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Post by Paulmold on Tue Apr 25, 2017 4:04 pm

Yesterday. 57 Zeta arrived same time as us. There was really nice F reg Talisman on a Talbot. Both left this morning. Today a 07 Sigma and a 52 Nuevo arrived.

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Re: At Culzean Castle site

Post by Askit on Tue Apr 25, 2017 5:13 pm

How is the site, we've always avoided it as it suggests in the details that pitches are sloping.

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Re: At Culzean Castle site

Post by Paulmold on Tue Apr 25, 2017 6:26 pm

Every pitch I can see is totally level and about half have sea view. Wardens really friendly and no strict parking to peg. It's within the castle grounds so a ten/fifteen minute walk to the castle which is nicely furnished and interesting, designed by Robert Adam.

Edit- there are a few grass pitches which have no hook up that look sloping.

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Re: At Culzean Castle site

Post by -mojo- on Tue Apr 25, 2017 8:09 pm

IIRC they had a rework of the site last year, so the toilet block has been refurbed, and a little bit of pitch leveling was done as well, plus some development along the route of the old railway line, though that was incomplete when I was last there.

I like the site - there is physically nothing to stop you wandering in and around the very large castle grounds once the castle has closed. Perhaps you are not supposed to, but I could find no signage that prohibits entry (though of course the car park is closed).
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Re: At Culzean Castle site

Post by Paulmold on Tue Apr 25, 2017 8:19 pm

There is work being done on the main carpark and fountain court is closed for resurfacing.
There is actually a CS opposite the entrance called Thornaston Farm which has great reviews and only £10 per night (2016). I didn't realise it was so close or we may have gone there.

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Post by burlingtonboaby on Tue Apr 25, 2017 9:09 pm

Paulmold wrote:There is work being done on the main carpark and fountain court is closed for resurfacing.
There is actually a CS opposite the entrance called Thornaston Farm which has great reviews and only £10 per night (2016). I didn't realise it was so close or we may have gone there.
How's the TV reception Paul ? Is it still a 10 amp electric . Take care in the snow 
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Re: At Culzean Castle site

Post by Traficlady on Tue Apr 25, 2017 9:17 pm

We've been to Culzean a couple of times, lastly last summer. We just wandered into the grounds at any time, nobody stopped us. The grounds are lovely to amble round and the cafe isn't bad for lunch. 

What annoyed us was the 1 p.m. arrival time - there were vans and caravans arriving early and queuing out onto the road, which seemed like very bad planning and potentially dangerous.

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Re: At Culzean Castle site

Post by Paulmold on Tue Apr 25, 2017 10:07 pm

burlingtonboaby wrote:
Paulmold wrote:There is work being done on the main carpark and fountain court is closed for resurfacing.
There is actually a CS opposite the entrance called Thornaston Farm which has great reviews and only £10 per night (2016). I didn't realise it was so close or we may have gone there.
How's the TV reception Paul ? Is it still a 10 amp electric . Take care in the snow 
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TV reception rubbish, only got BBC, that's it. Even those with satellite said they got nothing yet could see some with TV pictures, one of those sites where you can move 6ft and it's then ok. We're are just not bothering. I assume hook up is 16amp as no-one told us otherwise. No snow just blue skies and sunshine although rather nippy.


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Re: At Culzean Castle site

Post by Paulmold on Tue Apr 25, 2017 10:09 pm

Traficlady wrote:We've been to Culzean a couple of times, lastly last summer. We just wandered into the grounds at any time, nobody stopped us. The grounds are lovely to amble round and the cafe isn't bad for lunch. 

What annoyed us was the 1 p.m. arrival time - there were vans and caravans arriving early and queuing out onto the road, which seemed like very bad planning and potentially dangerous.

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The 1 o'clock arrival now applies to all C&CC sites.

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Re: At Culzean Castle site

Post by -mojo- on Tue Apr 25, 2017 11:19 pm

It's also one of those sites where the Three signal is very hit and miss - both times I've had to lodge my dongle (ooer) high up in a tree on the seaward facing boundary to get any decent broadband reception.
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Re: At Culzean Castle site

Post by burlingtonboaby on Wed Apr 26, 2017 5:56 am

Paulmold wrote:
Traficlady wrote:We've been to Culzean a couple of times, lastly last summer. We just wandered into the grounds at any time, nobody stopped us. The grounds are lovely to amble round and the cafe isn't bad for lunch. 

What annoyed us was the 1 p.m. arrival time - there were vans and caravans arriving early and queuing out onto the road, which seemed like very bad planning and potentially dangerous.

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The 1 o'clock arrival now applies to all C&CC sites.
Problem is Paul, people will always arrive before the 1p.m book in time, some wardens let you in, some don't 
We had to use our Avtex aerial on a pole in front of the van to get a good reception. 
Have a nice tour. up!
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Re: At Culzean Castle site

Post by Traficlady on Wed Apr 26, 2017 6:58 am

Trouble is, it seems that not all members are aware of the 1 o'clock arrival time. We didn't know when we went to Chatsworth and they made us sit and wait with a queue behind us blocking the path of anyone trying to get back onto the site.

I think it was Culzean where we could only get Irish TV.

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Post by Askit on Wed Apr 26, 2017 8:56 am

Paulmold wrote:Every pitch I can see is totally level and about half have sea view. Wardens really friendly and no strict parking to peg. It's within the castle grounds so a ten/fifteen minute walk to the castle which is nicely furnished and interesting, designed by Robert Adam.

Edit- there are a few grass pitches which have no hook up that look sloping.

Thanks Paul, it's a site not that far from us but we've been avoiding it thus far. On the basis of what you have said about the pitches, it might go on our list of future possibles. Enjoy the rest of your stay and onward journey  up!

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Post by burlingtonboaby on Wed Apr 26, 2017 10:30 am

Its a nice site Tony, great for walking the dogs,plenty of wood walks, even join Donald for a round of golf next door. hugegrins
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Post by Askit on Wed Apr 26, 2017 10:38 am

burlingtonboaby wrote:........even join Donald for a round of golf next door. hugegrins
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