Directions to Loch Ken Holiday Park

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Loch Ken Holiday Park is situated on the shores of Loch Ken in one of the most beautiful areas in South West Scotland.

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.

Important: Please note when using a SatNav system with our postcode DG73NE, SatNav instructions are not always reliable and postcodes in rural areas cover a number of properties. When travelling off the A75 on to the A713 towards Loch Ken from Castle Douglas, drivers should stay on the A713 continuing straight through the village of Parton until you reach Loch Ken Holiday Park located on the left hand side of the road by the Loch side. A road sign in Parton for Loch Ken Holiday Park with an arrow pointing straight through should be followed, no right turn on to a narrow single track road as stated by SatNav systems should be taken. 

Bus services

Dumfries & Galloway council operates good, reasonably priced public transport services and has a good bus network to all larger towns.

To access Loch Ken Holiday Park from Castle Douglas

Service 520 Castle Douglas to Ayr

  • Ask the driver to stop at Loch Ken Holiday Park, half a mile after Parton.
  • There are several bus stops in Castle Douglas, but the easiest is to get it outside of the swimming pool & library, near the top of King Street.
  • Operates from Monday to Saturday only.

To access Loch Ken Holiday Park from Ayr

Service 520 Ayr to Castle Douglas

  • Operates from Monday to Saturday only.

To access Castle Douglas from Stranraer

Service 500/X75 Stranraer to Dumfries

  • Operates Monday to Saturday.

To access Castle Douglas from Dumfries

Service 500/X75 Dumfries to Stranraer

Service 501/502 Dumfries to Kirkcudbright

  • Service 500/X75 operates Monday to Saturday.
  • Service 501/502 operates Monday to Sunday.

Rail Travel

The nearest train station from Loch Ken Holiday Park is in Dumfries.

Train timetables and ticket information are available from Scotrail website:

To access Dumfries from Glasgow, Carlisle or Newcastle

ScotRail - Glasgow - Dumfries - Carlisle – Newcastle - Click here for the timetable

Ferry Travel

The local ferry Ports at Stranraer and Cairnryan are within driving distance of our park. With direct links to Northern

Ireland they are convenient for travelling visitors.

To access Scotland from Northern Ireland

P&O Ferry Service - Click here for the timetable

Stena Line Ferry Service - Click here for the timetable

Coach Travel

To access Castle Douglas from Birmingham/London, Stranraer, Belfast:

National Express 920/921/922 - Belfast - Stranraer - Manchester - Leeds - Birmingham/London - Click here for the timetable


Both Glasgow and Prestwick airports are within easy reach of Dumfries and Galloway.

Prestwick Airport

Glasgow Airport

Car Hire

National car hire firms do have outlets available nearby and there is also local car hire from Castle Douglas and Dumfries.  


  • The Dewar’s

    The location is amazing with the touring site overlooking the banks of Loch Ken. The staff are friendly & could not be more helpful. A totally relaxing place to visit.

    28th Nov 2016
  • Sheryl W.

    Stayed here for a week two adults & two kids, absolutely loved it. Beautiful location right on the shores of Loch Ken with fantastic views. The tent pitches were massive & the site was kept very clean and tidy

    28th Nov 2016
  • The Ridley’s

    Great stay in our motor home, friendly staff, modern, clean facilities, plenty to do on site, play parks, fishing, boat hire, and a well stocked shop. An ideal base for touring the Galloway Forrest Park. We'll definitely return!

    28th Nov 2016
  • The Smiths

    First stop on our motor home trip around Scotland and it set the standard for the rest of our camp site visits. A beautifully laid out site, quality amenities and great hosts, with a Loch-side position, it can't get much better!

    30th Jan 2017
  • Graham, Amy, Tom & Archie

    The staff, location and showers are all fantastic. The Park is perfect. Just the break we needed.

    30th Jan 2017
  • Mr & Mrs Heptinstall

    Beautiful Holiday Park. Pike 7, holiday home is lovely. My husband and I had a brilliant time and didn’t want to leave.

    30th Jan 2017
  • Mr & Mrs Craig.

    The park is fantastic and the staff is a credit to you, all very helpful. We shall come back again.

    30th Jan 2017
  • Jennifer & Iain MacIver

    ‘A little piece of heaven’

    30th Jan 2017