site recomendation near Pitlochry?

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  1. jaygee

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    Hubby is going to do the Etape Caledonia Cycle Race in May. We will be looking for a site near to Pilochry to stay whilst we are there. Any recomendations?
     
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    Milton of Fonab is the closest followed by Fascally a litlle further out
     
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    Blair Castle caravan park -only about 8 miles north of Pitlochry but must be one of the best kept parks in fantastic surroundings of the Blair Atholl Estate. Stayed there loads of times and can recommend it!:thumb:
     
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    Id certainly recommend Blair Castle - we stayed there several times when we had the caravan. Bit on the expensive side, but lovely site, and a couple of nice hotel bars within walking distance as I recall.

    Last year though - our first year with the motorhome - I read somewhere (cant remember where) that the pay & display car park in Pitlochry itself was good for wildcamping. So we parked up there on the Saturay night, on our way home from Durness. Bit of noise as people were making their way home, but we werent disturbed by anyone. Nice to have a drink in the town, and a decent Indian meal, without having to worry about driving back to site.

    Dont think we had to pay for the overnight parking either, but I could be wrong.

    Id recommend it for a night or two.

    :thumb:
     
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    You've got a P.M.
     
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    Thanks for that info but the problem is there will be thousands of people in that area for this cycle road race and I don't want to rely on maybe getting a free camping spot!
     
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    I can understand that. In that case give Blair Castle a try.

    Theres also Inver Mill Caravan Park further south down the A9 just outside Dunkeld. Stayed there for a night about 6 or 7 years ago. Nice and quiet, and within walking distance of Dunkeld itself. Couple of decent pubs for bar meals if I remember.

    Beautiful area. Enjoy.
     
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    If you going that far goodness sake do the job properly and go as far as Grantown on Spey. Up The Whisky Trail. You won't regret it, it's as good as it gets in the UK.

    Call in here:
    http://www.visitrannoch.com/queens-view.htm

    He's not one of these daft people who have two wheels without an engine is, I think we can offer some improvements there.
     
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    Camping pitlochery

    theres a camp site about 3 qrts mile north of pitlochery had a look see when i was
    up there coach driving looks nice site on river.:Smile:alan
     
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