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Reviews of Hoddom Castle Caravan Park And Campsite

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Hoddom Castle Caravan Park And Campsite
Dumfries and Galloway   (Browse area)
DG11 1AS
Tel: 01576 300251
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Pitches: 91
Open: 01/04/2024 to 30/10/2024

Rating: Average Review Score: 8/10 from 142 Reviews
                8/10 from 142 Reviews

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Who's it for
 Families Welcome   Not Members Only   Rallies Welcome   Not Naturist Site 
 Dogs Welcome   No Dogs Allowed   Groups Welcome 
 Toilet Facilities   Hot Showers   Washing Up   Bathroom 
 No Baby Changing   Laundry On Site   Drinking Water   Disabled Friendly 
 Chemical Disposal   No Battery Charging   Gas Exchange   Recycling Facilities 
 No Kitchen Facilities   No Freezer / Fridge   No Motorhome Point   No Wifi Access 
 Shop On Site   Bar On Site   Restaurant or Cafe or Takeaway On Site 
 Kids Playground   No TV Room   Games Room   No Evening Ents 
 Fishing On Site   No Wild Swimming   No Indoor Pool   No Outdoor Pool 
 No Horse Riding   No Cycle Hire   Golf On Site   Tennis On Site 
 Beach <10 miles   Watersports <10 miles   No Boat Launch 
Other Features
 No Sea Views   Not Working Farm   No Campfires Allowed 
 No Waterside Pitches   Public Transport <5 miles  Offroad Dog Walk On Site or Direct Access 

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Date of Visit: April 2006 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Jadenorthborder 10 reviews from this member

 Just come back from Hoddom Castle, been here for the Easter period, everything perfect as usual. The new take away is opened which you access from the side entrance and not through the restaurant which is much better. Very quick service. Bar meals and restaurant food excellent and very reasonably priced. Site was packed and all toilet facilities clean as usual. Great place, everyone must visit at some point! Highly recommended 

Date of Visit: July 2005 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Reviewer: Pudsey37 2 reviews from this member

 What a lovely place, Staff very friendly and helpful the grounds where in great condition and the pitches where out off this world. very quiet site. small pub very nice and the food was hot and homely worth every penny.

Would go again great walks in and around the site enough to keep the kids entertained with out draining your pocket.

Also for the lady's! For a small deposit you can have a bath which my wife loved as she hadn't had one for 10 day only showers at the other site so a real luxury. And the toilet and shower blocks was out off this world very very clean!

Good stop off for when heading home from sunny wales back to Edinburgh. 5 MINS FROM MOTORWAY

ps when going it just over the bridge when going over the annan if coming from the motorway. we missed it and had to drive 4 mile to get the van turned lol 

Date of Visit: October 2005 Unit:  Motorhome
Reviewer: Niblue 23 reviews from this member

 Hoddom Castle is an exceptionally good site, one of the best I've been to so far. Set in the grounds of the castle the pitches are mostly level hard-standing (some drive on-off) but there is also an extensive grassy area for tents etc.

The toilet blocks are clean and well maintained and the showers are good (and free). Site facilities include a play area, small shop, bar, mountain bike trail, crazy golf, table-tennis, games room (including a couple of pool tables) and a reasonable 9-hole par 34 golf course (10 for the day). A couple of holes run alongside the river Annan and Salmon & Seatrout fishing is available.

There is lots to do in the local area. We were only there for a couple of days but the kids enjoyed the visit to Caerlaverock Castle and also Dalton Pottery where they decorated their own pots.

Date of Visit: April 2005
Reviewer: Steve+Ali 20 reviews from this member

 A good site, well maintained, very clean toilet and shower facilities. A key is required to use them. Beautiful picturesque setting in the grounds of a mostly derelict castle.

There is a games room, crazy golf, cycle hire, outdoor giant draughts board onsite and a golf course adjacent. The laundry is well equipped and clean. The onsite pub has a warm and friendly atmosphere, but the restaurant is disappointing when you walk inside. The building is part of the castle, but once inside is reminiscent of a school dining room. The menu has good choice and the quality of food is good. Not a licensed restaurant, but you can walk to the pub (next door) and take your drink into the restaurant for your meal.

Hardstanding touring pitches are very hard and prove difficult to drive in your awning pegs. Rock pegs are a must! Electric hook-up points are not evenly spaced between pitches and can prove a stretch for your cable on some pitches.

It is a fair old trek to the one and only chemical disposal point which is closer to the tent field than the caravan pitches.

TV reception is non existent on most of the site, with limited availability at the top end of the site. 

Reviewer: BigRich 1 review from this member

 August 2004
Spacious, well kept, quiet site. The castle ruins make for quite a back drop. Clean free showers. Play area for kids a little dodgy as no soft landing material on the ground so you have to be there, arms out stretched ready to catch them. Golf course next door if you play, and plenty of interesting walks. Shop and restaurant on site but we didn't use them so I can't comment.

Both staff and visitors seemed friendly and we enjoyed our stop. Would go back any time. P.S. don't forget your midgey cream the little blighters are like piranhas. 


Reviewer: Jadenorthborder 10 reviews from this member

 March 2005
Just arrived back from Hoddom Castle a couple of weeks. The place is in good condition and as usual it was packed. It was the first weekend opening over the Easter period and it was very cold but as usual extremely good.
The bar was open and the restaurant and takeaway place was open. The food was excellent as was the service. Will be going up again at every opportunity we get. 

Reviewer: Debsy 122 reviews from this member

 October 2004
We found this site perfectly adequate. It is a large site - our kids are 9 and 7 and I let them go to the park but wouldn't have let them wander at will. The mountain bike trail seemed to please the cyclists and the showers are amazing - loads of them - as has already been noted. The pitches are clear, the grass is mown and the shop is ok but not full of essentials. ie no bacon!!

However, we would come back here again - didn't try the bar etc. You are close to Caerlaverock bird reserve and castle which is well worth a visit. 

Reviewer: Jadenorthborder 10 reviews from this member

 August 2004
Hoddom Castle is absolutely a superb site for pitching a tent. All pitches are clearly marked and are spaced far enough out.
The club house is nice and the staff are very friendly. There is also a restaurant which does superb meals at reasonable prices and also a takeaway service.
Shame there is no swimming pool but plenty of space for kids to run around and also play areas. Golf course is good for all those golfers and its easy access to get to lockerbie and annan.

Reviewer: philaw 5 reviews from this member

 August 2004
Other reviews appear to have been on the generous side, the site is I agree well laid out and quite clean, however if you want an electric hook-up for your tent you will be put in the furthest point from the showers possible, not a nice distance in the rain. The electrics will blow a fuse if you try to boil an electric kettle. The shop is tiny for such a vast site and very poorly stocked. The bar is excellent and very reasonably priced.
The site is quite remote as no shops in neighbouring Ecclefechan, a few shops in Annan and Lockerbie but for anything more than basic supplies you need to travel to Carlisle or Dumfries.
I quite like dogs but it appears they are almost compulsory on this site, if you don't like dogs avoid this place !
Staff were at best accommodating. An expensive place to stay. We cut short our holiday short by two days, glad to get back home. Shan't return. 

Reviewer: BMW530 2 reviews from this member

 1982 every year -2004
Started go to this site at the age of 7 and have been every year since. Fantastic castle, lovely clean site, toilets and showers all very clean. There is enough showers to shower half of Scotland with hot water for man and beast.
Bar well priced (and stocked) Restuarant well priced with very good food and service and candle light (in times of power cuts).
Plenty to do in surounding areas, lots of walks for a dog friendly site.
Kids playing area and games room is good.
Shop is well stocked for both adults and kids.
We dare you to try and count the amount of wild rabbits.
Looking forward to taking our soon to be born first child for many exellent holidays to come.
Be warned there is a 5 deposit for your keys for the toilet and shower blocks so if you loose a key thats 5 less petrol/drink money.
Hope you enjoy this site as much as we do every year.  

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