Linwater Caravan Park is a wonderful four-star family holiday park near Edinburgh. The park is open from mid-March until early November, and welcomes guests with motorhomes, tents, and touring caravans onto the site. There is a small selection of camping pods for hire, or 'Timbertents' as they are called by the site, and a luxurious wooden lodge for hire.
You are welcome to bring well-behaved dogs on holiday with you to Linwater Caravan Park, and they need to be kept on leads. The family has a dog of its own, who is very friendly and likes to say hello to guests.
There is a sand pit for children to enjoy at the campsite and a path leads from the site so that you can walk with your children and dogs to the Union Canal and Almondell Country Park. Bring your wellies as waterside walks can be a bit muddy.
A combination of hard standing and grass pitches are available at Linwater Caravan Park. Most hard standing pitches benefit from 16amp electric hook up, while water points and chemical and grey waste disposal areas are found across the site. Numerous recycling points are also available to help the park keep waste to a minimum. The camping field is all grass and well sheltered by tall hedgerows.
Facilities offered by Linwater Caravan Park for guests’ use include Scandinavian-style shower and toilet blocks, a laundrette, and a washing up area. Wi-Fi internet is available at the site, while digital television reception is also very good, and free to use for guests with equipment capable of picking up the signal.
Visit Edinburgh, just seven miles away, after browsing all the tourist information leaflets you'll find in the campsite's reception area.
While there is no shop on-site, bacon and eggs, sweets and ice-creams may be available from reception on certain days, while milk, newspapers, and fresh rolls can be ordered on a daily basis.
The town of East Calder is two miles away and is the place to go to avoid the busier towns and cities of the region. East Calder offers everything guests would need for an enjoyable stay in the area, including pubs and restaurants, shops, a post office, and a pharmacy. Takeaway food is also available, with the fish and chips and Chinese takeaways found in the town being especially good.
An extra mile away is Livingston, which has all the major supermarkets in town as well as a designer shopping outlet. Visit Edinburgh by taking a tram from the Ingliston park and ride or by driving right in for a range of attractions, including historic buildings, excellent parks, and its world famous Edinburgh Zoo.
You can take trains from Edinburgh if you are interested in exploring further afield without doing too much driving.
Farmers' markets are growing in popularity in the area, with two hosted in Edinburgh every weekend of the year. The park’s reception has a full list of all the local markets and the dates they are held.
Other notable attractions within a short drive of the park include Rosslyn Chapel, Edinburgh Castle, the Scottish National Gallery, and Arthur’s Seat. Scotland is famous for golf, and numerous world class courses are within an hour of the park, while there are also plenty of great locations to relax and enjoy a day of fishing.
The Pentland Hills Regional Park is a short drive from the site for guests that love the outdoors and want to enjoy walking or wildlife and bird watching in Scotland.
This is a wildlife-friendly campsite and has won several David Bellamy Gold Award for conservation. So if you're looking for family tent, motorhome, camping pod or caravan holidays in Scotland, put Linwater Caravan Park on your list. It has won an AA four pennant award, four stars from the Scottish Tourist Board, is approved by the British Holiday Home Parks Association, and Homecoming Scotland. With all those awards, it's got to be one of the best campsites near Edinburgh and Livingston.
sandpit with toys, free hot showers, privacy cubicles
All the sights in Edinburgh - the Castle, Palace, Britannia, the Zoo with Pandas, etc. as well as the famous Tattoo and Festival in August. There are excellent Park and Rides on the A71 and at Ingliston(Airport) on the A8 for quick and easy access to Edinburgh, with free and safe parking - motorhomes welcome. Livingston's new undercover shopping centre, The Centre, the Forth Bridge, the Royal Highland Showground and the International Climbing Arena at Ratho are all closeby, while Linlithgow and the Falkirk Wheel are a short journey along the M9 and Rosslyn Chapel just round the City Bypass. Edinburgh Airport is just 10 minutes away.
East Calder is our nearest village, with 2 small supermarkets, a chemist, doctors, pub and post office. Our local fish and chip shops, Domino Pizzas and Chinese all deliver to the Park for a small fee.
Based on 3 review(s)
24 Jun 2017
We had a lovely time here, clean, facility's good electric hook up for tents the walks are lovely round the site can walk for hours and lovely too. I
Derbyshire 15 Jun 2011
It has been a while since we camped at Linwater, but it was such a possitive experiance that we have been twice and intend to stop there again on our next break in Scotland.
We have stayed in many camping/caravaning sites and Linwater is probably my favourite!
The whole place is clean, pleasant and well cared for with recycling bins for all. The lady who runs it is so friendly and a joy to deal with. Even to the extent that our dog - who is very nervous and normally barks at strangers - leapt out of the car and ran over to the owner, tail a-wagging to say goodbye before we left! I was amazed!
There is a shop to buy essentials and if you would like bread, milk or a newspaper in the morning then she will order them for you! Such a luxury at a campsite!
Beautiful toilet block. Really you couldn't ask for more in a site. I would 100% recommend this place and I will be returning again and again on our many trips around Scotland. It's a fantastic place to stop off if you're driving far north. They even have wooden perminant tents that you can use if you're camping over for just the one night and don't want the hassle of getting all your gear out.
Decent prices too. I have nothing to complain about with this site.
ayrshire 11 Aug 2008
we drove up, not booked a pich but the lady at the desk was very helpful, got us a pitch although she was rather full.i was tired after a long drive but her cherry smile and friendly chatter soon made me feel at home. The site although small was very well kept, no ltter, no weeds growing where they should'nt be growing, toilets were as one expected to be spotless, there where a number of bins for recyling, no excuses for not recyling, not like otherbigger sites. It was our first but certainly not our last visit, have tried in the past two weeks to get in, but she's booked, not being surprised at that, the price of a pitch was very reasonable as well, concidering you where in touching distance of Edinburgh.
Linwater Caravan Park, Lothian, Scotland.