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The Wellington Inn and Caravan Park: Pitches

General

  • 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.

Please note

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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Reviews

9.1

Overall rating based on 246 reviews

 

92% would recommend this site to a friend.

91% would stay here again.

  85% described as Peaceful ?

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The pub with excellent food and friendly staff and locals26/09/2022

Reviewer's country: Isle of ManLisa M.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    The pub.
    Peaceful location.
    Perfectly good facilities for Motorhome maintenance

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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Excellent site close to pub and in a nice village.24/09/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Clean organised self check in. Close to an excellent friendly pub with good food.

    Disliked: 

    No toilet or showers.

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Excellent23/09/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomBrian H.Confirmed

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

    Nothing to dislike the site kept clean and tidy. The pub food is excellent staff great to.

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Very clean and maintained site with very good pub on …22/09/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomStuart S.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Very clean and maintained site with very good pub on site.

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Excellent site ,Friendly staff20/09/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomMalcolm W.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Fantastic find, great food great little pub landlord Barry and his staff done everything possible to make our stay enjoyable a must for us to return
    *****

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Good quiet village location, small neat level site with electric, …19/09/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomSarah S.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric hardstanding and grass touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Good quiet village location, small neat level site with electric, water and disposal facilities. Made welcome by pub hosts and had a great pub meal with local produce. Great place to stop off / stay over provided you have your own toilet & washing facilities. Would definitely recommend and stay again.

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Close to motorway as it was a one night stopover. …16/09/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAlan M.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Close to motorway as it was a one night stopover. Pub was excellent great atmosphere superb food excellent service. Site was very neat and tidy pitched nice and flat.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing.

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Our previous nights stay was in a BEAUTIFUL site outside York al servs15/09/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomDave M.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    It had electricity, nice grass

    Disliked: 

    There was no services other than electricity, and a dirty old pot /chemical toilet dump, in the middle of nowhere beside a closed pub.

From the manager...

Sorry you didn't enjoy your stay with us.
But it is stated in the pitch up discription of the site that the pub is closed on a Monday and a Tuesday and that there is no shower or toilet on site.
I did address this on the day of your arrival with you and you did admit to booking the pitch last minute and that maybe you hadn't looked at the description of our site.
I did take time to give you directions to the closest shops, garden centre, chip shop and petrol station.
We also have large hard standing pitches, water, electric and grey waste and toilet waste points and a small play park and picnic benches for anyone to use.
I do feel that this is an unfair review.
We are a small family business and are very proud of what we offer.
Hope you enjoy the rest of your trip.

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Really nice pitches!15/09/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomIan B.Confirmed

  • Electric hardstanding and grass touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Everything! The staff were so nice, very friendly and they went out of their way to help you. They managed to fit us in for a meal even though we hadn’t booked and the meal was delicious.
    We enjoyed our stay!

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Friendly people12/09/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAlan B.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric hardstanding and grass touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Friendly people

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Features

Coronavirus

Distance markers in shared facilities

Hand sanitising stations

One-way flow for entering/leaving buildings

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

TV room

Take away

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Car parking by pitch/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Peaceful

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

No hot water

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Tiny (1-10 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Cycling nearby

Golf nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Tennis nearby

Location

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  • Great Orton, Carlisle, Cumbria, England, CA5 6LZ
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 54.8736°N 3.0488°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Bus Station — 4.9 miles
War Memorial — 11.6 miles
War Memorial — 11.6 miles
Train stations
Dalston (Cumbria) Rail Station — 3.1 miles
Carlisle Rail Station — 4.8 miles
Wigton Rail Station — 5.5 miles
Ferry ports
Keswick Ferry Landing — 19.6 miles
Nichol End (Derwentwater) Ferry Landing — 19.7 miles
Pooley Bridge Ullswater Ferry Landing — 20.3 miles
Airports
Newcastle International Airport — 54.5 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

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.

Must see

  • Carlisle Castle (4.5 miles)
  • World Famous Old Blacksmith's Shop Centre (9.1 miles)
  • Mirehouse Historic House and Gardens (16.9 miles)

National Trust

  • Wordsworth House and Garden (19.3 miles)
  • Acorn Bank Garden and Watermill (23.7 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:  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.

Payment

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 park

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Terms and conditions

Site 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.
    Read more
  • 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

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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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