Richmond Hargill House Caravan Club Site

Gilling West, Richmond, North Yorkshire, DL10 5LJ

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Ideal for ...

  • Cycling
  • Dogs
  • Motorhomes
  • Walking

Why stay here ...

A popular site in North Yorkshire, Richmond Hargill House Club Site in Gilling West, Richmond is a conveniently short distance off the A1 and adjacent to the A66. You will be pitching on a grassy, gently sloping location with magnificent views southwards over the Yorkshire Dales National Park. It would be a waste to use this caravan park merely as a stopover - it has a wealth of fun activities to make your family holiday memorable. 

Set in the famous area of James Herriot's novels, Richmond Hargill House Club Site offers the opportunity to see many of the locations used within the famous series with your own eyes. The park is also the area where our greatest landscape artist, J M W Turner, travelled, painted and found the subjects for some of his most unforgettable watercolours. The local Tourist Association publishes a Turner Trail leaflet for walkers to explore, with seating placed conveniently at many of the locations from which to view the beautiful scenery that inspired his legendary images.

The area offers transport links, with a bus service into Darlington and Richmond. The site is also well placed to visit the city of Durham, with iconic cathedral and picturesque location, and vibrant Newcastle, which offers great shopping and lots of places to eat and drink along the Quayside.

Facilities on site ...

  • BBQs allowed: charcoal, gas, electric
  • Disabled facilities: facilities for wheelchair disabled
  • Disabled shower room
  • Dishwashing area
  • Dog walk on site
  • Drive over waste disposal for motorhomes
  • Electric hook-up
  • 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:

Good walking routes near the site are from Gilling West and Richmond. Details of walking routes are available in the information room.

Check out our ViewRanger walk.

Supermarket notes:

The closest is Lidl in Richmond (4 miles), with parking for motorhomes.

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Directions

From A1: Leave A1 at Scotch Corner via slip road onto the A66 (signposted Penrith). In about 1.5 miles at the crossroads turn left into the road signposted Gilling West, Richmond. The site entrance is on the left in 100 yards. From West on A66: turn right off A66 (Penrith - Scotch Corner) at signpost Gilling West, Richmond. Do not turn right into first road signposted B6274, Gilling West, Richmond. The site is on the left in 100 yards.

Sites key: Club Site

Postcode:
DL10 5LJ
GPS:
Lat 54.45297 / Lon -1.70574
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OS field ref:
NZ192065
OS map ref:
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Handbook map ref:
H11

Transport links

  • Bus stop within 1 mile
  • Buses go to: Richmond and Darlington
  • Car hire on site
  • Daily public Transport within 1 mile

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Lovely site

This is a lovely site, well kept, clean and tidy and a joy to stay at. We stopped for an overnight on journey north and were offered several pitches to choose from. My question is - On our return journey for an overnight southbound having booked a hardstanding awning pitch (white peg )we were offered a grass pitch or the tarmac area (blue peg) on top of site. That was all the warden could offer! We were not happy to pitch on grass being a motorhome. Yet there were white pegged pitches free as we saw her direct someone on to one after our arrival. One white pegged pitch had a cone on it which we saw a motorhome go into after our arrival. It wasn't even near the toilet block so was not being kept for a disabled person. The motorhome was the same size as out unit. Why are pitches being kept for some members?? I understood it was first come first served and we arrived at 1.10pm! I wanted to complain but my husband didn't want a fuss made! The noise of the road did not affect us but I can understand how it would for some.
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Great site with fantastic views

We stayed 4 nights in mid August and loved it here. Friendly wardens, site and facilities very clean, and wonderful views. The only issue that some people might have is the A66 which runs very close to the top end of the site, and where we were pitched there was a lot of traffic noise. It didn’t bother us at all, but some people might find it too much. The plus is that the site is very easy to get to, and it makes a great base for visiting North Yorkshire. We will be back.
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First stay at this campsite

On arrival at this site we were greeted by very friendly Wardens, who told us which pitch to go to and that they were operating a 'band' policy regarding the shower block. The site is extremely well kept and is a credit to the Wardens, as are the shower blocks. The band system works well, and everyone kept their distance. Limited dog walks from the site, although the site does has its own small dog walk. Lovely view from the site and idea for exploring Swaledale. One point the Caravan Club should consider is foot level lights on the path and steps to the toilet, as the lights are at head height and tend to dazzle so can make it difficult to see the steps. We would definitely visit again if we are in this area.
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Fantastic site and Lovely Wardens

Just had 5 nights here, and the site is beautifully kept. The Wardens are so welcoming and can't do enough to help you. More importantly they acknowledge you whenever they see you unlike a lot of Wardens who just put their heads down and ignore you once you are on site. The toilet facilities were immaculate and the 3 band system worked a treat, never had to queue once. This was our first visit here and it won't be our last it was tremendous. A short drive down into Gilling West, 2 good dog friendly pubs, and a 10 minute drive further on into Richmond.

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A Happy Camper

This was my first visit to a Caravan and Motorhome site and I really enjoyed my stay. A very friendly welcome, by lovely staff. After a small mishap with my pitch, very quickly remedied, I settled in. The band system here worked very well, keep your band, hang it on the hook, if 2 bands there, either queue or come back. The only drawback is the A66, which obviously, no one can do anything about. I got used to it. A great bus service into Richmond, and we had a drive out to Middleham, bewared, there are a lot of racing trainers in the area and the roads were full of horses, but hey ho, it is the area. The site was very clean and people respected the new regulations. I grew up in this area and I love the Yorkshire Dales. A definite return is on the cards
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Telephone:
01748 822734

Site information

This Club campsite is now open and is following social distancing and safety requirements as set out by the UK government. Our priority is first and foremost the health and safety of our staff, our members, our guests and the local communities. Therefore, we are asking all those guests entering reception areas and shops to wear a face covering, so please remember to bring your own with you.

Only pay 5% VAT. A 12.5% reduction on all published prices will be applied to your booking when you arrive and pay for your stay on site.