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General

  • At the foot of the Lammermuir Hills on the East Lothian coastline
  • Fly fishing available on the site's freshwater lake
  • 25 miles to Edinburgh

Dreaming of rolling hills and golden beaches, with the fringe benefits of close proximity to Edinburgh? Then feast your eyes on award-winning Thurston Manor, a former country estate near Dunbar in East Lothian.

You'll find Thurston Manor at the foot of the Lammermuir Hills and near the famous East Lothian coastline. However, the temptations are not just limited to the dramatic backdrop of the Lammermuir Hills. There’s the lure of fly fishing on the site’s beautiful freshwater lake, or of relaxing in the heated pool, sauna and steam room, plus a well-equipped fitness centre and wonderful wildlife and walks in the surrounding woods.

Thurston Manor has a shop, lounge bar and restaurant with free wi-fi and Sky and BT Sports and there is a great outdoor children’s play area. There is also entertainment during peak season.

Please note

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

Facilities/activities including access to the swimming pool, spa, sauna and entertainment are subject to extra charges payable on arrival.

Single-sex bookings of 3 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

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


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8.9

Overall rating based on 55 reviews

 

93% would recommend this site to a friend.

93% would stay here again.

 

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Everything 13/10/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Robert R. Confirmed

  • Electric grass touring pitch
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    Everything

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Excellent site, fully serviced level pitches, friendly staff 10/10/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Angela C. Confirmed

  • Fully-serviced hardstanding touring pitch
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    Lovely helpful staff, good facilities, well kept areas, level fully serviced pitches, great location

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a lovely site staff are always happy to help really clean shower block 09/10/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom John R. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Flat pitches well numbered nice reception staff and shop staff good food large portions

    Disliked: 

    Small entertainment area,not much to do for toddlers in the swing park

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Great place to visit and relax 02/10/2017

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

  • Fully-serviced hardstanding touring pitch
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    Everything, the reception staff were welcoming and friendly, the park was immaculate and well maintained, the fishing lake was great, (especially since I caught a decent sized rainbow for tea), plenty space to walk the dogs will definitely be returning.

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everything...the site is beautiful,entertainment was great,food lovely and cheap. enjoyed ... 02/10/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom julie_p3 Confirmed

  • Electric grass touring pitch
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    everything...the site is beautiful,entertainment was great,food lovely and cheap. enjoyed the indoor heated pool and jacuzzi. the staff in the shop and reception very friendly and helpful. defo recommend to friends and family.
    also looking to book for october in one of the gorgeous caravans.

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    nothing at all

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Clean and tidy outside and inside, staff are good, pitches are perfect 02/10/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom maureen_m975241 Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass touring pitch
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    Love thurston manor, we use all the facilities from the pool to the spa it's never busy busy, which helps if your looking to chill out, the restaurant serves wonderful food and the service is first class, there's also a good walk if the weathers nice and staff are always there at hand to help when needed thanks to everyone who helped make our few days good 👍

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Great for families and very dog friendly 26/09/2017

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

  • Electric grass touring pitch
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    Such a friendly site. Lots of open space for the kids and dog to play. Kids entertainment fab and not overly busy. Already looking to go back. Beach at thorntonloch just 1 mile down the A1 is stunning.

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Lovely clean park staff very helpful would definitely stay here ... 20/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom agnes_c Confirmed

  • Electric grass touring pitch
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    Lovely clean park staff very helpful would definitely stay here again

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    Shower in toilets very small and water far to hot

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Had a fantastic time all the staff where so polite ... 20/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom George B. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Fully-serviced hardstanding touring pitch
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    Had a fantastic time all the staff where so polite the bar staff did a great job even the security had a laugh with me will walking my dog
    Pitches where well maintained and the toilet block was nice and clean will certainly be back highly recommended cheers

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The layout. The cleanliness of the toilet/shower facilities. The playground ... 11/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Helen k. Confirmed

  • Electric grass touring pitch
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    The layout. The cleanliness of the toilet/shower facilities. The playground for the children. The space at the pitches. The ability to have the dogs with us.

    Disliked: 

    The area if the clubhouse at night time.
    This being due to children being left outside on their own with no Supervision and making such a mess around the facility.
    They had total disregard for their littering, throwing empty bottles, crisp packets etc all around the seating area outside.
    When asked by staff to clean up theirs reply was " That's your job". Wastes it for visitors to sit outside.

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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

Motorhome service point

Seasonal pitches

Water hook-up points for tourers

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Lake and/or mountain

Walkers' paradise

Wildlife haven

Nearby leisure

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Sailing nearby

Surf school nearby

Tennis nearby

Watersports nearby

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Large (51-200 pitches)

Location

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  • Innerwick Dunbar, Lothian, Scotland, EH42 1SA
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 55.9589°N 2.4625°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Berwick-upon-Tweed: Golden Square Coach Stop — 22.0 miles
Heriot (Scottish Borders): Road End Coach Stop — 22.7 miles
Fountainhall (Scottish Borders): Coach Stop — 23.2 miles
Train stations
Dunbar Rail Station — 3.4 miles
North Berwick Rail Station — 12.4 miles
Drem Rail Station — 12.9 miles
Ferry ports
Leith Newhaven Harbour Ferry Landing — 28.5 miles
Airports
Edinburgh Airport — 35.0 miles

Directions


From the south
Travelling north on the A1, ignore the first sign for Innerwick, Crowhill and Oldhamstocks. Carry on for another mile and then turn left at the sign for Innerwick Junction. Follow this road for half a mile and Thurston Manor Leisure Park is on your right.

From the north
Travelling south on the A1 from Edinburgh carry on past two roundabouts at Dunbar and turn right across the dual carriageway at signs for Innerwick and Thurston Manor. Follow this road for half a mile and Thurston Manor Leisure Park is on your right.

Public transport
There are National Rail stations at nearby Dunbar and at Berwick. Perryman's bus service number 253 operates a seven-day service from Edinburgh to Berwick upon Tweed which stops at Innerwick providing convenient public transport option for local attractions and shopping at Dunbar, Coldingham, Eyemouth and St Abbs also.

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

You won’t find yourselves thirsting for action at Thurston Manor; there are lots of inspiring places to visit in East Lothian, Berwickshire and beyond.

Peer at the puffins and gawk at the gannets at the Scottish Seabird Centre - you can zoom in on the nesting colonies on the islands (including Bass Rock, home to a gobsmacking 150,000 gannets) using the Centre’s interactive live cameras, or zoom off on a boat trip to see them in the flesh/feathers, along with grey seals and dolphins if you’re lucky.

For more fresh air fun, there are clifftop walks, castle ruins, picnicking and pony trekking across the grassland, woods and salt marshes at John Muir Country Park in nearby Dunbar. Or you could go for a clamber around Tantallon Castle, a majestic fourteenth century stronghold in a photogenic location atop the cliffs overlooking the Firth of Forth and Bass Rock. Not to mention the magnificent golf courses, fishing, horse riding, yachting and water sports in the surrounding area.

Whisky lovers will definitely want to make a pilgrimage to the nearby Glenkinchie Distillery, which has an excellent visitor centre and guided tours as well as tastings (and a discount in the shop is included in the very reasonable entrance fee).

Last but not least, the brilliant and bonny city of Edinburgh is only 25 miles away...

Must see

  • Berwick-upon-Tweed Barracks & Main Guard (22.1 miles)
  • Berwick-upon-Tweed Museum and Art Gallery (22.1 miles)
  • Berwick-upon-Tweed Castle & Ramparts (22.2 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.

Policies

Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  2 p.m. –  6 p.m.
Depart:  12 p.m.

Reception is unmanned after 5pm. Please call the site using the contact details provided in the booking confirmation email if you are arriving after this time. The team will then provide you with the relevant information about your pitch.

Thurston Manor cancellation policy

The campsite offers no refunds for cancellations. Customers cancelling their booking are liable for the payment of their holiday. Please note, modifications up to 6 weeks before arrivals are subject to a £20 fee. Modifications within 6 weeks of arrival will be treated as cancellations.

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

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. Thurston Manor will debit the balance from your card 6 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 6 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.

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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
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.
Units will be allocated on 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.

Extras
Facilities/activities including access to the swimming pool, spa, sauna and entertainment are subject to extra charges payable on arrival.

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.
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
Single-sex bookings of 3 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.
Open fires are prohibited.

Vehicles
No cars/motorbikes by the pitch/unit. All cars must be parked in the designated area.
Only one car is to be parked by the pitch. Extra vehicles must be parked in the designated area.

Additional terms

Fishing permits are available from reception at a cost of £14.00 per session. Fly fishing only is permitted. A maximum of three fish may be taken per session.

Unfortunately, many park locations and much of our accommodation is unsuitable for visitors with mobility issues.

If, at the end of your holiday, you feel that we have not dealt with a complaint satisfactorily, please write to the Park Manager within 28 days of your return.

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