Review for Salisbury Camping and Caravanning Club Site

Country:                             England

Co-ordinates:                51°05’15.2″N 1°47’56.3″W

Address:                                                                                                                                   Salisbury Camping and Caravanning Club Site                                                                 Hudson’s Field                                                                                                                           Castle Road                                                                                                                               Salisbury                                                                                                                               Wiltshire                                                                                                                                           SP1 3SA

Good for visiting:             Salisbury, Old Sarum, Avebury, Stonehenge

Phone:                                  01722 320713                    E info@southlytchettmanor.co.uk                                                 

Website:                                https://www.campingandcaravanningclub.co.uk/campsites/uk/wiltshire/salisbury/salisbury-camping-and-caravanning-club-site/          

Date Visited:                      7th – 9th May 2021

Questions:-  (This review is from the point of view of motorhomers driving a Bessacarr 769 tag axle – 8.56m)

What are the pitches like?                

Large grass pitches.  Very  generously sized.  Not too easy to level up.   Some hard standings

Is there water on each pitch?            

No,  but several water taps available – probably best to fill up before pitching up though

What is the electric like?           

Excellent, 16amp.  Absolutely no problems

Drainage?     

Yes – in front of the reception building

What’s the site access like?        

Excellent access from the main road.  It is the entrance for Hudson’s Fields and the rugby club.  Follow the road around to the right

What are the Sanitary facilities like?    

2 facilities blocks.  We can’t comment on the facilities as Camping and Caravan Club (together with Caravan Club (who later reneged on the deal) and Haven) decided not to open the facilities even though it was permitted by Government Guidance from 12th April (advice changed on 8th April)  This was VERY disappointing (but NOT the warden’s fault of course)

Toilets:                             I’m sure they are clean and tidy!

Toilet paper provided? I’m sure it is                                                                                      Showers:                            Unable to comment, or even see as these were still locked, but I’m sure they were perfectly acceptable

What other facilities are there?    

Bins (including recycling) and CWD (x 2 – at least)

Dishwashing area 

Laundry 

Reception hut with plentiful leaflets     

Bordering Hudson’s Fields where rugby / football and several other sports are practiced.  Plenty of space for children to run around in safety

Motorhome service area

Several onsite wardens.  Very friendly and approachable

Is there any internet; if so how much and how good?    

Yes, free wi-fi.   For browsing, not streaming

Excellent

How much is it?     

We paid £22.40 per night including electric.  

What’s the area like?            

Lovely area.   Riverside walk into Salisbury (roughly 2 miles).  Old Sarum is just across the Hudson Fields – you can walk around the hill and visit the original cathedral site (with remains in place) without any payment, or pay (if not an English Heritage member) to go inside the old hillfort.  1 pub, a Harvester, within easy walking distance  – max 10 mins

 

There is bus-stop on the main road, or on the other road behind the site (Stratford sub Castle) if you don’t fancy walking into Salisbury.

 

The fact that the toilets weren’t open when they were allowed to be

Some of the pitches were a little too slopey and difficult to level up

We hated:-

Nothing

Moving On:

We headed home 😦

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