Award for Drumroamin farm site

Camping and caravanning are still popular holiday choices
Camping and caravanning are still popular holiday choices

The nation’s best caravan and campsites are celebrating today as the AA announces the winners of the AA Caravan and Camping Awards 2017.

Among this year’s winners is Drumroamin Farm Camping and Touring Site, Wigtown, Dumfries & Galloway, which was named AA Small Campsite of the Year 2017.

Camping is still such a popular holiday choice and with more and more people opting for ‘staycations’ caravan and camping is a fun and affordable option. This year sees the introduction of a new award – The AA Glamping Site of the Year, to celebrate the popularity of Glamping.

Drumroamin Farm is tucked away down a mile-long single-track road in a particularly quiet and rural farmland location near Wigtown, and enjoys beautiful views across Wigtown Bay and the Galloway Hills.

It is an open, spacious and peaceful site with excellent, modern facilities that are maintained in an exemplary manner by the dedicated owners; the site is ideal for all customers who wish to enjoy staying on a high quality site, whether they bring a caravan, a motorhome or a tent.

There is a large, and separate, tent field with a well-equipped day room, while the touring pitches can easily accommodate rally events, and there is a secure storage area for bikes and boats. The recent addition of a sheltered camp kitchen has proved very popular especially in adverse weather, and a drive-through motorhome service point has also just been added.

The RSPB’s Crook of Baldoon Reserve is located a 10-minute walk away and the area is renowned for its dark skies, making it the perfect spot for stargazing. Owners Lesley and Ralph Shell take great pride in making their customers’ experience the best it can be, so you can be assured of a warm welcome. There is a good bus service at the top of the road, which goes to Newton Stewart, Wigtown and Whithorn.

All the winners appear in the new AA Caravan and Camping Guide 2017. Over 860 campsites in the Guide have all been visited by one of the AA’s qualified Campsite Inspectors to look at touring pitches, facilities and hospitality before grading the site from one to five Pennants, including the Gold Pennants awarded to the best parks. Each entry within the guide includes location, ratings, contact details, directions, prices, opening times, facilities and a description to help select the right site for your needs.