Loch Ken Holiday Park Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland, DG7 3NE (Location map)

5.0 stars out of 3 reviews

Open all year

Situated between the stunning Galloway Forest Park and the town of Castle Douglas, Loch Ken Holiday Park is the perfect location for anyone looking to experience the Scottish Borders and surrounding areas with their whole family. This quiet caravan park is open from March to November, and is open to those with motorhomes, although tent pitches are the most widely available and popular. The park also offers a small number of holiday homes for hire, while there are others available to buy for those who visit the area and fall in love with Loch Ken.

The park is close to the RSPB Ken-Dee Marshes bird reservation, however the jewel in the crown is definitely Galloway Forest Park. Galloway offers over 300 square miles of amazing scenery, from dense woodland to heather covered hills and rolling countryside. It also boasts a Dark sky park for amazing star gazing. Walking the park is a great experience, although mountain bike hire is available for those fit enough and who wish to take in the area at a faster pace.

Within Loch Ken Holiday Park, travellers can enjoy a range of activities, particularly those that take place on Loch Ken itself, such as fishing , kayaking, sailing and stand- up paddle boarding. There is a leading water-ski and wakeboard centre situated close-by, so those with a sense of adventure can learn a new skill during their stay.

The Galloway Activity Center, in addition, offers activities such as kayaking, sailing, archery, zip-line,water-park, outdoor laser quest and climbing.

During peak season, the park runs a number of children’s clubs so that if adults want to take in a round of golf or enjoy a spot of uninterrupted fishing, they are able to do so. The surrounding area is home to a number of inspirational archaeological sites, as well as museums and open farms for the whole family to explore.

Loch Ken also houses a grocery store, so those looking to stay on site throughout their stay are able to buy their essentials quickly and easily.
During Peak weeks and weekends we have an onsite coffee van for freshly made teas,coffees, hot-chocolates and cakes.

Location


Loch Ken Holiday Park (www)
Parton
Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland
United Kingdom
DG7 3NE

Directions

From Stranraer: take the A75 heading toward Dumfries, for approximately 24 miles, turn left at the A712 and continue to New Galloway (17.2 miles). Turn left at A762/High Street and follow the road which continues as the A712. As you go over the Ken Bridge you will come to the A713 junction, turn right and follow the road for approximately 6 and a half miles, you will see Loch Ken Holiday Park signposted on the right.

From Carlisle: take the A75 heading toward Stranraer, for approximately 18.8 miles going through 6 roundabouts. Turn right at the B795 and continue for 2.6 miles, turn right on to the A713 and continue for approximately 4.5 miles, as you just start to go out of Parton you will see Loch Ken Holiday Park signposted to your left.

From Ayr: take the A713 heading south for approximately 42 miles, going through 3 roundabouts. You will see Loch Ken Holiday Park signposted to your right.

Nearby attractions

Galloway Kite Trail including Kite feeding station.
RSPB Nature reserve
7 Stanes; mountain bike trails
Galloway Activity Centre
Loch Ken Marina including Waterski School.
Castle Douglas 'food town.'
Kirkcudbright 'art town'


Things to do nearby

  • Beach
  • Boat launch
  • Cycle hire
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Horse Riding
  • Sailing
  • Swimming (Indoor)
  • Swimming (Outdoor)
  • Water Sports
  • Internet Access
  • Leisure Centre

THE AREA :

Dumfries and Galloway covers an area of some 2,457 square miles. There are many different kinds of scenery found in the area - high hills, glens, woodlands, rivers, lochs and some 200 miles of coastline with many fine sandy beaches.

The region has a long and colourful history, is rich in archaeological sites, and has associations with many famous historic and literary figures. Within the region, the quiet country roads offer unhurried touring opportunities.

Robert Burns spent the last years of his life in Dumfries. He is buried in St Michael's churchyard in the town and the Burns centre beside the River Nith in Dumfries is worth visiting.

The Dumfries and Galloway Tourist Guide lists 115 places of special interest. Included are the early Christian 'Whithorn Excavations', 'Priory and Museum' - the site of the first Christian church in Scotland; Sweetheart Abbey, nineteen castles, including Drumlanrig, the home of The Duke of Buccleuch; and eight gardens including the National Trust Garden at Threave, Castle Douglas.

There are a number of bird sanctuaries, 'open' farms, countryside parks and forest walks, plus many museums, craft workshops, galleries and other attractions.

If you are coming with children there are plenty of nearby attractions to take them too, the Cream O' Galloway Ice Cream visitor Centre has ice cream tasting and indoor and outdoor activities for children, the Cocoabean Company where kids can make chocolate creations in interactive workshops or Mabie Farm Park that offers a fun day out for all the family.

Dumfries and Galloway also hosts several events throughout the year, there is the Big Burns Supper in January, the Wildlife Festival around Easter, DG Arts Festival in May - June, Spring Fling Art Festival in late May / early June and Flavour Fortnight in August / September just to name a few...

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PARK FACILITIES :

-Luxurious waterfront super deluxe and deluxe 2 & 3 bedroom holiday homes for hire
-Hardstanding waterfront touring and motorhome pitches with electric hook-ups
-An extensive tent field with electric hook-ups
-Seasonal heated toilet/shower block and new dishwashing facility in tent field
-Private disabled toilet and shower
-Heated toilet block with family rooms, power showers and hair dryers
-Laundry facility with washing and drying machines
-Two children’s play parks
-Kids club activities in busy summer months
-Football field
-Table Tennis Table
-Giant draughts & chess set
-Boats, kayaks, pedalos and stand-up paddle boards for hire
-Cricket set for hire
-Reception/grocery shop on park open daily
-24hrs information room
-FREE WIFI throughout the park
-Excellent lochside fishing
-Boat launching facilities
-Pets are welcome
-Herb Garden (Savoury & Aromatic)

Motorhome pitches10£19.00-£24.00
Touring pitches25£19.00-£24.00
Tent pitches70£12.00-£20.00
Seasonal pitches25
Serviced pitches (touring)
Rentals
Chalets
Holiday homes11£350.00-£685.00
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5.0 stars

Based on 2 review(s)

MANCHESTER

5.0 stars

This is a fabulous site My wife and 2 children and I went on holiday there, is so nice we have booked to go again for 2 weeks in 2012, lovely clean site freindly staff, and they are very helpful and chatty with you a really family too, stuff for the kids a 2pm daily, we took a tent the grass area with electric hook up gave us plenty of space good ground and an excerlent view of the Loch, which itself is beautiful, all the sites we have stayed on this is the best yet, you wont be sorry you went and you will book to go again once you have been, really good price too for the holiday, clean tolets shop on site, and the local food town Castle douglas 5 miles away, 5 mins in the car, the girls loved the rope swing and being in and on the loch with the kayak, Ideal for bike's too, stunning views, please book really it's that good,you wont be dissapointed a real 5 star site, thanks for a great holiday see you next year we can't wait. missing the place already

Yorkshire

5.0 stars

What a lovely site. Clean tidy and well maintained. Owners and staff very friendly and helpfull.Plenty to do for all ages. Boat hire, bike hire or bring your own boat or bike even. Shop small bur sells most essentials. shower block small but clean and tidy.we will definatley be going back again.

Photo of Holiday Home/Static caravan: Willerby
sleeps
6
bedrooms
2
make
Willerby
model
Rio Premier
size
28' x 12'
year built
2013
No.1 "Wagtail" holiday home is situated in the second row with views overlooking loch ken.

Price per week: £350.00 - £530.00

Photo of Holiday Home/Static caravan: Willerby
sleeps
6
bedrooms
2
make
Willerby
model
Rio Premier
size
28' x 12'
year built
2013
No.2 "Robin" Holiday Home is situated in the second row with views overlooking the loch.

Price per week: £350.00 - £530.00

Photo of Holiday Home/Static caravan: Willerby
sleeps
6
bedrooms
2
make
Willerby
model
Rio Premier
size
28' x 12'
year built
2013
No.3 "Siskin" holiday home is situated in the second row with views overlooking Loch Ken.

Price per week: £350.00 - £530.00

Photo of Holiday Home/Static caravan: Willerby
sleeps
6
bedrooms
2
make
Willerby
model
Rio Gold
size
35' x 12'
year built
2012
No.5 "Skylark" holiday home is situated in the third row, it is one of our dog friendly caravans and has disabled facilities.

Price per week: £370.00 - £540.00

Photo of Holiday Home/Static caravan: Swift
sleeps
6
bedrooms
2
make
Swift
model
Moselle
size
38' x 12'
year built
2011
No.8 "Perch" holiday home is situated in a waterfront position with a super deck. The holiday home has stunning views over Loch Ken.

Price per week: £420.00 - £630.00

Photo of Holiday Home/Static caravan: Swift
sleeps
6
bedrooms
3
make
Swift
model
Moselle
size
38' x 12'
year built
2011
No.9 "Roach" holiday home has a super deck. It is situated in a waterfront position with stunning views over the loch. The "Roach" is another one of our dog friendly holiday homes.

Price per week: £420.00 - £630.00

Photo of Holiday Home/Static caravan: Swift
sleeps
6
bedrooms
3
make
Swift
model
Moselle
size
38' x 12'
year built
2011
No.11 "Teal" holiday home has a super deck. The holiday home is situated in a waterfront position with stunning views overlooking Loch Ken.

Price per week: £420.00 - £630.00

Photo of Holiday Home/Static caravan: Swift
sleeps
6
bedrooms
3
make
Swift
model
Moselle
size
38' x 12'
year built
2011
No.12 "Widgeon" holiday home has a super deck. It is situated in a waterfront position with stunning view over the loch.

Price per week: £420.00 - £630.00

Photo of Holiday Home/Static caravan: Swift
sleeps
6
bedrooms
3
make
Swift
model
Moselle
size
40' x 12'
year built
2014
No.7 "Pike" holiday home is situated in a waterfront position with stunning views over the loch.

Price per week: £465.00 - £685.00

Photo of Holiday Home/Static caravan: Willerby
sleeps
6
bedrooms
3
make
Willerby
model
Cameo
size
38' x 12'
year built
2013
No.14 "Osprey" is a brand new 2014 deluxe spacious waterfront caravan holiday home, with outlook doors and super deck is perfect for a family holiday. The caravan is 38’x12.6’, 1 double bedroom and 2 twin bedrooms, central heated and double glazed.

Price per week: £465.00 - £685.00