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Castle Cary Holiday Park

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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.

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 an activity centre with Segway rides and zipwiring is within 15 minutes. 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 freezer pack service and a dishwashing area.

Facilities are rather fine too, with two big heated pools (one indoor and one outdoor), 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.

The inn has a large terrace among yet more spectacular views, and does hot food takeaways alongside its sit-in menu.

Please note

all: access to the swimming pool is not included in the rate and is charged £1.80 per adult and £1.20 per child per session.

The games room is closed due to restrictions imposed by the coronavirus outbreak.

The swimming pool is closed due to restrictions imposed by the coronavirus outbreak.

The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act.

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.

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

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

All onsite food and drink establishments are closed due to restrictions imposed by the coronavirus outbreak.

Your dog must be tattooed or microchipped.

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

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 30 March 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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8.3

Overall rating based on 124 reviews

 

80% would recommend this site to a friend.

80% would stay here again.

  61% described as Peaceful ?

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A beautiful place to stay, will most definitely return.09/08/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJane R.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    The staff were amazing, so helpful.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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Good location, bit noisy with lorries passing during the night.08/08/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

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

    Good open field for camping on with view of castle and playpark nearby. Rabbits running around early in the morning.

    Disliked: 

    There did not seem to be any recycling facilities unlike other campsites we have been on. Saw cleaning of toilets only once on our 3 night stay. It was raining 2 days but floor did not get mopped up. Could be a lot cleaner. Never encountered any staff.

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Would sooner stay in a layby on the A75 with the Lorries whooshing by08/08/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Large pitch

    Disliked: 

    Noise, Outdated, Dirty, Lack of facilities, Weeds, Nettles, Dog Muck, Course fishing in the lock would be a waste of time it's just overgrown and small probably the odd frog and newt in there at a push. Crazy golf looks more like a landfill. Overpriced.

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Great place to stay. Loved the pitch.07/08/2020

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

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

    The pitch style and size, the location, friendly staff, peaceful.

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The layout of the site was nice, as was the …05/08/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomSharon G.Confirmed

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

    The layout of the site was nice, as was the Laird's Inn - we didn't eat there, but it was great to be able to get a beer outside as the evening was warm and sunny.

    Disliked: 

    The campsite has no designated pitches. The site was really noisy late into the night - we expected children to be up late, which was fair enough as it's a family site and the weather was lovely. But there was one particularly obnoxious group of adults who were making noise until past midnight - playing a loudspeaker, yelling and talking, letting their dog bark. Behaviour like that is just plain inconsiderate, and might be discouraged if management did a walk through check late at night, which as far as I know they didn't. The toilet/shower blocks could do with updating.

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Excellent site, facilities looked great even though we didn’t use them08/08/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomTracey G.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Everything

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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canny site06/08/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomCarl s.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Very nice little site. No issues apart from midges

    Disliked: 

    toilets could do with some tender loving care

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Top location and value for money.06/08/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomKeith C.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Location, scenery, price.

    Disliked: 

    Bit noisy at times but overall top location and value for money.

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Good sized pitch04/08/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Good sized pitch

    Disliked: 

    Toilets and dishwashing facilities were absolutely dreadful. You would think that during this time of Covid-19 extra care would be taken to make sure everything was spotless and hygienic. Certainly not the case

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Excellent site with clean facilities,friendly staff04/08/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomScunthorpe I.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Great place for kids playground ,clean and tidy toilet shover place.

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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

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

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

Take away

Tennis

TV room

Watersports

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Surf school nearby

Watersports nearby

Touring and motorhomes

Drainage hook-up points for tourers

Fully serviced pitches

Hard standings

Seasonal pitches

Tourer storage facilities

Water hook-up points for tourers

Amenities on site

Bath available

Car parking by pitch/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Local produce

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Themes

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wildlife haven

Type

Very large (over 200 pitches)

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
Creetown (Dumfries & Galloway): Coach Stop — 0.7 miles
Newton Stewart: Dashwood Square Coach Stop — 6.1 miles
Gatehouse of Fleet: Fleet Street Bus Stop — 7.8 miles
Train stations
Barrhill Rail Station — 21.4 miles
Stranraer Rail Station — 25.7 miles
Ferry ports
Stranraer Ferry Terminal — 25.6 miles
Cairnryan Ferry Terminal — 25.8 miles
Cairnryan P&O Ferry Terminal — 25.8 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.

Also with easy reach is the activity centre of Laggan Outdoor, with zipwiring, archery, scooter and Segway rides, zorbing and… human slingshotting, if you dare. 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. –  11 p.m.
Depart by:  11 a.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  3 p.m. –  11 p.m.
Depart by:  10 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.

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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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. –  11 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  3 p.m. –  11 p.m.
    Depart by:  10 a.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Castle Cary Holiday Park? From £12 (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.
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
All onsite food and drink establishments are closed due to restrictions imposed by the coronavirus outbreak.
Only one parent/child pair at a time may use each structure in the play area.
The games room is closed due to restrictions imposed by the coronavirus outbreak.
The swimming pool is closed due to restrictions imposed by the coronavirus outbreak.

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.
Your dog must be tattooed or microchipped.

Extras
all: access to the swimming pool is not included in the rate and is charged £1.80 per adult and £1.20 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.
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.

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.

Reception
Reception is open from 10 a.m. to 1 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.
Open fires are prohibited.

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 30 March 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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