Knaresborough Caravan Club Site (REF : KNA)

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

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Ideal for ...

  • Cycling
  • Dogs
  • Families
  • Motorhomes
  • Walking

Why stay here ...

*SOLD OUT* - Book now for Christmas Day Lunch at the Wanderer Bar & Kitchen. Price is £65 per head, pelase call the Bistro directly on 01423 866678 to be added to the list; payment will be collected in early December. Click here to view the Menu

*SOLD OUT* - Book now for the New Year’s Eve party at the Wanderer Bar & KitchenThis ticket only event includes a buffet, music, quiz and a glass of bubbly at midnight! Tickets are £25 per person, please call the Bistro directly on 01423 866678 to be added to the list; payment will be collected in early December.

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
  • 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.

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
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OS field ref:
SE327588
OS map ref:
104
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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Love having a bistro on site

We had a lovely big pitch, loads of room between us and our neighbours. The wardens are friendly and helpful. Facilities clean. We enjoyed a meal at the Wanderer bistro with great service, it was nice to have an onsite facility like this. We walked into Knaresborough along footpaths and the river which is a great dog walk but quite a way so if you have children it may be too far. We walked back along the main road which is a fast road and footpaths were tight in places. There is information in the info room about buses. We used a recommended taxi service from the info room to go to Harrogate and they were great, prompt and friendly.
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First Visit and Lasting Impressions

We have stayed on Club sites in Yorkshire previously but this Autumn was our first visit to stay at Knaresborough. The smiling welcome at check in is standard at nearly all of the club sites wherever we have stayed and Knaresborough is no exception and with the warden making a suggestion as to the best pitch for our stay we were off to a very good start. The fully serviced pitch that we occupied for 5 nights was reasonably level and the only adjustment needed for our caravan was easily achieved by adjustment of the jockey wheel. The ethos of peace and quiet is preserved by the use of hand carts by the site staff to empty bins so no noisy machines and this was greatly appreciated although we realise that it may not be so practicable on larger sites. The sanitary conveniences are cleaned to the clubs normal high standards but would be improved by increasing the number of WC cubicles as there are not enough during peak times of the day. We enjoyed a pleasant and reasonably priced evening meal in the Wanderer restaurant with friends who live in the area. There is a local pub, the Guy Fawkes just 5 minutes walk away in the village of Scutton with a range of real ales and pub food but at higher prices than can be found in the Wanderer. The Information room is well organised and tidy and the wardens have thoughtfully provided pre- printed 'tear of' slips of paper with directions to local services and the route for a wonderful walk in the Nidd Gorge to Knaresborough. The city of York is close by (only 15 miles in the car) and easily accessed by using the Park & Ride which also has parking for Motor Homes. The weather was dreadful during our stay with much heavy rain but it did not detract from our stay and we will definitely return. Just one note of caution for when you are leaving the site the side road from the Site Entrance exits onto the busy Ripon - Knaresborough Road and extra care is need due to undulations in the road particularly from the right hand side.
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Autumn visit

Great welcome from a very friendly team. Clean beyond all measurable levels and the restaurant helps set a high bar for all other sites. The area is great for walkers and runners with the Nidd valley loop to Knaresborough a great loop for a family ramble All round great site !
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A benchmark for other sites

We stayed for a week here at the end of August, we had stayed at the old site and liked it but the refurbishment of the site is fantastic. The facilities are spotless and were maintained to a very high standard. All the staff were friendly, efficient and very helpful. The improvements at the site should be used as a benchmark for other sites looking to improve their sites. We were on a fully serviced pitch and these were situated at the top end of the site. Lovely big pitches off set from each other which meant you weren't looking into your neighbour's van across the way. We ate in The Wanderer one evening and the food was excellent, it was so nice to have this facility on site and not have to go off looking for a local hostelry to eat at. We visited Knaresborough on the Monday and found quite a few shops closed but it didn't deter us from exploring the town and the walks by the river. We also had a lovely shaded walk down Nidd Gorge which is situated a stones throw away from the camp site. The improved play area was a great place for the children to meet at the beginning or end of their days and it is a very safe space away from roads. My only critisism of the Caravan and Motorhome club is the inability of people to drive at 5MPH, there are plenty of signs for the maximum speed limit around the site. I will be visiting the site again and have already booked my return trip. Keep up the good work!
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Lovely site

We stayed here 9th to the 13th of September.It had been some time since we stayed here.Its a lovely clean and tidy site with hard working wardens.It is well placed for visiting places like York and Harrogate. We stayed four nights and dined in the Wanderer for two of those. We loved the fact that we could take our dog in the restaurant with us (as it is against club rules to leave them in caravans unattended).The standard of food and service was outstanding. I understand the previous comment about separate areas for dog owners.But as most people take their pets with them I'm sure the manager of the Wanderer would not like to see money walking past his window to be spent at local public houses that do allow dogs in.
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01423 860196