York Rowntree Park Caravan Club Site (REF : ROW)

Terry Avenue, York, North Yorkshire, YO23 1JQ

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  • 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:
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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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I do not, as a rule, put pen to paper but I must contradict the opinions of this site expressed by Snoopygold. In my opinion Rowntree Park is a very well kept site run by an enthusiastic,sociable and dedicated team of helpful wardens. It must be the busiest site on the network and regularly sees daily turnovers in excess of 50% of the units. We are frequent visitors, building our stays of up to a week to visit grandchildren in York, often at short notice. The location is excellent for walking into the city but access is tight in the latter stages hence the need for controlled timings. The hotel development next door brings heavier vehicles into the locality at the moment but these movements are supervised by the developer. Yes there is noise during weekday working hours but the Club makes this clear on the website. This is a city site - if peace and quiet is your requirement look elsewhere. We look forward to returning in a few weeks - don’t be put off by a single review.

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Well I must say I only ever use club sites, and motorhome all year around, I spend a lot of money with the club. Rowntree site mmmm I’ve tried for 2 years to get into this site, 2 years wasted dream I’m not sure what all the fuss is about, only the fact that it is easy to get into York itself. On arrival at 12 noon as requested we were met with a massive queue of agitated people trying to enter the site, when we eventually entered the site, the wardens in the office were not nice at all not even a greeting, just wanted to take your money.then once past that obstacle it got worse we were allocated a pitch, no choice it was in a corner our view a brick wall, both my wife and I are partially disabled, we spent sometime putting up a wind break I had to put it just on the grass as I could not get the pins in the ground it took us a hour. The warden can up an said you can take that down, quoting fire break rules, I realise this but it was only 3 inch’s on the grass and other people had done this and nothing said to them. I went to the office to ask why when others were doing the same, the answer I got was we make the rules.i have never come across this in any other site, we’ve always been greeted with a hello good journey and if we can help you we will. Rowntree seems to be a rule to the exception, the noise from the building site opposite is terrible all day long,and the club is still charging premium prices for this, then the rude unhelpful wardens who just seem to want to do as little as possible. Very unhelpful to those who need a little help in their older age, the club really needs to look into this site. So the 2 years wait was not worth it will never go here again, I’ve been given the address of a private site just outside York which I will use in future. This means breaking my rule of only using caravan and motorhome club sites. Shame on you York wardens.

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Easy walk to York

We stayed 2 nights here walking into York for a general wander around. The facilities were clean and everything kept neat & tidy around the site. We did visit the Treasurers House (National Trust) at the rear of the Minster & had a bite to eat in the Red House Café in the antiques centre opposite the Tourist Info. They had lovely cakes, soup & light lunches - a quiet café away from the busy streets. Sainsbury's local shop is a short walk from site via the top gate. A busy popular site even though there is building work still ongoing next to the site.

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Nothing stays the same......

We are frequent visitors to Rowntree Park and have just had an enjoyable one week stay - the sun shone! Since they have cut down most of the trees within the site boundary Rowntree Park is much better and appears much more open. As anyone who has been to the site previously will know that the place became one big site instead of two smaller ones some time ago and this works very well. Still only a ten minute walk into York its location is great and normally a very quiet and peaceful to holiday. However anyone intending to stay at Rowntree Park should be aware that they are currently building a 93 bedroom, 4 storey hotel, right next door and I mean right next door. At the moment there is a great deal of noise especially at 8 o'clock in the morning when work begins. Presently they are just up to the first floor level which, by the looks of it, will have the garage below. The noise from diggers, machines and general disruption is something anyone visiting will have to put up with until the beginning of next year when the hotel will, apparently, be completed. Please also be aware that large lorries are using the same narrow access road to the caravan site to gain entry to, and exit from the building site and you can expect to be held up whilst this traffic does three point turns guided by building site employees. If you know Rowntree Park the building work is right next to the newer part of caravan site so that is where you can expect the most noise there but unfortunately you will hear building work wherever you are on the caravan site and, as normal with building sites, there is also a degree of dirt and dust to be expected. Rowntree Park is a great caravan park - it is probably the best site location wise of any caravan site in York and, if you can put up with what's going on next door you will still have a wonderful time. I'm not sure what its is going to be like, especially access wise, and noise level wise, once the hotel is completed but one thing is for certain - will return to find out (but not for some time).
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Nothing stays the same......

We are frequent visitors to Rowntree Park and have just had an enjoyable one week stay - the sun shone! Since they have cut down most of the trees within the site boundary Rowntree Park is much better and appears much more open. As anyone who has been to the site previously will know that the place became one big site instead of two smaller ones some time ago and this works very well. Still only a ten minute walk into York its location is great and normally a very quiet and peaceful to holiday. However anyone intending to stay at Rowntree Park should be aware that they are currently building a 93 bedroom, 4 storey hotel, right next door and I mean right next door. At the moment there is a great deal of noise especially at 8 o'clock in the morning when work begins. Presently they are just up to the first floor level which, by the looks of it, will have the garage below. The noise from diggers, machines and general disruption is something anyone visiting will have to put up with until the beginning of next year when the hotel will, apparently, be completed. Please also be aware that large lorries are using the same narrow access road to the caravan site to gain entry to, and exit from the building site and you can expect to be held up whilst this traffic does three point turns guided by building site employees. If you know Rowntree Park the building work is right next to the newer part of caravan site so that is where you can expect the most noise there but unfortunately you will hear building work wherever you are on the caravan site and, as normal with building sites, there is also a degree of dirt and dust to be expected. Rowntree Park is a great caravan park - it is probably the best site location wise of any caravan site in York and, if you can put up with what's going on next door you will still have a wonderful time. I'm not sure what its is going to be like, especially access wise, and noise level wise, once the hotel is completed but one thing is for certain - will return to find out (but not for some time).
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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. We apologise for any inconvenience caused but this is beyond the Club's control.

Due to the Race For All event there will be road closures in place from 8:30am on Sunday 5 August. They will reopen at 10:50am. All departures will need to vacate by 8:15am or until the race is over and depart at the latest departure time of 11:15am. No arrivals before 12:00pm as there will likely be a backlog of departures. Please visit Runforall for more information.