No, not those kinds of Blackadder, we promise they’ll be no Baldricks or slithering little critters in sight here. We’re talking about Blackadder Holiday Park on the banks of the Scottish Borders’ Blackadder Water. Set along the riverbank, just 37 miles from Edinburgh, take a trip to Blackadder for relaxation, exploration, or just to enjoy a little messing about by the river. If the name of the park alone is enough to have you tempted, rural and history lovers alike will enjoy setting foot into the little town of Greenlaw, close by too.
If you want to do more than dip your toes in, you can dive into the activities on offer at and around the park. Take a stroll or a more demanding hike from the site, or try a spot of fly fishing on the river or at the other watery hotspots and reservoirs nearby. Sun shining? Refreshments flowing? Then it’s time to take to the village bowling green (which you can access straight from the park) for a bit of friendly competition, or for those who prefer their terrain tougher, cyclists of all abilities can charge downhill, pace themselves uphill or take the family along flatter country lanes to soak in all the sites of the area. A little birdie also tells us you can tee off at any one of five (yes, five!) golf courses within 15 minutes of the park - don’t be putt off by the choice, we assure you none are below par.
If the entertainment around this family- and pooch-friendly park isn’t enough, how about picking your own pitch and kicking back to hear the sound of...nothing. This quiet, relaxed site prides itself on its wild, natural and all-out calming atmosphere, where you can be as lazy as the river flowing alongside. The modern and well-kept amenities block, with hot showers included in the price of your stay, plus convenient washing-up and launderette facilities, and a play area for the children when they’re not investigating the wildlife around them, really does make an easy stay for all. Bliss!
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Arrive:Tue 21 May 2013
Depart:Wed 22 May 2013
Max. persons: 5x
Ground type: Grass
No gazebo, awning or pup tent allowed on the pitch.