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Hoddom Castle Caravan Park
Dumfries and Galloway   (Browse area)
DG11 1AS   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 01576 300251

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Pitches: 160
Open: April To November

Rating: Average Review Score: 8/10 from 126 Reviews
              8/10 from 126 Reviews

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Date of Visit: August 2014 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Allweather 13 reviews from this member

Great site, great Location. The restaurant / Bar did reasonable food at a fair price, the menu wasn't vast but sufficient. Drink prices were very reasonable. Previous reviews state the Bar staff are miserable. I didn't find a problem. You must try The Thai Orchid in Dalton. 10 out of 10.

Would recommend

Date of Visit: July 2014 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Bigbish 2 reviews from this member

We have just arrived home from an absolutely fantastic holiday at Hoddom castle.

We visited it briefly earlier in July this year whilst in the area on holiday & we were impressed with their facilities so we decided to book a holiday there.

We were supposed to be stopping for 4 nights but after our 1st day there we cancelled our other stops & stopped there for an additional 10 nights.

The staff are very helpful, nothing is ever too much trouble, we explained when booking that we are new to touring caravans & therefore have little experience of reversing, the staff booked us onto a drive on / drive off pitch next to the children's play area which was fantastic for our 3 young children.

The one way system makes it safe for children to play & most people kept to the 10 mph speed limit.

The pitches are huge ! all hardstanding so need good pegs if using an awning, although we were still able to use our windbreaks to make a small garden for our dogs.

The restaurant is amazing, huge portions (even the children's portions were big) all homecooked food & fantastic value for money.

The location couldn't be better, 6 miles from Annan, 7 miles to Lockerbie & about 15 miles to Dumfries so plenty of shops to choose from.

The grounds are spotless, lovely marked walks along the river Annan.

The only slight downside is the distance to the hook up points (they are in the process of upgrading so each pitch has it's own point) but they wardens will lend you an extension cable if required.

Wifi is available in the bar only which was perfect for us, TV reception is not great judging from the amount of people messing around with their ariels not that we had a TV.

All in all an amazing site - cannot praise it enough, so good we have already booked to go back next week & will be booking to go back next year too.

Date of Visit: June 2014 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: PAULOS1958 2 reviews from this member

Site reminded us of a Castels site in France. Toilets and showers always clean, pitches in excellent condition. Great walks into woods and surrounding fields for the dog. Not too far to the river. Beware of cattle appearing from nowhere if you are walking the dog by the river! Golf course looks inviting if you take clubs. Only downsides were the lack of atmosphere in the bar and the long hike to the chemical loo. Otherwise a smashing, relaxing site.

Date of Visit: June 2014 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Santa cruz 18 reviews from this member

On the whole a very good site, 2 x toilet blocks kept spotlessly clean, grass kept short, space between pitches generally excellent. All pitches are hard standing I believe and despite the site being on a slope many pitches are pretty flat. The one and only shower block is a long walk from most pitches, on the other hand they are well serviced and maintained and the entire block is heated.

A few very mature trees including oaks but not so many that you can't see the see the sun when it gets out. We are C. C. Members and C. C. Can be a bit over the top with the number of trees on many sites, not here.

Walks around the site are very nice, the Annandale trail passes through the site on the river bank and alongside the 9 hole golf course. There is an ancient building named the 'Repentance Tower' just outside the site, quite interesting if monuments are your thing, the view from up there should appeal to all, Quite stunning in all 360 degrees.

Perfect site? Well no, I have a few issues. Firstly and as mentioned very recently, the trip to the one and only chemical disposal point really is quite a hike, to the point where the owners encourage you to transport it in your car when they actively discourage vehicle use at all other times. The other issue you can do nothing about (unless you have satellite) is the TV reception which is pretty bad.

I am glad we weren't alone in finding the bar less than friendly, though our gripe would be with the dour staff rather than the locals. They also advertise free WiFi yet it was never working during the entirety of our 8 day stay and non of the staff showed the least interest in getting the problem resolved. Final gripe, the food on offer in the bar left a lot to be desired, after two very poor offerings, we ate elsewhere, the Kings Arms in Lockerbie was particularly good and great value for money.

Would we stay again? Most definitely, chemical waste and the bar aside it is a lovely site and so conveniently located just 3 miles off the A74(M). A great stop-off en-route to or from the Highlands or a longer stay. Plenty to see and do in the area, a drive along the B road alongside the Solway Firth to Dalbeatie, fantastic view, or a trip to the lovely Drumlanrigg Castle.

Date of Visit: May 2014 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Ncc.wal 12 reviews from this member

Just spent a great weekend at this site with my family who stayed in the chill pods and the lodges. Excellent site with loads of room for the kids to play without bothering grown ups but in a safe location. Pitches are very big but some on quite a slope to make pitching sometimes a bit difficult. The facilities are very good and the Gents are locked at all times so always clean and tidy. There is a bar serving quite good food on the site as well as a takeaway. Because there is huge number of static and seasonal pitches ( I often wondered what happens to all the massive Fendt and Hobby vans not used by travelling people) the bar isn't the friendliest place if you happen to sit in a regulars place during the bingo on Saturday night but hey? For golfers there is a 9 hole course costing 13 a day and some fishing nearby. Will certainly go again on our own. One point, there appears to be only one chemical toilet disposal point at the back of the castle-it, s quite a hike to get to it.

Date of Visit: April 2014 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Lolabelle 1 review from this member

Just spent 6 days at hoddom castle and must say site is excellent well maintained excellent facilities showers toilet block immaculate. Had 2 meals in bar excellent value for money will be back. Very good if your a walker. Only a short drive to various tourist attractions and towns. Would recommend hoddom castle to our fellow caravanners

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