We don't usually do camping but thought we'd give it a go to try and bring the cost down from our usual visit to Keswick when we stay in B&Bs. After a lot of research as to which site to stay at we liked the sound of Castlerigg Hall and the fact it had views, wifi access and newly refurbished wash rooms was what made us choose this site! We arrived and was pleasantly told to go set up our tent then return to reception to check in so we followed the instructions on the map, chose a spot and paid for 2 nights.
Really wished we had just paid for one and checked into a B&B the second night there was no hot water at all in the mens wash room, my partner said he tried every tap plus he said the lay out was pretty shocking! Also we both tried to access the internet on several occasions in The restaurant and around the reception area and although we logged on fine the wifi is not strong enough to receive or send messages or emails and trying to access websites felt like the 90s when the internet first came about and you had to wait for the modems to start up! As for the views they were pretty spectacular when you wondered around the site and from certain caravan pitches but you don't get them from all tent pitches so be warned if you are going at a busy time you may not get a pitch with a view!
Also we stuck to the no making noise between 10.30pm and 8am but many didn't and with it being school holidays there was quite alot of noisey unruley children up at the crack of dawn and up till late!
The another annoying thing was not being able to access the path that led to Keswick from the tent area even though there is clearly a gate in the bottom left hand corner instead you had to walk right to the top of the site to get out then join the path and come back on yourself, surely putting up a style wouldn't hurt!
If you are a regular camper who can cope with any of the problems mentioned above then you would thoroughly enjoy this site but unfortunately for us we have been put off camping full stop as we would much prefer to pay double and stay in a little B&B with guaranteed hot water and creature comforts!
- Also Known As:
- Castlerigg Hall Caravan And Camping Park Keswick, Lake District