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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.

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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Great location for York

York Rowntree Park Caravan Club Site
The temporary approach to the site is easy to follow provided you follow the instructions given very carefully. The wardens were welcoming and keen to help and the facilities were spotless. We stayed on pitch 15 which to be honest was a bit tight for our standard length caravan but the choice was pretty limited as the site was extremely busy. This particular pitch and the ones adjacent to it are the other side of a hedge from a playground. This of course meant that it was very, very noisy from early in the morning til early evening. It was quiet at night. We would avoid this side of the site in the future. There is a gate which is used to walk into town at the side of the site for which you are given a key. This road leads to a lovely parade of shops and restaurants including a butcher, greengrocer and a Sainsbury’s local. You have to be home by 10pm if you want to use this gate as it is then locked and you have to walk all the way round to enter through the main gates to get access after 10pm. A minor inconvenience in our view. This is a city site so expect it to be busy but it is ideally placed to visit the beautiful city of York.

Susie and Chris

Caravanner

Reviewed on 02/08/2021 17:16

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Great site, great location, lovely stay

York Rowntree Park Caravan Club Site
A great location for walking into York, staff could not have been more welcoming, we had a great pitch. Toilets, water and disposal points clean and well maintained and staff were working hard all day despite temperature in the 30s! Lovely pub grub and restaurants 2 mins from the back gate and York restaurants are all very dog friendly. Rowntree park is next door and really pretty. Had booked well in advance as the site is very popular. First time back since a visit many years ago and it is even better now. Very quiet at night, even with all windows and skylights open due to the heatwave.

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Really Enjoyed Our Stay

York Rowntree Park Caravan Club Site
Lovely site, friendly wardens and spotlessly clean.Pitches are a good size and in a great location for shops.The site was busy but we had absolutely no problems. Would recommend

McLaren128

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Reviewed on 02/08/2021 13:12

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Finally managed to get a pitch

York Rowntree Park Caravan Club Site
This was our first visit as we have never been able to get a pitch before thats how popular it is. A bit of unusual way to get to a site due to the new flood defences being put in place. Signage was good so it was easy to find. Only a short walk into the center of York which is this sites main appeal. Once out the back gate there are some lovely cafes and restaurants which are worth a trip to. We were there when the races were on and will avoid this in the future. The site is clean and tidy and the wardens we spoke to really nice.

Shevi

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Reviewed on 29/07/2021 13:37

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Rowntree park site issues

York Rowntree Park Caravan Club Site
Just returned from Rowntree park a great site been many times and unlike most of the posts re availability we have always managed to get the week we want and never booked more than a couple of weeks in advance, there is though a few issues at the moment. 1. during the flood defence work the Roomzzz hotel guests are given a key to access the site back door this means a prosession of their hotel guests walking through the site some taking photos throughout the day, until the gate is locked to all yes even club members at 10 pm. 2. The Roomzzzz guest in the main are nice people but unfortunately on two of our 6 nights we were awoken at 4am by drunken people shouting, screaming etc on an external balcony which overlooks the site. The warden asked them to keep the noise down but recieved an abusive response. The hotel management were contacted and they removed the said guests and have made changes to try and control theses issues. The blocking off of the approach road to the hotel and site means there is a longer walk to get to the hotel or park this also affects the local youth who were seen hanging about the back gate hoping someone would let them in, again when the warden refused to let them in he was tthreatened. The previous review mentioned the use of cones to reserve pitches for long vehicles, I do have some sympathy but on several occasions the cones were left, pitch was unoccupied and the cone removed the next day. This may have been a no show but surely a arrival time for such arrivals should obtained and if not arrived at or shortly after the time the pitch should revert back to first come first served.

clarinetman

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Reviewed on 26/07/2021 13:13

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Telephone:
01904 658997

Site information

With our campsites busier than ever right now, we'd really appreciate your support with a few things to help everyone have a safe and enjoyable summer. Please be mindful of site arrival times (as they do vary), keep children and pets close by and within sight, and ensure you keep your speed below 5mph. Thank you!

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.

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.