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

Prices

Extras

Price per night for extra car: £2.00

Supplements

Supplement per night per service pitch £3.90

Pitches

Touring pitch types Awning Without Awning
Standard (electric & hardstanding)

Yes

Yes

Standard (electric & grass)

Yes

Yes

Non-electric (hardstanding)
Non-electric (grass)
Serviced (electric & hardstanding)

Yes

Yes

Serviced (electric & grass)
Super (electric & hardstanding)

Nearby

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.

Great savings on days out

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Map

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
Plan a route to this site
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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Great location

We arrived at site for a weekend break as we did not live far away. It is absolutely ideal for those wishing to use as a base, to visit Durham, Newcastle and other nearby attractions, such as Beamish Open Air Museum. The facilities were spotless, staff friendly so all in all a very pleasant stay. For those wanting to experience the total peace and quiet, then as already pointed out in a number of reviews, you are sited just yards away from the A1(M). It does not bother us at all, but there is the consistent "rumble" of traffic, it is a kin of having a fly stuck in your ear. Another point worth a mention, if you have a extra long unit for example, as you come off A1 and head for Durham, the turning for the site means you have to cross over a busy duel carriageway with oncoming traffic. If you are not confident about making this manoeuvre, then continue another 2 miles or so towards Durham, then use the roundabout and come back up the duel carriageway, therefore all you have to do is take the small slip road into the signposted site, in my opinion a much safer bet. TY
Motorhomer from Durham

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Friendly small site

This is a small clubsite but was perfect for our needs. On arrival we were greeted by the lovely friendly wardens who spent some time chatting to us and telling us about the local area. We picked a pitch near the toilet block. We were very impressed with how well maintained the site was and how clean the washing facilities were. As previous reviewers have mentioned you are very close to A1 and you do hear the traffic noise. However this didn’t bother us but might bother those who like totally quiet to sleep. The children tested out the playground and appeared to enjoy playing there along with the other children that they got friendly with. The site was in a great location to access a number of amenities and attractions in the area. We particularly enjoyed our visit to the Beamish Museum and would recommend a visit there. (You get a discount if show your Caravan Club card.) We will definitely use this site again if we plan to visit the area again in the future.

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Stayed for one night, heading south. Excellent location just a few minutes off the A1. Yes, there is some noise from the road but it was never a nuisance. The site is up to club standards of cleanliness and organisation, wardens are much more friendly than we have experienced at other club sites. I do wonder how much the club spends on the forest of signs that seem to sprout all over club sites. A bit of over-management perhaps?
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Absolutely Briilliant

On arrival, the wardens were so friendly,helpful. The lady (sorry didn't get her name) was so smiley and helpful that you were made to feel so welcome. People have complained about the noise of the road,but you are next to the A1,but didn't bother us. The facilities are great. Toilet block spotless. I honestly can't complain. The walk to the park and ride isn't bad,just have to use common sense on crossing roads.We used the park and ride everyday.We went to the Beamish Museum..... From Durham catch the X21 or the 21 to Chester Le Street then walk around the corner to the Market Place to catch the 28 to Beamish which takes you right into the complex and drops you outside the entrance.If you show your bus tickets you get 25% discount on entrance fee .Going to Newcastle get the X21 or 21 direct to Newcastle which is another great day out. Also caught the bus 265 to Seaham. The site is a great place to visit and to leave your car and explore the area.Durham itself is a great place to visit. Thank you to the wardens for a pleasant stay
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lovely welcoming site

a lovely site situated close to the A1, and Durham Park and Ride. Always clean and tidy. PLEASE NOTE DRIVERS; THE SITS IS LIMITED TO 5MPH, PLEASE HONOUR THIS FOR MY DAUGHTER AND OTHER CHILDREN PLAYING.

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