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Castle Cary Holiday Park: View across the site

General

  • Spectacularly scenic lakeside park, set around a 16th-century castle
  • A 10-minute drive from Newton Stewart and the Galloway Forest Park
  • Pools, inn, crazy golf, games room, playground and donkey corner

Care for a hol among spectacular Scottish scenery… on a fably kitted out park with access to its own loch for fishing – and with its own swish inn and restaurant to keep you fully fuelled? Come and call upon family-run Castle Cary Holiday Park in Dumfries and Galloway.

Set a handy seven miles from Newton Stewart, Castle Cary is in splendid surrounds with royally fine views over the local woodland, fields and the estuary of the River Cree. It's centred around a 16th-century baronial castle, part of which has been restored as the Laird's Inn, a warm and cosy space of wooden beams, stone walls and open fires (it's best to book a table in advance here as it's rather popular).

The inn's the place to retreat to after a day getting active around the site and in the local countryside: you can fish here or in river, sea or loch nearby; there's sailing, boating, horse riding and wild swimming all nearby, and Galloway Forest Park is 10 minutes' drive north.

Castle Cary has excellent amenities to go with its smartly-kept pitches, including a chalet building with showers, toilets, a disabled-access toilet, a baby changing room, a laundry room and sinks; guests also have access to a dishwashing area. The site also has a family-run café which is open daily and which serves breakfasts, meals, snacks, coffee and sweet treats.

Facilities are rather fine too, with two big heated pools (one indoor and one outdoor; charges apply for both), a heated paddling pool, a playground, crazy golf, a games room with pool tables and video games, and – pretty much guaranteed to make the kids go gaga – a donkey corner to greet the site's four-legged residents.

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Please note

Minimum spacing of 3 metres between pitches.

Facilities/activities including pools are subject to extra charges payable on arrival.

The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act (i.e. Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro).

Swimming in the lake is not allowed.

Entertainment and activities are available between 23/03 and 30/09.

Group bookings of 6 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).

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.

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

Reception is unmanned after 5 p.m.. Please inform the site while on your way there should you expect to arrive after this time, so that the team can provide information about your unit/pitch.

Please note that the toilet/shower facilities are unisex.

Your dog must be tattooed or microchipped.

At least one of the party members must be aged 18 or over.

all: access to the swimming pool is not included in the rate and is charged £2.50 per adult and £2.00 per child per session.

Guests are advised to bring a good quality torch with them as parts of the site are unlit.

The café and indoor pool are open daily from 1 July to 20 August, and from Friday to Sunday from 30 March to 30 June and 21 August to 30 September.

The outdoor pool is open daily from 1 July to 20 August, and Friday to Sunday from the last weekend in May to 30 June.

The Laird's Inn is open daily from 1 June to 31 August, Wednesday to Sunday from 23 March to 31 May and 1 September to 31 October, and Friday to Sunday from 1 November to 29 February.

Opening hours for the pools and restaurant will vary depending on the season. You are advised to book tables in advance for the restaurant.


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8.6

Overall rating based on 485 reviews

 

87% would recommend this site to a friend.

85% would stay here again.

  61% described as Peaceful ?

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Nice and peaceful couple of days clean and tidy site …05/07/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomThomas O.Confirmed

  • Fully-serviced hardstanding and grass touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Nice and peaceful couple of days clean and tidy site would definitely return.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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The facilities at Castle Cary were fab, as it was …04/07/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent, trailer tent or touring caravan pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The facilities at Castle Cary were fab, as it was quieter we got the swimming pool to ourselves and it was the first time our little boy managed to swim, so memories made for life!
    The food in the cafe was lovely, we had breakfast and dinner and the staff were friendly and helpful. We also enjoyed a meal at the Inn, which again was delicious.
    Prices were reasonable, playpark was safe and the kids loved exploring.
    All in all, a great trip was had and we would recommend.

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A lovely place to stay.03/07/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomSamantha D.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Fully-serviced hardstanding motorhome pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    It is a beautiful site clean and well maintained. Lovely vires and the pitches are well spaced out. There is something for everyone - walks, a convenience store and cafe, play park for young kids and the Laids Inn is a shirt walk which serves lovely fresh food at reasonable prices.

    Disliked: 

    I wouldn't necessarily say this as a dislike, more of an observation. There are shower facilities but these are quite small for the size of the site.

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Excellent02/07/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomShirley anne L.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Everything

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Friendly staff02/07/2022

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomcarol A.Confirmed

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

    Good stop over site good facilities showers nice also good if you have children swimming pool and lots other things to do also Pub on site
    Carol

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Location and facilities.30/06/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Fully-serviced hardstanding motorhome pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Location and facilities.

    Disliked: 

    Slightly dated facilities and onsite pub advertised on site but closes monday and tuesday.

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Creat scenery, Excellent setting, Staff made us so welcome.29/06/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomKevin M.Confirmed

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

    Creat scenery, Excellent setting, Staff made us so welcome.

    Disliked: 

    The resteraunt Lairds Inn was closed Monday and Tuesday which was a bit dissapointing considering our stay was in June. This should be open every night during summer months.

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Lovely site with friendly staff27/06/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomPaul L.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Gardens,the Loch,the pools and the bar and restaurant

    Disliked: 

    Mixed results with the showers - temperatures and pressures

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Both swimming pools, are excellent , i felt really safe …26/06/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomHeather E.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass tent, trailer tent or touring caravan pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Both swimming pools, are excellent , i felt really safe with my grandchildren, the staff were extremely nice and helpful, lovely placeex

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Excellent site with level pitches. Friendly staff, always smiling.22/06/2022

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

  • Fully-serviced hardstanding and grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Peaceful site. View of the sea. Friendly and helpful staff. Clean facilities.

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Features

Coronavirus

Check-in: contactless (in person)

Deep cleaning of accommodation units between guests

Distance markers in shared facilities

Hand sanitising stations

Individual rooms in toilet/shower/basin facilities

More frequent emptying of bins

Shared spaces: daily deep cleaning

Shared spaces: more frequent cleaning

Swimming pool entry quota

We're Good To Go (VisitBritain accreditation)

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

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Forest

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Large (51-200 pitches)

Pub campsite

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Outdoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Tennis nearby

Watersports nearby

Touring and motorhomes

Drainage hook-up points for tourers

Seasonal pitches

Tourer storage facilities

Water hook-up points for tourers

Location

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  • Newton Stewart, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland, DG8 7DQ
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 54.8907°N 4.3808°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
St John Street — 0.7 miles
St John Street — 0.7 miles
St John Street — 0.7 miles
Train stations
Barrhill Rail Station — 21.4 miles
Stranraer Rail Station — 25.7 miles
Ferry ports
Stranraer Ferry Terminal — 25.6 miles
Cairnryan P&O Ferry Terminal — 25.8 miles
Cairnryan Stena Line Ferry Terminal — 26.9 miles
Airports
Glasgow Prestwick International Airport — 43.7 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

Dumfries and Galloway is stuffed with activities and attractions for all ages and tastes. To access a good number of these at once, drive 20 minutes to the activity and adventure centre Cream o' Galloway, where there's a woodland playground, rides and slides, nature trails and indoor play.

Further afield at Loch Ken there's Galloway Activity Centre, for watersports, mountain biking and climbing.

Keep the kids sweet at the Cocoabean Company (20 minutes), where they can get stuck into interactive workshops and indoor and outdoor play: yes, there's a chocolate shop here too.

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. –  6 p.m.
Depart by:  11 a.m.

Castle Cary Holiday Park cancellation policy

No refunds within 4 weeks of arrival date.

Bookings cannot be amended within 28 day(s) of arrival.

The site is not liable for any refund in the event of force majeure.

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

Deposit transferable during COVID-19. Castle Cary Holiday 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.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

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

Payment methods accepted on the park

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Maestro
MasterCard
Visa

Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • Does Castle Cary Holiday Park have a swimming pool? Yes View all features
  • Is Castle Cary Holiday Park dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Castle Cary Holiday Park? Dumfries and Galloway is stuffed with activities and attractions for all ages and tastes. To access a good number of these at once, drive 20 minutes to the activity and adventure centre … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Castle Cary Holiday Park?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  12 p.m. –  6 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Castle Cary Holiday Park? From £15 (for 1 night, 6 people) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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Terms and conditions

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

Admission
Admission is only permitted after registering at reception.
At least one of the party members must be aged 18 or over.
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.

Changes to your holiday
Bookings cannot be amended within 28 day(s) of arrival.

Coronavirus
Minimum spacing of 3 metres between pitches.

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 (i.e. Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro).
Your dog must be tattooed or microchipped.

Extras
all: access to the swimming pool is not included in the rate and is charged £2.50 per adult and £2.00 per child per session.
Facilities/activities including pools are subject to extra charges payable on arrival.
Motorbike(s) can be brought instead of the car(s) included.

General
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.
Discount cards and gift vouchers cannot be applied to bookings made via Pitchup.com.
Entertainment and activities are available between 23/03 and 30/09.
In the event of a complaint, please speak to reception immediately. Complaints which are not brought to the management's attention during your stay cannot be dealt with once you have left the site.
Please note that the toilet/shower facilities are unisex.
Public areas are non-smoking.
Quiet hours must be respected between 11 p.m. and 8 a.m..
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and boots must be closed quietly.
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.
The site is not liable for any refund in the event of force majeure.

Occupancy
Group bookings of 6 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).

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

Pool
Please note there is no lifeguard on duty.

Reception
If the reception is closed on arrival, please check in at the Wardens Phone.
Reception is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. between 01/01 and 31/12.
Reception is unmanned after 5 p.m.. Please inform the site while on your way there should you expect to arrive after this time, so that the team can provide information about your unit/pitch.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.
Firearms are not permitted.
Guests are advised to bring a good quality torch with them as parts of the site are unlit.
Open fires are prohibited.
Swimming in the lake is not allowed.

Vehicles
Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.
No vehicle movement between 11 p.m. and 8 a.m..
Only one car is to be parked by the pitch. Extra vehicles must be parked in the designated area.
The car is only included in the rate if you are travelling with a touring caravan or a tent. Cars are not permitted when travelling with a motorhome/campervan.

Visitors
Visitors’ cars are not permitted on site.
Visitors must leave the premises by 10:30 p.m..

Additional terms

The café and indoor pool are open daily from 1 July to 20 August, and from Friday to Sunday from 30 March to 30 June and 21 August to 30 September.

The outdoor pool is open daily from 1 July to 20 August, and Friday to Sunday from the last weekend in May to 30 June.

The Laird's Inn is open daily from 1 June to 31 August, Wednesday to Sunday from 23 March to 31 May and 1 September to 31 October, and Friday to Sunday from 1 November to 29 February.

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