2 Hod­dom Cas­tle and Car­a­van Park

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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.

Site es­sen­tials

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

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