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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First Timers....not just to site but to caravanning!!

We have only just acquired a touring caravan and wanted to try it out instead of just putting into storage and then not knowing what to do on our first outing!! We only live down the road but decided we would pitch up her and give it a go. The site itself is immaculate, great shower/toilet block and plenty of room between pitches. Wardens are helpful, as are all the other people on site. We had never even emptied a cassette toilet before but, thanks to the help of another visitor (Deborah) we managed. The site is ideally placed for Durham City, Beamish Museum, etc. We ended up staying the maximum 3 weeks in total.....popping to work and then returning in the evening - unfortunately, we couldn't do anything about the rain!! Was great to have the Fish & Chip van on a Friday night.....although no sign of it last Friday. Most takeaways in Belmont (or in the area) are happy to deliver to site and you can pick up from the barrier. If they read this, a big thank you to the wardens, Deborah & Malcolm (from Norfolk), the gentleman from Consett (lorry driver) who let us watch him hitch up, or was it Crook (sorry) and the lovely couple (from Leicester) who helped us as we hitched up on Saturday (19th October) morning. We're looking for somewhere to stay for New Year and, in view of the north east weather, will probably book here. A great site. Highly recommend. Many thanks, Helen & Mark x
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Lovely Little Site

We stayed here twice within a week, once on the way south and on the way back. It’s a great location, just off the A1, and therefore there is Road noise, but nothing excessive. There is a small dog walk on site, but a longer one, to Durham, just out of the main gate. The facilities are first class, as you would expect, and the wardens very friendly.
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Pleasant site

Pleasant site with what you expect from such sites. If sight seeing in Durham the park and ride is just a few minutes away and recommend it as I saw queuing at car parks in Durham. It is just off the A1 and would recommend you take care with sat nav. Coming from north it is a simple right turn at junction roundabout but mine took me left for a detour through Belmont village. Yes, there is some road noise but I am afraid I have no time for those that think it is enough to moan about!
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DURHAM

Last stayed here in JULY 2001 just before the club purchased it The site was then owned by the council. At the time i wrote in the visitors book the sooner the club purchased it the better. Excellent toilet block pitch's set out a lot different and lot more tree's yes there is a lot of road noise but you know that when you book. Well looked after site. Easy to get to P&R to durham close by and very cheap. Good access to lot's of place's

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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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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.