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- Family-run village pub site in rural northern Cumbria
- A 10-minute drive from Carlisle and 20 minutes from Gretna Green
- Food, real ales, open fire and a beer garden
The team at The Wellington Inn and Caravan Park describe their part of the world as 'Cumbria's best-kept secret' – and they've got a pretty good point. If you're looking for somewhere far from the crowds of the Lake District yet close to plenty of scenic day trips, the quiet countryside to the west of Carlisle is full of nature reserves, forests and gorgeous coastline that might just be what you're looking for…
This spacious and well-maintained site is located to the rear of a friendly village pub (open from Wednesday to Sunday only) in the small settlement of Great Orton. Pitching up here brings a lot of satisfying pub food and drink – including real ales – within easy reach. If you fancy a barbecue, just bring one along and send a member of your party out to pick up a few cuts at the village butcher's, a quarter of a mile down the road.
Carlisle's amenities, eateries and family-friendly attractions are all approximately 10 minutes away by car. The Scottish border at Gretna Green is also a quick 20-minute journey to the north, making The Wellington Inn and Caravan Park an excellent stop-off point on longer road trips. Guests have access to pub toilets (during pub opening hours) but please note there are no showers on site, and no toilets by the pitches.
Dogs are welcome on site and are free to join you for a drink in the beer garden, but unfortunately cannot be taken inside the pub.
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.
At least one of the party members must be aged 21 or over.
Tents are not accepted at this park.
This site has no on-site shower facilities.
Please note that the pub is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. Food is served from Wednesday to Sunday; it's best to book a table in advance if you'd like to dine in the pub.
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Electric hardstanding and grass touring pitch
Max. persons: 6 x
One Motorhome or Campervan or Touring caravan allowed per pitch
Pitch size : Max 8.0m width x 8.0m depth (26.2ft width x 26.2ft depth) Calculated area: 64.0m² (688.9ft²)
Ground type: Hardstanding and grass
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The pub with excellent food and friendly staff and locals
Good quiet village location, small neat level site with electric, …
Close to motorway as it was a one night stopover. …
From the manager...
Sorry you didn't enjoy your stay with us.
Really nice pitches!
Distance markers in shared facilities
Hand sanitising stations
One-way flow for entering/leaving buildings
Leisure on site
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on site
Car parking by pitch/unit
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Commercial vehicles allowed
Dogs allowed all year
Electric car charging point(s)
Gas cylinders available
No hot water
Dog walk nearby
Tiny (1-10 pitches)
Indoor pool nearby
- Coach stations
— 4.9 miles
4.9 miles War Memorial — 11.6 miles
11.6 miles War Memorial — 11.6 miles
- Train stations
Dalston (Cumbria) Rail Station
— 3.1 miles
3.1 miles Carlisle Rail Station — 4.8 miles
4.8 miles Wigton Rail Station — 5.5 miles
- Ferry ports
Keswick Ferry Landing
— 19.6 miles
19.6 miles Nichol End (Derwentwater) Ferry Landing — 19.7 miles
19.7 miles Pooley Bridge Ullswater Ferry Landing — 20.3 miles
Newcastle International Airport
— 54.5 miles
Wildlife isn't hard to come by in this part of northern Cumbria, as you're a mere five-minute drive from Watchtree Nature Reserve, a former RAF airbase that's been rewilded and has a number of tarmac car-free cycle trails to explore (with bike and tricycle hire also available). For more time outdoors, head five minutes down the road to the Cumberland Bird of Prey Centre and learn about how to handle a hawk like a pro.
Having Carlisle so close by is also a major plus – drop the kids off at Fusion Trampoline Park (10 minutes) for a big old bounce, push your limits and scale the different courses at Eden Rock (15 minutes), a local indoor climbing centre, or learn more about the area at Tullie House Museum And Art Gallery (10 minutes).
Drive slightly further afield and you'll quickly come to more top-quality days out. The nearest waterside spot in the Lake District National Park is Bassenthwaite, half an hour from base, a relatively quiet lake that's home to rare bird species including osprey.
- Carlisle Castle (4.5 miles)
- World Famous Old Blacksmith's Shop Centre (9.1 miles)
- Mirehouse Historic House and Gardens (16.9 miles)
- Wordsworth House and Garden (19.3 miles)
- Acorn Bank Garden and Watermill (23.7 miles)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.
Permitted arrival/departure time
|Camping and touring|
|Arrive:||11:30 a.m. –||Anytime|
|Depart by:||11 a.m.|
The Wellington Inn and Caravan Park cancellation policy
No refunds within 1 week of arrival date.
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.
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.
A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now. The Wellington Inn and Caravan Park will debit the balance from your card 4 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 4 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.
You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking, or at any point before the due date.
Payment methods accepted on the parkApple Pay
Terms and conditionsSite booking terms and conditions
- Does The Wellington Inn and Caravan Park have a swimming pool? No View all features
- Is The Wellington Inn and Caravan Park dog friendly? Yes View all features
- What attractions are near The Wellington Inn and Caravan Park? Wildlife isn't hard to come by in this part of northern Cumbria, as you're a mere five-minute drive from Watchtree Nature Reserve, a former RAF airbase that's been rewilded and has a … Read more
- When can I check in and check out of The Wellington Inn and Caravan Park?
Camping and touring Arrive: 11:30 a.m. – Anytime Depart by: 11 a.m.
- How much does it cost to stay at The Wellington Inn and Caravan Park? From £23 (for 1 night, 6 people) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability