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Hoddom Castle Caravan Park

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General

  • Spacious family-friendly site 15 minutes' drive from Lockerbie
  • In the grounds of a 16th-century castle next to the River Annan
  • Golf course, salmon fishing, guided walks and play park

A castle? But of course – surely you deserve nothing less? Hoddom Castle Caravan Park, in the Dumfries & Galloway countryside a 15-minute drive from the town of Lockerbie, is a fine pick for families and those with an eye for the finer things in life.

This is a site that’s been running since 1973, but the history of the place goes back much further than that – the castle in question is a 16th-century border keep that’s the focal point of the 10,000 acres of the Hoddom and Kinmount estates. Other historic buildings including the hilltop Repentance Tower and the ancient St Kentigerns churchyard are scattered around the estate, and the River Annan river flows along its edge.

Guests are welcome to roam along walking trails or join the tours run by the estate ranger on selected summer Sunday afternoons. Other suitably regal activities are to hand too: the estate has its own nine-hole golf course and some top spots for salmon fishing in the river.

Even the most princely of visitors need to let their hair down occasionally, so there’s also a play park on site.

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Please note

Units longer than 8 metres are not allowed.

No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

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

The restaurant is open between 01/04 and 27/10.

Bookings must not be for more than 21 consecutive nights.

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

A cable measuring at least 25 metres is needed for the electric hook-ups.

The games room is closed due to restrictions imposed by the coronavirus outbreak.

Tents are not accepted at this park.

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

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

The shower facilities are closed. Guests will need to use their own facilities.

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

Group bookings of 4 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).

The grocery shop is open between 10/07 and 31/10.

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) and/or any of the following: Staffordshire bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, Rottweiler, any Mastiff or Tosa.


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9.3

Overall rating based on 172 reviews

 

95% would recommend this site to a friend.

93% would stay here again.

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Sadly not a lot to like...10/31/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomMatthew B.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Sadly not a lot to like...

    Disliked: 

    Really needs some serious investment as the site appears very uncared for

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This is a beautiful location and only a short drive …10/27/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAlisdair M.Confirmed

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

    This is a beautiful location and only a short drive from J18 of the M74 going North - coming south you have to come off at J17 which is a bit of a longer drive (about 15 mins as I recall). We were using this as a one night stop-over heading back to Cheshire (don't enjoy driving miles and miles without a stop these days) and unfortunately arrived later than planned; despite the Covid restrictions, the receptionist was extremely helpful, ringing me up half an hour before the office closed to check when we might arrive and arranging to leave the instructions on the door.
    We had time to stroll around the park the next day before we left and it is a totally charming site; the remains of the castle are fabulous (some of which are still being used for the restaurant and bar and offices) - a postcard of the site back in 1930 shows the castle was twice the size it is today and must have been truly magnificent then. This was in late October when the leaves had all turned and were floating gently to earth like coloured snowflakes; Despite the torrential rain the day before, the pitches were all in good order and no problems getting the 3.5 ton rig off the next morning. We will definitely come back (Covid permitting) in higher season and explore the whole area.

    Disliked: 

    As I mentioned, we arrived late, and it is not easy to navigate in the dark; first, SatNav takes you to the EXIT and, in the dark, we found it tricky to retrace to the entrance. Once along the long drive, we came to area where the reception office is but that took a bit of finding in the dark. Then finding our pitch wasn't plain sailing as, due to the (sensible) one-way system, you have to head towards the exit before you get directed back into the main site - all bit confusing if it's your first visit so don't arrive in the dark for your first stay!
    My only other observation is I felt it was a bit pricey at £30 for an over-nighter when there were no eating or drinking facilities available (only on Friday/Sat/Sun and we were there on Monday) - then again, this is the new world with Covid-19 and I guess their costs haven't changed and it is good that they are still open in these difficult times so grin and bear it - def worth a re-visit when restaurant and bar are open.

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Friendly staff well spaced out pitches and lovely walks on …10/27/2020

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

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

    Friendly staff well spaced out pitches and lovely walks on the doorstep.

    Disliked: 

    Long walk to Chemical toilet disposal.

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We will be returning in the future10/26/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomGeoffrey L.Confirmed

  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    We will be returning in the future

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Location very good10/25/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomMatthew B.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch
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    Location very good

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Fantastic and will definitely be back next year :)10/25/2020

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

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

    Gorgeous surroundings, friendly staff, coach house restaurant on site is fab!
    The toilet facilities were immaculate :)
    Really dog friendly- my retriever had a great time!!

    Disliked: 

    Handier you have own water supply at your touring pitch but general water supply wasn’t too far away
    Hubby said it would be amazing to have tv outside when footie is on in summer :)?

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Very nice setting and staff are very helpful. Some lovely …10/16/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Very nice setting and staff are very helpful. Some lovely walks next to the river as well! Site service are very clean!

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The site was excellent, clean, tidy, well spaced out. Excellent staff09/30/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomPeter F.Confirmed

  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    The site was excellent, clean, tidy, well spaced out. Staff were really pleasant and helpful; would thoroughly recommend this site

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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An excellent site with friendly staff and very well set out.09/28/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomCindy G.Confirmed

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

    The site was well set out with lots of country walks. There is a small shop on site for any essentials you might have forgotten to take and a restaurant at the Coach House whose breakfasts were first class as is their pizzas and a well stocked bar. The site was well set up with regard to Covid. The toilets were spotless with hand sanitiser outside and clear instructions inside and advised to walk on the left hand side to meet social distancing directions. There is also an excellent playpark for kids. There was also good wifi connection.

    Disliked: 

    The only thing I disliked about our stay was that the little shop didn't stock rolls or bread.

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Helpful, friendly staff,09/27/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    The location and many walks around the site.
    Never used the bathroom facilities, so can’t comment.
    Plenty of water and waste water facilities.

    Disliked: 

    A long walk to the chemical waste facility.
    Also, a purely personal preference.
    We do not like so many permanent touring pitches which is not shown on photographs of the site.

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Features

Coronavirus

Check-in: contactless (in person)

Check-in: one group at a time

Disinfectant sprays and wipes provided

Distance markers in shared facilities

Hand sanitising stations

No cash accepted on site

Shared spaces: daily deep cleaning

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

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups 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

Peaceful

Walkers' paradise

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Communal fridge

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

Shop nearby

Type

Large (51-200 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Touring and motorhomes

Motorhome service point

Location

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  • Hoddom, Lockerbie, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland, DG11 1AS
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 55.0446°N 3.3232°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Annan: Market Square Coach Stop — 4.6 miles
Lockerbie Coach Stop — 5.4 miles
Dumfries: Whitesands Coach Stop — 11.7 miles
Train stations
Annan Rail Station — 4.8 miles
Lockerbie Rail Station — 5.6 miles
Gretna Green Rail Station — 10.7 miles
Ferry ports
Nichol End (Derwentwater) Ferry Landing — 31.8 miles
Airports
Glasgow Prestwick International Airport — 60.1 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

If you need a little tipple to sip while you survey your smart surrounds, take a jaunt to one of the local gin distilleries – the Distillery at Dalton is 10 minutes away by car and Annandale Distillery 15 minutes. (Best be saving their [excellent] wares for later if you’re intending to try your hand at horse carriage driving, 25 minutes away at the Chariots of Fire centre.)

Countryside visit not complete until you’ve seen all the farm animals? Take your pick from outings to Dalscone Farm Fun (20 minutes away), Mabie Farm Park and Walby Farm Park (both half an hour): all are packed with furry friends that should have the small sorts (and most likely the grownups too) squealing with glee. If they’re more into beasts of the prehistoric variety, detour instead to Dino Park (10 minutes) for a roaring good time among the lifesized models.

Fancy flexing the credit card? Get on over to Gretna Gateway Outlet Village to browse for bargains from a whole host of high street names.

Must see

  • World Famous Old Blacksmith's Shop Centre (10.7 miles)
  • Robert Burns Centre (11.7 miles)
  • John Paul Jones Cottage Museum & Visitor Centre (14.7 miles)

National Trust

  • Wordsworth House and Garden (26.4 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:  2 p.m. –  7 p.m.
Depart by:  1 p.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  2 p.m. –  7 p.m.
Depart by:  11 a.m.

Hoddom Castle Caravan Park cancellation policy

Balance refunds: no penalties

Bookings cannot be amended within 1 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.

The remainder is payable on arrival.

Pitches: a £10.00 (€11.09) deposit is required on arrival and will be refunded on departure when returning the gate badge/barrier pass/toilet keys.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • How much is payable upfront? A 15% transferable deposit is payable when you book, with the balance payable on arrival. Read more
  • Does Hoddom Castle Caravan Park have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Hoddom Castle Caravan Park dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Hoddom Castle Caravan Park? If you need a little tipple to sip while you survey your smart surrounds, take a jaunt to one of the local gin distilleries – the Distillery at Dalton is 10 minutes … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Hoddom Castle Caravan Park?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  2 p.m. –  7 p.m.
    Depart by:  1 p.m.
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  2 p.m. –  7 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Hoddom Castle Caravan Park? From €25.58 (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.

Pitches
A cable measuring at least 25 metres is needed for the electric hook-ups.

Admission
Admission is only permitted after registering at reception.
All guests spending the night at the park must present their ID at the reception desk and sign registration forms.

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

General
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.

Changes to your holiday
Bookings cannot be amended within 1 day(s) of arrival.

General
Bookings must not be for more than 21 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 leads and supervised at all times.

Safety
Firearms are not permitted.

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.
Group bookings of 4 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).

Dogs
Guide dogs are allowed on site free of charge.

General
In the event of a complaint, please speak to reception immediately. Complaints which are not brought to the management's attention during your stay cannot be dealt with once you have left the site.

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.

Extras
Motorbike(s) can be brought instead of the car(s) included.

Occupancy
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

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

Vehicles
Only one car is to be parked by the pitch. Extra vehicles must be parked in the designated area.

Safety
Open fires are prohibited.

Pitches
Pitches: a £10.00 (€11.09) deposit is required on arrival and will be refunded on departure when returning the gate badge/barrier pass/toilet keys.

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

General
Quiet hours must be respected between 11 p.m. and 8 a.m..
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and boots must be closed quietly.

Reception
Reception is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. between 01/04 and 30/10.
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.

Coronavirus
Tents are not accepted at this park.
The games room is closed due to restrictions imposed by the coronavirus outbreak.

General
The grocery shop is open between 10/07 and 31/10.
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.
The restaurant is open between 01/04 and 27/10.

Coronavirus
The shower facilities are closed. Guests will need to use their own facilities.

Dogs
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) 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.

Vehicles
Units longer than 8 metres are not allowed.

Arrivals and departures
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Visitors
Visitors’ cars are not permitted on site.
Visitors must leave the premises by 11 p.m..

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

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