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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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A Local Trip to Test Our New Van

This site is only half an hour from home and we chose it to test our van for the first time. We were the last to arrive and received a call from the warden as we were driving there. We had a service pitch without awning which was great and very big. Everything worked perfect (apart from us forgetting some things). The site was nice and quiet but as others have said the noise from the A1 was evident. During the day we didn’t notice it but when I woke during the night (not because of the noise) it was quite irritating. There is a lovely walk to the river but we didn’t have time to explore too far as we wanted to get back to try putting up our sun canopy which turned out to be very easy. I thought this would be a one off stay for us with being so close but we would return if we finished work late and wanted somewhere local to stay. And we will definitely return to explore that riverside walk again. If you are travelling on the A1 it is an excellent stopping point as it is so close to the junction.
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Good to be back

Heading to Poolsbrook next Sunday so thought we better test everything locally as, like most other people, not been out since end of September. Where better to go than our local site at Durham. Easy check in, wardens pleasant and managed to get a great pitch on far side. Yes, there is road noise, but it is right next to the A1. Toilet and sinks open with a 4 band system...in a bucket of Milton...band on hook when entering, band in bucket when leaving...simple enough!! Well only used once....no bands on hook and surprise surprise someone inside! Not the site’s fault..maybe some people think COVID-19 can’t touch them. Weather was amazing..everything working....looking forward to Poolsbrook next week..our first visit. Thanks Durham for helping get us sorted and our confidence back. Helen and Mark 😃👍....see you Saturday for a night 👍
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Durham

The site is ideal for visiting Beamish, Tanfield railway, National Trust properties and beaches. Or for a stop over on the way to say Scotland The site is next to the excellent A1m so is great for travelling There is also a park and ride nearby The site does have some traffic noise but this did not cause any problems sleeping etc more of a drone in the background in the van the noise was not really noticeable. If you stayed on site all day you may find it a slight inconvenience We went out most days so no problem for us

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Fab site for a stop over

Lovely site that we use when travelling further North. The site is conveniently just off the A1 which is great for travel, but road noise is an issue. The walk from site down to the river is beautiful. The female warden was lovely and welcoming on arrival. The toilets were nice and clean and showers were very large. I personally wouldn’t want to stay here long as it’s not very tranquil but Durham is well worth a visit.
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Grass Pitch

A lovely clean site, well situated BUT beware if you have a grass pitch and want to put up a awning. You will be told to lift the carpet EVERY day even though you have a proper breathable awning carpet. It is checked and you are told off if you do not do it. Will not be coming back terrible attitude of 2 of the wardens.
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Telephone:
01913 844778

Site information

This campsite is now open. Based on the latest Government guidance issued 8 April, we are pleased to be able to open toilets and shared washing and cleaning facilities (excluding showers) operated in line with Government guidelines.

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.