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Hoddom Castle Caravan Park

Hoddom Castle Caravan Park

Scotland, Lowlands, Dumfries and Galloway, Lockerbie

01576 300251
01576 300757
Open (touring pitches):  
1 April - 30 October.

Ref: UK6910

Alan Rogers Review

The park around Hoddom Castle is landscaped, spacious and well laid out on mainly sloping ground with many mature and beautiful trees, originally part of an arboretum. The drive to the site is just under a mile long with a one way system. Many of the 91 numbered touring pitches have good views of the castle and have gravel hardstanding with grass for awnings. Most have 16A electrical connections. In front of the castle are flat fields used for tents and caravans with a limited number of electricity hook-ups. The oldest part of Hoddom Castle itself is a 16th-century Borders Pele Tower, or fortified Keep.

This was extended to form a residence for a Lancashire cotton magnate, became a youth hostel and was then taken over by the army during WW2. Since then parts have been demolished but the original Border Keep still survives, unfortunately in a semi-derelict state. The site’s bar and restaurant have been developed in the courtyard area from the coach houses, and the main ladies’ toilet block used to be the stables. Amenities include a comfortable bar lounge with a TV. The park’s nine-hole golf course is in an attractive setting alongside the Annan river, where fishing is possible for salmon and trout (tickets available). Coarse fishing is also possible elsewhere on the estate. This is a peaceful base from which to explore historic southwest Scotland.


The main toilet block can be heated and is very well appointed. Washbasins in cubicles, three en-suite cubicles with WC and basin (one with baby facilities) and an en-suite shower unit for disabled visitors. Two further tiled blocks, kept very clean, provide washbasins and WCs only. Well equipped laundry room at the castle. Motorcaravan services. Licensed shop at reception (gas available). Bar, restaurant and takeaway (Easter-Oct). Games room. Large, grass play area. Crazy golf. Mountain bike trail. Fishing. Golf. Guided walks (high season). WiFi in bar. Caravan storage.

  • American Motor Homes
  • Accommodation to Rent
  • Bar on Site
  • Boat Launch Nearby
  • Childrens Play Area
  • Seaside Beach Nearby
  • Fishing on Site
  • Golf on Site
  • Facilities for disabled visitors
  • Twin Axle Caravans Accepted
  • Riding Nearby
  • Sailing Nearby
  • Restaurant
  • Walking
  • Shop on Site
  • Outdoor
  • Takeaway Food
  • Pets allowed
  • TV on Site
  • Wifi Partial Site



Leave A74M at exit 19 (Ecclefechan) and follow signs to park. Leave A75 at Annan junction (west end of Annan bypass) and follow signs.