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Knaresborough Caravan Club Site
New Road, Scotton, Knaresborough, North Yorkshire, HG5 9HHView on map
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.
Great savings on days out
Offers available to Club members
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.
- HG5 9HH
- Lat 54.02373 / Lon -1.501564
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- 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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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.
Site contact details
- 01423 860196