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
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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Still a good site to visit.

We have been here 4 times this year & we like it, yes like everyone else we used it as a stop over giving us a chance to relax for a few days but its i a nice site, the traffic noise never got loud enough to bother us, ok i agree with the few there is sometimes a log jam for the showers but timing is everything. the grounds & pitches are well maintained, The staff are friendly & for once we found the other campers willing to chat, The fish & chip van appeared at the gate one night so we treated our self's, the fish was nice (but nothing like my local shop) but the chips were bland & greasy.And finally if you get a chance try the eggs from the reception we bought 12 & ended up wanting more they were so yummy (expensive for eggs but worth it), In a nutshell we will be back, don't know when but soon i hope :-)
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Lovely site, shame about the road noise

Stayed here for 3 nights before heading further north. Very pleasant site with friendly wardens who keep it spotless. Just a shame about the road noise. The dog walk is not very big but if you go out of the site and turn right at the top of the road there is a walk that takes you down to the river and on to Durham itself. A map is available from reception. The site seems to be used mainly as a stopover with plenty of daily movement. Despite the noise we would stay here again. I have uploaded a video of a drive around tour of the site on Youtube.

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Lovely site but.....

Durham Grange is a lovely site, however it is situated extremely close to the A1M, making traffic noise a real issue. The site is very clean & the staff friendly. Close to Durham city with Beamish museum within easy reach. Nice site, so a shame it’s spoilt by the road noise.
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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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01913 844778

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Please Note: The site barriers are being upgraded from 28 October to 30 October and may cause disruption at the entrance while this takes place.