Haughton House Holiday Park
Haughton House Holiday Park is located within the beautiful 40-hectare Haughton Country Park. Located on the banks of the River Don, you can enjoy fishing for salmon and brown trout, and fishing permits are available at reception. Other park facilities include two children’s play areas (one on the campsite itself and one at Haughton Country Park), picnic tables, a riverside trim track and several excellent walking trails through Murray Park. There is also a putting green on the park.
As well as facilities for tents, touring caravans, motorhomes and static holiday homes, there are now two caravan holiday homes available to hire. Both caravans have beautiful views across the Bennachie hills and feature double glazing and central heating.
In the peaceful village of Alford, which is just a 15-minute walk from the park, you can visit the Grampian Transport Museum, which features a large and ever-changing collection of vintage cars, motorcycles, buses, horse-drawn carriages and steam vehicles. The village also has an indoor swimming pool and dry ski slope, as well as several cafés and restaurants.
As a base for exploring, Haughton House Holiday Park is perfectly placed; 15 golf courses are within a half-hour drive, and Balmoral and the castle trail are easily reached, as are the Cairngorms National Park and many of Scotland’s finest whisky distilleries. Alford is just a 45-minute drive from Aberdeen.
The Alford Valley Railway narrow-gauge train runs from Haughton Country Park to the Victorian station in the village. But if you don’t feel like leaving the park, just sit back, take it easy and unwind as you savour the peaceful tranquillity of the surroundings and Haughton’s enthusiastic chorus of birds.
• Two holiday home caravans for hire, both with double glazing, central heating and beautiful views across the Bennachie hills
• 71 touring stances with electric hook-up
• 60 tent pitches without electric
• 10 tent pitches with electric
• 6 self-catering apartments within the main house
• 80 static stances with electric hook-up
• Recycling facilities on site
• Barbeque stands available on request
• Putting green
• Riverside trim track
• Play area
• Walking routes through Haughton Country Park
• Laundry and ironing room
• Baby changing facilities
• Dish washing facilities
• Variety of shops nearby
• Dogs on leads and kept under control are welcome (and there are three dog exercise areas within the country park)
• Calor gas available at reception
• Drive-over grey waste disposal point
• Plentiful tourist information
• Fishing permits available from reception
TOP TEN LOCAL ATTRACTIONS:
1. Ride on the Alford Valley Railway’s narrow-gauge train, which takes you from Haughton Country Park into Alford village.
2. Grampian Transport Museum; whether you’re into fast cars, famous motorbikes or fabulous penny farthings, this excellent museum is a must-see for any visitor to Alford.
3. Craigievar Castle, just five miles south of Alford. Enjoy a walk in the grounds, or take a guided tour of the fine portraits, furniture and woodwork on view inside.
4. Cairngorms National Park; from distilleries and garden centres to art galleries and museums, there is literally something for everyone here. Britain’s highest and largest mountain range boasts native forests, rivers and lochs, and the best of Scotland’s wildlife.
5. Burn O’ Vat, Dinnet; this beautiful cave, pothole and waterfall, formed in the last Ice Age, is a three-star Scottish Tourist Board attraction located within the Muir of Dinnet Nature Reserve.
6. Loch Muick, Ballater; beautiful in any season, enjoy the wildlife, the gorgeous loch itself and walks boasting spectacular views.
7. Stonehaven Open Air Swimming Pool; take a midnight swim in this heated seawater pool.
8. Woodend Barn, Banchory; multi-faceted venue offering theatre, comedy, dance, art, film, music and more. Check out what’s on during your visit to Aberdeenshire.
9. Kildrummy Castle Gardens, Alford; peaceful, pretty and full of ponds and water plants – if you like plant life, you’ll love Kildrummy Castle Gardens.
10. Storybook Glen, Maryculter; take the kids to see over 100 nursery rhyme and fairytale characters, plus there are 28 acres of scenic Deeside to explore, not to mention secret waterfalls and a self-service restaurant.
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Haughton House Holiday Park
Tent Pitches: YesTour Caravan Pitches: YesMotor Home Pitches: YesBBQ area: YesChemical Disposal Point: YesCar Parking: YesDogs allowed: YesChild Play Area: YesDrinking Water: YesElectric Hook-up: YesElectric Shaver Point: YesFishing Available: YesGas Cylinder Available: YesIce Pack Facility: YesLaunderette: YesShower Facilities: YesWheelchair Access: Yes