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Linwater Caravan Park

9.6
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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 Aiport (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

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.

Bookings must not be for more than 14 consecutive nights.

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.

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.


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9.6

Overall rating based on 35 reviews

 

100% would recommend this site to a friend.

91% would stay here again.

 

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check in very friendly, shown to pitch, given a fantastic ... 16/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom andrew m. Confirmed

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

    check in very friendly, shown to pitch, given a fantastic information sheet on local shops, park and ride etc. site very clean. even had patio tables and chairs you could borrow free of charge. would highly recommend to anybody wanting to visit Edinburgh and surrounding area

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Brilliant site with clean facilities,welcoming staff, good location 10/08/2017

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

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Campsite was absolutely brilliant! Staff were all so welcoming and the site was immaculate

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Nice and clean and tidy site, with Jean being very helpful. 08/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Stuart M. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass trailer tent or tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Nothing to dislike!

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Really good site, chosen for being near for visiting Edinburgh 26/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom karen_n157002 Confirmed

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

    friendly wardens, excellent new facilities

    Disliked: 

    nothing, maybe the outdoor washing up area if the weather was cold

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Large level hard standing pitches with nearby hook up points. ... 24/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom stephen b. Confirmed

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

    Large level hard standing pitches with nearby hook up points. Plenty of room for our large motorhome.

    Friendly staff.

    Well kept and clean site has all the bins for recycling, has plastic garden furniture you can borrow to use at your pitch where necessary.

    Located near to Edinburgh Airport where you can drive your motor home to the park and ride (10 mins) and catch the tram or bus into Edinburgh city centre. Tram service is recommended as it takes about 30 mins from the park & ride. It is best to get a ticket where you can get on and off the tram where you want which is worth the few extra pence it cost.

    Has a full blown motorhome service point with grey water grid, chemical waste and drinking water which is very convenient.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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Excellent 18/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom david n. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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

    Every thing

    Disliked: 

    N/a

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Would recommend 17/07/2017

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  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The quietness the staff was very helpful,loved the chickens wasn't over crowded.

    Disliked: 

    Wifi was bad ok was free but went outside to use it to use from my iPad still didn't have a good signal.
    Sharing a toilet,shower with baby changing facility when was used it smelt had to put bin outside a proper nappy bin would have been better apart from that was nice to use.

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Excellent site 16/07/2017

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

  • Electric grass pitch
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    Great site. Pitch was huge, owners were very friendly and helpful. Facilities were always clean. Would definitely recommend.

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overall very good setting and site 15/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom peter S. Confirmed

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

    Friendly and helpfull staff, location and peacfullness

    Disliked: 

    Too many dogs. Only walk outside the perimeter involved walking down a track for dogs to go to the toilet

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Clean site excellent level pitches great as a base to explore 13/07/2017

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  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Level pitches
    Friendly welcome
    Clean toilets and hot showers
    Walk to the canal - love the shovels for scooping the poop, great idea
    Central to visit Edinburgh using the park and ride - if you want to get out and about this site is great

    Disliked: 

    Oh dear the road noise is terrible - starts early morning, probably a commuters cut through & and the flights going into the airport which we had read on previous reviews but nothing prepared us for how bad it would be combined with the road
    Obviously not the sites fault and they did accommodate our request to move away from the road but as light sleepers we were happy to leave and get a peaceful sleep at our next stop

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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

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, 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 penalties

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 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. 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.

Tax

This area is not subject to city tax.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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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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