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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Ideal stop over

Our second visit to site usual CMC standards, showers loos laundry all clean. Had to que for showers more than once . Location is easy to find and get to. But the negative to this is the noise and the fact to cross over the road its very dangerous. Bus fare to Durham £3 return no 20 bus very regular runs till late, good value. Don't think there was a dog friendly pub within walking distance. Overall the site was ok handy but would only use as a stop over.

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Handy for Durham

We stayed here for eight nights. It’s very handy for the motorway and access is good, just get across into the right hand lane ASAP when leaving the roundabout. We didn’t find the road noise a problem, probably because the trees were in full leaf. We Walked into Durham along the river, (map aviable 20p from reception), path a little over grown in places but a pleasant walk. We got the bus back to the park and ride. It’s £2 whether you go both ways or not. Getting back to the site from the park and ride is challenge as four main roads to cross. Toilet facilities were spotless, there was a queue for showers one morning. The site was full most of the time we were there. We felt a bit crowded, especially when a caravan arrived on the grass pitch behind us that we hadn’t realised was a pitch! We don’t think they positioned themselves correctly as they were practically in our awning. Lots of movement on the site as it’s so good as a stopover and also has a storage facility. It’s was incredibly quiet though in the evening and early mornings. We really didn’t hear a sound. We did some brilliant cycling, 114 miles in total, all traffic free.
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Good quality club site

Stayed here en route to the north as we couldn’t find any CLs. The site is in a good location to visit the Durham area, & the site itself is very clean, tidy & dog friendly with a little dog walking area. There are also dog walks that go into the city itself along the river bank. The big downside is that it is located between the A1 & A690, both very busy roads. Added to that is a farm access road with noisy farm machinery, and a Highways England depot with the vehicles associated with it. This is a great site if you can blot out the noise!
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Convenient location and well laid out.

We stayed for a few days to explore the North-East. The site is just of the A1 but traffic noise did not bother us. Durham’s park and ride is useful and the city well worth a visit. There is so much to see in the area it is worth staying a few days. Highlights were Alnwick Castle and a ride on the transporter bridge in Middlesbrough. The site is well laid out and level with easily accessible pitches. The facilities are limited for the size of site but I never had to queue for the showers or experienced cold showers. The wardens are very welcoming and helpful and maintain the site to a high standard.
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LOVE this site!

I stayed at this site as it was close to home and I had just purchased my first motorhome so wanted somewhere local to get used to all the bits and bobs and things that you have to do when running a motor home. The site is really easy to find, very close to the A1 which was great as i was camping alone and driving a 4.5 ton motorhome for the first time was terrifying so i wanted to stick to big roads where possible till i got used to the size. The folks running the site were so helpful and the access is easy and 24hr with the use of the key fob. The site has motorhome service point which is a large grid you drive over to drain the tanks, i couldn't open what i thought was the dirty water tank and the site manager came to give me a hand, explaining which tanks drained where and how to open them (seems the 'dirty water' was on the other side and it was the clean water i was draining, oops). when i had a problem with fitting the TV they made me an aerial cable so i could connect it, when there was an issue with the gas bottle in the camper they helped sort it out, everyone associated with that site were very helpful. I had a dog with me (i use the term loosely, its a small white thing that yaps) and the dog walking area is great, it clearly states when dogs should be on lead and when they can be let loose to sniff and run. plenty of poo bins around and the trails are graveled for ease of mobility. Although we were next to the A1 i never noticed the noise of the road, the site is well protected by trees which seem to act as a sound barrier. I will definitely be staying at this site again
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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.