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Linwater Caravan Park

East Calder, Edinburgh & Lothians

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For holidays in Edinburgh, Linwater Caravan Park is a wonderful award-winning family holiday park surrounded by beautiful countryside. Welcoming guests with motorhomes, tents, and touring caravans, the park also features a selection of luxury self-catering lodges and caravans for hire plus holiday homes for sale.

This immaculately kept caravan park has been awarded 4 stars by Visit Scotland, a gold 4 Pennants by the AA and was listed in the famous ‘Top 100 Sites Guide’ in Practical Motorhome magazine. In 2020, Tripadvisor recognised Linwater Caravan Park as one of the top 'Travellers Choice Caravan Sites'. The park has also won the prestigious Green Tourism Gold and by this summer, will have a solar field.

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.

The reception has a small shop selling a selection of groceries including vegetarian and vegan food and drink options including plant milks, pulses and sweets. There are also toys and camping supplies including gas canisters and bottles with hot tea, coffee and hot chocolate available to purchase (at a discount if you use your own cup!) and a detailed tourist information point in the kitchen and staff on hand to advise if you need it.

The New Zealand style indoor camping kitchen is highly regarded by customers and offers dishwashing, hobs, microwave, seating and a TV, board games, book and DVD swap and tourist information.

Visit Edinburgh, just seven miles away, after browsing all the tourist information leaflets you'll find in the campsite's reception area.

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.

Livingston, nearby, 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 with river fishing available on site.

The Pentland Hills Regional Park is a short drive for guests who love the outdoors and want to enjoy walking or wildlife and bird watching in Scotland.

Please enquire now to find out more about booking your holiday at Linwater Caravan Park or buying a holiday home in Edinburgh.

Open all year.

Allow rallies, Disabled access, Family park, Pets allowed, 3 Lodges, Children's play area(s), Chemical disposal point, Designated / private parking, Electric hook-ups, Laundry, LPG stockist, Sanitary block(s), Shop, Visitor parking, Washing up facilities, Water hook-ups, Wireless internet

Site manned 24 hours and reception & shop open daily
Highly regarded New Zealand style campers kitchen
Excellent security for added peace of mind with a barrier entrance and CCTV
Free hot showers and privacy cubicles

9 Holiday homes (for rent), 3 Lodges, Motorhome pitches, Serviced pitches (touring), 16 Tent pitches, 60 Touring pitches, Holiday homes (owned)

Nearby attractions:
Fishing, Golf, Sailing, Swimming (Indoor), Tennis

Things to do in Edinburgh

Visit the stunning Edinburgh Castle, the Palace of Holyroodhouse and the Royal Yacht Britannia, Edinburgh Zoo and Almond Valley Heritage Centre for families, and the famous Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo music festival in August.

Other attractions include the Livingston Designer Outlet, the Forth Bridge, the Royal Highland Showground and the International Climbing Arena at Ratho are all close by. Don't miss the Kelpies, Linlithgow Palace and the Falkirk Wheel.

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.

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.

Linwater Caravan Park

West Clifton
Edinburgh & Lothians, Scotland
United Kingdom
EH53 0HT
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Overall rating

4.5 stars

Based on 3 review(s)

5.0 stars

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


5.0 stars

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.


4.0 stars

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.