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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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Nearby: (within x miles)
10m  10m  

Pitches: 160
Open: April To November

Rating: Average Review Score: 8/10 from 128 Reviews
              8/10 from 128 Reviews

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Date of Visit: September 2015 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Murpherret 1 review from this member

Had an excellent 3-day break here. The staff were very friendly and you were made welcome on arrival and during the stay. Facilities were well-maintained but slightly damp (beware the semi-rough on the golf-course but otherwise it is a fun course). The on-site bar and restaurant were good value. TV reception can be patchy. We will return.

Date of Visit: June 2015 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Rudeboy1963 2 reviews from this member

This is a Fantastic camp site! We had the best time at hoddom castle!

Very nice clean toilets and shower area! clean washing area! Great field for our tent and no problems with the electric. With lots of room at both sides of our tent.

There was some great walks around the site and a super children's play area.

Also it was handy having a pub on site where they did nice meals and takeaways.

There are lots of places to visit near by too! Would highly recommend this site! We will be back xx

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 20 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.

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