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Dandy Dinmont Caravan and Camping Park

8.7
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Carlisle Castle

General

  • Peaceful well-kept site 10 minutes' drive from central Carlisle
  • Next to the Reivers Route cycle path and Hadrians Wall Path
  • Handy stopover for long journeys: a mile and a half from the M6

They picked a good spot, did the Romans, when they were looking for somewhere to put Hadrian’s Wall – this part of the world is a mighty scenic one.

Following their lead (albeit many a century later), the owners of Dandy Dinmont Caravan and Camping Park proved equally adept at selecting a fine location. Aiming to have the best of both worlds, they’ve set up shop in a peaceful rural corner that’s conveniently a mere 10 minutes’ drive from the centre of Carlisle and a mile and a half from the M6 (thus making it a handy stopover for travellers venturing north/south as well as a fab choice in its own right).

Look out from the site’s own smartly-kept gardens and it’s all cracking country views; venture out and you’ll note that you’re not actually that far from modern civilisation – in fact, you’re handily placed for all sorts of amenities and attractions. A sizeable supermarket is a few minutes’ drive away, and there’s a bus stop a short stroll away, from where you can be whisked into Carlisle with minimal effort.

Looking a little beyond Carlisle, there are Roman sites aplenty within half an hour or so (including that wall, of course), and you’re well placed for salmon fishing in the River Eden or walks in the Lake District (half an hour away).

Back on site, facilities around the level pitches include bike storage for those travelling on two wheels, space for the nippers to play games and spankingly clean bathroom blocks with lashings of hot water for your shower.

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


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8.7

Overall rating based on 64 reviews

 

83% would recommend this park to a friend.

78% would stay here again.

  79% described as Peaceful ?

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Did the job. Last minute call for a 1 night stop.09/10/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomMike R.Confirmed

  • Power optional grass tent or trailer tent site (backpacker, no cars)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Clean, tidy, and well laid out.
    Though the facilities were quite dated (it is a long time since I have pulled the chain) that did not matter - they were well maintained and clean.

    Disliked: 

    Rather more road noise than expected. But that is hardly the fault of the site owner!

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Excellent site, excellent value for money- definitely be back!08/30/2019

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

  • Power optional grass tent or trailer tent site (four man)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    This was the second time we have stayed at Dandy Dinmomt, this time taking the kids. Great campsite, fantastic value for money with facilities offered, the location of the campsite and owners are welcoming and attentive to anything required. The camp site was busy, which added to the atmosphere, great for families as the noise level disappeared at a reasonable time although all campers seemed to be enjoying them self’s. This is our number one favourite for a quick weekend get away without going to far from home, and we will defiantly be back.

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Friendly site, owner was most welcoming. Given it was Bank ...08/28/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAlison S.Confirmed

  • Power optional grass tent or trailer tent site (four man)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Friendly site, owner was most welcoming. Given it was Bank Holiday weekend and very busy site and pitches well managed.

    Disliked: 

    Road noise was noticeable.

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Peaceful location, patrick and his wife were very friendly, plenty ...08/28/2019

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

  • Powered asphalt RV site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Peaceful location, patrick and his wife were very friendly, plenty of space for the kids and dogs to run about. Would definitely return

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Friendly service08/27/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Power optional grass tent or trailer tent site (four man)
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    Friendly service

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a friendly well run park pitches were clean and level ...08/27/2019

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomjohn w.Confirmed

  • Powered asphalt trailer site
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    a friendly well run park pitches were clean and level erasy to find

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Nice clean site, clean facilities. Hair dryer available in the ...08/27/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomRachel P.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Power optional grass tent or trailer tent site (four man)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Nice clean site, clean facilities. Hair dryer available in the toilet/shower block. Bricks are available if you want to have a fire and not ruin the owners grass!

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    Showers run out of water if too many people are using them

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Excellent site with clean facilities, friendly staff and level pitches08/27/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Powered asphalt trailer site
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    Site was very well set out in a lovely area out pitch was level so no ramp needed all facilities close by.

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Level pitches, great host08/26/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Power optional grass tent or trailer tent site (four man)
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    Patrick was very friendly and very attentive to his guests. Beautiful quiet setting.

    Disliked: 

    No hot water at top field toilet but tonnes of glorious hot water in the main block....very small issue which didn’t affect our enjoyment

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Nice site for the family and dog will return in future thanks08/26/2019

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

  • Powered grass trailer site
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    Nice pitches good size and well maintained.close enough to carlisle but far enough away to be peaceful

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    Could do with some field drainage installing to the grasses areas but think it's first season grass to May improve with time anyway. don't let this put you off going

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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

FHU sites

Hard standings

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

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Wildlife haven

Nearby leisure

Cycling nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Convenience store nearby

Public transportation nearby

Type

Large (51-200 sites)

Location

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  • Blackford, Carlisle, Cumbria, England, CA6 4EA
  • Timezone Europe/London +0100 (GMT+01:00)   GPS 54.9496°N 2.9430°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Carlisle Bus Station — 3.9 miles
Longtown (Cumbria) Graham Arms Coach Stop — 4.2 miles
Brampton (Cumbria): Market Place Bus Stop — 8.3 miles
Train stations
Carlisle Rail Station — 4.1 miles
Gretna Green Rail Station — 6.0 miles
Wetheral Rail Station — 6.4 miles
Ferry ports
Leaplish Ferry Landing — 22.9 miles
Pooley Bridge Ullswater Ferry Landing — 23.9 miles
Belvedere Ferry Landing — 24.2 miles
Airports
Newcastle International Airport — 49.4 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

So you’d like to see Hadrian’s Wall? A fine idea – how often do you get to see a manmade structure that’s lasted almost 2,000 years? If you’d like to really get to know it, set forth on the Hadrian’s Wall Path, an 84-mile trail that follows the original route from coast to coast.

Not quite got the legs for that? Dip in and out with trips to selected parts: Birdoswald Roman Fort and Pike Hill Signal Tower are both about half an hour’s drive away, or you can amble to nearby parts straight from the site.

When you’re done with Roman roaming, take your rambling legs to the Lake District (half an hour’s drive) or stick to an easier wander around 12th-century Lanercost Priory (20 minutes). Getting the urge to go urban? Carlisle’s castle, cathedral, racecourse and shops are 10 minutes away by car or 25 minutes by bus; the city also gives a nod to its Roman past at the Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery.

Must see

  • Carlisle Castle (3.6 miles)
  • World Famous Old Blacksmith's Shop Centre (6.1 miles)
  • Birdoswald Roman Fort (13.8 miles)

National Trust

  • Allen Banks and Staward Gorge (24.4 miles)
  • Acorn Bank Garden and Watermill (24.9 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.

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Permitted arrival/departure time

RV, trailer and tent sites
Arrive:  noon –  9 p.m.
Depart by:  noon
On-park accommodation
Arrive:  noon –  9 p.m.
Depart by:  noon

Dandy Dinmont Caravan and Camping Park cancelation 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 cancelations 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. Dandy Dinmont Caravan and Camping 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.

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Admission
Admission is only permitted after registering at reception.
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

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

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

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