Loch Ken Holiday Park

Holiday Park

Parton, Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway, DG7 3NE

    Situated on the shores of Loch Ken and set amidst beautiful countryside, this small, well-sheltered park is renowned for its friendliness and cleanliness.

    LOCH KEN HOLIDAY PARK is found on the shores of Loch Ken set amidst beautiful countryside. It is a quiet, rural camping and caravan park. The camp site occupies ten acres on the boundary of the Bryson family, six hundred acre stock farm.

     Adjacent to the park are the RSPB Ken-Dee Marshes bird reservation, the “Galloway Kite Trail” , the kite feeding station in Laurieston and the Galloway Forest Park with its 300 square miles of beautiful green forest, heather-clad hills, wealth of wildlife and two of the 7stanes mountain biking centres, Glentrool and Kirroughtree, which offers our visitors many opportunities to walk, climb, cycle and bird watch. At night, it is also one of the best spots in the UK for stargazing with the naked eye, as it's the first Dark Sky Park in the UK and one of only two in Europe!

     Among pursuits enjoyed on the Park and Loch Ken are fishing, sailing, water skiing and walking.

    Loch Ken Water Ski School and its Marina, only one mile up the road, has a cutting edge water-ski & wakeboard boat and a highly trained professional team, with activities including ringos, banana boating and speed boat trips.

    The Galloway Activity Centre, on the banks of Lock Ken 5 miles from our park, offers a wide range of outdoor activities on and off the water, to chose from Sailing, Windsurfing, Powerboating, Kayaking, Canoeing, Outdoor Laser Quest, Archery, Mountain Biking, Orienteering, Climbing/Abseiling and more...

    There are some friendly nine and eighteen hole golf courses nearby too.

     The fishing is excellent, many fishermen return each year to catch the famous Loch Ken pike, roach, bream and perch.

    Parton is in the centre of Galloway with the delightful market "food town" of Castle Douglas, seven miles away, and the "art town" of Kirkcudbright fifteen miles away.


    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 just to name a few...



    4 Small Holiday Park
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    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2014 Opening Times
    1 Jan 2015 - 31 Dec 2016
    2015 Opening Times
    1 Jan 2015 - 31 Dec 2016

    Room Information

    Number of Rooms / Units
    Room / Unit Type
    Room / Unit Tariff*
    No.1 "Wagtail"
    £350.00 per unit per week
    No.11 "Teal"
    £420.00 per unit per week
    No.12 "Widgeon"
    £420.00 per unit per week
    No.14 "Osprey"
    £465.00 per unit per week
    No.2 "Robin"
    £350.00 per unit per week
    No.3 "Siskin"
    £350.00 per unit per week
    No.5 "Skylark"
    £370.00 per unit per week
    No.6 "Kite"
    £390.00 per unit per week
    No.7 "Pike"
    £390.00 per unit per week
    No.8 "Perch"
    £420.00 per unit per week
    No.9 "Roach"
    £420.00 per unit per week
    Tent Pitch no EH
    £14.00 per pitch per night (2 people)
    Tent Pitch with EH
    £16.00 per pitch per night (2 people)
    Tourer/MH Pitch no EH
    £14.00 per pitch per night (2 people)
    Tourer/MH Pitch with EH
    £18.00 per pitch per night (2 people)

    Holiday Home: A non-refundable deposit of £200 per week or full cost is required as confirmation of booking. Balance due on arrival. Tourer/MH/tent pitch: A non-refundable deposit of £20 per pitch is required as confirmation of booking. Balance due on arrival.

    Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

    Accommodation Type

    • Caravan Holiday Luxurious Super Deluxe and Deluxe Self-Catering Holiday Homes
    • Seasonal Breaks
    • Self Catering Holiday Luxurious Super Deluxe and Deluxe Self-Catering Holiday Homes
    • Tipis, Wigwams & Tents


    • Eating Out Facilities within 2 miles
    • Kiosk/ Shop open 7days a week
    • Shop
    • Snack Bar
    • Tea & Coffee Available


    • Cubicle Changing Available
    • Drying Facilities
    • Electric Shaver Point
    • Freezer
    • Fridge
    • Gas Cooker
    • Hairdryer Available Free in main toilet block
    • Iron Available
    • Ironing Facilities
    • Laundry Facilities on Complex
    • Linen Provided £15 per bed (linen, towels, tea towels and bath mat)
    • Microwave
    • Private Bathroom
    • Shower
    • Smoking Permitted
    • Toilets
    • Towel Charge
    • Tumble Dryer £2
    • Washing Machine

    Leisure Facilities

    • DVD Player
    • Garden
    • Outdoor Recreational Facilities
    • Satellite / Cable TV
    • TV Lounge
    • Television
    • WiFi Free

    Payment Methods

    • Maestro Card
    • Switch Card
    • VISA Card


    • Accessible Parking or Drop Off Point
    • Cycle Hire Nearby
    • Free Parking On-Site
    • On Public Transport Route
    • Parking
    • Private Parking

    Camping Facilities

    • Awning Charge £2.50/night
    • Hot Water Shower/ Washing Facilities Free of charge


    • Baby Changing Facilities Available
    • Children Welcome
    • Children's Club
    • Cot Available
    • Outdoor Play Area 2 x outdoor play areas


    • Equipment Hire Rowing Boats, Kayaks, Pedalos, and Bikes
    • Internet Access Free Wi-Fi
    • Level Access
    • Open To Non Residents
    • Picnic Area
    • Smoking Restricted


    • Lochside Location
    • Rural Location
    • Sea/Loch View
    • Waterfront Location

    Special Requirements

    • Business Travellers
    • Children Welcome
    • Disabled Citizens
    • Dogs Welcome
    • Families
    • Groups Welcome
    • Non smokers
    • Pets Welcome By Arrangement
    • School Groups Welcome
    • Senior Citizens
    • Single Travellers
    • Young People

    Public Transport 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.


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    Accommodation Special Offer

    **Self-catering holiday home offer**

    Book a TWO WEEK holiday and receive 10% off the second week and also receive one day FREE boat, pedalo or kayak hire (Please quote : second week offer)

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