York Rowntree Park Caravan Club Site (REF : ROW)

Terry Avenue, York, North Yorkshire, YO23 1JQ

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Ideal for ...

  • Cycling
  • Dogs
  • Families
  • Motorhomes

Why stay here ...

Due to the construction of a new hotel on the land adjacent to our site, there will be some disruption and noise whilst this work takes place. We apologise for any inconvenience caused but this is beyond The Club's control.

A popular holiday destination, 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.

The site went through some exciting changes over winter 2014/15. The warehouse that lined one side of the site was demolished was converted into pitches, while the riverside annex was closed. The newly developed area contains 16 new hardstanding pitches which are a combination of awning and non-awning, and the site also offers 5 pitches for backpacking tent campers. There is also a new dedicated service point for this area and TV booster system added to the bollards. The development work this winter means that all visitors will now be together on one site.

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

Prices

Extras

Price per night for extra car: £2.00

Supplements

Pitches

Touring pitch types Awning Without Awning
Standard (electric & hardstanding)

Yes

Yes

Standard (electric & grass)
Non-electric (hardstanding)
Non-electric (grass)
Serviced (electric & hardstanding)
Serviced (electric & grass)
Super (electric & hardstanding)

Nearby

Walking notes:

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

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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Directions

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:
J10

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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great site

This is a great site, slightly spoiled with the new hotel being constructed, but still a great location. the only problem with this site is trying to book it. You can log on within a minute of opening and all weekend will be booked. OK if you only want a couple of days mid week, but impossible to book a longer break. We were taking to others on site while we were there and they were saying it has taken years to try and get on this site. Having said that, if you do succeed in getting a booking, it is worth the wait.
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Great site in the center of York

This site is great to visit York no need to use the car once on site, my wife is disabled and can't walk long distances without a break and we found lots of places to sit and let her rest a while. Arrived on a Sunday set up and asked the warden for a local place to have Sunday lunch, he wasn't sure but recommended the Mason's Arms just over the bridge. We had a very nice lunch and beer was good too. Not the quietest of sites the normal city sounds are quite loud and the building work next door can get noisy. Site it self is well looked after and the wardens are a happy and friendly bunch.
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white line

we pitched on corner pitch to blue marker as requested then we were told that we had pitched wrong and that we needed to pitch at an angle to the blue marker on white line... the white line they were referring to was a faint sprinkling of stones. apart from this small hiccup we had an excellent time.
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Flagship site but not perfect

We have never stayed on this site before as we have always used Beechwood Grange or a private site in Stockton on Forest. We came for a family reunion as I was born and brought up in York and have revisited regularly. Rowntrees Park site is in an ideal location for visitors who wish to soak up the history and shopping as it is a short walk along the river bank to the start of the Bar Walls. I would recommend turning left once you reach Skeldergate Bridge and join the walls to continue clockwise round them, you will finish up on the other side of Skeldergate Bridge for a short stroll back to the site. The site itself is "compact" and totally hard standing.with 1 metre hedges between pitches. To comply with fire stipulations the pitching arrangement is not the usual car/caravan/awning but the pitches do have plenty of space. We found the staff very helpful and friendly and were kept busy keeping the site and toilet block clean and handling the constant flow of vans in and out. The toilet block was very well equipped, the male block had 10 showers for 89 pitches on site which is a much higher ratio than I have seen elsewhere. Other reviewers' complaints about construction noise adjacent to the site may be true but that is outside club control and will be over within 12 months. The more long term noise nuisance comes from the children's play area in Rowntrees Park itself which is immediately behind the tall hedge at the back of the site, this includes the sound of skate boards as well, this will be most obvious at weekends and during school holidays. The access to the site with your caravan or motorhome is narrow in places and because it is through a terraced residential area contains legally parked vehicles at the roadside. It is perfectly negotiable provided one sticks to the club's posted entry and exit times, so don't arrive early like so many I saw. The facilities for shopping, eating out and drinking in the area are excellent accessible 5 minutes walk from the site via the pedestrian gate at the rear. I would recommend Angel In The Garden for light snacks, Fisherman's Wife for Fish and Chips to take out or eat in (10% discount for club members and seniors deal) and The Slipp Inn for a real pint of Yorkshire beer on Clementhorpe which you pass on your way into site... Further afield you could dine out at several restaurants with a view of Clifford's Tower, "31 Castlegate" being one we tried, and for entertainment try The Grand Opera House 3 minutes from Clifford's Tower. Last year we went to a Billy Fury Tribute and this year we saw The Drifters there.

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Excellent Club Site

Just back from a 5 day holiday at this club site and thoroughly enjoyed our visit. Staff were excellent and were very informative regarding any question put to them. Pitches are hard standing with grey chips which were not a problem (would have liked water and drainage on the pitch but sadly not available). Facilities are superb - very clean and well kept. Some local shops are a 5 minute walk from the site where there is a very good Indian Restaurant which gives you discount if you stay on the site. York city centre is a 15 minute walk from the site with many attractions to see (York Minster and Shambles Market to mention a few). Have read a lot of negative reviews for this club site which in my opinion do not agree with. Anyway, we had a good time at this site and we will certainly be back. Thank you Rowntree Park Staff for a memorable holiday.
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01904 658997

Site information

Due to the construction of a new hotel on the land adjacent to our site, there will be some disruption and noise whilst this work takes place.