A caravan fit for a prince

Prince Charles is accustomed to staying in his private residence of Birkhall on the Balmoral Estate while visiting Scotland, but on a sunny day in late April decide he would pay a visit to a nearby caravan site.

Surrounded by hills and delightful scenery, Ballater Caravan Park in Royal Deeside, Aberdeenshire was once recognised as Queen Victoria’s ‘Deer Paradise.’ The park has recently been taken over from the local authority by charitable organisation Ballater Community Enterprise, who aim to carry out projects on the site to boost the local economy.

Prince Charles, or as he is more formally known in Scotland the Duke of Rothesay, was greeted with a warm welcome from many of the residence on site, including 100 year old Alexander Alexander who was present when the park opened back in the 1950’s. Alexander took great pleasure in joining the prince in planting a tree outside the site’s new office, which was once a former Air Training Corps building.

For more information on the site visit www.ballatercaravanpark.com. If you have a static caravan on a UK site, Coast can offer you a competitive insurance quote today. Call us for free on 0800 614 849 or apply online.