In 2023, popular Scottish magazine, The Scotsman, voted Black Rock Caravan and Camping Park the best place to pitch up your tent, caravan, or motorhome in Scotland. Coming in just behind Black Rock was the Wee Caravan Park in Ayrshire, the Woodland Gardens Motorhome Site in Fife, and Muasdale Holiday Park in Argyll & Bute.
If you’re renting a motorhome in 2024, it is these kinds of lists that might pique your interest. While there are so many places to park your motorhome in Scotland, it’s always good to get a general consensus on the best spots, ensuring you enjoy your holiday to the highest degree. So with this in mind, what exactly makes Black Rock so good, and is it really the best motorhome park in the whole country?
Where is Black Rock Caravan and Camping Park?
Black Rock Caravan Park is located in Evanton, in the Scottish Highlands. It is a relatively quiet park, situated near the A9, Glen Glass, and around half an hour to the popular Chanonry Point. Inverness is also a half-hour drive away, and there are several amenities, including a friendly village pub around a five-minute walk away.
What Makes it So Good?
If you do park one of our vehicles in this park, the first thing you’ll note is that it’s peaceful. Known for being a great spot for people travelling with children, this is a quiet haven where families, couples, or friends can sit back and simply relax for a few days. That being said, there is plenty to get up to while you’re here.
For the kids, there’s a brilliant little Nessie-themed forest playground, as well as plenty of nicely maintained space to run around and play. Nearby landscapes are stunning, including the nearby Loch Glass, which is known for its natural beauty and the famous ‘Pink House’ with its fun photographic opportunities.
As mentioned before, it’s also just half an hour from Chanonry Point, which is a popular viewing spot for dolphins. Nowhere else in Scotland can you see dolphins from such a short distance, and this is probably the only place on mainland Scotland where Bottlenose Dolphins are particularly visible. While the children will have great fun spotting them, the adults can also take some enjoyment out of the beautiful Chanonry lighthouse, which was designed by Alan Stevenson way back in 1846.
Other Things You Can Get Up to Near Black Rock
Apart from the playground and Chanonry Point, Inverness is also half an hour away. This, of course, is the home of the legendary Loch Ness Monster. You might know about the history of Nessie, but going to the loch and searching for the monster yourself is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. The scenery is beautiful, the loch is magnificent, and for those who love their history, there’s also the 1,000-year-old Urquhart Castle – available for tourists to walk through year-round.
One of the things we recommend you should do here is take a Nessie Hunter cruise. This is a one-hour cruise across the waters of Loch Ness itself, with fascinating commentary and incredibly comfortable viewing seats. Once again, for the kids, this is almost like a mini-adventure. For the adults, there’s also a fully stocked bar selling Nessie-themed beer!
While we’re on the subject of wildlife spotting, we should also mention that Black Rock is right in the heart of the Scottish Highlands, so there are plenty of treks to sink your walking boots into while you visit. One of our favourites is the Black Rock Gorge Walk, which features the dramatic box canyon that you might recognise from the movie Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. It’s a relatively short walk, but if you want some stunning landscape views – and the chance to feel like you’re in Harry Potter! – then it’s definitely one to try out.
Is Black Rock the best Motorhome Park in Scotland?
As we mentioned, it was last year that The Scotsman put Black Rock as the best Caravan and Camping Park, but it’s unlikely that much has changed since then. Described by visitors as ‘perfection’, ‘beautiful’ and ‘an excellent base camp for Scottish Highlands exploring’, just over 98% of reviewers said that they would revisit.
Add to this that it currently has a five-star rating on Tripadvisor, and it appears that this is a pretty sure deal. Normally we sit on the fence with these kinds of things, but we’re pretty confident in finally saying: Yes, this is the best park for your motorhome in Scotland…
And so are all the other parks!