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Herston Caravan & Camp Site

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Washpond Lane, Swanage, Dorset BH19 3DJ, Swanage, England
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Herston Caravan & Camp Site
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We have just returned from a week camping at Herston, what a marvellous time we have had! Myself, my husband, my two adult children and their respective families had a great spot in the bottom camp field with a lovely little stream nearby and where we could have a campfire in the evening. Check in was easy, and the cost... More

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Having stayed at this site on a regular basis, most recently over Swanage's Carnival week, I was shocked to read some of the recent reviews. Camping here is a joy, the fields are open with beautiful views. The folk on the camping reception are friendly and helpful despite being run ragged over this busy period. The facilities on the camp... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This Place is a complete mess from the Staff to the cleaning and no advice when you arrive all the camping pitches are a joke the only thing that is good is you can leave early and go somewhere else. This place is designed for people who thinking drinking at 1030 in the morning is a good thing. Avoid

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West Sussex
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We as a couple and a group of friends have used this site for the last 8 years or so. It is a fantastic location with views from the fields down to Swanage. Herston steam train just down the lane and 15 to 20 minute walk into Swanage. We have camped this year so far 4 times here and will... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed at this hole in Mid August and booked a couple of nights worth. Bloody expensive to start with. Worked out at £160 for 2 nights which included electric. When we arrived at the site, we checked in at a dodgy porta-cabin place by a friendly enough woman. We were shown our pitch which was situated practically opposite the... More

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Falkirk
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just back from a 3 night camping trip, staying on one of the basic sites. Checking in was quick and site fees are good for the facilities. The field was not too busy, nice even ground and plenty of space, showers and loos basic but cleaned regularly although the shower facilities near the main reception area are very good, and... More

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Newport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We camped at Herston for all of carnival week and after reading the negative reviews on this site I feel I must write a positive blog about our stay. We were extremely lucky to have glorious weather and were greeted by the friendly campsite staff on arrival even though it was a Friday evening and the park was getting busier.... More

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Alloa, Scotland, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

if you like being crammed into a tiny space and sharing your holiday with hundreds of others, whilst having inadequate toilet/shower facilities and being kept awake all night by music from the club then this is the campsite for you! their website needs updating the reviews and info on there are from 2011 and i think things may have changed... More

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Witney, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Farmhouse was very large, bit dated interior, plus the locks on the back door and side door didn't work so we had to push a chair against it at night time. Hot tub was great though. Very close to swanage town and the beach, a 15 minute walk.

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Cheddar, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What is potentially a superb site is ruined by extremely poor facilities for tent campers at the far end of the site. They were poorly maintained and the gents toilet was filthy and the toilet seat had been removed. They have bell tents so called "Glamping") next to this facility and hardly creates the right impression there. Two "family" shower... More

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herston, Manager at Herston Caravan & Camp Site, responded to this review

Thank you for your constructive comments; we are always pleased to hear from our customers to enable us to improve the experience that they have had at our site The facilities that you refer to are provided by us as a convenience to those campers who wish to experience a more rural location rather than camping next to the main... More

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Address: Washpond Lane, Swanage, Dorset BH19 3DJ, Swanage, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Isle of Purbeck > Swanage
Also Known As:
Herston Caravan & Camp Site Hotel Swanage
Herston Caravan And Camp Site
Herston Caravan & Camp Site Swanage, Dorset

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