Durham Grange Caravan Club Site (REF : GRA)

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.

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.

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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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4 Nights April 2019. I will be back..

I have recently stayed on this site (April 2019), and not for the first time. This site although very convenient for the A1 and those travelling further afield deserves to be considered for much more. Durham itself is a lovely City to visit, and there are several options to walk (via different routes) or ride in6to town. In fact the 'Park and Ride' site is 5 minutes walk away. lovely riverside walk from the site right to the heart of Durham. you are only 30 minutes out of Newcastle and if you prefer not to use your car there is a perfectly good bus or train service from Durham City centre. This is a busy site with much coming and going yet the staff seem to keep it impeccable at all times. All of the facilities provided are first class. This is a site I visit to walk, sight-see and generally chill out. It never disappoints me.
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2 Nights 24 April 2019

This was stop 1 on our multi-stop tour from Lincolnshire to Scotland (and back) with two nights here after a three hour drive. Just off the A1 it is a very easy site to access but there is some traffic noise to be heard from the pitches because of this. This isn't too intrusive and is below the level of normal TV volume when in the caravan. The site is modern and spacious with nice large level pitches. The toilet/shower block is very clean and well maintained by the wardens who gave us a warm welcome on arrival. We have used the park and ride to Durham in the past but this time decided to walk over the A1 roundabout following the pathway suggested on the note from the information room. Not a problem getting there and a nice day exploring Durham but returning was a different story. Due to the trees screening the top of the slip road it was difficult to see traffic turning onto the A690 so it was a case of Stop, Look, Listen then sprint like Usain Bolt. Durham is well worth a visit but I'll drive to the park and ride next time! Summary: A great place to break a journey but nothing within walking distance so I'm not sure about an extended stay. Next stop: Berwick Seaview
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Why aye man!!!

This site is pristine in every way, as we have come to expect from our club. We used this site during this last week as a base to visit our son and his family who has moved to Burnopfield from our home town in Wiltshire, it is perfect for us. However we will only use it during the winter/spring months because of the dreaded road noise, having never lived near road noise in all our 58 years on this earth I certainly do not wish to holiday near it, so the summer months are out because we would have to keep ourselves shut in like a drum to shut it out. The site beautifully kept, spacious and friendly. We will be back....next March.
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Convenient Durham

Although this isn't one of our favourite sites on the network, due to the inevitable noise from the A1, it is nevertheless so convenient for so many different places including Durham and Newcastle, as well as many National Trust establishments. Our only comment is the dishwashing area; a shelf above the sinks would make life so much easier when other members are also using the area.

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Telephone:
01913 844778

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Please note that the Velo North cycle event is taking place in and around Durham on Sunday 1 September and road closures will be in place. See VeloNorth for more details.