Alderbury Caravan and Camping Park is a small, popular and friendly, family run campsite in the pretty village of Whaddon, three miles from the historic city of Salisbury. The site is pleasantly landscaped and contained along a tree- and mature hedge-lined avenue that provides both sun and shade; grass pitches run either side of a gravel access track.
It is also an award winning campsite, with a three-pennant rating from the AA, plus it featured in the Top 100 Sites Guide compiled by Caravan Sitefinder, Practical Caravan and Practical Motorhome in 2011 and 2012. In addition, it is a member of The Camping and Caravanning Club.
Alderbury Caravan and Camping Park welcomes visitors in touring caravans, motorhomes and tents. With just 39 pitches in total, the park feels intimate and yet provides sufficient space for everyone to enjoy some privacy. Hook-ups are available to 24 of the pitches, bottled LPG is on sale and seasonal pitches are an option, too.
An amenity block, including a small laundry room, is also on site, kept immaculately clean by the friendly staff, who try to make your stay as pleasurable as possible. For guests keen to have online access, Wi-Fi is available.
If you're going to Wiltshire for your camping, motorhome and caravan holidays, you will find that there are lots of things to do. Attractions within nearby Salisbury are noteworthy, such as the famous Salisbury Cathedral (of particular note for 2015, as the impressive structure, with the tallest spire in England, celebrates the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta – with the best preserved copy displayed there). A tour of the tower is a must for spectacular views across the city and the surrounding countryside, while a picnic in Cathedral Close provides an impressive impromptu eating spot.
Salisbury Racecourse offers the chance for a flutter between May and October each year, while the sumptuous Wilton House nearby allows a cultural insight into the 17th century, with a world famous art collection and 22 acres of parkland and gardens for the kids to let off steam. There's a regular bus service between Whaddon and Salisbury throughout the week.
Alderbury Caravan and Camping Park is also ideal for visiting Stonehenge, with its new visitor centre, which is just 15 minutes away. Other ancient attractions include Old Sarum, a mighty Iron-Age hill fort owned by English Heritage and a distinguishing landmark on the northern outskirts of Salisbury.
Just five miles south of this caravan park is the New Forest National Park. Here you can visit attractions such as the National Motor Museum and the House and Gardens at Beaulieu with enough entertainment to last more than one day. Or head to Paulton's Family Theme Park, perfect for keeping little ones amused, especially if they're fans of the cartoon character Peppa Pig, as Paulton's is the home of Peppa Pig World.
For whole day excursions from Alderbury Caravan and Camping Park, why not take a day trip to the Isle of Wight, accessed by ferry from Lymington? The short hop across The Solent will give you great views of one of England's busiest stretches of water and the island's attractive northern coastline.
Closer to 'home', you'll find The Three Crowns, directly opposite the caravan park. The historic pub offers an excellent meal and you'll be following in esteemed company – King John plus the kings of France and Scotland have supped a pint there, albeit some 800 years ago! Local village shops for essential groceries are also close by.
The New Forest is within a few miles with its many attractions.
Stonehenge is also within a short drive. Other attractions nearby include, Sailsbury Cathederal, Paultons Park, Beaulieu Motor Museum, Broadlands and Wilton House. Also within easy reach is the South Coast with Bournemouth the main attraction.
Based on 6 review(s)
20 Aug 2010
This was our first real venturing out camping with our 4 boys, so wanted a park fairly close to home, and this park fitted our needs exactly. Everything we needed, very friendly owner, Neil. Lovely facilities, showers etc. We were made to feel very welcome, and in turn, although the weather wasn't great, at least our campsite was a pleasent place to stay. Thanks Neil. We'll be back!
Kent 09 Aug 2010
Neil and his wife are very welcoming, making my stay here very comfortable and welcoming. The caravan park has a relaxing feel, and provides for a peaceful night's sleep. I spoke to a number of other visitors both home and foreign, all seemed to be as happy here as I was. Ian
Dorset 04 Aug 2010
Have Just returned from another long weekend at this site, this is the third visit this year! The site is situated just off the A36 in Alderbury very close to all that the city of Salibury has to offer, We arrived late on the friday and the owner came out to greet us and show us to our pitch which we found was a great help as it was getting dark! The pitch was very clean and tidy, the hook up point was very close so you dont have miles of cable everywhere especially when you have kids!! The shower block was clean and tidy with lots of hot water, there was even a washing machine, kettle and microwave in a seperate room which is a great touch! there are chemical and grey water disposal points. This is a lovely family run site set in a wooded area very close to the city of Salisbury and we highly recommend coming here if you plan on staying in the area. Well done to everyone on the site and thanks again for such a wonderful stay.
Gwent 03 Aug 2010
This is a very quiet and peaceful site,depite being near a road. The owner Neil was very friendly and helpful,But the site was lacking in a little YLC. We could'nt find our hook up as it was hidden in the undergrowth and the facilities for waste water was also overgrown.The entrance is narrowed by over hanging branches,some of which we removed with our caravan(by accident of course). Showers a little shabbie but ok.All this site needs is a bit of time spent smartening it up and you will have an excellent site.
Property manager response (24 Aug 2010)
the hook up is actually in a laurel bush that had under the weight of the branch obscured the electric hook up box this has now been trimmed back, the waste water area is not overgrown just surrounded by trees. the silver birch trees at the entrance are very soft branches like those of a willow tree and are prunned back in the winter months, as for the showers being shabbie we have never had any complaints in the 10 years we have owned the site and they are decorated every year ready for the coming season, we feel we have an excellent site and offer real value for money. We thank you for visiting us and hope this has not put you off visiting us in the future.
hampshire 05 Oct 2008
I recently contacted Neil and his wife who own this site and found them to be totally genuine and very very helpful. When I visited the site I found it to be well looked after and clearly cared for. Visiting the Pub over the road gave me an insite to the type of guests that stay at this Caravan Site and the Landlord had nothing but praise for how it was run. I have booked my stay with them and am totally satisfied that I will be looked after. Having a personal approach to your guests clearly makes you feel comfortable about booking. Alderbury Caravan & Camping Park, Salisbury, Wiltshire
OXFORDSHIRE 16 Jan 2008
EXCELLANT SITE A NICE WARM WELCOME WAS READY FOR US WHEN WE TURNED UP FROM THE OWNER WHO LOGGED US IN TO THE SITE THEN SHOWED US PERSONALLY TO OUR PITCH. EVEN THOUGH ITS SET JUST OFF THE A36 SAILSBURY TO SOUTHAMPTON ROAD YOU DONT HEAR THE TRAFFIC NOISE AT ALL.PUB JUST ACROSS THE ROAD THAT WILL GIVE YOU 10% OFF THE FINAL BILL IF YOU EAT IN THE RESTAURANT(THANKS TO MARK THE SITE OWNER FOR TELLING US HED AGREED A DISCOUNT FOR ANYONE FROM THE SITE VISITED HIS ALE HOUSE) IN CONCLUSION A WELL PRESENTED PEACEFUL AND TIDY/CLEAN SITE WITH AN OWNER THAT ALWAYS SMILES AND IS HELPFULL. A NICE WEEKEND WAS HAS BY ME THE WIFE AND THE SPROGG