Southerness Holiday Village8.6
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Northerners, fear not: southern-ness is not a prerequisite to enjoyment of a stay at Southerness Holiday Village at the foot of the Galloway Hills; the superb sea views and great facilities on site should please all comers.
The touring and camping pitches at this Parkdean site look out over the windswept beauty of the Solway Firth, towards the English Lake District; and the surrounding countryside is teeming with wildlife, from the tiny creatures that inhabit the rockpools on the neighbouring beach to the great stags stalking the Galloway Forest Park further inland. Amphibian admirers will be interested to know that the site is next door to Scotland’s largest breeding colony of Natterjack toads...
When it comes to your own wee beasties, Southerness serves up a generous dollop of fun for kids too: buzzing children’s clubs catering for little dots to hulking teens; an indoor pool with a flume, fountains and toddler pool (and a Jacuzzi for the grown-ups); a soft play area; crazy golf; amusements; outdoor playgrounds - plus of course the lively schedule of evening entertainment for the whole family in the Sunset Showbar.
There’s a good choice of menu options in the onsite bar restaurant, as well as fresh Costa coffee; or you can opt for a takeaway if you just want to chill out in your own space and admire the views.
Most pitches have electric hook-ups, and there’s free wifi in designated areas of the site.
Assuming the weather is kind, the area surrounding Southerness Holiday Village is perfect for anyone looking for an active holiday. Do your own thing or shake off the cobwebs and try something new and exciting at one of the excellent activity centres in the Dumfries and Galloway region. Golfers are in for a particular treat, given the enormous choice of excellent courses nearby (the closest championship course is on the doorstep, in Southerness).
If you fancy getting out and about, there’s a plethora of attractions to choose from: tickle your taste buds with a trip to the Cocoa Bean Factory or ice cream factory; rattle around on the barrel train at Mabie Farm Park, a great value attraction packed with activities to keep the kids entranced all day; ramble around the romantic ruins of Sweetheart Abbey; clamber around a couple of castles; or visit the Robert Burns Centre in Dumfries.
Or you could head to one of Dumfries and Galloway’s 'themed' towns: Wigtown for bookish types, Castle Douglas for foodies, or the artists’ town of Kirkcudbright.
Water quality at nearby bathing waters
Southerness, Dumfries & Galloway
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Rockcliffe, Dumfries & Galloway
- John Paul Jones Cottage Museum & Visitor Centre (1.6 miles)
- Robert Burns Centre (13.4 miles)
- Mirehouse Historic House and Gardens (22.8 miles)
- Wordsworth House and Garden (17.1 miles)
- Buttermere and Ennerdale (24.2 miles)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.
- MERSEHEAD (CURRENT BOUNDARY FROM 04/11/2003) (2.9 miles)
- Carsethorn - Powillimount - Arbigland (3.5 miles)
- Sandyhills - Rockcliffe - Kippford (and back?) (5.3 miles)
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85% would stay here again.
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Excellent site with great views 9 Sep 2014
mark_w9 (Mature couple, 2 reviews) Confirmed
Fantastic community spirit with other campers. Staff all friendly 21 Jul 2013
jackybrown7 (Family with young children, 1 review)
excellent touring facilites 26 Sep 2012
Chris_S1 (Family with young children, 1 review) Confirmed
Sounds wonderful on the website - a bit less wonderful in reality 23 Feb 2010
chaoskay (Family with young children, 1 review)
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Leisure on site
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on site
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Gas cylinders available
Touring and motorhomes
Drainage hook-up points for tourers
Electrical hook-up points for tourers
Tourer storage facilities
Water hook-up points for tourers
Commercial vehicles allowed
Dogs allowed all year
Horse riding nearby
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Public transport nearby
Large (51-200 pitches)
Ordnance Survey maps (GB and Northern Ireland only) are available at lower levels via the drop-down menu.
- Coach stations
Maryport: Curzon Street Coach Stop — 11.9mi
Aspatria: Market Square Coach Stop — 13.0mi
Flimby (Cumbria): Rail Station Bus Stop — 13.1mi
- Train stations
Maryport Rail Station — 12.0mi
Flimby Rail Station — 13.1mi
Aspatria Rail Station — 13.3mi
- Ferry ports
Nichol End (Derwentwater) Ferry Landing — 26.2mi
Keswick Ferry Landing — 26.6mi
Hawes End Derwentwater Ferry Landing — 26.8mi
- Glasgow Prestwick International Airport — 59.5mi
Southerness is a beachside holiday park located 15 miles from Dumfries.
Head for Dumfries town centre and follow the A710 Solway Coast Road.
Approximately 14 miles after Dumfries, one mile after the village of Kirkbean, look out for the clearly signed turning on the left down to Southerness Holiday Village.
There is a bus stop within 100 yards of the park gates running to Dumfries and Dalbeattie. The service is infrequent, running approximately every two hours. The approximate cost of a taxi fare to Dumfries is £12.
Permitted arrival/departure time
|Camping and touring|
|Arrive:||1 p.m. –||11 p.m.|
Refunds not given.
Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.
Payment of balance
The balance is due 10 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 10 weeks then the balance should be paid within 1 day of booking.
Please contact Southerness Holiday Village to arrange payment of balance using the telephone number in your confirmation.
After receiving your Pitchup.com confirmation, within 24 hours you will receive a second email confirming your booking from Parkdean. Please do not contact Parkdean prior to receipt of this email. This email will display a link to pay your balance.
Payment methods accepted on the parkMaestro