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Linwater Caravan Park: Outside the pods

General

  • Quiet site 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 of Edinburgh Airport (nip up for the weekend, perhaps?) and is next to the trunk roads of the M8 and M9 – thus making it straightforward to 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 (for tiptop 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.

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Please note

If reception is closed on arrival: please contact the number provided on your booking confirmation.

No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

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

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

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

Reception is unmanned after 6 p.m.. Please inform the site while on your way there should you expect to arrive after this time, so that the team can provide information about your unit/pitch.

Protective masks must be worn at all times in common areas.

At least one of the party members must be aged 18 or over.

Bookings must not consist of more than 1 different households.

The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act (i.e. Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro).

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

The grocery shop is open between 26/04 and 30/09.

Bookings must not be for more than 14 consecutive nights.

Minimum spacing of 5 metres between pitches.


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Reviews

9.6

Overall rating based on 300 reviews

 

97% would recommend this site to a friend.

96% would stay here again.

  78% described as Peaceful ?

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Loved this site and will defo return29/11/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomLeanne D.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Amazing facilities and fabulous location

    Disliked: 

    Nothing!

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Excellent site with good facilities,Immaculate!27/11/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnne M.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Beautiful clean park

    Disliked: 

    Only booked one night!

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Decent amount of space, clean toilets, level pitches27/11/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomD L.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Decent amount of space, clean toilets, level pitches

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As first time caravaners we felt very at ease in this park22/11/2021

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomstephen H.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Easy access to park, great staff and good sized pitch

    Disliked: 

From the manager...

Hello Stephen
Thank you for taking the time to review us. I am so pleased you liked the site.
Best Wishes
Katie

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Very friendly helpful staff. Clean site.22/11/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Very friendly helpful staff. Clean site.

    Disliked: 

    That they don’t allow Rottweilers. Ours is super soft loves people, no more dangerous than a little dog. My son has a scar on his eye from a tiny dog bite. Silly uneducated rule! This would mean we wouldn’t be able to return as a family! Luckily we travelled as a couple. A shame really.

From the manager...

Hello
Thank you for your review. I am pleased that you liked the site. I have looked into your dislike comment and noted that pitchup.com ask us to add tick list terms and conditions and they are very prescriptive with very little maneuver for the site to amend to their own wording. The term that we ticked was originally the only one option which mentioned the dangerous dogs act; is something we have to include o protect ourselves from litigation, however for some reason it also listed breeds such as Rottweiler. After seeing your review I re-checked and they have since added another tick option since we started using them which just includes listed breed from the dangerous dogs act and not other breeds. This is more in line with our terms and conditions on our main website. I am sorry that this caused confusion and again, thank you for mentioning it in your review as it has allowed me to rectify it. If you want to re-visit you will of course be welcome with your dog.
As with all dogs on site, as long as they are not listed on the dangerous dogs act, owners maintain responsibility for them, they are kept on a lead, well behaved and do not disturb other guests they are more than welcome at Linwater.
Best Wishes
Katie

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Will go back15/11/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomRebecca R.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The scenery, cleanliness, open space.

    Disliked: 

    The electric station wasn’t working due to a technical fault. We had no access to electric until the second day.

From the manager...

Hi Rebecca
Thank you for your review and feedback. I would like to know more about your mentioned electric fault if you are able to contact us as we were and are still not aware of any electric faults on the site. We did have some issues with our wifi router during your stay so perhaps it was this that was the issue and if it was I am of course deeply sorry that you were unable to use it. We had this repaired as early as we could but appreciate this would not have helped you at the time.
Best Wishes
Katie

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Great site location, clean facilities and a late check out time too15/11/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Great clean facilities, handy drive over motorhome servicing point and a quiet weekend stay even though it was busy. Really helpful staff and a little shop on site I if needed.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

From the manager...

Hello
Thank you for your review and feedback.
Best Wishes
Katie

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Good site , would recommend just take cash.08/11/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomHeather D.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Clean well maintained grounds and toilets with good walks for dogs. Good location for visiting Edinburgh and surrounding areas.

    Disliked: 

    Minor complaint but shop only excepts purchases over £5 if paying by card , bit annoying when you only want a pint of milk at a £1. Either spend more or go without, didn't find this very hospitable.

From the manager...

Hi Heather

Thank you for your review and feedback. I am glad that you like the site. Unfortunately the £5 minimum spend is in place as it is for many small shops due to the charges that are placed on us by card machine providers.

The charges you get are based on the size of your business so for smaller ones like us we are charged more per card transaction because we don't have the same buying power as your larger shops. This means that unless we have a minimum spend on the machine smaller translations for low priced goods actually end up costing us money to sell. (i.e a loss) Our shop is designed to offer convenience but it must also cover its costs, otherwise we wouldn't be able to have it at all. I imagine you may also have seen minimum spends on card transactions in other small shops and the explanation I gave above is why.

I am sorry that you were unhappy with this, however the only other option would to allow transactions under £5 would be to add cost to shop items which we feel is also unfair and inhospitable.

Best Wishes
Katie

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Loved the site, really clean, fabulous facilities, great pizza available …02/11/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomKirsty-Anne P.Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Loved the site, really clean, fabulous facilities, great pizza available in the evenings and bacon butties in the morning. Felt safe and such a lovely stay to refresh and reboot, ready for the rest of my adventure. I will certainly be back and can’t recommend highly enough.

    Disliked: 

From the manager...

Hello Kirsty- Anne
Thank you for taking the time to post a review and for your positive feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back again in the future.
Best Wishes
Katie

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Great clean site, with everything you’ll need.31/10/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomRoss M.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Nice little play park, always clean facilities, quiet and good location close to Edinburgh.

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Features

Coronavirus

Check-in: contactless (in person)

Deep cleaning of accommodation units between guests

Disinfectant sprays and wipes provided

Distance markers in shared facilities

Extra spacing in seated areas

Hand sanitising stations

Masks/gloves available

More frequent emptying of bins

One-way flow for entering/leaving buildings

Shared spaces: daily deep cleaning

Shared spaces: more frequent cleaning

We're Good To Go (VisitBritain accreditation)

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

TV room

Take away

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Car parking by pitch/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Local produce

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Camping 2.0

Camping pods

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Peaceful

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

No drinkable water point

No hot water

No running water

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Shop nearby

Type

Farm

Large (51-200 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Restaurant nearby

Touring and motorhomes

Motorhome service point

Seasonal pitches

Water hook-up points for tourers

Location

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  • West Clifton, East Calder, Lothian, Scotland, EH53 0HT
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 55.9118°N 3.4350°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Bus Station — 9.9 miles
Bus Station — 9.9 miles
Carnegie College — 11.7 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
Town Pier — 6.8 miles
Rosyth Ferry Terminal — 7.7 miles
Airports
Edinburgh Airport — 3.7 miles

Directions


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, one might suggest). 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 by:  12 p.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  4 p.m. –  9 p.m.
Depart by:  10 a.m.

Linwater Caravan Park cancellation policy

No refunds within 1 week of arrival date.

Bookings cannot be amended within 14 day(s) of arrival.

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

Deposit transferable during COVID-19. 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.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

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

Payment methods accepted on the park

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Cash
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Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • Does Linwater Caravan Park have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Linwater Caravan Park dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Linwater Caravan Park? 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 … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Linwater Caravan Park?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  12 p.m. –  9 p.m.
    Depart by:  12 p.m.
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  4 p.m. –  9 p.m.
    Depart by:  10 a.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Linwater Caravan Park? From £25 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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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.
At least one of the party members must be aged 18 or over.
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.
The site will send you further check-in information 3 day(s) before your arrival.
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Changes to your holiday
Bookings cannot be amended within 14 day(s) of arrival.

Coronavirus
Bookings must not consist of more than 1 different households.
Minimum spacing of 5 metres between pitches.
Protective masks must be worn at all times in common areas.

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 (i.e. Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro).

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 10 p.m. and 8 a.m..
The grocery shop is open between 26/04 and 30/09.
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
If reception is closed on arrival: please contact the number provided on your booking confirmation.
Reception is open from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. between 26/04 and 30/09.
Reception is unmanned after 6 p.m.. Please inform the site while on your way there should you expect to arrive after this time, so that the team can provide information about your unit/pitch.

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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