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Linwater Caravan Park

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General

  • Quiet campsite five miles from Edinburgh Airport
  • Shopping locally at Livingston Designer Outlet
  • Next to a country park and the Union Canal

East Calder is calling – and how easily accessible it all is. The county's Linwater Caravan Park is within a five-mile drive from Edinburgh Airport (nip up for the weekend, we say), and is next to the trunk roads of the M8 and M9 – we also say stop over here on your way to and fro north or south.

But you'd also be well placed to stay a bit longer. Linwater's in a countryside location, right next to Almondell and Calderwood Country Park and the Union Canal (we say towpath strolls) and is also a short drive from the Pentland Hills Regional Park. The Edinburgh International Climbing Arena is only a mile away.

All at Linwater is ably run by Katie and Alaistair, who've added a toilet block including a disabled loo, showers, a dishwashing area, laundry facilities and waste disposal for tourers and motorhomes.

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Please note

The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act and/or any of the following: Staffordshire bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, Rottweiler, any Mastiff or Tosa.

Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.

Bookings must not be for more than 14 consecutive nights.

No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Discount cards and gift vouchers cannot be applied to bookings made via Pitchup.com.

Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.


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9.7

Overall rating based on 123 reviews

 

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98% would stay here again.

 

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Welcome received from the warden, cleanliness of the toilet block ... 13/11/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Alastair W. Confirmed

  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Welcome received from the warden, cleanliness of the toilet block & the site in general, peaceful yet only 15mins from Edinburgh. We will definitely return.

    Alastair & Violet

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From the manager...

Hello Alastair & Violet
Thank you so much for taking the time to review the site and for your feedback.
We look forward to welcoming you back again in the future.
Alastair & Katie

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Very organised and tidy site with good size pitches. Shower ... 08/11/2018

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  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Very organised and tidy site with good size pitches. Shower block well equipped and very clean. Lovely surrounding countryside.

    Disliked: 

    Not the sites fault but directly under the flight path from Edinburgh Airport. This means loud planes from 5.00 am to midnight. Not for light sleepers!

From the manager...

Hello
Thank you for taking the time to review the site and for your positive feedback on the things within our control. We are sorry that you found the planes a disturbance and although outwith our control, hope that it didn't affect your stay too much.
Best Wishes
Katie

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A bit difficult to find this was really because of a detour. 08/11/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Anonymous Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Liked the layout of the site. The toilet block was handy and everything was very clean.

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From the manager...

Hello
Thank you for taking the time to review the site and for your positive feedback. I am sorry that you found us hard to find. We are located on a minor road off the B7030 but we are signposted from the Newbridge Roundabout (opposite the BP garage as you exit the roundabout) and also from the A71 at the Wilkieston Junction.
Best Wishes
Katie

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Lovely site, pitches were a good size staff were friendly and helpful 05/11/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Caroline H. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Nice location, good walks, beautiful site, toilets and showers absolutely spotless.

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From the manager...

Hello Caroline
Thank you for taking the time to post such a positive review. Your feedback is very much appreciated.
Katie

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Excellent with very clean facilities and friendly staff. 29/10/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Matt B. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Friendly and very clean.

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Hello
Thank you for taking the time to post a review.
Best Wishes
Katie

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Well laid out level hardcore pitch and good shower block 29/10/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Anonymous Confirmed

  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Well laid out level hardcore pitch and good shower block

    Disliked: 

    although WIFI is free it is slow and ended up using data via mobile. Maybe something they could look at

From the manager...

Hello
Thank you so much for taking the time to review the site and for your feedback. I am very pleased that the pitches and amenity block were to your liking. We appreciate your feedback on the wifi and agree with your comments on this 100%. It is in our plans to improve the wifi, however we don't have fiber to the site yet. BT open-reach have advised we are on the program for this in the next year or so and as soon as we have fiber we intend to improve the supply to customers.
Thanks again for your feedback
Katie

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Anonymous user

Very clean, nice staff, close to Edinburgh, amazing showers 25/10/2018

Reviewer's country: Germany Anonymous Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or campervan pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Very clean, nice staff, close to Edinburgh, amazing showers

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From the manager...

Hello and thank you for your feedback and positive review. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and would love to welcome you back again soon
Best Wishes
Katie

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Great stopover for Edinburgh if you have own transport. 23/10/2018

Reviewer's country: Denmark andrew j. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or campervan pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Quiet pitch, good and friendly service. Lovely hot shower. Walking distance to airport (2 hours walk though).

    Disliked: 

    Relatively poor public transport accessibility. Nearest busstop 2 km away.

From the manager...

Hello
Thank you for taking the time to review the site and for your feedback on the facilities. We are a small site on the outskirts of the Edinburgh council boundary yet dot have a bus stop close by. I am in regular liaison with Councillors and our local MP about this and the hope is that we will be provided with a service in the future as the demand increases from the neighboring community.
Best Wishes
Katie

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2nd stay here, we will definitely be back. 19/10/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Chris C. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Proximity to the Edinburgh climbing arena and canal path.
    Cleanliness of toilets and facilities, level and spacious pitches.
    Helpfulness if staff.

    Disliked: 

From the manager...

Hello
Thank you so much for your positive feedback about the site. We are so glad you enjoyed the location and our facilities. Our staff work very hard to keep things looking nice so your feedback will be a great boost to them. We hope to welcome you again in the future.
Best Wishes
Al & Katie

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Anonymous user

Excellent site close to Edinburgh. Very friendly staff . 12/10/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Anonymous Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Very friendly quiet site. Close to the canal for cycling and walking. Facilities excellent.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

From the manager...

Hello
Thank you for taking the time to review the site and for your positive feedback. We are very luck to have such close links to the canal and Almondell Country park. The location is a great spring board for walking and in particular cycling expeditions to both Edinburgh, Linlithgow and beyond. We are looking into the availability of bike hire from March 2019 to allow more people to enjooy the area in this way. You can keep up to date with progress on our facebook page.
Best Wishes
Katie

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Features

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

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Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

Take away

Tennis

TV room

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Local produce

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Touring and motorhomes

Hard standings

Motorhome service point

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Peaceful

Nearby leisure

Climbing nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Farm

Large (51-200 pitches)

Camping 2.0

Camping pods

Location

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  • West Clifton, East Calder, Lothian, Scotland, EH53 0HT
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 55.9118°N 3.4350°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Winchburgh: Main Street Bus Stop — 3.4 miles
Edinburgh Airport: Terminal Coach Stop — 3.7 miles
Livingston: Bus Stances — 3.8 miles
Train stations
Kirknewton Rail Station — 1.6 miles
Uphall Rail Station — 2.7 miles
Livingston South Rail Station — 3.8 miles
Ferry ports
South Queensferry Ferry Landing — 5.9 miles
Rosyth Ferry Terminal — 7.7 miles
Inchcolm Island Ferry Landing — 9.7 miles
Airports
Edinburgh Airport — 3.7 miles

Directions


Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

Linwater Caravan Park's locale means you're well set for both countryside and city days, or to break up a journey on your way north or south.

Around the area, a mile away in a disused quarry is the Edinburgh International Climbing Arena, with the biggest indoor climbing wall in the world (well worth tackling for the boasting rights gained for afterwards, say we). The towpath walks of the Union Canal are nearby and the shows and exhibitions of the Royal Highland Showground are within four miles.

You can also easily drive to the Kelpies, the biggest horsey structures on the planet, and to the Falkirk Wheel, the boat lift connecting the Union and the Forth and Clyde canals.

Must see

  • Edinburgh Zoo (6.7 miles)
  • Linlithgow Palace (7.9 miles)
  • Royal Scottish Academy (9.1 miles)

Cycle routes

Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel.

Policies

Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  12 p.m. –  9 p.m.
Depart:  12 p.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  4 p.m. –  10 p.m.
Depart:  10 a.m.

Reception is unmanned after 6pm. Please call using the number in the confirmation email if you are arriving later.

Linwater Caravan Park cancellation policy

No refunds within 1 week of arrival date.

No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

Group bookings of 2 or more units (e.g. tent, touring caravan, motorhome or accommodation hire) travelling together are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.

Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.

Payment

A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now. Linwater Caravan Park will debit the balance from your card 1 week before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 1 week then the balance will be taken immediately.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.

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Please read the park terms and conditions below and the Pitchup.com terms and conditions.

Admission
Admission is only permitted after registering at reception.
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Arrivals and departures
Late arrivals must notify the park as soon as possible. Your booking will be held for 24 hours. After this period the management reserves the right to relet your unit.
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.
Guide dogs are allowed on site free of charge.
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act and/or any of the following: Staffordshire bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, Rottweiler, any Mastiff or Tosa.

General
Bookings must not be for more than 14 consecutive nights.
Discount cards and gift vouchers cannot be applied to bookings made via Pitchup.com.
Quiet hours must be respected between 12 a.m. and 12 a.m..
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behaviour is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.

Occupancy
Group bookings of 2 or more units (e.g. tent, touring caravan, motorhome or accommodation hire) travelling together are not permitted via Pitchup.com.
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Pitches
You must follow the management directives when pitching your tent/unit and related equipment.

Reception
Reception is open from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. between 01/04 and 30/09.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.
Open fires are prohibited.

Taxes
This area is not subject to city tax.

Vehicles
Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.

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