2 Hoddom Castle and Caravan Park
Nestled among 10,000 acres of beautiful Scottish scenery, the Hoddom and Kinmount Estates have all that you need for a relaxing break in a unique and historic location. The caravan park extends out from the 16th century castle keep, which formed part of the Scottish border defences.
Nowadays, the hustle and bustle is centred on the caravan site, rather than the castle. The site has been neatly laid out, with plenty of space between pitches. Facilities include electric hook-ups, toilets, showers, a disabled suite, a shop and a launderette.
There is also a popular on-site bar and restaurant, The Coach House, which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Guests are welcome to use the grounds of the estates, too, and there are several activities that you could take part in – not least the fishing. With access to the River Annan and some very promising chances of landing salmon, trout, grayling and more, this is an anglers’ paradise. You can even learn, with casting lessons available through a local company.
There’s also a nine-hole golf course and yet more fishing at Kelhead Water. If you’d rather explore the grounds and take in the scenery, there are miles of countryside footpaths. There’s also a visitor centre, a playground and a mountain bike trail.
Address Hoddom, Near Lockerbie DG11 1AS Tel 01576 300 251 Web www.hoddomcastle.co.uk Open 26 March-31 October Pets welcome? Yes Touring pitches 63 Tariff (pitch+2+hook-up) £19-£26 Public transport The nearest bus stop is a 50-minute walk. Annan is five miles away Great for... An outdoors-lover’s paradise with plenty of top-notch facilities