You arrive through a new housing estate and entering the park the drive to the touring pitch is a bit grim, however they are doing improvement works around here.
When you get to the touring area the reception/toilets/parking/pitches are all well maintained and pleasant.
I was booked in by (I guess) the owners kids. They were very friendly and efficient providing all the necessary information. Very professional, well done.
There are a number of compacted hard core hard standing pitches for caravans, with space to the rear for tents. The area is quite compact, views pretty limited, but nice enough and quiet.
The pitches are a walk down a steep banking from the toilets, so whilst this wasn't a problem for us anyone with mobility issue may struggle.
The ground was well draining and not too hard for getting pegs in.
The toilet block seems very new. It's a typical portacabin style, quite small but very, very clean. Showers are hot and shaver sockets, soap, hand towels, etc. a plenty.
The reception sells juice, perhaps more, so this is handy. There is a supermarket and a Co-Op within a very short drive.
A 10 minute drive will take you to Glasgow Fort, which is a large out of town retail park. This includes Halfords, which can be helpful for any camping essentials you need to stock up on.
Free Wifi is available, which was great for checking out things to do in the area if you have your laptop/ipad with you. On my visit this was about 1Mb, so you won't be watching videos on it. But a great 'free' added bonus.
We chose this campsite as it was close to the Time Capsule, which is great fun for kids and pretty good value for a family. Go Outdoors is also close by for camping essentials.
A 20 minute drive will also take you to Bothwell Castle if you fancy a bit of history on your break. This is part of Historic Scotland and you will find details on their website.
I enjoyed my stay at this park. Although it is a bit more urban than I would usually go for, it is a great location for touring the area, including visiting Glasgow.
Quiet, Clean, Quality Pitch, Friendly Staff, Good base. I would happily recommend this site for a short break.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Red Deer Village Holiday Park is situated 5 miles from centre of Glasgow, providing 26 hard standing pitches for Tourers, tents welcome. Holiday Homes (max 8), Chalets (max 6 people) available to rent (minimum stay 3 nights). Ideal for visiting Glasgow with its many attractions or for stopping over whilst touring Scotland. ... more less