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Glentrool Camping and Caravan Site

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  • Quiet and remote wee site - the only campsite in Galloway Forest Park
  • In the UK's first Dark Sky Park, an area very popular with stargazers
  • Great local pub just eight minutes away

Glentrool Camping and Caravan Site is a quiet campsite and the only campsite within Galloway Forest Park - the UK's first Dark Sky Park, which makes it very popular with stargazers. It is also the perfect base to explore the 300 square miles of spectacular landscapes which are home to a wide variety of wildlife including birds of prey.

In a picturesque setting complete with a pond and the site's own lovely Shetland ponies, Glentrool has a motorhome service point, dog-walking area, a small shop on site, and free shower block facilities.

After a day of sightseeing, hiking or mountain biking you can head to the great local pub a mere eight minutes away that serves excellent food - have a meal then head back and enjoy the stars!

Depart: (2 nights)


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Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment


Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

Take away


TV room


Amenities on site

Bath available

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access


Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area



Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Touring and motorhomes

Hard standings

Motorhome service point

Tourer storage facilities


Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year




Lake and/or mountain


Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wild camping

Wildlife haven

Nearby leisure

Climbing nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Public transport nearby


Medium (26-50 pitches)

Camping 2.0

Jumbo tent pitches


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  • Bargrennan, Newton Stewart, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland, DG8 6RN
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 55.0639°N 4.5810°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Newton Stewart: Dashwood Square Coach Stop — 8.4 miles
Creetown (Dumfries & Galloway): Coach Stop — 13.9 miles
Glenluce (Dumfries & Galloway) Coach Stop — 16.0 miles
Train stations
Barrhill Rail Station — 8.3 miles
Girvan Rail Station — 16.5 miles
Maybole Rail Station — 20.5 miles
Ferry ports
Girvan Harbour Ferry Terminal — 16.7 miles
Cairnryan Ferry Terminal — 18.5 miles
Cairnryan P&O Ferry Terminal — 18.5 miles
Glasgow Prestwick International Airport — 30.8 miles


From Newton Stewart: we are situated around 9 miles north of Newton Stewart, just off the A714. Turn right at Bargrennan, which is 51 miles from Dumfries in the east, and 35 miles from Stranraer in the west.

The campsite is a short drive from the Cairnryan/Belfast ferry route.

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

The coast-to-coast Southern Upland Way passes close to the site, making it an ideal stopover for those taking the walk from Portpatrick to Eyemouth.

Loch Trool, the RSPB Wood of Cree Nature Reserve, and two of the world-renowned 7stanes mountain biking trails make Glentrool the perfect base camp for your expeditions into the outdoors.

There's also some tremendous hill walking in the Galloway Hills, with the highest peak (the Merrick) standing at 2,766ft. Galloway Forest Park also has 250 lochs.

We are around nine miles north of Newton Stewart, which is 51 miles from Dumfries in the east and 25 miles from Stranraer in the west, only a short drive from the Cairnryan to Belfast ferry route.

Despite lying within one of Scotland's great wilderness areas, Galloway Forest Park, Glentrool Camping and Caravan Site is just over two hours' drive from the M6/M74 on the border between England and Scotland.

Galloway Forest Park has some of Scotland’s most amazing wildlife – but without a long drive north – including red squirrels, otters, pine marten, black grouse, golden eagles, red deer and even nightjar. 

There is also a great pub and restaurant just a short walk away.

Must see

  • Culzean Castle & Country Park (21.7 miles)
  • Burns National Heritage Park (25.2 miles)

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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Terms and conditions

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

Additional terms

Please note there is a maximum-length stay of 14 days.

All visitors please report to reception on arrival.

Commercial vehicles are not permitted.

Please have consideration for other visitors and keep noise levels or disturbance to a minimum – particularly between 10pm and 8am.

Please drive carefully whilst on the park and do not exceed 5mph.

Sorry, no campfires.

We welcome pets but ask that they be kept under control and that dogs be kept on a lead around the park. Owners are responsible for clearing pet fouling. With the exception of assistance dogs, no dogs are allowed in the shower block or near the pond.

Please dispose of all litter appropriately.

If feeding the birds, please use appropriate bird food only – no food waste.

Please do not feed the ponies.

Clothes must be hung out to dry in the designated drying area or caravan window hangers only and not between tents, trees or caravans.

Children must not be left unattended at any time and are not permitted to play in or around the shower block or pond.

No ball games are permitted on the park.

Please do not throw anything into the pond.

All chemical toilet waste must be disposed of at the Elsan point. Green toilet chemicals only must be used. Grey water must be disposed of at drainage points.

Our customers visit our site to enjoy the peace and tranquility. If anyone does not respect this, the site manager and team reserve the right to refuse them admission or ask them to leave the site at any time. If you are asked to leave in these circumstances no monies will be refunded.

Please note there is a maximum stay length of 14 days.