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Following a massive upgrade, a family-run holiday park in the Highlands is planning to make a huge splash in the coming months.
After a £ 500,000 refurbishment, government restrictions allowing, Highland Holidays’ Ben Nevis Holiday Park near Fort William aims to draw more holidaymakers.
In March 2020, Andrew and Emily Campbell took over the Ben Nevis Holiday Park and used the closure time before hosting their first guests in July to establish their plans.
Overlooking Ben Nevis, the site in Camaghael has been converted into a 146-pitch holiday park offering a mix of luxurious lodges with hot tubs, self-catering cabins, glamping pods in Scandinavian theme, apartments with views and versatile caravans, as well as motorhome and tent pitches.
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Mr. Campbell said: “The Scottish vacation market is booming despite the pandemic and we do not see any sign of that changing.”
We saw tourists from all over the UK drawn by the stunning scenery around us and the fresh Scottish air during the summer, when restrictions were not as extreme. The Highlands, and Fort William in particular, are high on the wish lists of tourists, and we have been overwhelmed with inquiries from Scotland, the rest of the UK, As citizens begin to schedule their trips for 2021, as well as abroad.
Both have a passion for Ben Nevis and the Highland lifestyle, originally from Lochgoilhead, and plan to weave Highland Holidays into the fabric of the local community around Fort William and Glen Nevis.
In redeveloping the current site, the couple said they wanted to help the local community as much as possible and used local businesses such as Leith’s Quarry, Lochaber Construction Supplies, Michael Faryma Joinery, Highland Industrial Supplies and Hugh Fitzsimons & Son.
Fort William is a very close-knit group,” Mr. Campbell said, “and we have received a warm welcome and great support from the locals. By partnering with as many local companies as possible, we decided to return the favor. Many of our colleagues are from the region and we want to make sure the community benefits as much as possible as we continue to develop ourselves as a destination.
The newly revamped resort involves the introduction of glamping-style Highland pods and a collection of Nevis Lodges, available with and without hot tubs, with two and three bedrooms.
The couple’s 2021 plans include the installation of more pods and lodges, as well as the expansion of the reception area with a café and convenience store in bistro theme, for which an additional £ 750,000 has been budgeted.
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