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Gateway to an adventure at Dalraddy!

We had not been to Dalraddy Holiday Park for a really long time so we thought we would try it out again. The campsite is located just a few miles from Aviemore with lots of activities on and off site.

Our Pitch

The site itself is large with chalets, residential caravans, seasonal & touring pitches as well as tent pitches. Around the site there is a main toilet block with showers, dishwashing and laundry. There is a smaller shower block as well as other small toilet blocks. At the reception you can find a small shop stocking the essentials. There is a great play park for the kids and an abundance of picnic benches. If you are in a group there is a fantastic bbq area if you want to get everyone together.

Alvie Tractor Train

At the entrance of the site you will find Alvie Forest Food a fantastic food van with beautifully prepared dishes and a recent addition of a coffee cart called Cabin coffee. Quad biking treks are available to book at the gate there are plenty of other activities and it is worth checking out the Alvie Estate website for something that suits you.

Alvie Forest Foods

For me Dalraddy is a great place to get walking and biking. There is a fantastic walk to the Duke of Gordon Monument. You can walk/cycle along the Speyside way. We headed to Kincraig and Loch Insh and got a pint at the Boathouse before heading back.

Duke of Gordon Monument

If you would like to explore the area there is plenty to do within a 10-15 mile drive.

Highland Wildlife park is around 5 miles away. At the park you can drive through the reserve and see the polar bears, snow leopards, amur tigers and many other animals then visit the wildlife discovery centre. Entry fees do apply.

Loch Insh Outdoor Centre is around 3 1/2 miles. Where you find a large selection of watersports as well as tubing, skating and archery. Prices vary depending on activity.

Loch Insh

Cairngorm Mountain Railway is around 12 miles away. The railway has only just reopened after being closed for some time. You don’t have to take part in snowsports to go up the railway you can just take a trip up to enjoy the views and have coffee and cake at The Ptarmigan restaurant. Return tickets can be purchased at Cairngorm Mountain resort.

Cairngorm Mountain looking down to the Ptarmigan restaurant!

Strathspey Steam Railway is only 4 miles away at Aviemore and is a fantastic day out for everyone including your dogs. You are taking along the line from Aviemore to Broomhill and return in a beautiful steam locomotive. There is an option to enjoy a light lunch or afternoon tea along the way. Booking available online or at the station.

Strathspey Steam Railway

This is only a very small selection of activities available!

Dalraddy is a great site to visit with everything you need and so much to do just on your doorstep!

https://www.campinginaviemore.co.uk/

https://www.visitcairngorms.com/

Places to Eat

Aberdeenshire

The Bank, The Square, Huntly

  • Cafe & Restaurant (licensed)
  • Open daily for breakfast, lunch, coffee, and evening meals!
  • Great selection on the menu, lovely staff and a great place to relax enjoy a meal out in cosy warm surroundings!

The Pitstop Tartan Bus (Roy’s Bus), A96, Inverurie

  • Cafe and takeaway
  • Open Wednesday – Saturday 8am-3pm and Sunday 8.30am-3pm
  • They serve a cracking breakfast as well as main meals and snacks.

The Larder Gordon Street, Huntly

This is where I get my lunch from on work days!

  • Takeway
  • Open Monday – Thursday 10am-2pm Friday 10.30am-2pm
  • Amazing range including cakes, pies, savoury pastries, soups and made to order sandwiches
  • Dog Friendly

The Soo’s Lug Main Street, Alford

  • Cafe and takeway
  • Open Friday & Saurday 9am-3pm Sunday 10am-3pm
  • Cracking bacon rolls made with Piggery Smokery bacon and coffee

https://piggery-smokery.co.uk/


The Market Cafe, Huntly Mart, Huntly

  • Cafe
  • Open Tue & Thur 8.30-3pm, Wed, Fri, Sat & Sun 8.30-4pm
  • They serve lovely wholesome homemade breakfast, lunch and coffee’s & cakes

Places to Eat

Moray

19 Crepes & Coffee, 19 Batchen Street, Elgin

  • Cafe
  • Open daily Monday – Saturday
  • Amazing sweet and savoury crepes and waffles, breakfasts and coffee

https://19crepescoffee.business.site/


Grampian Hotel, Regent Square, Keith

  • Restaurant, Hotel and Bar
  • Open daily Tuesday – Sunday for breakfast, lunch, afternoon teas and dinners
  • Great pub grub and homemade cakes.
  • Dog Friendly

https://grampianhotelkeith.com/


The Humble Burger, Munro Place, Elgin

  • Takeway
  • Wednesday – Saturday 12pm-3pm & 4.30pm-9pm Sunday 12pm-3pm & 4.30pm-8pm
  • Very tasty range of burgers, fries and burritos

https://www.thehumbleburger.co.uk/


WDC Scottish Dolphin Centre Cafe, Speybay

  • Cafe
  • Lovely soups, sandwiches, cakes and coffee

https://dolphincentre.whales.org/cafe/


Lily’s Kitchen Cafe, Seafield Street, Cullen

  • Cafe
  • Open Tuesday – Saturday 9am-4pm & Sunday 9.30am-4pm
  • Winner of the world Cullen Skink championship they also service breakfast and a good selection of meals, snacks and cakes.

Places to Eat

Highlands and Islands

Oregano Mobile Catering, Banks of the River Ness, Inverness and various other locations.

  • Takeaway
  • Locations and days vary see social media for updates
  • Delicious food served such as macaroni, breakfast rolls, soup, paninis and homebakes

The Seaforth, Quay Street Ullapool

  • Restaurant and fish and chips takeaway.
  • Reopens 27th of February
  • Great range of pub grub and seafood (seafood platter is amazing). Lovely fish and chips served in the takeaway next door.

https://www.theseaforth.com/