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Coastal Kippford

 

Near the pretty seaside village of Kippford, Coastal Kippford Holiday Park offers luxurious caravans and lodges for rent & sale and hardstanding seasonal touring pitches available for full year, part year or mini season. This award-winning park is one of the most beautiful holiday parks in Dumfries & Galloway, South West Scotland. It is open all year so you can enjoy four seasons.

The park has a private woodland which is home to an 8,000-year-old bluebell area and a growing red squirrel population, as well as viewpoints from where you can see over the sea to the Lake District over 40 miles away to the south, and onto the Galloway Hills over 20 miles to the north.

It is the perfect holiday location for those who enjoy a peaceful setting within easy reach of many outdoor activities – walking, mountain biking, sailing, golf, horse riding, fishing to name a few. The park is pet friendly so there’s no need to leave your four legged friend at home!

Dumfries and Galloway is a cyclist’s paradise. Dalbeattie Forest, one of the 7stanes is accessed only 300 meters from the park entrance. In all there are over 17km of cycling trails linking Dalbeattie to Colvend, Sandyhills and Kippford; these three villages being just a short ride outside the Forest itself. Gentle Family Routes are suitable for the whole family, with clearly marked trails.

Little adventurers will love the outdoor play areas on Park, including an assault course for older ones, as well as a covered play area. You’ll be spoilt for choice by the range of activities for all ages within easy reach of the park.

 

PLACES TO VISIT:
• Kippford and Rockcliffe Villages – two of Scotland’s prettiest seaside villages, just a half mile walk apart
• Threave Gardens by Castle Douglas, open all year, part of the Botanic Gardens of Scotland
• Threave Castle, where you are rowed across the river to the castle on an island
• Caerlaverock Castle near Dumfries, known as Scotland’s prettiest ruin, set overlooking the RSPB reserve
• Drumlanrig Castle, Museum, cafe and Country Park, ancient seat of the Dukes of Buccleuch

FAMILY FUN
• Robert Burns museum and the Camera Obscura in Dumfries
• Mabie Farm Park, one of Scotland’s best Farm Petting and Outdoor fun Farm Parks, great for the entire family
• The Chocolate Factory – go and make it then eat it or take it home – near Kirkcudbright
• Cream o’ Galloway Ice Cream Farm and play areas. In a beautiful setting beyond Kirkcudbright
• Deer Farm – take tours through the Red Deer just 5 minutes drive away

SHOPPING
• Castle Douglas – known as the ‘Food Town’ for its ‘Old Fashioned’ high street still full of local shops
• Kirkcudbright – known as the ‘Artists Town’ where there are many galleries, a castle and harbour in close proximity.

FESTIVALS
• ‘Spring Fling’ in May – the Artist in Residence ‘Open Doors at Studios throughout Dumfries and Galloway
• Wigtown Book Fair each summer in September. Wigtown is known as the ‘Book Town’ for its many Bookshops. In addition it is the start point for seeing some of Scotland’s oldest Christian sites.

OUTDOORS
• 7Stanes – just 300m away is one of Scotland’s best Forest Cycle trail areas, offering ‘Hard Rock’ for experts and gentle routes for the entire family.
• Kippford Beach at the end of the village along a stunning water’s edge lane, a pretty shell beach.
• Sandyhills Beach – 3 miles down the road, a lovely strand with great rocks at each end, the tide goes out further than you can see.
• Mersehead Nature Reserve just 5 miles off – hides, wetlands, controlled flooding – it has it all!

DIRECTIONS:
From the Dumfries bypass take the A711 to Dalbeattie, then turn left onto the A710 (signposted for the Colvend Coast).

The Park entrance is on the A710, 3½ miles further along – on the right approximately 200 yards straight past the junction for Kippford village.

 

Coastal Kippford
Kippford
Dalbeattie
Kirkcudbrightshire
DG5 4LF

South West Scotland


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