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Glentrool Camping And Caravan Site
Newton Stewart
Dumfries and Galloway   (Browse area)
Tel: 01671 840280
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Pitches: 32
Open: 01/03/2024 to 08/01/2025

Rating: Average Review Score: 9/10 from 68 Reviews
                9/10 from 68 Reviews

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Who's it for
 Families Welcome   Not Members Only   No Rallies   Not Naturist Site 
 Dogs Welcome   No Dogs Allowed   Groups Welcome 
 Toilet Facilities   Hot Showers   Washing Up   No Bathroom 
 No Baby Changing   Laundry On Site   Drinking Water   Disabled Friendly 
 Chemical Disposal   No Battery Charging   Gas Exchange   Recycling Facilities 
 Kitchen Facilities   Freezer / Fridge    Motorhome Point   Wifi Access 
 Shop On Site   Bar <1 mile   Restaurant or Cafe or Takeaway <1 mile 
 No Playground   No TV Room   No Games Room   No Evening Ents 
 Fishing <5 miles   No Wild Swimming   No Indoor Pool   No Outdoor Pool 
 Horse Riding <5 miles   Cycle Hire On Site   No Golf   No Tennis 
 No Beach   No Watersports   No Boat Launch 
Other Features
 No Sea Views   Not Working Farm   Campfires Allowed 
 No Waterside Pitches   Public Transport On Site  Offroad Dog Walk On Site or Direct Access 

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Date of Visit: October 2023 Unit:  Motorhome
Nights stayed: 5 Travelling as:  Retired couple
Reviewer: Smart Family 90 reviews from this member

 We booked this site through Pitch up, on arrival, reception was closed but there was a number to phone and we were directed to pitch 3.

The warden Joseph came round later to meet us and accept payment and answer any questions.

The pitches are all hardstanding and very large, ours was divided by hedges. This is a small site with only 12 touring pitches.

There are many statics in a separate area.

The toilet block is kept very clean, with 2 showers, toilets and sinks.

The site is isolated but close to Glentrool village with a community Cafe, the Hive.

There are endless great walks Immediately from the site in stunning landscapes and the Glentrool visitor centre, also with lovely cafe, is 15 minutes walk through the forest.

This site is in the incredible dark skies area and it is very starry.

There is a frequent bus service from Glentrool village to Newton Stewart and Girvan.

We would stay again. 
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Date of Visit: July 2022  Confirmed Booking Unit:  Tent
Nights stayed: 2 Travelling as:  Solo traveller
Reviewer: JohnCPW 2 reviews from this member

 The site is tidy, staff friendly and facilities super clean. Close enough to Glen Trool visitor centre to cycle there.

However, they are not really set up for tent campers with cars. There's not much space in the grassed areas for tents and if you have a car you have to return it to a car park up to 100m from the tent. Quite inconvenient if you're not expecting it.

Also poor value for a solo traveller with car. £23 per night. I usually pay about £12 and get more for the money.

If you're travelling on foot or by bike it's cheaper as well as more convenient.

So all in all a mixed bag.

There is a lot of gravel so if you need hard standing for your RV it could be a good choice. 
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Date of Visit: June 2022 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Nights stayed: 4 Travelling as:  Mature couple
Reviewer: Jimcaz 1 review from this member

 A lovely friendly site, very welcoming and the 2 young men couldnít be more polite and helpful.

They supplied a map of the area to show walks and the local pub

Stayed on jubilee weekend on pitch 6 which was a very good size for our large caravan, this was a very busy weekend and the tent area seemed very busy but everyone we spoke to was very happy.

Lovely clean toilet and shower block, some of the hard standing pitches did seem more suited to small campers but we couldnít complain

Would definitely return and recommend ! Was very busy and hustle and bustle with kids during the day but very quiet at night very dark so donít forget your torch

All in all amazing and donít forget to look up at the sky! 

Date of Visit: May 2022 Unit:  Campervan
Nights stayed: 5 Travelling as:  Retired couple
Reviewer: Julesmorris 33 reviews from this member

 Van/ motorhome area is entirely granite chippings; campers have a field with a pond away from car parking. Dark sky area away from site lights, possibility of midges (take a net).

WCs and included showers good and clean. Basecamp hut with m/w and kettle for campers to use if inclement.

Small shop in friendly reception.

Pub nearby only open Thursday to Sunday eves; booking advisable.

Good walking and biking in the Glentool forest/ 7 stanes. Concession path to forest info centre/cafe. 

Date of Visit: September 2021  Confirmed Booking Unit:  Campervan
Nights stayed: 1 Travelling as:  Mature couple
Reviewer: Xerxes56 2 reviews from this member

 The site did not look as it is advertised, much smaller and less open feeling. Our pitch was close to our neighbours.

However facilities were ok ( apart from annoying piped music ! ) and it was ok for the one night.

Best thing about this site is it's situation as a base for walking / cycling in neighbouring countryside.

There is a pub 5-10 minutes walk away but it was closed on the night we stayed (Tuesday) unfortunately, shame as it has very good reviews.

Short drive to the start of a walk to Southern Scotland's highest peak, Merrick. 


Date of Visit: September 2021  Confirmed Booking Unit:  Tent
Nights stayed: 1 Travelling as:  Mature couple
Reviewer: Claret 1 review from this member

 Great to be in the dark sky park and the stars were amazing.

Campsite is very close to a road with road noise during the night (although it does make it easy to find!). 

Date of Visit: August 2021 Unit:  Tent
Nights stayed: 2 Travelling as:  Solo traveller
Reviewer: Evil in Tent 9 reviews from this member

 Iím a bit late with this review, but better late than neverÖ

This is campsite Iíll definitely be revisiting in 2022, it has the perfect balance of a quiet out of the way location with the essential amenities - looís, showers, kitchen area and firewood 👍

While I was there on my own there were plenty of other campers on site, some with kids, who all seemed to be enjoying themselves immensely.

Plenty of level areas to pitch on without feeling crowded out, lovely atmosphere and a very warm welcome from the campsite hosts.

Simply put, an outstanding campsite! 

Date of Visit: August 2021 Unit:  Tent
Nights stayed: 7 Travelling as:  Family with older children
Reviewer: X4nder50 5 reviews from this member

 Excellent site, facilities were very clean and a bothy was available for the use of a kettle and fridge/freezer if required.

Only thing was you had to let the hot water heat up if going for a shower if too many people had showers before you.

My son and I spent the week here and were able to go and visit so many parts of the SWC 300. We completed the tour on the Friday during the drive home with a chance to go and see Grey Mares Tail on the route home.

Fantastic site and will go back again soon. 
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Date of Visit: August 2021 Unit:  Tent
Nights stayed: 7 Travelling as:  Family with young children
Reviewer: Shotchkiss17 1 review from this member

 Fantastic site, all the staff where really friendly and very helpful. The children had a brilliant time with plenty of things for them to explore around the site.

Itís close to loads of walking trails and on the doorstep is a beautiful kindness path which the younger children particularly loved.

The first night of our stay we witnessed a amazing meteor shower! Very impressive.

We will definitely return and recommend to anyone. 
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Date of Visit: August 2021  Confirmed Booking Unit:  Motorhome
Nights stayed: 1 Travelling as:  Family with older children
Reviewer: Sarah i 3 reviews from this member

 Fantastic site in beautiful area, shame we only stayed 1 night!

Lots of great walks straight from the site and a pub in walking distance.

Our dog felt very welcome too! 
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