About Dandy Dinmont Caravan & Camping Park

Our Camping and Caravan Site History

Taken over in 2016 by new owners, Patrick and Mary Lee, Dandy Dinmont Camping and Caravan Park in Carlisle has over 54 years of history dating back to the 1960's when it was originally breeding kennels for the Dandie Dinmont Terrier.

The breed originates from the dogs being used in the border country of Scotland and England. During the 1600s, they were used for hunting badgers and otters.

Whilst their ultimate origin remains unknown, dogs owned by the Allans of Holystone, Northumberland in the early 1700s are thought to have been involved in their early origins.

These dogs may have been a type of Border Terrier, although other theories exist including the idea that they are a cross between Scottish Terriers and Skye Terriers.

With a change of ownership 'back in the day', the kennels were demolished, making way for what is now a relaxing and lush campsite for caravanners and campers alike.

A Dandie Dinmont Terrier which gave the name to Dandy Dinmont Caravan and Camping Park in Carlisle

Ideal for visiting the Historical City of Carlisle, the Castle, Cathedral, the famous Tullie House Museum, Salmon fishing in the Eden or using as a convenient base for trips around The Lake District or the Roman Hadrian’s Wall Country, not forgetting and the Scottish Borders.

Located next to the Reivers cycle route and the long distance Hadrians Wall walk.  It’s a great overnight halt on the way north into Scotland, the borders and Edinburgh.

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Dandy Dinmont, Blackford, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA64EA - 01228 674611
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