Durham Grange Caravan Club Site

Meadow Lane, Durham, County Durham, DH1 1TL

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Ideal for ...

  • Cycling
  • Dogs
  • Families

Why stay here ...

The pleasant Durham Grange Club Site is set on open, level grounds, conveniently placed just off the A1(M) and within easy reach of the pretty city of Durham. A short 3-mile drive from the caravan park will put you in the heart of the many attractions the city has on offer.

Dramatically set on its 70-foot rocky peninsula in a meandering bend of the River Wear, Durham is steeped in history and one of the most picturesque cities in the UK. Whether you fancy a wander to take in the sense of days gone by, or a bite to eat in the many local restaurants, the panoramic views from every vantage point make the city a holiday destination not to be missed. A visit to the World Heritage site of Durham Cathedral and Castle is a must. For a dose of fresh sea air, Seaham Beach is only a short drive away.

With on-site facilities including a kid's play area, and an indoor play area in nearby Newton Aycliffe to help keep little ones entertained, Durham Grange Club Site is a great choice for those with children. A public footpath runs from near the site through fields, leading down to a river and woodland. Other benefits of the site include a dog walk.

Things to do on site ...

  • Playground

Facilities on site ...

  • Baby changing facilities
  • BBQs allowed: charcoal, gas, electric
  • Disabled facilities: facilities for wheelchair disabled
  • Disabled shower room
  • Dishwashing area
  • Dog walk from site
  • Dog walk on site
  • Drive over waste disposal for motorhomes
  • Electric hook-up
  • Family washroom
  • Gas
  • Late arrivals area with electric hook-up
  • Laundry facilities
  • Motorhome service point
  • Toilet block
  • TV reception: good
  • Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi charge
  • Wi-Fi rating: Silver

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Walking notes:

A good walking route from the site is the public footpath into Durham.

Check out our ViewRanger walk.

Supermarket notes:

The closest are Sainsburys local and Spar within 1 mile and Tesco extra and Aldi within 2 miles. There is limited motorhome parking at Tesco extra.

Great savings on days out

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Directions

Leave A1(M) at junction 62 via slip road onto the A690 (signposted Durham), moving immediately to outside lane of dual carriageway to turn right in 50 yards at the International Caravan Site sign into Meadow Lane. The site entrance is ahead.

Sites key: Club Site

Postcode:
DH1 1TL
GPS:
Lat 54.79545 / Lon -1.53065
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OS field ref:
NZ303446
OS map ref:
88
Handbook map ref:
H11

Transport links

  • Bus stop within 1 mile
  • Buses go to: Durham and Sunderland
  • Car hire on site
  • Daily public Transport within 1 mile
  • Nearest park and ride: Durham (if walking be aware - busy roads with no pedestrian crossings)
  • Nearest port: Newcastle (25 miles)
  • Nearest train station: Durham
  • Train station within 5 miles

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Sunderland Illuminations & Festival of Lights 14th Oct to 13th Nov 2021

Durham Grange Caravan Club Site
As an update to my recent review of Durham Grange site which is a lovely well managed camp site with a relaxed atmosphere in a country location. Should you be looking for a day out or evening drive then your only 25 minutes from the beautiful Sea Front at Sunderland. With its wide promenade and lovely walks and beaches. and the welcome return of the Famous "Sunderland illuminations and Festival on lights" at Roker Park right next to the beaches. Including a big funfair etc lots of bars and places to eat and great fun for the kids and adults alike. You can drive through 2 miles of lights in your car on camper without leaving your vehicle and lots of parking all through the route. Dont forget to also visit the amazing World Heritage "Durham Cathedral "and take a guided tour .! suggest the park and ride for Durham which is only 300 meters away. ( and has Motorhome spaces ) Enjoy your stay at Durham Grange .

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Reviewed on 11/10/2021 15:38

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Durham Grange Caravan Club Site
We stayed at this site for one night. I phoned to advice that we were towing a large trailer on our motorhome and have difficulty moving it onto pitches. What a surprise we got on arrival one of the wardens was waiting for us to assist with our motorhome and trailer. We couldn’t have asked for more so helpful and friendly, we were made very welcome. The site was very clean tidy and well organised. Highly recommended and we will visit again.

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Reviewed on 07/10/2021 21:01

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Perfect base for exploring Durham and the coast

Durham Grange Caravan Club Site
Booked this site initially to explore Durham and visit the cathedral. The sound of the traffic did not bother us at all it was just a steady background hum and has to be expexted when staying close to a major road network. We found the wardens to be really hardworking (constantly) and kept the site in perfect order, the bathrooms in particular were always spotless!. Only comment I would make, this is a site surrounded by trees (helps to subdue road noise) but also blocks the sun off some pitches early afternoon, late season. I asked about this when we arrived and was just told all pitches are sunny, this is not the case and wish we had been informed the pitches at the top of the site keep sun longer! I don't like cold dark pitches! This is just my preference and a minor issue! However, everything else was spot on, we used the park and ride twice, such an efficient service and very close to the site. We loved Durham and made the most of our time there. Need a break from exploring the cathedral then try "Cafedral" a vintage styled tea shop down the cobbles, wonderful atmosphere and staff! As others have said we went to Sunderland and South Shields, what an amazing coast line and such a lot of history. This was a real bonus as again the site is close enough to the good network of roads to take you there.

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Reviewed on 07/10/2021 10:43

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" COSTA DEL SUNDERLAND " only 12 miles away ON A690

Durham Grange Caravan Club Site
If you are staying or going to Durham Grange why not drive to the Costa del Sunderland for the day . The weather is lovely the beaches are huge and lots of lovely walks and some sea air . Best route is take the A690 past the Park and Ride and keep going on that road right into Sunderland Centre . Traffic usually OK and then follow signs for Roker and Seaburn . It will take you about 35 minutes to the seaside . Plenty of parking at about 60 / 70 p per hour and sea front ( Whitburn Road ) spots are about 6 meters so camper fit ok. I would attach a photo if i could but come and see for yourself . Morrison Store right next to the sea aswell. ! We stay at Durham Grange quite a bit so dont be put off by reports of background noise from A1 .Its not that bad really . Great Wardens here immaculate toilet block and pitches surrounded by trees and a lovely landscape . So... two days here if you can.. Day One Sunderland Sea Front . Day two Durham Cathedral on the Pak and Ride . One of the Best City Beaches and Sea Fronts and Cathedrals you will ever see. . Good camping.

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Reviewed on 21/09/2021 00:27

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Clean & functional but lacks atmosphere

Durham Grange Caravan Club Site
We had a four night stay at the end of August but I'm not sure we'll be back, unless we need a convenient stop over on the A1, which is right next door! As others have said, you cannot escape the constant noise of the motorway. Not great if you like sitting outside for a quiet glass of your favorite tipple once the kids have gone to bed but not to the extent that it stopped you from sleeping at night. The site is 'functional', i.e. clean and tidy but lacking any atmosphere. Fine as a base to explore the surrounding area but not if you like to spend the day relaxing on site. The wardens we dealt with were pleasant enough but not particularly friendly and perhaps a little too fastidious about following the rules to the letter. We have a VW camper and if we park up with our rear off-side corner on the peg we don't have enough room for our awning. However, despite trying to explain this to the warden, he was having none of it and suggested we moved to a pitch with more room. Not exactly the welcome we needed after a late arrival following a long drive from the other side of Scotland. Speaking to another family with a VW camper, they had a similar attitude problem from the same warden, including telling their ten year old daughter off for riding her bike the wrong way around the one way system! However, despite these negatives, Durham city and the surrounding area is lovely. There is a good park and ride into the city centre the other side of the motorway but is not easy to access from the site. Getting across the dual carriageway and motorway junction with young children was not fun. Not something the site can control but should perhaps be made clearer in the site particulars.

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Reviewed on 15/09/2021 10:27

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Telephone:
01913 844778

Site information

Remember, you only pay 12.5% VAT until 31 March 2022 on Club campsite prices! All you need to do is book your holiday as normal, and the discount will be applied to the appropriate rate when you pay on site.

With our campsites busier than ever right now, we'd really appreciate your support with a few things to help everyone have a safe and enjoyable stay. Please be mindful of site arrival times (as they do vary), keep children and pets close by and within sight, and ensure you keep your speed below 5mph. Thank you!

All internal shared facility areas, including toilet and shower blocks, wash up areas, laundry rooms, drying rooms and information rooms are now fully open, however in order to continue to protect our staff, we do still require social distancing, and the wearing of face coverings in our reception areas for the time being.