Applecross Campsite
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Applecross Campsite

Strathcarron Ross-Shire, Applecross IV54 8ND Scotland
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Holzzelt: Viel Platz für 2-4 Personen, genug für 6
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#1 of 1 campsite in Applecross
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Applecross Campsite is situated above the village of Applecross in Ross-Shire in the Highlands of Scotland. The campsite occupies over six acres of open field camping space, offering fantastic views of the Inner Sound looking towards the islands of Raasay, Rhona and the Black Cuillins of Skye.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Wifi
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Picnic area
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Mountain View
Family

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Strathcarron Ross-Shire, Applecross IV54 8ND Scotland
Getting there
Car recommended
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Heather H wrote a review Jul 2021
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I love Applecross but a previous stay at this campsite was enough to put me off going back. I have to say, the site is a world away from my previous experience. The site has been extended and hard standings introduced. The new facilities block was ideal with 6 individual toilet/shower cubicles. Lots of space in them, although a shelf or pegs would have been appreciated to prevent my things getting wet. Plenty disinfectant spray and a brush and mop were there for customers to use, although few seemed keen to do so! The clincher on my praise came with the on site food facilities. We didn't eat dinner here, but it looked good. We did eat breakfast which was pricey but tasty, and a good start for the next leg of our journey. Yes the WiFi is pants, but when you travel round the North of Scotland you just start to accept that as the norm. We'll done on the improvements.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Don't expect good WiFi or phone coverage. Just enjoy the peace.
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Hayley wrote a review Jul 2021
Manchester, United Kingdom
3.0 of 5 bubbles
This was the final campsite me and my partner stayed in whilst travelling the NC500 route. Comparing the price of this campsite to others along the way it was a bit expensive for what it was.

Really well signposted and easy to find.

The guy at reception was really friendly and helpful. We pitched our tent and took a walk down to the beach/pub which were both really nice, as expected no phone service but this wasn’t a problem for us.

The campsite was busy and there was a lot of young children but the park rangers did ensure the site was quiet at 11pm.

The toilet and shower blocks were not the nicest we had been to, I think this was a result of how busy the campsite was and maybe not having time to keep on top of cleaning. We chose to go to the top shower block as it seemed a little nicer but the floors were still very muddy and overall not very clean.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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DD wrote a review Jun 2021
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Our second visit and really looking forward to retracing our last visit. Stayed in the dog friendly static for three nights. First impression was great location and we are going to have fabulous views. Then we entered the static,smelt of dogs and we guessed there had been a smoker in previous to us. The carpet was very stained and the sofas were pretty grimey,threadbare and holes in places. The tv was probably the same size as a laptop ! ! No towels provided,which we knew,but no washing up liquid,hand soap or sanitiser which was a bit surprising bearing in mind the current situation. The I went to light the cooker to cook our evening meal….didn’t work. We are very practical and have stayed in vans before so know how they work. Husband went to reception,we were to,d we were doing it wrong and told us what to do……OK !! So tried their way and no cooker !! Said they would call maintenance….this was around 7.30pm and we had not eaten. To be honest maintenance attended very quickly,nice guy. Who on trying to light the cooker said the ignition was broken !! Came back with a lighter !!! Fine lighting the tops and the grill but we were expected to light the gas in the oven then stick a lighter in !!!!! Blamed the previous occupants for not reporting……
Turns out the campsite do not own the van and they sub let it out so they just blamed the owners of the van ?? But they took a lot of money for three nights for a poor standard quality accomodation.
We didn’t use the shower blocks or toilets so cannot comment on them.
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Date of stay: June 2021
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Viv wrote a review Oct 2021
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Really helpful lady at reception was very welcoming and found us a spot with electric hook up without a prior booking. She also lent us an extra long lead as our pitch was a way from the nearest hook up point. £22 per night for two with our small camper.

We were pleased to see there was a food and drink trailer on site which we made use of but no outdoor shelter from the rain to eat.

Shower facilities were fabulous. Massive walk in wet rooms with shower, toilet and sinks in each so you dont have to walk from one to the other carrying wet clothes and towels. Best we saw on our holiday.

There is a fenced off area to empty portable toilets and two large bays for vehicle and kit cleaning with extendable hosepipes.

A bar serving alcohol and some music would be fab, but there didnt seem to be much of this at any campsites we stayed at in Scotland.

Perhaps next year.😁

We would be happy to stay here again.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Geo & Keek wrote a review Sept 2020
Berwick upon Tweed, United Kingdom
3.0 of 5 bubbles
By accident we turned up to the the wrong campsite but the guy on reception was understanding and offered us to stay there that night. There was plenty space for us to pitch our tent and car. Female toilets were okay but men’s smelt a bit funny. Went to shower in the morning but it was daddy long legs central.

We stayed at a different campsite a couple of nights later and it was cheaper but offered a lot more. Therefore we felt this was a standard campsite but had what you needed and you can’t fault the location.

Applecross was our favourite little spot from the whole trip, feel so away from real life. A pretty little place.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Russell G wrote a review Jun 2021
Lincoln, United Kingdom
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Have visited Applecross since the 1970s never seen it so busy perhaps post lockdown surge.
Anyway this has had an impact on the campsite. At peak times the facilities are overstretched. The new block has helped but it is not enough for all the people.
The campsite is quite expensive compared to some others in the region that have better facilities.
Having said all that it is in a great location and when the North Coast 500 people clear off during the morning it is very pleasant until the next lot arrive rushing from campsite to campsite.
Stay for a few days and relax.
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Mark wrote a review Aug 2021
Dunfermline, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We camped in the second field on the final night of our NC500 Trip! Well kept campsite, plenty of areas to pitch up, shower blocks in this far field so it has its own but no washing up or bins so have to walk down to near reception but not too far a walk. There is a chipshop (The Codfather) on site which we didn’t sample but very handy. Even had ice cream, slush puppies and even NC500 merch. They open for breakfast at 8 and are open to a good time at night too.

We had some very noisy neighbours but would be wrong to to score the site badly. When they were informed they swiftly dealt with the situation so thumbs up to the site staff.

Only a short walk to the seafront and a pub just down the road but you have to book as always very busy.

Great site for stopping over!
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Josh Y wrote a review Aug 2020
London, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great little campsite, everyone who has travelled to Applecross has made a fair effort to get there, so mostly families on tour or hikers / Bikers. Very clean and not too disrupted by Covid rules, but everyone keeping their distance and campsite instructions on conduct very clear , pragmatic and non dictatorial. Reception guy was very accommodating when i managed yo lock us out of the pod at 10pm and organised a spare key within minutes despite being off duty.

Toilets and showers cleaned very regularly and overall we were very impressed will visit again
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Cabbygirl1970 wrote a review Sept 2020
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed here one night in the second field, which was lovely and relatively quiet. There was a nice clean shower block but the toilets and showers are together so there is a possibility for having to wait longer for people to finish their shower before you can use the toilet. No bins in this area either so you have to trail all your rubbish back to the entrance.
On checking out ( we decided to leave early as weather was rubbish) the toilets
/showers beside us were full as the main block was closed for cleaning. So as we had a long journey ahead this wasn’t ideal. When I asked why this was the lady I spoke to got annoyed and went on about Covid and sanitising which I get but maybe close the facilities when people have left at 11 and reopen before check in . Other campsites do this so it makes sense. We weren’t the only people with this view.
Under normal circumstances this campsite probably is fine as it is a good base for touring or just a stop over. Compared to other campsites we visited that weekend from booking to leaving the staff appeared to be abrupt and it felt like we were being discouraged from coming.
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Date of stay: September 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Sharon S wrote a review Sept 2021
Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Journey to get there was via coast road from Shieldaig. Extremely scary in motorhome with cars not using passing bays. 25 miles of this. Could not look at views as needed to concentrate on the roads. This continued right up to access of Caravan park with having to reverse motorhome to let others pass. Arrived on site. Not particularly welcoming and not interested in my harrowing journey. Booked a hardstanding pitch. This was just a muddy pitch. Not hardstanding at all. It took 3 goes to get the motorhome level enough to suffice. Worst roads on any of the NC500 campsites we have stayed at. Must of had some rain as the large pot holes full of muddy water. This campsite is just a glorified farm. It's a business with no personal care. Too many people on site and not enough facilities to accommodate. New showerblock with 6 rooms were constantly having people queuing. They contained shower toilet and basin so not ideal if you just need to nip to the loo. The older block with separate showers and toilets were very old and need updating. The business needs to sort the road and a new toilet block in its business plan. Route back we took via Applecross Pass. This was even scarier than the coast route. At the peak despite our motorhome being in a passing bay, 3 cars would not pass as there was a rut between the rock and the road and the suspension of the cars would get caught. Once again we had to reverse motorhome on a precarious spot, tuck wing mirrors in. The car drivers passed but one lady in a van told us we should not have come here. Caravans and motorhomes not allowed. Despite this we passed tesco delivery vans on the same route. Never again! Extremely scary and stressful. All in all not a nice experience going to and staying at Applecross. We thought we were helping the economy spending money at these places. The ruts in Applecross Pass also need sorting.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Answer from Anne M
Halstead, United Kingdom817 contributions162 helpful votes
It’s only a small site but request hard standing it can b very muddy.
Craig M asked a question Nov 2016
Pontefract, United Kingdom173 contributions102 helpful votes
Out of all of the camping huts, are there any in particular which would be recommended over the rest (location, view etc.)
Answer from Bob M
Scotland38 contributions28 helpful votes
I was in number 9 which is in the quieter back field but near the roadway so you could walk around to the showers etc but far enough away from the tree so midges were less of any issue and you could see the sea from the balcony.
Becks8073 asked a question Aug 2016
Poole, United Kingdom125 contributions13 helpful votes
How are the midges currently? Full midge hood needed or just spray?
Answer from torsjd
49 contributions8 helpful votes
We were there in June and it was quite calm and the midges were quite bad. Really felt them putting the tent up! We used spray but had midge hoods in the car as a back up!
FeeDee88 asked a question Aug 2016
Aberdeen, United Kingdom13 contributions2 helpful votes
Do you need to pre-book for camping or would it generally be acceptable to just turn up?
Answer from James D
Glasgow, United Kingdom7 contributions9 helpful votes
We seen people just turn up and it was a busy weekend. We booked in the morning for same day.
digby_23 asked a question Apr 2016
Edinburgh, United Kingdom14 contributions10 helpful votes
Which is the best camping pod for a bit of privacy and also maybe a view?
Answer from Pam J
Scotland, United Kingdom8 contributions6 helpful votes
Hiya, number 4 sits slightly higher and forward than the others. I'm not sure about the higher numbered ones 5+ as they are round the corner from where we were (3). Hope that helps. If you phone them I'm sure they would advise.
STG wrote a tip Jun 2024
London, United Kingdom28 contributions22 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Try and pitch your tent on elevated ground"
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Jeanette O wrote a tip Jun 2024
Glasgow, United Kingdom24 contributions24 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Think carefully before taking a motorhome over the Bealach . It rises to 2000+ feet. Don't try it if you can't reverse."
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Mitch M wrote a tip Sept 2023
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Bring your own food and drink"
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rachelmitchell121 wrote a tip Sept 2023
9 contributions10 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Make sure you book a pitch near to the reception area."
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sarahj068 wrote a tip May 2023
Warrington, United Kingdom25 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Quite a big site so could be very busy at peak times"
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Frequently Asked Questions about Applecross Campsite
Which popular attractions are close to Applecross Campsite?
Nearby attractions include Applecross Photographic Gallery (2.0 km), Bealach na Ba Road (7.0 km), and The Coalshed (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Applecross Campsite?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free parking, free internet access, and a picnic area.
Is parking available at Applecross Campsite?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Applecross Campsite?
Conveniently located restaurants include Applecross Walled Garden, Applecross Inn, and The Junction.
Is Applecross Campsite located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 km away from the centre of Applecross.
Are pets allowed at Applecross Campsite?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Applecross Campsite have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
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