Savile Town Wharf Marina

Mill Street East, Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, WF12 9BD

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  • Dogs
  • Peaceful stays
  • Waterside stays

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SAVILE TOWN WHARF MARINA IS CURRENTLY EXPERIENCING ISSUES WITH THEIR LANDLINE. PLEASE EMAIL FOR ANY QUERIES OR BOOKINGS.

This CL is situated on the Calder and Hebble Navigation, in a picturesque canal wharf known as “Savile Town Wharf” and is within a 10 minute walk from the Market Town of Dewsbury. Savile Town Wharf is steeped in history and tradition; it was built in the nineteenth century, boasting beautiful stone built stable buildings which housed the working horses that pulled the barges along the Calder and Hebble Navigation. The Wharf has undergone extensive sympathetic regeneration with due regards for the heritage of its past in recent years.

Accessed easily, Savile Town Wharf is five minutes drive from junction number 40 on the M1 or ten minutes drive from junction number 25 on the M62. The Wharf is 15 minutes walk from Dewsbury Train Station and 10 minutes walk from Dewsbury Bus Station.

The CL is located on a lawned field with access to water and space for awnings etc available. Chemical toilet disposal, laundry facilities and shared showers and disabled toilets are all available on site.

Children and pets are all welcome. We have 2 outdoor children's play areas and plenty of additional space for picnics or outdoor activity.

On site we have the award winning “Leggers Inn” (winning numerous awards from CAMRA including “Pub of the Year”) which is available for pub grub and traditional “Real Ales” from 11am to 11pm 7 days a week together with the “Old Stables Coffee Shop” serving tradition breakfasts, sandwiches, cakes & coffee etc.

The site is an excellent base for exploring the surrounding area, these include beautiful towpath walks with stunning scenery or cycle rides along the newly created Calder Valley Greenway.

Dewsbury Market is one of the largest outdoor markets in the UK and was voted “Best Market in the Country” and makes a superb destination for a day out. Coach parties from across The North of England make their way to this market every week. The main market is outdoor but has an indoor area which is housed in a fabulous Victorian Market Hall. The main market days are Wednesday & Saturdays. Friday hosts a second-hand market and there is a “Car Bootless” Sale on Sundays.

There are many superb visitor attractions within half an hours drive of Savile Town Wharf which include Kirklees Light Railway, The Royal Armouries, Eureka Children’s Museum the Yorkshire Mining Museum, Cannon Hall Museum and children farm, and the hugely impressive Dewsbury Minster which can be traced back to AD627 when St Paulinus is said to have visited.

This combination makes Savile Town Wharf the perfect destination for caravan & motorhome owners, boaters, walkers and cyclist alike.

Advance booking is preferred. The CCEP is located in the on site pub and is shared with canal boat visitors.

Laundry on site (a shared facility).

There is free WiFi in the adjacent pub.

There is use of a shower and toilet from 0630 - 2359 but this is a shared facility.

 

 

 

Facilities on site ...

  • Restaurant
  • Shower (shared use)
  • WC (non-exclusive use)

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Lat 53.684006 / Lon -1.624865
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  • Daily public transport within 1 mile

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Not as previously reviewed

Reading the previous reviews we were prepared to have a look and run. No need, yes it is in the middle of an industrial area, the houses overlooking are 200 meters away, the pub is upstairs reasonably priced and the price of the pitch includes EHU. Being white British felt completely safe and not a bit of dog phoo to be seen. It is a 5 pitch CL site at the edge of a marina so you are next to people living on canal boats who we have always found to be, like us, chatty and helpful. We accept this location is not for everyone but with parking, electric, washing machine and dryer, shower and toilet, elsan disposal and fresh water fill up it works for us.
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NOT what is advertised. PLEASE READ

We stayed here for 1 night in July 2020, we were supposed to stay for 3. Upon arrival, the area is very run down. This "peaceful scenic" site is bang in the middle of an industrial estate. The views on site from your pitches will be of a large brick wall to your front and surrounding the site is a concrete jungle of houses and flats that look over the site. Please Google savile town news to read about the local area. It clearly states that the area is not a safe place for white people to be, especially women. Local residents have deemed this area a dangerous place to be if you are not of a certain culture. There are numerous articles on the internet that tell you about how dangerous this place is, take note of its notable people on wiki travel, also to see what kind of town this is. I asked the owner how to get to the arched bridge by the canal that's shown on this page, he said he had no idea where that was. He also didn't know where the view was of the lovely countryside shown. The pictures and site description are incorrect. Yes it has a pub. It's not peaceul, the local residents will stare at you from their houses all night. The bathrooms of these houses facing pitches also have large windows and the last thing you need to see is someone bathing a child whilst you're sat on your pitch The boats in the images on here are people's living quarters and their dogs are also left to roam around all day and night without leads and mess on your pitch all day long so take poo bags even if you don't own a dog. Please research the area if you're white British. Research savile town. Gordon, the site owner admitted that the pictures on his caravan club listing were inaccurate and not actually of his site. A few of them are but the all grass pitches are non existent. They're all hard standing and they'll break all your awning pegs. The traffc noise is horrendous, even through the night. Never in my life have i been so mislead and felt so intimidated by a place. Do not bring your kids here. It's run down, it's a dangerous area, the canal stinks and is not as picturesque as it looks. You're asked to leave your car in the carpark amongst about 100 others, some of which have clearly been keyed numerous times and people that cut through will just openly stand peeing in the bushes in front of anyone and everyone. I've stayed in some rough places in my time but this is something else. I wasn't gonna leave this review but I'd hate to think someone wasted their hard earned money and time on coming here when it's extremely run down, dangerous and misleading. Again research savile town news. Stay safe

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Not clean or quiet

This site is in an industrial estate and constantly visited by noisy boy racers. There is almost constant back ground noise from the pub factories/warehouses and the busy main roads surrounding this site. The toilets are old and not clean, there is also no running hot water and the cold is just a trickle. The chemical waste point is disgusting and I don’t think it had been cleaned for some time when I used it. It also had no running water or soap at all. There was dog poo around the pitches and there was no waste water point so people were just throwing their waste water either on their pitch or on the grass around the site. I certainly would not visit here as a holiday and most definitely would not bring children.
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Not the "hidden gem" we had read about

We arrived late evening to this site, which we had booked just as a quiet stopover. We tried to close our eyes on the drive in but it is always hard to unsee things. The area has a sense of foreboding about it which didn't improve as we drove through the pub car park to the wharf. Yes, there are some older mill buildings and the wharf was crammed with longboat but the groups of teenagers watching us park up was off-putting to say the least. I got out of the van to hook up and the first question I asked my wife was if I should put on the security door lock while I was out of the van! The site is an extension of the pub car park and the hard standings are adjacent to the footpath around the wharf so there is public access adjacent to your outfit. There was no sign of the owner and I counted 7 piles of dog poo on our actual hard standing. The ehu cable was put away and we drove off in a hurry. I am sure it depends on the time of day/which day/time of year you arrive, but this was not for us.
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CAMRA Cask ale pub campsite

We stayed here for one night while visiting the nearby Hepworth gallery in Wakefield. On arrival we received a friendly welcome, we had a good hard standing pitch right on the waters edge and the on site pub is fantastic. Definitely going to stay again.
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