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The Caravan Club is scheduled to open its new site at Stonehaven, Queen Elizabeth Park on 5 July this year. A picturesque seaside location, it’s ideal for family holidays and will provide 77 pitches, equating to approximately 9,500 pitch nights for 2013; more will be available in 2014 when it will be operating from March to November.

Local attractions include an Olympic sized, open air swimming pool and paddling pool, heated and fed by seawater. Fishing villages, a variety of restaurants and Dunnottar Castle are all situated close by. For those wishing to experience some city culture, the town’s railway is part of the mainline link to Edinburgh so plenty of opportunity to see more of the sights of Scotland. Stonehaven is also located just 15 miles south of Aberdeen.

This is the second new site The Club has added to its network in Scotland in less than a year, following the opening of Strathclyde Country Park Caravan Club site, near Glasgow, in November 2012 which is open all year round to members as well as non-members. This brings the total number of Caravan Club sites in Scotland to 30, with 121 Certificated Locations (small, maximum 5 van sites) also on the site network. Lying in 400 hectares of parkland, just 15 miles from the bustling city centre of Glasgow, there are plenty of attractions and events to suit all ages including sites of historic interest and a nearby theme park for the children. The Country Park includes activities such as sailing, kayaking, bike hire and much more.

The popularity of touring in Scotland is on the increase and following requests from its members, The Caravan Club has recently introduced a flat-rate fee offer on three of its Scottish sites, providing even greater value when travelling north of the border and enticing members to experience the delights of these beautiful, remote and scenic locations. Caravan Club member and TV wildlife presenter, Simon King says, “I like to feel as close to the wild world as possible and that is where the caravan comes in. No other accommodation gets me into the heart of the action with so much comfort and flexibility. Scotland offers an abundance of wildlife that can be
seen among some of the most stunning scenery. I am delighted that The Caravan Club is helping its members discover the many hidden wonders of this beautiful part of the country.”
In the north-west, Kinlochewe, close to Loch Maree, now costs just £15 per night for two adults including pitch all year round. Brora – a lovely coastal site in the north-east, costs £18, and beautiful Dunnet Bay in the north costs just £17 for two adults.

Another deal covering two more wonderful Scottish sites – Clachan next to Loch Tay and Altnaharra on the banks of Loch Naver – now offer The Club’s ‘Only Eleven’ deal, which means the all-inclusive fee for a standard pitch, including electricity or economy pitch with no electricity, is just £11 per night.

With all these great value offers and so many sights to discover, there has never been a better time to visit Scotland. Ellen Shotts, Product Development Manager for The Caravan Club says, “These Caravan Club offers are great news for both the Scottish tourer and those visiting from further afield. It’s hoped that even more Caravan Club members will have the opportunity to enjoy the wonders of Scotland as a result.”

Christopher Macgowan
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