5 best Aberdeen camping spots--ipanergy

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5 best Aberdeen camping spots--ipanergy
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

South Deeside Road, Maryculter, Aberdeen AB12 5FX
Price per night:
from £29
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
Campsite features:
  • Well-equipped and award-winning holiday park eight miles from Aberdeen
  • Just 20 minutes’ drive from Stonehaven and Dunnottar Castle
  • Dog friendly with dog-walking area on site
  • Heated bathroom, chemical disposal, motorhome service point and gas sales
  • Barbecues allowed

2. Silverbank Caravan and Motorhome Club Campsite

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.
Campsite features:
  • Family-friendly Club site 18 miles from Aberdeen
  • A mile from Banchory and access to the 41-mile Deeside Way from Aberdeen to Ballater; 2.5 miles from the gardens and adventure playground of Crathes Castle
  • Dog friendly with dog-walking area on site and dog walks from the grounds
  • Tesco and Morrisons both within 10 minutes’ walk
  • Waste disposal, motorhome service point and dishwashing area

3. Hillhead Caravan Park

 Price per night: £20
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.
Campsite features:
  • Family- and couples-oriented site in the Earl of Kintore estate
  • On Scotland's Castle Trail, just one mile off the A96 from Aberdeen to Inverness
  • Barbecues allowed: shop on site and another within five minutes’ drive
  • Well-kept amenities including disabled facilities and a launderette
  • Dog friendly

4. Stonehaven Queen Elizabeth Park Caravan and Motorhome Club Campsite

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.
Campsite features:
  • Family-friendly Club caravan park right on Stonehaven Bay
  • Next to Cowie village with leisure centre and pool
  • 15 miles south of Aberdeen
  • Two miles from Dunnottar Castle and clifftop walks
  • Dog friendly with dog walk from the site

5. Feughside Caravan Park

Price per night: from £27
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.
Campsite features:
  • Small, family-run caravan park in the Feugh valley
  • Only a few minutes’ walk from marked forestry trails at the Shooting Greens
  • Pony trekking and horse riding available nearby
  • 15 minutes’ drive from both Banchory and Arboyne
  • Play area, disabled toilet facilities, baby changing, laundry, chemical disposal point and gas sales
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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.
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