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Castle Cary Holiday Park

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Heated outdoor pool

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 Stuart, 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 most fine too, with two big heated pools, one indoor and one outdoors; a heated paddling pool, a playground; crazy golf, a games room with pool tables and video games, and – 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

Your dog must be tattooed or microchipped.

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

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

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

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

The outdoor swimming pool is open between 01/07 and 20/08 (subject to weather conditions).

Discount cards and gift vouchers cannot be applied to bookings made via Pitchup.com.

The indoor swimming pool is open between 23/03 and 30/09.

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

The café and pools are open 10am - 8pm daily in July and August.

The Laird's Inn is open Wednesday to Friday from 5pm - 11pm, Saturday 3pm - 11pm, and Sunday 12noon - 11pm.


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8.8

Overall rating based on 71 reviews

 

87% would recommend this site to a friend.

85% would stay here again.

  74% described Castle Cary Holiday Park as Peaceful ?

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Can't wait to stay again 17/06/2019

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Josie T. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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

    Clean and very frienldy

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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Facilities were fab! Shower block, toilets and dish washing area. ... 16/06/2019

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Carol S. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Facilities were fab! Shower block, toilets and dish washing area. On site pub served delicious food and was dog friendly. Easy walk to local village of Creetown which was quaint and lovely. Staff onsite were all Friendly and helpful

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Scenery and location 07/06/2019

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Kenny B. Confirmed

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

    Scenery and location

    Disliked: 

    Toilet block average

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Great staff very helpful and happy faces 04/06/2019

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Diane J. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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

    The site and the lairds inn

    Disliked: 

    Weather not good (well is it ever)

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Excellent site very good facilities cracking food in the lairds inn 29/05/2019

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

    A very very pleasant camp site will definitely come back

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Excellent site in a beautiful setting with friendly staff 29/05/2019

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Janice W. Confirmed

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

    Beautiful site with rhododendrons in full flower.
    Friendly helpful staff
    Although it was bank holiday the site wasn't too busy
    Loved the woodland walk
    Child and dog friendly
    Swimming pools were great for the children
    Value for money

    Disliked: 

    We expected the pub to serve food later than 7pm on Sundays
    The area around the outdoor pool is uncomfortable to walk on, especially for small children

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Was great park had everything we needed toilets were clean 28/05/2019

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Maryanne M. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Was a great park kids loved feeding ducks and swans and baby swans loved the park also enjoyed outdoor pool

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Very nice def go again 27/05/2019

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Sean L. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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

    Lovely tidy quiet site nice pub well looked after site full of friendly people

    Disliked: 

    Shower blocks could do with an update or standing areas n seats as hard to get dry when floor is wet

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The facilities are all there but a bit tired. Not worth £25. 23/05/2019

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Robert T. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch
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    Plenty of space.

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Excellent site stunning views 14/05/2019

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom david f. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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

    The location, facilities, the onsite pub

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Features

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

Amenities on site

Bath available

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Local produce

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

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

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wildlife haven

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

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

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 amount of these at once, drive 20 minutes to the activity and adventure centre of 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.

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Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  12 p.m. –  11 p.m.
Depart:  11 a.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  3 p.m. –  11 p.m.
Depart:  10 a.m.

Castle Cary Holiday Park cancellation policy

No refunds within 4 weeks of arrival date.

No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

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

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. 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.

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

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.

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
Facilities/activities including pools are subject to extra charges payable on arrival.
Motorbike(s) can be brought instead of the car(s) included.
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.

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 bar and/or restaurant is open between 23/03 and 30/09.
The grocery shop is open between 23/03 and 30/09.
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.

Pool
The indoor swimming pool is open between 23/03 and 30/09.
The outdoor swimming pool is open between 01/07 and 20/08 (subject to weather conditions).

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

Additional terms

The café and pools are open 10am - 8pm daily in July and August.

The Laird's Inn is open Wednesday to Friday from 5pm - 11pm, Saturday 3pm - 11pm, and Sunday 12noon - 11pm.

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