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Nydie Caravan and Camping Site

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General

  • Family park with view over St Andrews and St Andrews Links
  • Less than four miles from the coast
  • Campfires allowed and firepits for hire

Golf widows and widowers unite! If your lesser half insists on St Andrews for this year’s holiday so they can tee off all trip, insist in turn on carting them to nearby Nydie Caravan and Camping Site.

The prospect of panoramic sunsets and sumptuous views should be highly persuasive, and if they’re still in doubt, point out that St Andrews Links is viewable from the site so you can look lovingly in their general direction while they’re out golfing. (Then, of course, trot along to the village tavern in Strathkinness a short stroll away or to Dundee six miles away for some shopping. Result.)

Nydie has ace views over St Andrews town and St Andrews Bay too – seriously, bring the camera – and there are 3.5 acres of this family-run and family-friendly site to explore, including a huge field with goalposts for kids to muck about in (there’s a small play area too, and a couple of playgrounds just along the road in Strathkinness).

A well-stocked shop and the launderette cover the basics, and the amenities including heated shower blocks and a family shower with disabled access are kept to spotless standards by the dedicated team. Campfires are allowed and a range of firepits are available to hire for your stay: we can’t see this site not suiting the hole family down to a tee…


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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

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

Tourer storage facilities

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Surf school nearby

Tennis nearby

Watersports nearby

Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Medium (26-50 pitches)

Camping 2.0

Jumbo tent pitches

Location

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  • Knockhill Of Nydie, Strathkinness St Andrews, Fife, Scotland, KY16 9SL
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 56.3368°N 2.9028°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
St. Andrews (Fife): Bus Station — 3.9 miles
Dundee: Seagate Bus Station — 9.1 miles
Inchture (Perth & Kinross): Coach Stops — 12.8 miles
Train stations
Leuchars Rail Station — 2.7 miles
Cupar Rail Station — 4.3 miles
Springfield Rail Station — 6.4 miles
Ferry ports
Lochleven Castle Ferry Landing — 21.1 miles
Kinross Ferry Landing — 21.6 miles
Inchcolm Island Ferry Landing — 26.2 miles
Airports
Dundee City Airport — 9.2 miles

Directions


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Local attractions

Come rain or shine, there’s a veritable host of things to do around St Andrews, with the added bonus for golf widow/ers of feeling smug on soggy days when no golf is possible. (You’ll probably have to go to the British Golf Museum instead, but trade that for a day’s shopping.)

The fishing villages and sea angling of East Neuk are within a few miles, and the Fife Coastal Path 117-mile shoreline stretch from the Forth Bridge in the south to the Tay Bridge in the north can be picked up along here too.

Nydie is only a few miles from many popular beaches: West Sands, the two-mile length of sand used in Those Scenes in Chariots of Fire, runs adjacent to St Andrews Links, and Fife as a whole has five of Scotland’s seven Blue Flag winners.

Cupar, within six miles, has several historical buildings to see and is a short distance from the National Trust for Scotland’s Edwardian house Hill of Tarvit, crammed with eighteenth century Chippendale and French furniture, Chinese porcelain and with a restored Edwardian laundry.

St Andrews is well worth a potter around even for non-golfers: thirteenth century Holy Trinity Parish Church and the ruins of St Andrews Cathedral and clifftop St Andrews Castle are pulls for thousands of visitors every year. And as it’s a student centre, you’ll be well sorted for festivals, theatre, live music and other sophistication, with plenty of pubs and a couple of spas for chilling out.

If you’re holidaying with the kids, they can learn or polish their cantering skills at the horse-riding school just outside town. For rainy days, East Sands Leisure Centre has a pool and flumes to splash around in and the New Picture House Cinema shows kid-friendly films every day in school holidays.

There are a few farms around in Fife too: the family can pick their own fruit at Allan Hill and Cairnie fruit farms, or get footwear mucky at the adventure play centre Muddy Boots in Cupar.

For your little beasties, The Scottish Deer Centre and the Fife Animal Park are also near Cupar, and brave beasties can dive with the sharks at St Andrews Aquarium or at North Queensferry’s Deep Sea Aquarium within about 45 minutes’ drive.

Must see

  • St Andrews Links (3.7 miles)
  • British Golf Museum (4.0 miles)
  • Carnoustie (13.1 miles)

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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
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.

Extras
Motorbike(s) can be brought instead of the car(s) included.

General
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 10:30 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 2 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).
Group bookings of 2 or more units (e.g. tent, touring caravan, motorhome or accommodation hire) travelling together are not permitted via Pitchup.com.
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.
Single-sex bookings of 3 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.
The site caters for families (immediate members) and couples only - bookings from all other forms of groups are not accepted.

Pitches
Pitches: a £50.00 deposit is required on arrival and will be refunded on departure when returning the gate badge/barrier pass/toilet keys.
You must follow the management directives when pitching your tent/unit and related equipment.

Reception
Reception is open from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. between 07/04 - 20/06 and 20/09 - 22/10.
Reception is open from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. between 21/06 and 19/09.

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.

Visitors
Visitors must register at reception and pay their fee.

Additional terms

The owner accepts no responsibility for loss or damage to property or person out of their control.

All games must be played away from the pitches.

Children must be supervised at all times by a parent/guardian (over 18). Children under five years old must be accompanied at all times in the toilets, showers and kitchen area.

The maximum speed limit on the site is 5mph.

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