Knaresborough Caravan Club Site

New Road, Scotton, Knaresborough, North Yorkshire, HG5 9HH

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Ideal for ...

  • Cycling
  • Dogs
  • Families
  • Motorhomes
  • Walking

Why stay here ...

The Wanderer Bistro and Bar, including takeaway service, will be closed on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 13 October 2021.

One of our many caravan and motorhome sites in North Yorkshire, the Knaresborough Club Site is set in Lower Nidderdale and serves as a perfect gateway to the Yorkshire Dales and the many attractions of the North of England. The site is surrounded by mature trees and hedges and on fine days it is sunny yet well sheltered. Throughout the year, you can take advantage of the bar, restaurant and take away food on site, and the children can burn off their energy at the site's play area.

The historic market town of Knaresborough is within easy access of Knaresborough Club Site and boasts a nostalgic town crier, ancient walkways, atmospheric castle ruins, cobbled alleys and secret passages that lead to picturesque tea rooms, delightful restaurants and quaint traditional pubs. 

The central market is home to the weekly Wednesday market which is still famous for its locally prepared lavender water. Summer activities include the annual Bed Race in June and Knaresborough Festival in August. This caravan park has it all: boating on the River Nidd, scenic walks, excellent dog walk nearby, tennis and pitch 'n' putt - all in all a family destination likely to prove a winner throughout the season. Don't miss beautiful Ripley Castle, the old Court House Museum, magical Mother Shipton's Cave and Petrifying Well.

Things to do on site ...

  • Play area
  • Playground

Facilities on site ...

  • Baby changing facilities
  • Bar
  • 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
  • Restaurant
  • Toilet block
  • TV reception: fair
  • Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi charge
  • Wi-Fi rating: Silver

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Walking notes:

There are several footpaths in the local area including the Abbey Road Sculptures and Knaresborough Castle walk, a 3 mile walk from the centre of town to the castle, via a trail of fascinating woodland sculptures. Enjoy a waterside walk along the River Nidd, starting at the riverside car park - you can take circular walks of various lengths, ideal for families, strollers, amblers or serious hikers.

Check out our ViewRanger walk.

Supermarket notes:
The closest is Morrisons in Starbeck, about 3 miles from the site.

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Directions

Care required for larger outfits through Knaresborough. Leave the A1 at junction 47 onto the A59 (signposted Knaresborough, Harrogate). In 2.25 miles at the roundabout turn right onto the A59 (signposted Knaresborough). Continue through Knaresborough. In 1.25 miles at the T-junction with traffic lights continue left on the A59 (signposted Harrogate) and immediately right at traffic lights onto the B6165 (signposted Ripon, Pateley Bridge). In about 1.5 miles turn right into New Road (signposted Farnham). The Site is on the right in 50 yards. Please note: ignore the first turning to Farnham and Scotton if approaching from Ripley.

Sites key: Club Site

Postcode:
HG5 9HH
GPS:
Lat 54.02373 / Lon -1.501564
Plan a route to this site
OS field ref:
SE327588
OS map ref:
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Handbook map ref:
H10

Transport links

  • Bus stop within 1 mile
  • Buses go to: Knaresborough and Ripon
  • Car hire on site
  • Daily public Transport within 1 mile
  • Nearest train station: Knaresborough
  • Train station within 5 miles

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Knaresborough Caravan Club Site
This was our third visit in the last 14 months. We like it very much, with really friendly and helpful staff. Craig the warden went above and beyond to fix a drawer in our caravan - despite being very busy with other duties. Site is very homely with a great layout. Professionally managed by staff who were informative and accommodating. We'll definitely be coming back in 2022.

Wilf42

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Reviewed on 04/10/2021 14:25

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Knaresborough Caravan Club Site
Our first stay at Knaresborough and we weren't disappointed. A lovely well kept site, spotless facilities. Good dog walk and well mowed field for dog runs. Play park for children. Best was The Wanderer Bistro! What a lovely restaurant, great food, beautiful Sunday roast beef and other half had Chilli, served by delightful waiter and waitress. We ate in but outside area for eating/a drink looked good with very comfortable chairs. Unfortunately we were only stopping one night as on journey south. Hope to return. Highly recommend The Wanderer!

MMandP

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Reviewed on 03/10/2021 16:52

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Knaresborough Caravan Club Site
Really like this site but this time I was very disappointed with the cleanliness when using the gents facilities. The floor mat on entry needed vacuuming and remained the same throughout our stay of five nights, with built up grime in the corners. There were also cobwebs including spiders on the inside legs of toilet doors and wash basin enclosure doors. The windows were well ventilated but again cobwebs in abundance. My wife assures me that the ladies facilities were spotless.

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Knaresborough Caravan Club Site

This was our first visit the the Knaresborough site and we thought it was super- well laid out, immaculately kept, very friendly and helpful wardens and the dog walk was brilliant - plenty of room for our dog to run around but also an actual walk round the outside and plenty of bins for dog waste - the only thing it lacked was some sanitiser when you came out of the gate following opening and closing the catch which everyone else has touched however there are plenty of sanitisers elsewhere. It was great that there was a dog wash which doubled as a bike wash! Having asked for advice on directions on the CAMC Members Facebook page we came along the A59 from Skipton then took the A61 to Ripley and then A6165 and it was an easy journey. People had commented on the "wall of death" coming out of Knaresborough so we were pleased to have been able to avoid that! We walked into Knaresborough along the road and found it very busy so actually caught the bus back - they’re only every 2 hours and 2 singles cost £6.60 so not cheap. We opted to walk in to town via the Nidd Gorge next time which was lovely - steep in places and much longer. The Lavender Tea Rooms in the Market Place was lovely and a great place to watch the world go by and listen to the Town Crier. It's only a few minutes walk to the castle ruins and Bebra Gardens where you can see the famous viaduct. There's some lovely old buildings and narrow streets to wander through - we can recommend the meat from Huttons Butchers in Castlegate. We thought The Wanderer bar and bistro was fabulous- we had drinks there twice and a takeaway Sunday roast followed by desserts as well as eating in one night with friends. The food and drink were excellent and the staff all really friendly and efficient. We would definitely recommend it but it isn't open every day so check in advance. You can take dogs into the outside area but not into the actual restaurant. There was just one covered table outside so it was a bit limited if you needed to sit outside with a dog in poor weather. We did find there was quite a bit of road noise despite the tall trees next to the road and there seemed to be a lot of traffic at all times of day and night however we did get used to it and it wouldn't put us off going again. As well as going in to Knaresborough a couple of times, we also visited Swinsty and Fewston Reservoirs, Helmsley, Sutton Bank National Park, Grimwith Reservoir and Pateley Bridge. It is a beautiful area and well worth exploring further afield.

Liz from the Wirral

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Reviewed on 27/09/2021 18:51

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Knaresborough Caravan Club Site
Just returned from our first week-end visit to this site. Great location just outside Knaresborough and if you're energetic the town is walkable (around 45mins). However what is very close to this site is Nidd Gorge a National Park where you can follow various paths, some along the riverside, to Knaresborough. This journey is around 4 miles but is not too taxing and it takes in some wonderful views and forestry. You come to two great attractions one being "Mother Shipton's Caves" and the other being the "Ugly Duckling Tearooms" the latter is where you can get that well deserved Cup of Tea or Coffee and a wide selection of Cakes! Being motor-homers the ability to get to attractions and towns etc is important to us as we prefer to leave our unit on the pitch and explore on foot. Knaresborough C&MC site doesn't disappoint it's easy to get to, although the road leading up from Knaresborough can get quite congested due to extremely narrow and twisty sections where passing traffic can be a bit disconcerting, but if buses and lorries can get through then you shouldn't have to much difficulty, just take that extra bit of care when negotiating the blind bends. On arrival we were greeted by the ever helpful and diligent Warden, and the only downside that he could give us was that the on site Bar/Restaurant "The Wanderer" was sadly closed due to lack of staff. This was a downer as we had heard glowing reports about it. We did find however a great dog friendly Pub with a restaurant called "Guy Fawkes Arms" in Scotton Village which is about a 10min easy walk from the site, and is well worth the visit. The site itself is well laid out into various sectors with the amenity blocks convenient for all. We can't report in detail about these as like a lot of visitors we now only use our own toilet and shower, but I can see no reason why they shouldn't live up to the high standard that seem to prevail at C&MC sites. The pitches are well maintained and mostly quite level. There is a lovely enclosed door exercise field where our four-legged friends can run around and also enjoy themselves. We only had one minor issue with our stay at Knaresborough and unfortunately we have also seen this happening at other sites, and we mean no disrespect, but it is the number of large caravan and car units that now seem to ignore the spacing rule and park their caravans away from the pitch marker to get their caravan, car and awning onto the pitch. Having previously had a twin axle caravan and large 4x4 towing vehicle I know how it is sometimes a squeeze even on the the larger pitches, but the pitch marker is there for a reason. We loved our week-end at this site and will add it to the list of our "Must Visit Again".

MJD47

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Reviewed on 12/09/2021 19:26

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Telephone:
01423 860196

Site information

Please Note: NYE Party at the Wanderer Bistro (admission by ticket only) - £25 a head to include live music by local artist Dan Burnett, fun, quiz, buffet and a glass of bubbly at midnight. Must be booked in advance. Please call the site on 01423 860196 or the Bistro on 01423 866678.

Remember, you only pay 12.5% VAT until 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.

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 stay. 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 are now fully open, however in order to continue to protect our staff, we do still require social distancing, and the wearing of face coverings in our reception areas for the time being.