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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

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.

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


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9.7

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96% would stay here again.

 

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Very nice and clean campsite. 19/09/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Tzu Chiang H. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
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    Very nice and clean campsite.

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Beautifully quiet site with level pitches 19/09/2018

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

  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Beautifully quiet site with level pitches

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The site owner was very welcoming. She took the time ... 16/09/2018

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  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    The site owner was very welcoming. She took the time to explain how to get to the nearest Park and Ride to get the tram in to Edinburgh as well as making suggestions of where to visit further afield. The site leaflet also had lots of info on it including local walks

    Shower and toilets were exceptionally clean. There were also separate wash basin cubicles, including one extra large one which I imagine would be very useful if you had small children.

    Although WiFi was free on our stay the connection was very slow.

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From the manager...

Hello
Thanks for taking the time to review us and for your positive feedback. I'm so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and found the info we provided useful.
Best Wishes
Katie

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fantastic little campsite 11/09/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Steven M. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    25 minutes from Edinburgh. Small, quiet and very well kept campsite with very friendly staff/owners. Facilities were fantastic and everything appeared to be new or recently replaced. The staff/owners gave us some great advice on local pubs and for seeing Edinburgh. We left our car at the park & ride and got a return tram into the city (£3.50) All in all a very enjoyable 2 night stay.

    Disliked: 

    There is some noise from aircraft leaving the airport but you will get that staying anywhere in this area and it certainly wouldn't put us off staying here again.

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Great site very well maintained with extremely friendly team. Easy ... 10/09/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Michael H. Confirmed

  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch
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    Great site very well maintained with extremely friendly team. Easy walk down to the to the Union Canal and then an easy cycle in either direction. There is a wee bit of noise from aircraft taking off from Edinburgh Airport but great for watching the planes.

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Fantastic! We’ll be back soon! 09/09/2018

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    Nice warm welcome. Immaculate site with incredibly clean shower and toilet facilities. Very generous pitch size. Offer of a longer electric hook up cable was no trouble when ours was a tad short. Great kids play area to keep our two busy while we pitched our tent. Lovely walk down the hill behind the site and along the wee burn. We’ll be back soon!!!

    Disliked: 

    Nothing!

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Clean very well look after 08/09/2018

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  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch
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    Clean very well look after

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Lovely stay and close to The Kelpies which were stunning 07/09/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Paul J. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    The clean facilities and well kept grass pitches.

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Excellent site, clean, friendly and would go back again. 06/09/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Pat H. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch
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    Clean and well kept site. Warm welcome by the hens and the owners lol!
    Lovely little shop selling a variety of things as well as the food basics.
    Level pitches, hard stand. Well organised. Small park for children.

    Disliked: 

    Very noisy lawn mower! But I am being picky!
    Close to Edinburgh airport so if you are bothered by aircraft noise then here may be a problem for you. We were not bothered by it and did a bit of plane spotting!
    Some road noise behind us but not much.

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Everything about the campsite x 03/09/2018

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  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch
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    Everything about the campsite x

    Disliked: 

    Not too keen on the aeroplanes x

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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

No refunds within 1 week of arrival date.

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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