Glenesk Caravan Park    

Just knowing I’m going to beautiful Glen Esk and the gorgeous village of Edzell makes me begin to relax…


Once I arrive at the Glenesk Caravan Park, nestled among the trees at the beginning of the stunning road up the glen, the phone signal drops and it’s all birds, wildflowers and nature – amazing.

This site has pitches for caravans and motorhomes, with electric hook-up available, static caravans for hire and a separate space for tents. Many pitches are sited around a lovely pond, but I tend to stay away from that for fear of midges – I can appreciate it from afar.

I’ve stayed there in a tent while on a bike touring holiday and in a small caravan with an awning, both of which were wonderful stays. The facilities are fine, a little outdated but did the job perfectly. There’s a handy indoor games room and laundry room too.

It can get a little wet and muddy so bear that in mind. There’s a nice little play park for kids and a brilliant walk along the River Esk directly from the site.

The village of Edzell is just a few minutes’ drive and has plenty in terms of cafes, restaurants, and shops. Nearby you can also visit Edzell Castle and Garden, dating from the 16th-century and hosting a wonderful 17th-century walled garden.

But the main attraction must be the glen itself. At 15 miles, Glen Esk is the longest of the Angus glens and provides a beautiful drive or cycle. There are excellent hiking routes including one to Queen’s Well and another up Mount Kenn, Scotland’s most easterly Munro.

The site is open from April to October.


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