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Robert the Bruce's Cave Caravan and Camping Park
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Robert the Bruce's Cave
Caravan and Camping Park
Cove farm
Cove Estate
Kirkpatrick Fleming
DG11 3FT
Tel - 01461 800285
Mobile Home Pitches Available Motor Caravans Accepted Pitches For Tents Gas Cylinders Available Shower Facilities Available Bath Launderette On Park Disabled Facilities Available Rallies Welcome Dogs Welcomed
Children's Play Area On Park Touring Caravans Accepted Electric Hook Up For Caravans Car Parking beside Caravans Shop on Site Elsan point Public Payphone on Site Fishing On Park Or Nearby Bicycle Hire on site or nearby  
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King Robert the Bruce's Cave Caravan & Camp site is situated in the historic grounds of Cove Manor House (formerly Dunskellie Castle) that also houses the famous ancient monument - "King Robert The Bruce's Cave" ...

Robert The Bruce , born at Lochmaben Castle in 1274, was Knight and Overlord of Annandale and was crowned King of Scotland in 1306.

In the winter of 1313 after suffering defeat, King Robert went into hiding in the cave. While evading capture by Edward Longshanks the first of England - he spent three months living a solitary existence at a time when The Wars of Independence were at their bleakest for the Scots.

Robert the Bruces cave
The Cave is accessible by a platform from the river path

Whilst in the cave and at the depths of despair, King Robert happened to watch a spider attempting to build a web - the spider would spin then fall, get up and spin again and again relentlessly until it eventually made the web.

This gave Robert heart and is reputed to be the birth of the saying - "If at first you don't succeed try, try and try again ."

King Robert then went forth from the cave on Cove estate, raised an army and won the Historic Battle of Bannockburn in 1314 - even though he was outnumbered ten to one. He established his claim to the throne and thus the beginning of freedom for Scotland.

King Robert the Bruce's Cave Caravan & Camp Site is situated in the Scottish village of Kirkpatrick Fleming - 14 miles north of Carlisle and 3 miles north of Gretna Green.

Review by Graham Thompson.
We have been to Bruce's cave a few times now and have always enjoyed the relaxed, friendly atmosphere that this site and its staff offer. Nothing is too much trouble and the site is very well kept, with excellent amenities.
We are already booked to go back again this year and hope to explore more of the wonderful area around the site and spend more time relaxing in the historic surroundings of this site!
One of my favourite sights at Bruce's is a 1957/59 Thomson Glendale, a jewel of a caravan for any site to have on a pitch but it is all the better when we consider that the only Scottish Manufacturers Caravans are represented on a caravan park just inside the Scottish borders!
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