Aberdeen camping trip is simple with campervan and motorhome hire in Scotland! And why not extend your adventure? The Cairngorms National Park is a short drive west, or you could travel a bit further to reach Inverness and the start of the world-famous North Coast 500 route. Another option is to head north from Aberdeen to explore the coastline of Scotland’s northeast coast – the Aberdeenshire Coastal Trail runs for 165 miles from St Cyrus to Portsoy, while the 68-mile Angus Coastal Route links Aberdeen with Dundee and Aberdeen.
October 18, 2022by lulu