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.

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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 clean site but !!!

Stayed here last week the site was lovely and clean it was an ideal base for visiting family in Newcastle.We were asked to lift our awning carpet every day which was checked by the wardens when we went off site. The site is ran by two couples one couple were lovely the other couple need to remember they are in the hospitality buisness and maybe need to think about another career possiblely the prison service.We will not be going back.
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Good site but won’t suit everyone.

Standard CMC site offering all that members would expect. The site is mainly level and well maintained with grass areas still firm in mid September. This was my first CMC site since lockdown and they seem to be coping well with all the impositions of the new normal. Many previous reviewers have mentioned traffic noise. Yes, you can hear it, but for me it’s background ‘white noise’. It’s constantly there but after a while you don’t notice it. Certainly not as intrusive as some noise annoyances experienced on sites. For many, the reason for being here will be close proximity to Durham and motorhomers in particular will be attracted by the park & ride nearby. However, as others have mentioned, accessing the P&R site by foot is not for the faint hearted. Firstly, it’s an unpleasant 15/20 min walk with cars and lorries thundering past you constantly. However, the thing to note is the 4 very busy roads and junctions you’ll need to cross. Some are relatively safe offering a refuge between the carriageways and/or traffic light controls. However, a couple of them are potentially dangerous and best avoided by anybody who is not agile and quick on their feet. The most dangerous section is on the return leg at the final crossing towards the campsite. It’s safer to continue on the grass verge beyond where the pavement stops giving you more time to see and judge approaching traffic speed before attempting the crossing. It can be done, we lived to tell the tale! It is possible to park a motorhome at the P&R, no height restrictions and plenty of spaces towards the back of the site. £2 ticket into Durham.
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Near Durham but Park and Ride challenging to get to.

This site is near Durham and as a motorhomer the Park and Ride would be the obvious way to get into the city. However, you need to cross busy roundabouts to get to it and having done it once, never again! We come here to visit family and on our second visit we opted for a taxi, we used John Haggarty (07962130500) who lives near the campsite. We found the wardens welcoming and helpful, with just one occasion when a warden became a bit frosty because I wanted to get water while he was cleaning the service area, ok, these are weird times and we all get stressed. The site is noisy because it is near the motorway, and I would not go here for a relaxing holiday, it is a convenient location for the city. Well done to the wardens for keeping the facilities clean and accessible during these difficult times.
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Good for Durham

This has to be one of the easiest sites to get into I've ever experienced. Straight off the A1 and turn onto a short wide road to the entrance. Brilliant!! The pitches are well spaced and we had plenty of room for van, car and awning located close to the amenities block and service point (although we did have to go past another pitch at the gable end of the amenities block or face a long walk around the road - please put a path in!!) We picked this site to explore the area and it is close to quite a number of tourist places like Beamish, Durham etc. The Durham Park & Ride, while very handy, is close but please don't attempt to walk there or you will be taking your life in your hands crossing so many busy roads. The ladies and gents were limited to three people when we arrived but at the end of our visit this was raised to six. This caused no problems at all and people were quite good at social distancing so we felt safe. The site is immaculate and facilities very clean so well done team. We did have a nice time but the bad weather and attractions which were closed or had limited interest (don't bother with Durham Cathedral it is a waste of time and you get pestered for donations) meant we curtailed our trip. I have to mention the noise from the adjacent road and A1 because it is intrusive 24 hours of the day. If you want peace and quiet don't come here.
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Unfriendly, unhelpful and uncomfortable

The person booking us in was totally miserable. He was unhelpful and actually made our stay really unpleasant. Too many pitches were booked to be conducive to safe COVID protocols. The noise from the road was awful. We cut our stay short and moved to a farm site we have used before in the area. We won’t be back.

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01913 844778

Site information

This Club campsite is now open and is following social distancing and safety requirements as set out by the UK government. Our priority is first and foremost the health and safety of our staff, our members, our guests and the local communities.

Only pay 5% VAT. A 12.5% reduction on all published prices will be applied to your booking when you arrive and pay for your stay on site.

Please Note: Due to increased cleaning of toilet blocks there will be no access to the storage area on site between 10am-12pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays & Sundays until further notice.