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.

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 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:
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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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Great location

Situated right next to the river it is only a few hundred yards into the centre of York. Should you fancy a longer walk turn right out of the site cross the millennium bridge and go into York on the other side of the river. There's a nice selection of small shops, cafés, fish and chips and a Sainsbury's local on one side and a pleasant park to relax in and for the kids on the other. The staff are very friendly and the pitches are a generous size and well spaced.
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Fantastic location and site, well worth a visit...

From arriving at the site to see 2 members of staff at the barrier guiding us onto the site, to leaving after 5 days I must say that this was a great place to stay. While I'm keen on hardstanding pitches (unless it's winter) I have to say the hedged enclosures for each pitch is a great idea as it gives you privacy and what I believe is a much bigger overall pitch to enjoy. I thought the wrist band arrangement for the bathrooms was a much better system than the one we experienced down at Ferry meadows i.e. 4 hooks for to hand your wrist band on (if there are 4 on the hooks it simply means wait until someone exists) The wardens were super helpful and good natured, the site it's self was immaculate and lovely and quiet compared to some others where we've experienced being woken up at 8am to the sound of wardens machinery. Location wise this makes for both the perfect city break and country walks as both are just minuets from the site. All in all well worth a trip if you haven't been to York, we highly recommend this site :)

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An excellent first time in the motorhome since lockdown

I’ve been a bit nervous about going in the motorhome since lockdown and deliberately waited until I’d read plenty of reviews of CAMC sites and got the sense that things were being made as safe as possible. I then waited until two nights became available at Rowntree Park as I know the site from previous visits. On arrival the welcome was excellent - efficient, friendly and informative - as was booking in at Reception once I’d chosen my pitch. I do like the pitches surrounded by hedges as they give a sense of privacy, which is always nice, but particularly in these strange times. I decided to use the onboard facilities, so I can’t comment on the washrooms / toilets and how the wristband system worked, but it seemed to be working all right and I didn’t see any huge queues, as reported on some sites. I think this is an excellent site. It’s close to the middle of York so within walking distance for most people. It’s right on a cycle route so it’s possible to get out of the city on a traffic-free route - I’m an experienced cyclist but still appreciate this, but it would be a real boon for families with small children. I find some of the comments in other reviews rather strange. While we all have our own experiences and opinions, to see two people commenting about arrival time is odd as it’s quite clear in the information that one o’clock is the earliest arrival time. Similarly a comment about sat nav sending someone down the wrong street may be a valid warning, but it is clear in the instructions that’s there’s one particular route to use to approach - certainly if you’ve never been here before. An excellent short stay, and I now feel much more confident about heading away in the motorhome again. Thank you to the staff at Rowntree Park.
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Shame about the reception on arrival!

We don't do many reviews, but.... Many visits to York site in the past. We have experience mixed moods from the wardens over the years. Upon arrival the very polite gents explained to my husband the protocol on pitching and facilities with COVID. Great service. But I was out of the van and approaching reception at this time as I would always do on arrival to any site. The Lady's in reception greeted me with abrupt rudeness and total lack of any respect. Somehow I was to know the changed protocol on arrival. With this I kept tight lipped and returned to van and moved on to the pitch. On departure and returning site keys/barrier cards the lady were on form as the previous day. Again I was expected to know what they wanted & what they were thinking! I approached the reception door, one of the lady wardens had her back to me and wouldn't turn around to acknowledge me, Due to this I was unaware there was another lady customer in reception returning keys. I waited to be greeted with a gruff response and finger waving to drop keys and bands THERE with a pointing finger. Disgraceful. The lady in reception after dropping off her keys looked at me with and said she couldn't believe the wardens response.... River walks are great as usual. We didn't hire a boat as it was bit nippy this time we visited. Great site in a great city, shame about the reception I received as we will think very carefully about returning again......

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01904 658997

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.