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Heated outdoor pool

General

  • Spectacularly scenic lakeside park, set around a 16th-century castle
  • A 10-minute drive from Newton Stewart and the Galloway Forest Park
  • Pools, inn, crazy golf, games room, playground and donkey corner

Care for a hol among spectacular Scottish scenery... on a fably kitted out park with access to its own loch for fishing – and with its own swish inn and restaurant to keep you fully fuelled? Come and call upon family-run Castle Cary Holiday Park in Dumfries and Galloway.

Set a handy seven miles from Newton Stuart, Castle Cary is in splendid surrounds with royally fine views over the local woodland, fields and the estuary of the River Cree. It's centred around a 16th-century baronial castle, part of which has been restored as the Laird's Inn, a warm and cosy space of wooden beams, stone walls and open fires.

The inn's the place to retreat to after a day getting active around the site and in the local countryside: you can fish here or in river, sea or loch nearby; there's sailing, boating, horse riding and wild swimming all nearby, and an activity centre with Segway rides and zipwiring is within 15 minutes. Galloway Forest Park is 10 minutes' drive north.

Castle Cary has excellent amenities to go with its smartly-kept pitches, including a chalet building with showers, toilets, a disabled-access toilet, a baby changing room, a laundry room and sinks; guests also have access to a freezer pack service and a dishwashing area.

Facilities are most fine too, with two big heated pools, one indoor and one outdoors; a heated paddling pool, a playground; crazy golf, a games room with pool tables and video games, and – guaranteed to make the kids go gaga – a donkey corner to greet the site's four-legged residents.

The inn has a large terrace among yet more spectacular views, and does hot food takeaways alongside its sit-in menu.

Please note

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

The outdoor swimming pool is open between 01/07 and 31/08 (subject to weather conditions).

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

The indoor swimming pool is open between 23/03 and 31/10.

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.

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

Facilities/activities including pools are subject to extra charges payable on arrival.

Group bookings of 6 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).

The café and pools are open 10am - 8pm daily in July and August.

The Laird's Inn is open Wednesday to Friday from 5pm - 11pm, Saturday 3pm - 11pm, and Sunday 12noon - 11pm.


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8.5

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86% would recommend this site to a friend.

82% would stay here again.

 

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Would highly recommend the site and will visit again 04/21/2019

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom James F. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric asphalt touring pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Well kept site, great facilities and pub was spot on.

    Disliked: 

    None

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Would come again. 04/02/2019

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom ALLAN C. Confirmed

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

    Great site particularly for the kids good pool (indoor) decent games room, swing park for the little one close by our pitch. Level pitches throughout. Pub come restaurant on site but was fully booked for mothers day so tried the local village only 10 mins walk away was OK for a beer or two. Would definitely come again good base for exploring this area. Toilets etc all clean as was dish washing area.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing really a few light bulbs missing and some of the sinks did not have plugs but its the start of the seasons and I;m sure these will be attended to.

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Good pitches, with water on each. Picturesque site with various ... 02/13/2019

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  • Electric asphalt touring pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Good pitches, with water on each. Picturesque site with various birds and donkeys, good childrens play park and woodland walks.

    Disliked: 

    Showers weren't hot enough!

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nice clean site,people were very helpful,i would go back again. 01/06/2019

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom eric c. Confirmed

  • Electric asphalt touring pitch
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    nice clean site,people were very helpful,i would go back again.

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Do love this site and will be back. Few things need to be sorted out. 01/03/2019

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  • Electric asphalt touring pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Large pitches. Love the site and the area. Lairds inn serves lovely food and very reasonable. Friendly very helpful staff.

    Disliked: 

    Toilets and shower block very run down and tired. No lights in some showers and toilets and the water was cold most of the time. No lights round site very dark at night, not very safe for walking. Had a pitch with TV hook up, didn't work, moved to other pitch and it was broken as well. Basic maintenance should be attended to.

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wouldn't go back or encourage anyone to go. 11/18/2018

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

  • Electric asphalt touring pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Not really

    Disliked: 

    No running water on pitch. Bad lighting on walk to toilets. Toilets not cleaned on a daily basis. Awning flooded due to bad drainage on hard standing .

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Lovely site will need to check it out in the summer 11/13/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Steven G. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric asphalt touring pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Beautiful site

    Disliked: 

    Electricity went out and I couldn't get a hold of anyone eventually sorted it myself by plugging into another pitch

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The environment is beautiful 11/03/2018

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  • Electric asphalt touring pitch
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    More or less

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    Could be improved

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Lovely place to stay with good facilities. Shower trays horrible 10/14/2018

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

  • Electric asphalt touring pitch
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    Park is in a beautiful setting. Good sized plots. Electricity and water hook ups well placed and easy to attatch and use.

    Disliked: 

    Clean and tidy toilets. Showers full of lots of black mould. Glad I had flip flops and a bath mat!

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Central to many places. We wanted to visit 10/08/2018

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  • Electric asphalt touring pitch
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    Central to many places. We wanted to visit

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Features

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

Amenities on park

Bath available

Drying room

Free wifi

Grocery store

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Laundromat

Parent & baby washroom

Payphone

Pick-up from public transport

Restrooms

Shower available

Washing-up area

Wheelchair access

Wifi

Utilities

Charging facilities

Dump station

Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Touring and motorhomes

Full hook-up sites

Gray water hook-up for RVs/trailers

Hard standings

Seasonal sites

Tourer storage facilities

Water hook-up points for tourers

Rules

Barbecue grills allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Hikers’ paradise

Peaceful

Wildlife haven

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Surf school nearby

Watersports nearby

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Convenience store nearby

Public transportation nearby

Type

Very large (over 200 sites)

Location

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  • Newton Stewart, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland, DG8 7DQ
  • Timezone Europe/London +0100 (GMT+01:00)   GPS 54.8907°N 4.3808°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Creetown (Dumfries & Galloway): Coach Stop — 1.1 kilometres
Newton Stewart: Dashwood Square Coach Stop — 9.8 kilometres
Gatehouse of Fleet: Fleet Street Bus Stop — 12.6 kilometres
Train stations
Barrhill Rail Station — 34.4 kilometres
Stranraer Rail Station — 41.4 kilometres
Ferry ports
Stranraer Ferry Terminal — 41.2 kilometres
Cairnryan Ferry Terminal — 41.5 kilometres
Cairnryan P&O Ferry Terminal — 41.5 kilometres
Airports
Glasgow Prestwick International Airport — 70.4 kilometres

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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

Dumfries and Galloway is stuffed with activities and attractions for all ages and tastes. To access a good amount of these at once, drive 20 minutes to the activity and adventure centre of Cream o' Galloway, where there's a woodland playground, rides and slides, nature trails and indoor play.

Also with easy reach is the activity centre of Laggan Outdoor, with zipwiring, archery, scooter and Segway rides, zorbing and... human slingshotting, if you dare. Further afield at Loch Ken there's Galloway Activity Centre, for watersports, mountain biking and climbing.

Keep the kids sweet at the Cocoabean Company (20 minutes), where they can get stuck into interactive workshops and indoor and outdoor play: yes, there's a chocolate shop here too.

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.

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Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  noon –  11 p.m.
Depart:  11 a.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  3 p.m. –  11 p.m.
Depart:  10 a.m.

Castle Cary Holiday Park cancellation policy

No refunds within 4 weeks of arrival date.

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

Bookings cannot be amended within 28 day(s) of arrival.

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. Castle Cary Holiday Park will debit the balance from your card 4 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 4 weeks 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

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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.

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 28 day(s) of arrival.

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.

General
Entertainment and activities are available between 23/03 and 31/10.

Extras
Facilities/activities including pools are subject to extra charges payable on arrival.

Safety
Firearms are not permitted.

Occupancy
Group bookings of 6 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
Motorcycle(s) can be brought instead of the car(s) included.

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

Vehicles
No vehicle movement between 11 p.m. and 8 a.m..
Only one car is to be parked at the site. Extra vehicles must be parked in the designated area.

Safety
Open fires are prohibited.

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 trunks must be closed quietly.

Reception
Reception is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. between 01/01 and 31/12.
Reception is unmanned after 5 p.m.. Please inform the park while on your way there should you expect to arrive after this time, so that the team can provide information about your unit/pitch.

General
The bar and/or restaurant is open between 23/03 and 31/10.

Vehicles
The car is only included in the rate if you are travelling with a camper, trailer tent or tent. If you wish to bring a car along with your motorhome/RV, please select the extra.

General
The grocery shop is open between 23/03 and 31/10.

Pool
The indoor swimming pool is open between 23/03 and 31/10.

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.

Pool
The outdoor swimming pool is open between 01/07 and 31/08 (subject to weather conditions).

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.

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

Arrivals and departures
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Visitors
Visitors must leave the premises by 10:30 p.m..
Visitors’ cars are not permitted on site.

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

Additional terms

The café and pools are open 10am - 8pm daily in July and August.

The Laird's Inn is open Wednesday to Friday from 5pm - 11pm, Saturday 3pm - 11pm, and Sunday 12noon - 11pm.

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