Camping

The campsite is located in an agricultural field therefore no hard standing is available. 

Unfortunately not. 

Camping at Kincardine Castle and Estate is offered "off grid" meaning there are no shower or power facilities available. Since there is no water and power available nearby, as well as the shower units themselves, we would have needed to ship in water units, heating and power facilities (to heat the water) and the cost of doing this is prohibitive. In fact, we worked out the costs and it would have meant that we would have needed to charge £25 per shower just to cover the costs!

See below for our terms and conditions for amendments or cancellations to your booking.

  1. If you wish to amend your booking, we request that you notify RDMS as soon as possible. Subject to availability and the conditions in 2 to 3 below, amendments or cancellations to your booking can be made for an administration fee of 10% of the booking value. The administration fee will be waived if we are forced to cancel your booking.
  2. Up until 30 days before the arrival date – you can amend your booking, subject to availability, or cancel and receive a refund of your booking value minus the administration fee mentioned above.
  3. Less than 30 days before the arrival date – We are sorry but, in this period, we are no longer able to offer the ability to amend or cancel your booking and no refund can be offered.
  4. If due to unavoidable reasons we are forced to cancel your booking, we will endeavor to offer you the option of an alternative pitch/site of a comparable standard subject to availability. No other compensation is available.
  5. All outstanding balances concerning your booking and any additional fees must be paid prior to your arrival.

Any trader requesting to stay on their stand may only be allowed by special permission in advance of the event by both Kincardine Castle and Estate and the Royal Deeside Motor Show event organisers. This may be permitted for ONLY traders/catering vendors and not for showcase exhibitors.

The committee's decision is to allow (with permission) traders only, as it is common for traders to be permitted to stay overnight beside their stand. Not only does this reduce the risk of stock being stolen it also acts as an additional security measure and as a backup to the site security. Ideally only those with easy steal items should camp beside their pitch including tools, clothing, etc. Traders with larger displays who are able to lock their stand, for example, a show trailer, are requested to stay in the designated campsite area.

Any camping must be either in an existing gazebo or behind trader displays. There must be NO clearly visible tents, caravans, or motorhomes on trader stands therefore they must be positioned at the back of the stand with a trailer or gazebo in front. There is an exception to traders who will be using their caravans/motorhomes to form part of the display. 

Wristbands will be issued by the campsite duty manager on arrival and these wristbands MUST be worn at all times for anyone entering the campsite.

If you would like to request camping beside your stand, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

You can park next to your pitch. However, parking is limited therefore any additional vehicles may be asked to park in the visitor car park.

Small camping stoves are welcome but must be off the grass, on something safe. After use let them cool properly and please pack away safely and appropriately. If any fire container is thought to present a risk of damage to the grass, organisers reserve the right to ask you to stop using it.

Absolutely NO open fires. This may include fire pits, chimineas, BBQs, etc. Catering options will be provided.

Absolutely NO open fires. This may include fire pits, chimineas, BBQs, etc. Catering options will be provided.

Any requests, such as to be located next to friends, must be pre-arranged when booking.

We welcome canine companions. Bring your four-legged friend along for no additional fee.

  • We do ask that they are always kept on leads, Kincardine Castle is a working estate farm with livestock.
  • Ensure pick-up bags are used and dog mess is cleared immediately by its owners and disposed of in the bins provided.
  • Dogs must always be kept with owners.
  • We welcome a well-behaved pooch; we reserve the right to ask any misbehaving pup to be removed if disturbing other campers.
  • It’s a good idea to have a look at the Outdoor Access code, which you can find by clicking on this LINK.

Yes, with improved access we are able to welcome caravans to our campsite!

We are looking forward to welcoming all exhibitors, traders, sponsors, visitors and campers to the Royal Deeside Motor Show! Remember, we are here for you every step of the way in the run up, during and after the Motor Show. So if you ever have any questions, please refer to the FAQ section of our website, but also feel free to get in touch with us. It's best to get in touch with us by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. However, if urgent, you should always be able to get in touch with us on Aberdeen (01224) 507222. We might be slower getting to your query if posted in the evenings or weekends.

Address for the Royal Deeside Motor Show:

The address is Kincardine Castle, Kincardine O'Neil, Aberdeenshire, AB34 5AE. Kincardine Castle is located in Kincardine O'Neil a small historic village sited next to the River Dee, some 25 miles inland from Aberdeen up in the north East of Scotland. It is situated on the A93, North Deeside Road, between the larger settlements of Banchory and Aboyne.

We have 2 entrances to the site which are highlighted on our map - Entrance A, Entrance B.

Please see this LINK for more information on entrances and directions.

Entrance A - This is the main entrance for visitors and the main car park for all vehicles that are not exhibiting such as staff vehicles, trailers etc.

Entrance B - This is the East Drive and is the entrance for any exhibitors, traders, retailers, car clubs, individual submissions and campers.

Contact:

Your setup email will identify which Zone you are in (Campsite is Zone D). Your contact on arrival will be:

ZONE A - Gavin Esslemont: 01224 507185

ZONE B - Pauline Forbes: 01224 545229

ZONE C - Emma Ingram: 01224 012712

ZONE D - Adam Simpson: 01224 539913

If you cannot get through to these direct numbers phone our main Etiom number 01224 507222.

Camping Check-In Dates & Times:

Friday 1st July BETWEEN 16:00 - 20:00

Saturday 2nd July BETWEEN 07:30 - 09:30

Camping Check-Out Dates & Times:

If NOT camping on Saturday night, check-out AFTER 16:00 Saturday

If NOT attending RDMS event on Sunday 3rd July check-out BETWEEN 07:30 - 09:30 Sunday

IF attending RDMS event on Sunday 3rd July check-out AFTER 16:00 Sunday

Please be patient if there is a queue. There is likely to be a bit of congestion if cars arrive at the same time. Please work with us by being prepared with your confirmation on show.

Price does not include entry to the Royal Deeside Motor Show - tickets must be purchased separately in advance.

There are no showers available on site.

E-Ticketing:

Your camping booking confirmation will be securely emailed to you. You can print this out on A4 paper with an inkjet or laser printer (colour or black & white) and present them at the show. Alternatively, you can show your camping booking confirmation on arrival from your smartphone once purchased in advance.

Terms & Conditions:

By purchasing tickets you are agreeing to our Terms and Conditions. Please also check all check-in times and FAQs before you attend.

Let's have a thoroughly enjoyable Royal Deeside Motor Show!

Best wishes, The Team at Royal Deeside Motor Show

Toilets are provided free of charge. There are no shower facilities. 

Each pitch is £60.00 for the weekend (up to 2 nights and for up to 4 people on each pitch, irrespective of 1 night or 2 night stay).

However, the maximum number of people on a pitch is 6. Therefore, additional people over and above 4 on a pitch is: adult £15.00, child is £9.00. Children under 8 years old go free.

Camping is not available on the last day of the event.

Check-in on Friday is between 16:00 – 20:00.

Check-in on Saturday is between 8:00 – 09:30.

Check-out on Sunday after 17:00.

  There will be designated areas at the campsite to empty chemical toilet waste.