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Barrow Campsite, Nairn

4.7 (186 reviews)

Situated on an arable farm in the Highlands of Scotland, Barrow Campsite sits on the banks of the river Nairn. It is within cycling distance of the historic town of Nairn and a short drive to the city of Inverness. It overlooks the rolling hills and is only a few miles from spectacular beaches.

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Our touring campsite and glamping pods are dotted about this wonderful and secluded landscape surrounded by natural and arable land. The river ‘Nairn’ can be accessed from the site and in the Spring it’s banks are covered with thousands of bluebells.

It’s a place a world apart from the rush and clutter of the modern holiday experience, with an atmosphere that makes you forget the world outside, and just lounge, ramble, or potter about.

We're committed to giving you a genuinely individual service from first contact to your time staying with us and “contribute to making happy memories every day”.

On Site is an ancient archaeological monument. This monument is locally known as 'Hangman's Cairn' and is an excellent example of a well-preserved Bronze Age Barrow and contemporary surrounding bank. The monument comprises a sub-circular mound, measuring around 25 m in diameter and standing to a height of around 3.3 m.

Our large 12m x 7m hard-standing touring pitches are arranged sympathetically around the Site to allow for different views wherever you pitch up. All these pitches have electricity, and a water tap is shared between two pitches. One hard-standing pitch situated near the toilet block is a dedicated disabled pitch.

The grass pitches are there for the smaller vehicles - roof tents, campervans, small motor homes and very small tents and are located overlooking the nature park and pond. A number of these pitches have electricity. Water taps are shared amongst the grass pitches. For non electric tent pitches you will be shown to a suitable spot.

One of our recent additions to the site is a dedicated ‘Nearly wild camping’ area. Situated slightly away from the other campers, sheltered behind a large hill offering a more relaxed feel for 4x4 vehicles and the likes while still being able to access toilet facilities if required.

Existing Electric grass tent bookings will be on a 10 m x 4 m pitch. It is the clients responsibility to ensure their tent, guy lines and awning fit in this space.

The campsite features 2 Glamping Pods. Sitting outside the pods, facing southwards you look out over the farmland and have direct views to the ancient monument on the site. Each insulated and heated pod sleeps up to two people. There is a small kitchen unit with a sink, a kettle and a toaster. Toilet and shower facilities are close by. All Pods are strictly pet free. No exceptions.

Accessible through a gate from the campground, you and your four-legged friend can take a stroll through the nature park. Walk around the pond and sit and enjoy the views. Dogs are welcome to walk off the lead in this nature park, but we ask the owners to look after their four-legged friends at all times. It goes without saying to please clean up after your dog.

In the pond there are gold fish and many frogs. Fishing this pond is not allowed however feel free to enjoy a refreshing swim.

Availability

Glamping Pods

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 bedroom

Our Glamping Pods face southwards looking over the farmland and sleep up to two adults (and one infant but you will need to bring your own travel cot)

There is a small kitchen unit with a sink, kettle and toaster. Cowder and Nairn Pod comes with a bed and mattress, full bedding available to rent at £10 per stay. (Contact the campsite in regards to bedding rental) Toilet and shower facilities are close by.

Features

No smoking allowed
No pets allowed
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Barrow Glamping Pod

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 bedroom

Our Glamping Pods face southwards looking over the farmland and sleep up to two adults (and one infant but you will need to bring your own travel cot)

There is a small kitchen unit with a sink, kettle and toaster. The glamping pod beds come with a sofa bed . Full bedding available to rent at £10 per stay. (Contact the campsite in regards to bedding rental). Toilet and shower facilities are close by.

Features

No smoking allowed
No pets allowed
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Hard Standing Super Pitch (electricity, grey waste drainage & water tap)

  • Max 4 pets
  • Caravans
  • Motorhomes
  • Campervans
  • Tents
  • Folding caravans
  • Trailer tents
  • RVs
  • Fifth wheels

Hard-standing super pitches suitable for Caravan & Car, Motorhome, Campervan and Trailer Tent. 16-amp electric.

Any awning/wind or rain shelter or gazebo must be pitched on the hard-standing space and not on the grass.

Any tent or sleeping space/accommodation will be charged as per campsite tent prices below and will have to be pitched in the tent area and not on the grass next to the hard-standing pitch due to fire safety regulations.

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Hard Standing Pitch (electricity and water included)

  • Max 4 pets
  • Caravans
  • Motorhomes
  • Campervans
  • Tents
  • Folding caravans
  • Trailer tents
  • RVs
  • Fifth wheels

Our very spacious 12m x 7m hard-standing touring pitches are arranged sympathetically around the Site to allow for different views wherever you pitch.

All these pitches have electricity, and a water tap is shared between two pitches. One hard-standing pitch situated near the toilet block is a dedicated disabled pitch.

Any awning/wind or rain shelter or gazebo must be pitched on the hard-standing space and not on the grass.

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Grass Standing Pitch (electricity and water included)

  • Max 4 pets
  • Caravans
  • Motorhomes
  • Campervans
  • Tents
  • Folding caravans
  • Trailer tents
  • RVs
  • Fifth wheels

Our grass standing pitches are supplied with electricity and suitable for Campervans and Motorhomes. Roof tents are more than welcome.

All these pitches have electricity, and one water tap is shared between four pitches. The grass pitches may not be level and it is recommended that you bring your own levelling ramps. Some pitches may require a 15 meter electric cable to reach the power point.

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Roof Tent & Adventure Style Vehicle Pitch

  • Max 2 pets
  • Caravans
  • Motorhomes
  • Campervans
  • Tents
  • Folding caravans
  • Trailer tents
  • RVs
  • Fifth wheels
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Ground Tents - No electric

  • Max 4 pets
  • Caravans
  • Motorhomes
  • Campervans
  • Tents
  • Folding caravans
  • Trailer tents
  • RVs
  • Fifth wheels

Grass pitches for cars, motorcyclists, backpackers and cyclists.

Just pitch up your tent where-ever it feels right on the dedicated area overlooking the nature park and pond.

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Hard Standing Winter Pitch (No Electric)

  • Max 4 pets
  • Caravans
  • Motorhomes
  • Campervans
  • Tents
  • Folding caravans
  • Trailer tents
  • RVs
  • Fifth wheels

Units must be self-contained as the facilities will be closed, however the chemical and grey waste disposal and a fresh water tap will be open.

Toilets and showers are closed.

Our very spacious 12m x 7m hard-standing touring pitches are arranged sympathetically around the site to allow for different views wherever you pitch.

Any awning/wind or rain shelter or gazebo must be pitched on the hard-standing space and not on the grass.

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186 Reviews

All reviews featured on Campstead.com have been submitted by genuine customers who have stayed at the park.


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Great site

Ling, Jane - 14/04/2024

5

This is a fantastic site, very good level pitches which are a good size. Very friendly. There are some great dog walks direct from site and a lovely little pond for some outdoor dipping. A great stay and will definitely be back.

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Great campsite to do when doing the NC500

Allen, Robert - 12/04/2024

5

Really good campsite, really accommodating staff, good spot to stay at if you’re doing the NC500. Would recommend.

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Great Views

Gray, Carol - 11/04/2024

5

We enjoyed our stay, lovely site with a great dog walk which is fully enclosed. Lovely views of the countryside. The toilets and showers are very clean.

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Easter break

Hall, Gillian - 09/04/2024

4

Friendly & helpful staff. Clean, spacious and flat pitches. Very quiet, plenty space for kids to play, dogs to walk. Toilet blocks always clean. Short drive into Nairn.

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Great site

Wyatt, Samantha - 08/04/2024

4

We had a lovely site, with water and grey water waste on on site.It was clean and very well kept no mess and not very busy at that time of year.Only 1 item that requires attention the 1 shower did not have hot water but the other one was great.

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Easter stay.

Mutch, William - 05/04/2024

5

Lovely site,friendly warden. Excellent facilities and clean. Walk into Nairn,by the river path. Lovely walk. Had lovely lunch at the Havelock.

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Lovely location, clean, spacious and lovely warm facilities.

Cole, Jason - 04/04/2024

5

Fantastic small campsite, very handy to kick off out NC500 tour...would highly recommend.

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Christmas/New Year holiday

Smith, Janet - 07/01/2024

5

The site is lovely, clean facilities and very friendly staff. This was our second Christmas/New Year break here spending a lovely peaceful 10 days. We will definitely return and the other beauty is it is only a couple of hours journey

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Clean campsite with generous pitches and all the basic amenities you need!

Fowkes, Matt - 06/01/2024

5

Friendly staff, clean toilet and shower block, well kept site.

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The one in the tent

Collins, Geoff - 12/12/2023

5

It is nicely tucked away in the countryside with beautiful natural scenery and with a night sky so clear it's perfect for stargazing and seeing the full moon shining bright illuminating the dark night was truly magical. I originally planned to camp for a week in December but only made it 1 night (bad gear) however the owner and staff on site are very friendly and helpful. If you are looking somewhere to get away from the city I can definitely recommend this place, I will be sure to to come back for round 2.

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Summary

4.7

98.4% would recommend this site

98.4% would stay here again

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