Tummel Bridge and Queens View

Just spent a very nice, quiet week at the Tummel Bridge static caravan park in Scotland. The site is well laid out and easy to get to by car, as long as you don’t mind driving on single track roads with passing places. The site is named after the old Tummel bridge which is near the site entrance. If you have an interest, this just happens to be a Pokestop too!

Old Tummel Bridge

The static caravan park itself is very well done, and also accepts touring caravans, with all main amenities on site, including a restaurant and bar with entertainment for adults and young children provided. There is also an on-site swimming pool which may be booked, although, given that there is also a duck pond on site, you may need to keep an eye on young children. The site also comes equipped with a surprisingly well stocked shop and the prices were very reasonable considering the location.

I booked the site through the Parkdean resorts website, and the caravan came with TV, DVD, satellite TV, mcrowave, a full gas cooker and gas central heating, together with a nice shower. I had a 2 bedroom caravan, the double was very spacious. The second bedroom had beds that were a little narrow, however they would be OK for children. There was a fold-out bed in the sofa fitted in the lounge area, so this could also have been used to sleep another 2 people if required. The beds were already made when we arrived, the only things that we needed to take were towels. There was plenty of space for the car at the side of the caravan. The staff were helpful and arrival was really straightforward, with check-in from 16.00. Checkout was 10.00 at the latest, with a secure postbox for you to post the keys through on departure.

The site also has lodges on site, which can be hired similar to the caravans. The pitches are secluded, and set in an area which includes woodlands, and a woodland walk.

The site itself is not far from Queens View, a picturesque location where you see along Loch Tummel from a vantage point high on the side of the hills. There is a car park just off the narrow single track road with plenty of space. The parking charges were very reasonable. There is also a visitors center there with facilities and a cafe. The viewpoint is a short walk from the car park, hidden beautifully within the trees. In the late afternoon, the sun reflecting on the Loch looks lovely, but can make it difficult to photograph well.

Overall, this was an enjoyable week. The park provides a good base for visits, including Pitlochery for the salmon lader, distilleries, and  nearby towns.

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