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Castlewigg Caravan Park

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General

  • Small family-run park two miles from Whithorn and five from beaches
  • Walking, cycling, birdwatching and several golf courses in the area
  • Spacious site with plenty of room for children to play

Red kites, red deer, sandy beaches and countryside of the unspoiled variety are the flavour of Scottish county Dumfries and Galloway – and it's all very much the same at family- and dog-friendly Castlewigg Caravan Park.

This is a small but spacious site with plenty of playing room for the sprogs, two miles from the birthplace of Christianity in Scotland, Whithorn, and 16 miles from Newton Stewart. It's a popular park with peeps looking for a rural base to take in the outdoor activities of the region, with quite a few first-rate golf courses on offer in the area too. Loos, showers, a washing-up area and a launderette are all on site.

If you've arrived on foot/by bus or want to leave the car/motorhome behind for a day, a wave-down bus service stops just outside the park for picking up and dropping off.


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9.2

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We enjoyed our stay it was very quiet which we ... 18/07/2017

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

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

    We enjoyed our stay it was very quiet which we liked. Facilities were clean and there was options to use washing machine and dryer

    Disliked: 

    Shower was cold as set at 40C

From the manager...

Glad to hear you enjoyed your stay and very sorry about the shower, it was less than 40c as the electric had tripped in the laundry so the boiler ignition was not working and it was later in the afternoon when we found there was a problem, wish you had mentioned it at the office we could have rectified it straight away.
We are in a very poor area ref internet it works great at time and other times very poor and slow.
Hope you visit us again, we will make sure the shower is hot.
Keith

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Most enjoyable stay 12/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom richard_l799014 Confirmed

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

    Wonderful quite peaceful site. Really good clean toilet, shower and launders facilities. Nice friendly welcome and extremely helpful in advice and could not do enough for you.

    Disliked: 

    The Pitch was just too far away from the electric hook up point. But Gris was sorted when the manager offered us a much longer lead.

From the manager...

Glad you enjoyed your stay and thank you for the kind comments.
Sorry did not see you before you left but thanks for leaving electric lead at office, we will have to look at putting in individual electric points at each pitch.
Hope to see you again in the near future. Keith

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Everything, site was very clean and well kept. Staff were ... 19/06/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom dawn_m305681 Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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

    Everything, site was very clean and well kept. Staff were very helpful and accommodating. Lovely scenery and very peaceful.

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From the manager...

Very pleased you enjoyed your stay and thank you for the kind comments.
Hope to see you again very soon.
Keith

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Nice site if remote 31/05/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom helen_l203716 Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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

    Tranquil site, spotlessly clean but dated shower facilities, great info hut and very welcoming wardens.

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From the manager...

Thanks very much for your comments, Internet was a problem all weekend kept dropping out. BT inform us it is because of working on line. Toilet/shower block is on our priority list for update. Hope to see you again soon.

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Lovely peaceful site .Spotlessly clean and lovely warm showers .Beautifuly ... 10/04/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom ronald_n237499 Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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

    Lovely peaceful site .Spotlessly clean and lovely warm showers .Beautifuly kept holiday park .Helpful and friendly welcome on arrival.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

From the manager...

Very pleased you enjoyed your stay and thank you for the kind comments.
Hope you will visit us again very soon.
Keith

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Nice little site with good facilities 03/09/2016

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    We stayed at Castlewigg Caravan Park over the Bank Holiday weekend, and everything was perfect - even the weather for most of the time!!
    The site is perfectly situated just off the A714, so no long and narrow county lane to negotiate to get to the site, like some can be. The road is not busy, so does not cause any problems at night when you are trying to sleep. The site is fairly small but very welcoming. Nice level pitches and no problem with stones or hard ground while putting the tent up. Facilities are very clean, but a little basic and maybe in need of a bit of an update, but there was always plenty of free hot water in the shower.

    Plenty of local walks to explore and the Isle of Whithorn was a fabulous way to spend an afternoon in the glorious sunshine! The town of Whithorn, which was only a couple of miles from the site has a well stocked shop and chippy among other things.

    Also great to be able to see lot of stars and the international space station (although very small!!) in a clear, dark sky.

    I would highly recommend this site for a quite week or weekend away from the hustle and bustle of normal life, and you will come away feeling nice and relaxed!! I will be back myself

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

From the manager...

Thank you for your kind comments and glad you enjoyed your stay at Castlewigg Holiday Park.
Hopefully we will see you again in the near future.
Keith

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Excellent, peaceful, clean, safe and restorative... We would all lik 30/08/2016

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Allister W. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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

    The location, appearance, trees, hedges...facilities clean and fresh. Nice that the children could cycle about on the grass.

    Disliked: 

    Maybe a small play Park with swings/roundabout for example could add to the appeal.

From the manager...

Glad you enjoyed your stay and thank you for the comments.
We will pass on your comments about play equipment for children to head office and hopefully they will consider it in the future.
Keith

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very friendly and helpful.well kept site 09/07/2016

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom ian c. Confirmed

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

    met our requirements with dogs

    Disliked: 

    none

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Thank you for taking the time to submit feedback, hope to see you again in the near future.
Keith

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great site spotless 08/06/2016

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom samuel p. Confirmed

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

    all the friendly staff site was spotless

    Disliked: 

    to quite for us we were the only motorhome visitors

From the manager...

Thank you for the feedback and hopefully when you visit us next time there will be more on site for you to have a chat to.
Keith

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Friendly site with clean facilities. 30/03/2016

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom andy D. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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

    The site is a lovely friendly site out of the way of the busy A75.

    Onsite facilities are well maintained clean and showers lovely and hot.

    The staff were excellent going the extra mile to assist us when we encountered a problem with our car and caravan on departure.

    We are a family of 2 adults and 3 young children and thoroughly enjoyed our stay here and felt very welcome, something you do not always get with young children.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

From the manager...

It was a pleasure to have you stay on the park and thank you for the kind comments.
We have some hard standings now so when you visit again book a hard standing pitch then no fear of getting stuck.
Keith

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Features

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

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Fishing

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Games room

Indoor swimming pool

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Amenities on site

Bath available

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

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

Hard standings

Seasonal pitches

Tourer storage facilities

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

Nearby leisure

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Tennis 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

Small (11-25 pitches)

Location

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  • Whithorn Newton Stewart, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland, DG8 8DL
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 54.7553°N 4.4355°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Creetown (Dumfries & Galloway): Coach Stop — 10.3 miles
Gatehouse of Fleet: Fleet Street Bus Stop — 13.2 miles
Newton Stewart: Dashwood Square Coach Stop — 14.0 miles
Train stations
Stranraer Rail Station — 25.8 miles
Barrhill Rail Station — 27.4 miles
Ferry ports
Stranraer Ferry Terminal — 25.7 miles
Cairnryan Ferry Terminal — 27.3 miles
Cairnryan P&O Ferry Terminal — 27.3 miles
Airports
Glasgow Prestwick International Airport — 52.6 miles

Directions


At the Newton Stewart roundabout on the A75, if you are coming from East to West, take the first exit, heading south on the A714 for the Isle of Whithorn. After approximately 8 miles, turn right (150 yards after the sign for Castlewigg) onto the B7005 at the Wigtown bypass and arriving at the Bladnoch bridge. The Bladnoch area is also the home of the Bladnoch Distillery, the lowest working distillery in Scotland.

On crossing the bridge, you are again on the A714 and still heading now for Braehead and then into Kirkinner. As you approach Braehead, the A714 changes to the A746. Carry on through the 2 villages and up the hill and as you turn right, the road has a V in it, so keep right and carry on through Kilsture Forest and then into Sorbie. Continue on the A746 from Sorbie (you are around 3 miles away); there is another signpost 150 yards from the park.

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

So so much to do in Dumfries and the area around Castlewigg Caravan Park, from watching red kites feed at the feeding station in Laurieston to hoofing it around the restaurants of Newton Stewart.

Whithorn a couple of miles away is a place of pilgrimage for many as it was the location of Scotland's first recorded Christian church, built by St Ninian around 397AD. Visit the St Ninian's Priory and its visitor centre in Whithorn, or the St Ninian's Cave and the chapel in Isle of Whithorn, both a few miles from town.

Then to Newton Stewart, named as the gateway to the Galloway Hills, where nature types can wander the Red Deer Range in Galloway Forest Park, adjacent to the Galloway Wild Goat Park. Restaurants and a swimming pool are in town.

If you're taking the car out, some spectacular drives can be had through the hills along to Loch Ken and into Castle Douglas, stopping off at the Red Kite Feeding Station along the way.

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. –  9 p.m.
Depart:  11:30 a.m.

Castlewigg Caravan Park cancellation policy

No penalties

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.

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A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now.

The remainder is payable on arrival.

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