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York Rowntree Park Caravan Club Site

Terry Avenue, York, North Yorkshire, YO23 1JQ

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Ideal for ...

  • 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.

Check out our ViewRanger walk.

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 Note: From 17 May 2021 until approximately October 2022 work will take place on flood defences in the area around the site. The normal approach road will be closed to facilitate this and a diversion will be in place. Please do not use the site postcode to travel to the site, Clementhorpe is now closed and there is restricted ability to turn.

If following the club directory instructions to site:

Cross Skeldergate bridge with City Walls on the right, you will see the *Swan public house on the left. Do not turn down Clementhorpe. Continue left passing parade of shops on Bishopthorpe Road.

At the traffic lights proceed straight on Bishopthorpe Road for approximately a quarter of a mile.

Look for the Winning Post pub on the right and then take the third turning on the left into Butcher Terrace (Postcode YO23 1LS), just after traffic island.

At the end of Butcher Terrace proceed onto a temporary road in front of the Millennium Bridge. Stay left and continue on Terry Avenue. Once you pass the main gates to the park it is approximately 300 metres to the site entrance on the left.

If approaching from the A59 follow signs into City Centre. Turn left from Holgate Road into Blossom Street then turn right at the traffic lights onto Nunnery Lane. In approximately 200 metres stay in the right hand lane then follow instructions from the Swan public house, as above. *

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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Regimental but good 🤔

York Rowntree Park Caravan Club Site
Been coming here for years and tbh an excellent site, cracking location. Great for couples & families. We've done both over the yrs and brill. However !! Despite great staff, there is an elemant of being REGIMENTAL. Its always been, arrive 12 onwards, but has changed to no earlier than 1300hrs. As coming for years, took for granted it was still 1200 and arrived 12 ish, being told its changed. Apologising made no difference, told to wait at the gate on the hottest day, with a dog in the car, remain with the car, engine off untill let in. (Along with 2 other rigs arriving ) WHY? Everybody went at 11.15 hrs so just let us on with a bollocking we made a mistake. NO ROOM FOR DISGRESSION ? Secondly, whats with the resrving of pitches ? Supposed to be for very large units but many cones out leaving less choice, isnt it 1st come 1st served ?. Although I understand reserving for the disabled ect. I can understand a couple reserved but not around 6+ that I had seen. If big rig buy a smaller one 🤔. Wardens just chill and be a little more flexible. Otherwise efficient and friendly 👍

Rowy

Reviewed on 22/07/2021 23:16

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York Rowntree Park Caravan Club Site
Excellent site in the centre of York. The best facilities in all the sites we’ve stayed on. Spotlessly clean showers and toilets and the band system was carefully and sensitively overseen by the wardens. Lovely local shops and restaurants without the need to go into the city centre (recommend the Fish and Chip shop!) Next door to the Rowntree park and by the river. We’ll be back!!!

Edwin Brewer

Reviewed on 08/07/2021 22:15

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York Rowntree Park Caravan Club Site
Stayed here for four nights in June 2021. The instructions on how to get there were straightforward (I suggest you use the Butcher Terrace Post Code for your Satnav). The ongoing Flood Prevention Works posed no problem. This site is in a fantastic location only 15 minutes from the City Centre. The site is clean and well maintained and the staff are friendly and very helpful, (what is there not to like?) I would highly recommend it.

Michael Fox

Reviewed on 27/06/2021 17:36

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Very enjoyable; looking forward to returning.

York Rowntree Park Caravan Club Site
We spent one night here in June 2021; the revised instructions for how to reach it were clear and easy to follow. We found we knew the area fairly well, as our daughter had lived literally the other side of the wall for several years! We didn't actually go into York from the site, as we used a Park'n'ride both days, but it seems to be very easy to get there. It is possible we will return in September, for two nights this time.

Mrs Redboots

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Reviewed on 26/06/2021 17:36

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Not for me, but easy to understand why so popular.

York Rowntree Park Caravan Club Site
We had a 2 night stay here last week The location is second to none, and even with the current diversion into the site, it was easy enough to follow. As expected it was very busy on arrival, which significantly reduces the choice of pitches available, hence we ended up having to pitch )pitch no.10) on the row which backs right onto Rowntree park. The pitches are surprisingly large, and separated by hedges which is nice for privacy either side. The road separating you from the pitch opposite is quite narrow, but the pitches are staggered so you are not looking straight at someone else! Unfortunately pitch 10, and the ones along that row, back onto the children's play area in Rowntree Park, which means constant noise from morning until it closes at 10pm....the young children playing is not an issue at all, but quite clearly older children use it later in the day, and it can get a bit loud. That said, the location of the site is the main reason for visiting here, and that does not disappoint. York is beautiful and there are many many things to see and do, and therefore understandable why the site is so very popular. Certainly for motorhomers, who do not wish to move their vehicle off site, this is one of the best locations there is.

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Reviewed on 18/06/2021 16:29

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Telephone:
01904 658997

Site information

Please Note: Work on flood defences near York Rowntree Park Caravan and Motorhome Club Campsite has now started, with a projected completion date of October 2022. The normal approach road is currently closed, so please follow the diversion put in place by the local authorities or use postcode YO23 1LS on your SatNav. Please check the map section on this page for further details.

All internal shared facility areas, including toilet and shower blocks, wash up areas, laundry rooms, drying rooms and information rooms will be fully open, however in order to continue to protect our staff, we will still be requiring social distancing, and the wearing of face coverings in our reception areas for the time being.

Remember, you only pay 5% VAT until 30 September 2021, then 12.5% VAT from 1 October 2021 to 31 March 2022 on Club campsite prices! All you need to do is book your holiday as normal, and the discount will be applied to the appropriate rate when you pay on site.