York Rowntree Park Caravan Club Site
Terry Avenue, York, North Yorkshire, YO23 1JQView on map
Why stay here ...
A popular holiday site in North Yorkshire, York Rowntree Park Club Site offers level pitches located on the banks of the River Ouse. Some pitches have attractive hedging and glades which provide not only a scenic treat but also ensure your privacy. The caravan park is within easy walking distance of the beautiful and historic city of York and also makes for an excellent base from which to explore the Yorkshire area. York itself has so much to see and do that you'll find the time can slip by all too easily. Using a pedestrian gate at the back of the site leads you to a parade of local shops, including a fantastic fish and chip shop with cafe, Indian and Thai restaurants and numerous takeaways as well as a selection of Cafe's, food and convenience shops.
Although the site is near to the city centre, it is peaceful and has a lovely rural feel, with pleasant walks down the side of the river to the Millennium bridge and more. York Rowntree Park Club Site is ideal for those wishing to visit York Minster - the largest gothic cathedral in northern Europe. Do include a walk to the city's medieval walls and the Shambles to get a feel of the old city with its medieval timber framed houses. You may also stumble across Snickelways of York which is a collection of small street and footpaths. Why not walk down Whip-ma-whop-ma-gate: a street of historical interest which is the shortest street in York with the longest name. Whilst staying at York Rowntree Park why not call in at the many real ale pubs, The York Dungeons, Jorvik Viking Centre and take a time-car, which will transport you back to the city's distant past. Should you have any budding archaeologists in the family, visit the ARC at St Saviours Church and train enthusiasts of all ages won't want to miss the award-winning National Railway Museum.
Please Note: From 11 January 2021 work will commence on flood defenses in the area around the site. The normal approach road will be closed to facilitate this and a diversion will be in place.
The proposed diversion will require traffic to utilise Butcher Terrace off Bishopthorpe Road, continuing towards the Millennium Bridge, then turning left onto Terry Avenue (approaching the site from the opposite direction than that of the norm) with the river kept to the right hand side. Do not go down Clementhorpe Road (by The Swan pub) as this will result in a dead end and no room to negotiate turning around. Please do not arrive before the earliest arrival time of 1.00pm as there are limited passing places on Terry Avenue. The council have requested that the Club try to spread out arrival times so please arrive later if you are able to. Please check back here regularly for any updates, as the commencement date may change.
Please use this only recommended route avoiding city centre, speed humps, low bridges. Approach York via A64. At Designer Outlet junction continue on A19; in about 2 miles at Mecca Bingo keep left and continue over river bridges. In about 200 yards turn left at Swan public house and follow signs to Rowntree Park.
- YO23 1JQ
- Lat 53.95066 / Lon -1.0809
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- Bus stop within 1 mile
- Buses go to: York
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- Daily public Transport within 1 mile
- Nearest park and ride: York city centre
- Nearest train station: York
- Train station within 5 miles
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Well done to anybody who’s managed to get a pitch here.
Seemingly the only tactic is to book 15 months in advance the moment the pitches are available. Have been club members for 5 years, and have never been able to book a multiple night stay, so I thought I’d change my tactic and try to book individual days piecemeal and keep returning over several attempts with a view/hope to “build” a multiple night stay. To book a pitch during Easter 2021 is over £50 a night with two adults and two children! Wow! So, that’s gone out of the window, and I have given up with this site for good. £50 and I can stay in a b&b and not have to bring my own hotel with me!
Since lockdown, and being unable to find pitches last minute (unlike last year), coupled with the price of club sites, we are seriously considering the worth of continuing our membership. It feels the club strategy and pricing are alienating young families, a tactic which does not bode well for the future of the club long term.
Sorry to leave a rant, I’m sure it’s a nice site if you can: a) get a pitch, b) afford a pitch.
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- 01904 658997