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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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Good for families

Durham visit, never again

Durham Grange Caravan Club Site
The facilities were well managed by the site staff. Unfortunately members didn’t follow guidance.Standing in the queue members were saying I just need into the toilet,what don’t they understand. Bands were left on hooks although toilet was empty. The site is a nightmare for members cutting through pitches, down the inside of the car, some redesigning of pitches required. Constant cars and caravans wizzing past into the storage unit, don’t see that mentioned in description. We didn’t even try to go to park and ride, you take your life in your hands. The site staff were friendly and helpful but site could be improved with some investment. Would not use again as expensive for what you get.

galaxy

Reviewed on 16/07/2021 17:39

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Good for families

Description in brochure needs to be reviewed as the roads are too dangerous to walk or cycle on!

Durham Grange Caravan Club Site
We booked this site as the caravan club write up says it is 800m from a bus stop. What it doesn’t tell you is that you have to cross a busy dual carriageway to get onto a pavement and then need to cross the slip roads on and off the A1(M). We had to catch the bus into Durham as we have a motor home which cannot be driven into the city. I was confused as to where the safe cycle route was, the pathway to the river wasn’t suitable. It was a shame as the site was good and the wardens were helpful, but in the end we decided to leave early and forfeit the loss of fees.

Edwin Brewer

Reviewed on 08/07/2021 21:06

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Good for families

A pleasant site, but not enough facilities

Durham Grange Caravan Club Site
Stayed here two nights in June 2021; a very pleasant site, but the sanitary facilities were always full - another woman, whose husband needs to used the disabled facilities, said she wished there was more than one, and I was inclined to agree with her. Having said that, I was also pleased that the A1(M) was closed at night while we were there due to road works, so the site was significantly quieter than normal. I don't think the traffic noise would have bothered us unduly - white noise, after all - but I was glad it wasn't there. It is a pity that the park and ride service into Durham is on the other side of a dangerous roundabout, so you really have to drive to it, but that is scarcely the site's fault! My husband loved the river walk.

Mrs Redboots

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Reviewed on 26/06/2021 17:30

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Perfect campsite for what it is -

Durham Grange Caravan Club Site
Theres no doubt about it, this is the perfect site for a stopover going north/south on A1 - Literally 2minutes off the A1 - Yes very close to motorway but not really that noisy. Its says perfect for Durham City and it is close by but you need a car / bus to get in, unless you fancy a good walk. And it is a busy road. The staff are really helpful, pleasant, and professional. The cleanliness is exceptional.

CalumT

Reviewed on 21/06/2021 09:58

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Not as advertised.

Durham Grange Caravan Club Site
Visited 8,9&10 June, left a day early due to the following. The brochure and the local written guidance suggests that site is good for Durham city. It is not stated that a car is a necessity as no cycle access from site. There is a bus stop 800 meters according to the brochure and guidance about how to return to the site from it on the local handout. What it fails to mention is crossing the slip road of the A1M and the dual carriageway of the very fast A690. We know this because we nearly got ourselves run over trying it having returned to the site that way. We had taken an advised dirt path to access the city which turned out to be a 7 mile return walk. We complained and received our money back for the lost day. If you have no car the site is only good for an overnight. No eateries in comfortable walking.

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Reviewed on 13/06/2021 17:10

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Telephone:
01913 844778

Site information

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

Remember, you only pay 5% VAT until 30 September 2021, then 12.5% VAT from 1 October 2021 to 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.