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Linwater Caravan Park

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General

  • Quiet campsite five miles from Edinburgh Airport
  • Shopping locally at Livingston Designer Outlet
  • Next to a country park and the Union Canal

East Calder is calling – and how easily accessible it all is. The county's Linwater Caravan Park is within a five-mile drive from Edinburgh Airport (nip up for the weekend, we say), and is next to the trunk roads of the M8 and M9 – we also say stop over here on your way to and fro north or south.

But you'd also be well placed to stay a bit longer. Linwater's in a countryside location, right next to Almondell and Calderwood Country Park and the Union Canal (we say towpath strolls) and is also a short drive from the Pentland Hills Regional Park. The Edinburgh International Climbing Arena is only a mile away.

All at Linwater is ably run by Katie and Alaistair, who've added a toilet block including a disabled loo, showers, a dishwashing area, laundry facilities and waste disposal for tourers and motorhomes.

Please note

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

The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act and/or any of the following: Staffordshire bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, Rottweiler, any Mastiff or Tosa.

Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.

Bookings must not be for more than 14 consecutive nights.

No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Discount cards and gift vouchers cannot be applied to bookings made via Pitchup.com.


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9.8

Overall rating based on 87 reviews

 

100% would recommend this site to a friend.

94% would stay here again.

 

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The site was very well maintained with extremely clean facilities. ... 21/07/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom BILL A. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    The site was very well maintained with extremely clean facilities. Very impressive. Would certainly highly recommend the location, in addition, to the site as it was a short drive to Edinburgh. The village of East Calder was nearby as was everything you could need in Livingston. The site should stocked essentials like fresh milk etc for last minute panic-attacks...

    I'll definitely use the site again for events in Edinburgh because its a fraction of the cost of Edinburgh hotels and B&B whilst being much more fun !. The couple who run the site were genuinely friendly and helpful.

    All in all, a very pleasant experience.

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Very comfortable and peaceful 20/07/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Andrzej O. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch
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    Very comfortable and peaceful

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Excellent site with clean facilities, friendly staff and level pitches 17/07/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom leslie f. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
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    Clean facilities

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Friendly, peaceful , we and our dogs loved it 14/07/2018

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

  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Friendly staff, nothing to much bother

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    Nothing

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Everything perfect wee site 13/07/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Susan C. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
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    Everything perfect wee site

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Fantastic site. Pitches are a great size & even. Facilities v clean 09/07/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom lynn_e485818 Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch
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    Very clean, owners friendly and helpful, playpark , wee shop on site.

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Overall an excellent site and highly recommended. 12/07/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Harold c. Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    Though a little off the beaten track my wife and i liked everything about the site. The pitches were lovely and flat with the whole site very well manicured. The facilities were excellent and cleaned regularly with plenty of hot water for showers and washing pots. The staff we met were very welcoming and friendly. Though not needed for us, the play area appeared to be very much enjoyed by the children using it.

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    Though i know it is nothing to do with the site itself, the road surface approaching the site could really do with some serious investment.

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Everything 04/07/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Cristian M. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    Everything

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Excellent site, clean nice showers good pitches 02/07/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom kirk c. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch
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    Nice large flat pitches, clean showers

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Excellent site with clean facilities.and very friendly staff , the pit 02/07/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Michael O. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
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    Very friendly welcome on arrival, checking in was quick , and then we were taken to the pitch , the toliet and shower block was spotless and there was also two washing up areas , the wee shop on site was reasonable priced , and had most things , very enjoyable experience and will be back .

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    Nothing to dislike.

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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

Hard standings

Motorhome service point

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Peaceful

Nearby leisure

Climbing nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Farm

Large (51-200 pitches)

Camping 2.0

Camping pods

Location

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  • West Clifton, East Calder, Lothian, Scotland, EH53 0HT
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 55.9121°N 3.4340°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Winchburgh: Main Street Bus Stop — 3.4 miles
Edinburgh Airport: Terminal Coach Stop — 3.7 miles
Livingston: Bus Stances — 3.8 miles
Train stations
Kirknewton Rail Station — 1.6 miles
Uphall Rail Station — 2.7 miles
Livingston South Rail Station — 3.8 miles
Ferry ports
South Queensferry Ferry Landing — 5.8 miles
Rosyth Ferry Terminal — 7.7 miles
Inchcolm Island Ferry Landing — 9.7 miles
Airports
Edinburgh Airport — 3.7 miles

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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

Linwater Caravan Park's locale means you're well set for both countryside and city days, or to break up a journey on your way north or south.

Around the area, a mile away in a disused quarry is the Edinburgh International Climbing Arena, with the biggest indoor climbing wall in the world (well worth tackling for the boasting rights gained for afterwards, say we). The towpath walks of the Union Canal are nearby and the shows and exhibitions of the Royal Highland Showground are within four miles.

You can also easily drive to the Kelpies, the biggest horsey structures on the planet, and to the Falkirk Wheel, the boat lift connecting the Union and the Forth and Clyde canals.

Must see

  • Edinburgh Zoo (6.7 miles)
  • Linlithgow Palace (7.9 miles)
  • Royal Scottish Academy (9.1 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:  12 p.m. –  9 p.m.
Depart:  12 p.m.

Reception is unmanned after 6pm. Please call using the number in the confirmation email if you are arriving later.

Linwater Caravan Park cancellation policy

Balance refunds: no penalties

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

Group bookings of 2 or more units (e.g. tent, touring caravan, motorhome or accommodation hire) travelling together are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

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. Linwater Caravan Park will debit the balance from your card 1 week before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 1 week then the balance will be taken immediately.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.

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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
Late arrivals must notify the park as soon as possible. Your booking will be held for 24 hours. After this period the management reserves the right to relet your unit.
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 and/or any of the following: Staffordshire bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, Rottweiler, any Mastiff or Tosa.

General
Bookings must not be for more than 14 consecutive nights.
Discount cards and gift vouchers cannot be applied to bookings made via Pitchup.com.
Quiet hours must be respected between 12 a.m. and 12 a.m..
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 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.

Pitches
You must follow the management directives when pitching your tent/unit and related equipment.

Reception
Reception is open from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. between 01/04 and 30/09.

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

Taxes
This area is not subject to city tax.

Vehicles
Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.

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