York Rowntree Park Caravan Club Site

Terry Avenue, York, North Yorkshire, YO23 1JQ

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  • Cycling
  • Dogs
  • Families
  • Motorhomes

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.

Facilities on site ...

  • Baby changing facilities
  • BBQs allowed: charcoal, gas, electric
  • Disabled facilities: facilities for wheelchair disabled
  • Disabled shower room
  • Dishwashing area
  • Dog walk from site
  • Electric hook-up
  • Family washroom
  • Gas
  • Laundry facilities
  • Motorhome service point
  • Toilet block
  • TV reception: fair
  • Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi charge
  • Wi-Fi rating: Bronze

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Walking notes:

You can enjoy walks from the site along the picturesque river to the centre of York.

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Supermarket notes:

The closest is Sainsbury’s in the City Centre, about 2 miles from the site on Bishopthorpe road. Morrisons, Waitrose and Sainsburys are all on Foss Island Bank. Tesco is on Askham Road, Asda on Layerthorpe, Lidl on Thanet Road and Aldi on Fulford Road.

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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.

Sites key: Club Site

Postcode:
YO23 1JQ
GPS:
Lat 53.95066 / Lon -1.0809
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OS field ref:
SE604509
OS map ref:
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Handbook map ref:
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Transport links

  • Bus stop within 1 mile
  • Buses go to: York
  • Car hire on site
  • 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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A very short but happy couple of hours

I arrived on Monday 3rd November, a short noticed booking prior to lockdown. Arrived around 1.45 p.m. and noticed the River was swollen. The site was quiet, tidy and toilets/showers very clean. I went for a walk around the beautiful park at the side of the site but could not walk along the far side of the River has it had flooded the path and was seeping up the roads. Arrived back on site around 4.15 p.m. to be told we had to all evacuate the site as the River would flood the site and the road would be closed off. This was a pain but obviously did not want to get stuck but I did not want to go home. The manager kindly booked me into Beechwood campsite so I didn't need to return home. The other couple of managers Christine and Col were very helpful and it was a pleasure to meet them. This site is brilliant for walking into York and I will be back.

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Something needs to change...

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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The best stewards I’ve known

It goes without saying that this site is 5 star ! But I’ve had a lot of stays at CMC sites spoiled by staff. Well apart from the obvious drawback with this team (they support Burnley!) I can say they are the most welcoming and friendly staff I’ve come in contact with. Keep it up Guys
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Convenient for city centre

The site is well laid out and spacious pitches -so no problem with social distancing with fellow neighbors There is some noise from children playing in Rowntree Park next door if you happen to be on or around pitch numbers 12-18 which happens from 8.30am till dark beware! Also the pitches closer to the new Hotel catch more of the sun in the afternoon if its a sunny day Our key to the gate at the far end of the site was very hit and miss as to whether it worked or not For live music book a table at the Victoria Vaults a short 15 minute walk away on a Sunday afternoon We'v stayed four times on this site as it is an excellent location for walking into York will be back again next year Visit Rowntree Park next door for nice walks n cafe

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Cracking city centre site

First visit for 5 years, as good now as it was then. Being close to the city centre the last few miles are on busy roads with lots of junctions, bus/cycle lanes bollards etc. First timers would be recommended to virtually drive the approach on google earth or similar. Some pitches on the tight side, especially length. Our 7.5m van just fitted. Toilets shut from 10.00 for 2 hours and a maximum of 4 in each block meant some earlier morning showers to beat the queues. Excellent location for the centre of York, with everything a 15 to 20 minute walk away. Highly recommended for a mini break.
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01904 658997

Site information

<p>Unfortunately due to the English national lockdown, this Club campsite will be temporarily closed from Thursday 5 November 2020 until the beginning of December 2020 (or when restrictions are lifted if the lockdown is extended). Once we are able, we will publish a further update on our website. Please continue to check back.</p> <p>Why not book now for 2021? Only pay 5% VAT until March 2021. A 12.5% reduction on all published prices will be applied to your booking when you arrive and pay for your stay on site.</p> <p><strong>Please Note:</strong> 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. This diversion can be found in the site directions.</p>