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 ...

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.

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.

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:
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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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Does it really matter

Our second visit to york , location good . We arrived with friends who ended up at the other side of the site to where we were , but we thought no problem in the morning we will ask to move if any pitches become available before new members arrive.the next morning we noticed quite a few pitches became vacant so I called into the reception to ask if it would be possible to move pitch only to be told by the female site manager no does it really matter your friends are only over the other side it’s not far to walk , I was totally shocked I could not believe what I had just been told by this site manager, people skills comes to mind . Now for the serious matter , the next morning we were woken by a football being played and bounced up and down past motorhomes and caravans the time was 07.45 , we did not complain about this but the same evening from the same male who was 2 pitches away from ours was playing football again and the ball was hitting people’s motorhomes, we take pride in our possessions and particularly our motorhome , my husband went outside and told the boy that football is not allowed , within minutes his foul mouthed mother fuelled with drink came banging on our motorhome swearing and saying there are no signs saying you cannot play football , I told my husband to go and report the matter to the wardens and let them deal with it , he did this and the site manager told us that they had been advised to remove the signs that state no ball games. The next morning we were leaving early and was informed by our friends that someone had written in permanent black marker on the back of our £60,000 motorhome, I will not repeat what had been written but we were so so saddened by this , we went and alerted the site manager who asked had we not arrived with it on , he knew full well who had done it and so did we , what we should have really done was call the police but we had no proof. Well when the female site warden said to me does it really matter , well yes it really did matter because this would never have happened if we had moved and not been parked near some low life members , so what should have been a few days celebrating our friends 40th wedding anniversary turned out to be one of the most unpleasant stays on a caravan club site .
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Lovely stay

We have just returned from a 2 night stay at Rowntree Park. This was our second visit to this site and we are already planning going back soon.The site is lovely and a short walk from York centre which is always really nice. The wardens are lovely, very friendly and helpful. We also thought the booking in system they use is excellent. Really looking forward to our next visit - hopefully soon.

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Fantastic Site

Well what can I say, this site in my opinion is a cracking site, well laid out very spacious pitches, immaculate facilities and very quiet and the wardens and lovely and friendly. Perfect for exploring York as it’s only a 5/10 minutes walk by the side of the river into the shops and bars. It’s just perfect I can’t find 1 negative thing to say about the site. Highly recommend it.
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location, location, but at a cost

A very busy site. All hardstanding and concrete roadways with excellent, well kept ,toilet block. its a very tight site and always full. The dog walk is in the park next door. Staff are excellent and it is spotlessly clean. Narrow roads to get to the location so adhere to the instructions about how to get to the site, they really help. You have to book well in advance to get the dates you want and it is not cheap, over £36 a night and strict rules about aligning your vehicle to the pegs (annoying) but you can walk to all the main sites in York. There needs to be another site close to the town with good bus access and the Club needs to take the lead in creating this. The constant moving on a full site makes it feel a bit like a factory but demand outstrips supply so everything is under pressure. its managed well but don't stay any longer than you need to. No cafe or restaurant on site but hundreds nearby and a 200yd walk gives you a good choice of local shops. Vans are very close, much closer than on other sites, and you can only sit out on concrete or stones. clearly the safety rules are different here (in relation to fire). We had no criticism of the site management which was helpful and on top of things, even on a full site, though the toilet closure time (10.15 to 11.15) for cleaning was not convenient for us.

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Recent Stay

Having forgot about our booking as I booked so far in advance as just booked an available Saturday, we arrived to a lovely new warden who let us in the barrier and said pitch up and come back to pay. When I went to pay got a bit of a shock at £36.60 for one night, then realised it was peak time for Easter! Still a good price considering its in York centre but I will be thinking carefully in the future what date I book!
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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.