Book and review 3,143 holiday parks and campsites in the UK, Europe and the Americas

Feefo service rating

Linwater Caravan Park

9.5
View prices & book
From £23/€26.87/$45.47/US$29.68/CA$39.91/CHF28.60/SEK286.42/DKK200.81/NOK279.95/ISK3,743/ARS1,842.06/CLP24,217/PEN100.86/NZ$47.48/ZAR464.01/PLN116.50/R$133.17/CZK684.28/RSD3,157/HUF9,133.48/RUB2,003.06/CN¥207.30 (for 1 night, 2 adults)

Why not enter some details and get an accurate price?

Outside the pods

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.

AA 4 pennants

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.

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

Bookings must not be for more than 14 consecutive nights.

No bachelor/bachelorette parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

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


Arrive:
Depart: (2 nights)
Party:

Edit…

Click/tap once to select your first day, and again for your departure day.


Booking as a group?

Reviews

9.5

Overall rating based on 134 reviews

 

95% would recommend this site to a friend.

93% would stay here again.

  67% described as Peaceful ?

More ratings

Location
Value for money
Accommodation
Facilities/activities
Customer service
Child friendliness
Cleanliness
Wifi



Only showing reviews for last 18 months.

Reset filters

Lovely staff , at a location affected by things out of their control.10/12/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomMartin F.Confirmed

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

    Perfect hosts. We arrived after dark and in poor weather, and were met promptly with a friendly greeting and shown to our pitch.
    Very helpful when I rang for advice on the Park and Ride (which is height restricted to 1.9m at many locations) And again when we ran out of gas. We arrived back late again and a cylinder was waiting at reception for us.

    Handy for Park and ride into Edinburgh, a tram ride which far exceeded our expectations - return tram was £3.20 each.

    Location is remi rural, with easy access to everything you would want around a city, in Scotland.

    It would be unfair of me to rate the site high or low as we did not use the facilities available, we prefer using our motorhome. The pitch was level, solid and drained well despite nature's best efforts to flood us out. TV and mobile reception were fine (Three) although not in the control of the site owners, is good to know.

    Disliked: 

    Not in the control of the site owners...
    but Edinburgh international airport is only 3 miles away and jets were every 3 minutes when we arrived on a Friday night. It eased off considerably over the weekend. For some of the time the jets were drowned out by high winds and driving rain - but it is mid December in Scotland so quite normal.
    We are from a very quiet rural town and are used to quiet. If this sort of thing does not bother you, you will be fine, otherwise it might be a consideration.

    None of this would stop us booking there again!

From the manager...

Hello Martin
Thank you for taking the time to provide such a useful and comprehensive review of the site, which will be very useful for guests who are considering staying with us. I am so pleased that everything within our control was to your liking and that you enjoyed your stay with us.
Perhaps we will see you again another time.
All the best
Katie

Overall
8
Location
Value for money
Accommodation
Facilities/activities
(No rating)
Customer service
Child friendliness
(No rating)
Cleanliness
(No rating)
Wifi
(No rating)

Friendly staff17/11/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomZoe S.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Friendly staff

    Disliked: 

    Kitchen smelled no kettle

From the manager...

Hello Zoe
Thanks for your review and feedback. I am so pleased that you liked the service you received but sad to hear that you didn't like the facilities. We provide kettles for all of our pods and the campers kitchen has worktop space, a microwave, hobs and sinks - all of which are provided free of charge. It also has seating and a cupboard with lots of spare things for guests to use if they forget things including saucer pots which can be used by guess to boil water on the hobs provided. We have tried to keep the facilities simple, given that it is a campers kitchen and also to assist our staff in keeping it clean. Reception does have a coffee machine with hot water available if people wish to use it. There are extraction fans which can be turned on when people are cooking to take away any cooking smells. The bins are emptied regularly and the kitchen cleaned every day.
Best Wishes
Katie

Overall
10
Location
Value for money
Accommodation
Facilities/activities
Customer service
Child friendliness
Cleanliness
Wifi

Brilliant14/11/2019

Reviewer's country: PortugalEUGÉNIA MARIA DOS SANTOS P.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    One of the best kept parks we stayed in. Facilities brilliant.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing all was brilliant

From the manager...

Hello
Thank you for taking the time to review the site and for your feedback. I', so glad you enjoyed your stay and hope that you have a safe trip home and take some lovely memories of Scotland with you.
Best Wishes
Katie

Overall
10
Location
Value for money
Accommodation
Facilities/activities
Customer service
Child friendliness
Cleanliness
Wifi
Anonymous user

Perfectly placed. Clean and well serviced with good dog walking nearby04/11/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Everything; We had are really nice welcome, the site was clean and as this was the last stop on our week in Scotland the takeaway delivery to our pitch was heaven sent 😀

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

From the manager...

Hello
Thanks for your review and feedback. I'm so pleased you liked everything and enjoyed using the local takeaways from the village! I've noticed you wouldn't recommend us or visit again despite your accolades. I'm hoping that this was a typo however if not, please feel free to contact us and we can discuss ways that we could have encouraged you to do so.
Best Wishes
Katie

Overall
10
Location
Value for money
Accommodation
Facilities/activities
Customer service
Child friendliness
Cleanliness
Wifi

Great06/11/2019

Reviewer's country: United Kingdommichael s.Confirmed

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

    Everything! People so helpful and frendly and a great location Great for the central belt and so much to do nearby. Tolets and showers spotless

    Disliked: 

From the manager...

Hello Michael
Thank you so much for taking the time to review us and for your positive feedback. I'm pleased you enjoyed your stay, were kept busy and found our team helpful.
Best Wishes
Katie

Overall
10
Location
Value for money
Accommodation
Facilities/activities
Customer service
Child friendliness
Cleanliness
Wifi
(No rating)

Exceptional03/11/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomKen F.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Lovely pitches - immaculate facility’s - tranquil setting a few miles from “everything you need” (restaurants and shops etc ) wonderful place to relax- very peaceful.

    Disliked: 

From the manager...

Hello Ken
Thank you so much for taking the time to review the site. I am so pleased you liked it and would recommend it. Perhaps we will see you again.
Best Wishes
Katie

Overall
10
Location
Value for money
Accommodation
Facilities/activities
Customer service
Child friendliness
Cleanliness
Wifi

Great site. Clean and welcoming. Easily accessible.29/10/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomKrystle W.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Camp layout was great. All amenities close together. Great little walk to the back for dogs.

    Disliked: 

From the manager...

Hi Krystle
Thank for taking the time to review the site and for your feedback. I am pleased you liked the layout and location of our amenities. We provide all guests with an arrivals sheet when they check in which has a map of site and walking routes from site to enjoy. These all start at the back where our dog walk is and provide some great views and access to the country park and local canal.
Best Wishes
Katie

Overall
10
Location
Value for money
Accommodation
(No rating)
Facilities/activities
Customer service
Child friendliness
(No rating)
Cleanliness
Wifi
(No rating)

Great glamping pod and amenities. Would definitely go back and ...29/10/2019

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

  • Camping pod
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Great glamping pod and amenities. Would definitely go back and recommend to others!

    Disliked: 

    Only problem was the wifi didn't extend to our hut

From the manager...

Hi rebecca
Thanks for taking the time to review the site and for your feedback. I'm pleased you liked it. Sadly wifi is not our strong point on site and we are looking at ways to improve this in the absence of BT open reach getting fibre to us any time soon. In the mean time we recommend that customers use the campers kitchen for a better signal which is situated next to the router and booster.
Best Wishes
Katie

Overall
10
Location
Value for money
Accommodation
Facilities/activities
Customer service
Child friendliness
Cleanliness
Wifi

Lovely site. Very clean shower block and nice and warm. ...20/10/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomClaire C.Confirmed

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

    Lovely site. Very clean shower block and nice and warm. Good sized level pitches. Camping kitchen is a great idea. Ideal site for visiting Edinburgh, Livingston and surrounding areas. Kids loved seeing chickens wandering about and got lovely fresh eggs from shop for breakfast.

    Disliked: 

    WiFi not the best

From the manager...

Hello Claire
Thank you for your feedback. I am pleased you liked the pitches, found our facilities to be clean and enjoyed the location. Our chickens are mostly retired commercial barn or battery hens who now live out their lives peacefully at Linwater. They are very friendly (sometimes too friendly) and provide much entertainment for our visitors so I'm glad you liked them.
Best Wishes
Katie

Overall
10
Location
Value for money
Accommodation
(No rating)
Facilities/activities
Customer service
Child friendliness
Cleanliness
Wifi

Very good site easy access to Livingston/Edinburgh08/10/2019

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomkirk c.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Lovely site, nice shower/washroom, good dog walks, very well kept and clean site

    Disliked: 

From the manager...

Hello Kirk
Thank you for your review and feedback. I am pleased that you liked the site. I note your grading on our wifi and completely agree. We are currently looking into solutions for this, albeit with challenges due to our lack of fibre in the area.
Best Wishes
Katie

Overall
10
Location
Value for money
Accommodation
(No rating)
Facilities/activities
Customer service
Child friendliness
(No rating)
Cleanliness
Wifi

Features

Amenities on park

Bath available

Drying room

Free wifi

Grocery store

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Laundromat

Local produce

Parent & baby washroom

Payphone

Pick-up from public transport

Restrooms

Shower available

Washing-up area

Wheelchair access

Wifi

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Convenience store nearby

Leisure on park

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Playground

Recreation room/arcade

Takeout

Tennis

TV room

Watersports

Nearby leisure

Climbing nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Utilities

Charging facilities

Dump station

Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Touring and motorhomes

Hard standings

Motorhome service point

Rules

Barbecue grills allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Type

Farm

Large (51-200 sites)

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Scouts welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Peaceful

Camping 2.0

Camping pods

Location

[[ campsite.name ]]
This site does not currently take bookings here on Pitchup.com.
[[ place.name ]]
  • 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
Winchburgh: Main Street Bus Stop — 5.5 kilometres
Edinburgh Airport: Terminal Coach Stop — 6.0 kilometres
Livingston: Bus Stances — 6.1 kilometres
Train stations
Kirknewton Rail Station — 2.6 kilometres
Uphall Rail Station — 4.3 kilometres
Livingston South Rail Station — 6.1 kilometres
Ferry ports
South Queensferry Ferry Landing — 9.5 kilometres
Rosyth Ferry Terminal — 12.4 kilometres
Inchcolm Island Ferry Landing — 15.6 kilometres
Airports
Edinburgh Airport — 6.0 kilometres

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 (10.9 kilometres)
  • Linlithgow Palace (12.7 kilometres)
  • Royal Scottish Academy (14.7 kilometres)

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:  noon –  9 p.m.
Depart by:  noon
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  4 p.m. –  9 p.m.
Depart by:  10 a.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.

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.

Payment methods accepted on the park

Cash
Cheque
American Express
Visa
MasterCard
Maestro

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:  noon –  9 p.m.
    Depart by:  noon
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  4 p.m. –  9 p.m.
    Depart by:  10 a.m.

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

    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Linwater Caravan Park? From $45.47 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

Close

Your claim is being sent…

Close

Contact Linwater Caravan Park


Close

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.

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

General
Bookings must not be for more than 14 consecutive nights.

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

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

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leashes and supervised at all times.

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.

Dogs
Guide dogs are allowed on site free of charge.

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.

Occupancy
No bachelor/bachelorette parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

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

Safety
Open fires are prohibited.

General
Quiet hours must be respected between midnight and midnight.

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

General
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behavior is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.

Dogs
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.

Taxes
This area is not subject to city tax.

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

Arrivals and departures
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Sites
You must follow management instructions when setting up your tent/rig and related equipment.

Close