COVID-19 - For the latest travel updates visit our COVID-19 guidance page

 

Teesdale Barnard Castle Caravan Club Site

Lartington Lane, Barnard Castle, County Durham, DL12 9BD

View on map

Rated 5 of 5

Community rating

Read reviews

Ideal for ...

  • Cycling
  • Dogs
  • Families
  • Motorhomes
  • Walking

Why stay here ...

We will be carrying out development work at Teesdale Barnard Castle Club Site until January 2022 to provide more pitches for members. We will be adding 10 brand new hardstanding pitches and 10 Serviced Pitches, plus fencing to the dog walking area. All works are being carried out in the adjacent field.

Unfortunately this means the dog field will be out of use for the 2021 season, however guests are reminded there is a smaller enclosed dog exercise area on the main site.

Please note: While we will do our very best to keep noise to a minimum during this time, occasional noise may be heard from the adjacent field at the site.

Even though this site is located just half a mile from the market town of Barnard Castle, Teesdale Barnard Castle Club site is set in open countryside that is designated an Area of High Landscape Value. Barnard Castle is a delightful town, home to the renowned Bowes Museum, a 12thC castle, an excellent visitor centre and a choice of pubs and restaurants.

Barnard Castle also marks the entrance to Teesdale which offers spectacular scenery following the river up to High Force and a series of other waterfalls to its source beyond the Pennine Way and Cow Green Reservoir.

The valley of Teesdale is prime walking and cycling country for those that love the outdoors, offering a wide variety of terrains to suit all abilities. Enjoy walks along the Teesdale Way, or shorter walks in the local area. For the less energetic, there are many places of interest nearby. The area's main asset is its unspoilt tranquillity.

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
  • Laundry facilities
  • Motorhome service point
  • Toilet block
  • TV reception: good
  • Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi charge
  • Wi-Fi rating: Bronze

Prices

Nearby

Walking notes:

There are many excellent walks locally, including along the river to Barnard Castle. Teesdale itself offers superb walking, and the Penine Way passes through Middleton higher up the valley.

Check out our ViewRanger walk.

Supermarket notes:

The Co-Op, Morrisons and many local shops are available in Barnard Castle.

Great savings on days out

Offers available to Club members

View all savings

Map

Directions

Please only use the following advised routes. From West: leave A66 dual carriageway via slip road onto A67 (signposted Barnard Castle); in 3.5 miles at T-junction turn left onto B6277 (signposted Middleton-in-Teesdale); continue over single file bridge; site on left in about 0.5 mile. From East: ignore first right hand turning (signposted Barnard Castle) from A66 after Greta Bridge; leave A66 dual carriageway at Cross Lanes via gap in central reservation onto B6277 (signposted Barnard Castle); continue straight over at traffic light following the B6277. The Site is on the left in about 0.5 mile. Please drive slowly and exercise care on entry to the site.

Sites key: Club Site

Postcode:
DL12 9BD
GPS:
Lat 54.546386 / Lon -1.941264
Plan a route to this site
OS field ref:
NZ038168
OS map ref:
92
Handbook map ref:
H11

Transport links

  • Bus stop within 1 mile
  • Buses go to: Barnard Castle and Middleton in Teesdale.
  • Car hire on site
  • Daily public Transport within 1 mile
  • Nearest port: Newcastle (50 miles)

Reviews

Rated 5 of 5

Overall rating

Rated 5 of 5

Peace and quiet

Rated 5 of 5

Facilities and cleanliness

Rated 5 of 5

Location

Rated 5 of 5

Good for families

close panel

Log in to write a review

Rated 4 of 5

Rated 2 of 5

Peace and quiet

Rated 5 of 5

Facilities and cleanliness

Rated 4 of 5

Location

Rated 3 of 5

Good for families

Unbelievable noise

Teesdale Barnard Castle Caravan Club Site

We arrived on Sunday to powerful motorcycles using the B road outside the site as a race track. A farmer was cutting the hay in the adjacent former dog walk field which surprised us given that the website said building works would be staring in April. We don’t mind farming sounds even during the middle of the night. However the following day heavy plant starting stripping the grass from the field before 0800 and this morning (27th) work started before 0700. This latest incident is completely unacceptable and I have reported it to Durham County Council. I’m also going to provide a quotation for the club for making good the upside down sleeping policemen left by preparation works for services to this field earlier this year. Because of sinkage there are two deep areas on the roads. However at least that slowed down the car driver going around the site well in excess of 5mph yesterday. I accept that building works brings with it noise, I let building contracts for many years in the past however a pre-7am start using heavy plant is simply not acceptable by any measure. We are off tomorrow and will be glad about it.

Comment from the Club:

Thank you for your review.

The noise was an isolated incident caused by external contractors. The start times of contractors and noise levels are now being strictly controlled.

We apologise for the inconvenience caused by the noise during your stay.

26 reviews

2 Helpful notes

Report this reviewer

Rated 4 of 5

Rated 1 of 5

Peace and quiet

Rated 4 of 5

Facilities and cleanliness

Rated 5 of 5

Location

Rated 3 of 5

Good for families

Beware of the noise.

Teesdale Barnard Castle Caravan Club Site

We have just had a wonderful week at this club site. Excellent walks in the local area and in the lovely, peaceful Teesdale valley. BUT please be aware that the building of the extension to the site has just started. We were woken at 6.45 by the loud digger and dumper truck working just behind our caravan. We were not warned that work was to begin this week when we arrived. Sitting outside the caravan is unpleasant and in nice weather most people like to use the outside space on their pitch. This work needs to be done by next year but surely it could have started later in the year when the site is closed. Maybe the pitches near building site should be shut off or maybe the wardens could inform you when you check in.

Comment from the Club:

Thank you for your review.

The noise was an isolated incident caused by external contractors. The start times of contractors and noise levels are now being strictly controlled.

We apologise for the inconvenience caused by the noise during your stay.

Rosie1952

Reviewed on 27/07/2021 07:56

9 reviews

1 Helpful note

Report this reviewer

Rated 4 of 5

Rated 4 of 5

Peace and quiet

Rated 5 of 5

Facilities and cleanliness

Rated 4 of 5

Location

Rated 5 of 5

Good for families

A good site

Teesdale Barnard Castle Caravan Club Site
We have visited this site several times, whilst its close to Barnard Castle, which we love, you have to walk down a busy road so have some brightly colours cloths and after dark a flashlight. There is a makeshift path but its somewhat overgrown and a grass cut would help. There is however a woodland walk into the town which is nice in dry weather as it is very muddy and slippery in wetter weather. There are some steep difficult sections. We try and be away from the pitches near the road as it can be a little noisy. Not a lot of traffic to be fair but the traffic does thunder passed. Dog walk has been closed for some time now... lets hope something soon. These are only slightly negative issues but feel the review it primarily to help customers. Its a very clean, well kept site, we love it and will continue to use it, lovely town close by and many walks in the immediate area, C & MC sort the roadside path please or make representations to local authority. signage warming of pedestrians would help and maybe a suitable speed limit.

Ratch10

Motorhomer

Reviewed on 19/07/2021 14:57

2 reviews

0 Helpful notes

Report this reviewer

Rated 4 of 5

Rated 4 of 5

Peace and quiet

Rated 4 of 5

Facilities and cleanliness

Rated 4 of 5

Location

Rated 4 of 5

Good for families

EXCELLENT LOCATION

Teesdale Barnard Castle Caravan Club Site
Excellent location. Just a short walk via the lovely Deepdale, over the River Tees via the Aqueduct and up into the amazing Barnard Castle (Barney as the locals call it). The town is just SO interesting with SO many small independent shops.....many of them antique shops if you're into that sort of thing. Then there's the stunning Castle....the AMAZING Bowes Museum (you won't believe your eyes the first time you see it!) and its picturesque grounds. That's just for starters start. A large stretch of the Teesdale Way can be walked from the site. Short drives can give you more walking on the Teesdale Way or The Pennine Way. Well worth a visit.....and you might well come back for more!

Sandy1

Caravanner from West Yorkshire

Reviewed on 16/07/2021 19:09

1 review

0 Helpful notes

Report this reviewer

Rated 4 of 5

Rated 5 of 5

Peace and quiet

Rated 5 of 5

Facilities and cleanliness

Rated 5 of 5

Location

Rated 5 of 5

Good for families

'Stunning Barny'

Teesdale Barnard Castle Caravan Club Site
lovely site, perfectly placed for gorgeous walks and places of interest, Egglestone Priory, Bowes museum, Raby castle, Yorkshire Dales, Teesdale, High force, Barnard Castle itself of course, lovely nature reserve woods and streams adjacent to the site , friendly staff, what else could you wish for?

eltel53

Reviewed on 13/07/2021 08:45

1 review

0 Helpful notes

Report this reviewer

Site contact details

Telephone:
01833 637999

Site information

With our campsites busier than ever right now, we'd really appreciate your support with a few things to help everyone have a safe and enjoyable summer. Please be mindful of site arrival times (as they do vary), keep children and pets close by and within sight, and ensure you keep your speed below 5mph. Thank you!

All internal shared facility areas, including toilet and shower blocks, wash up areas, laundry rooms, drying rooms and information rooms will be fully open, however in order to continue to protect our staff, we will still be requiring social distancing, and the wearing of face coverings in our reception areas for the time being.

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.

Please Note: Work to create 20 additional hardstanding pitches within the dog field will take place this season, as a result this field will be out of use for 2021.