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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Nearby

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.

Great savings on days out

Offers available to Club members

Offer image for: JORVIK Viking Centre - 20% discount
Offer image for: DIG - An Archaeological Adventure - Child goes free
Offer image for: Barley Hall - Child goes free
Offer image for: Mud Mayhem - Rufforth, Nr York - 10% discount
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Directions

Please Note: From 8 November 2021 until approximately March 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:
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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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York Rowntree Park Caravan Club Site
We have spent many days on this site and love every minute. All the facilities are first class and well maintained. It’s nearness to York is a big plus and the slight detour due to the flood defence works has had a positive impact on our step count! Our only gripe is about the Wi-Fi available on all sites. It is just not up to standard. I could not even download a newspaper, a very small task for most other systems including my mobile phone provider. It needs sorting as I’m sure a small investment would give a much better product.

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Good for families

Site as lovely as ever

York Rowntree Park Caravan Club Site
I was a bit put off by the reviews, but didn't need to worry. The access via Butchers Terrace was fine (although my sat nav sent me via the racecourse, which was rather narrow - much better to go via the bridge roundabout. I'm female and in my 60s and walked back alone from town after 10.00. Yes, the walk is longer (along Rowntree park by the main road, down the side, and back along the river, but it is an easy well lit walk and only added 12-15 mins to the walk. I was there Sat and Sun night, so was worried about noise on Monday morning. No builders on site early (I left to walk the dog at 8.15am). There was drilling before 8.00am, but it was the other side of the river. Builders were accessing their depot on the site mid morning, but were driving their tipper truck very slowly.

FrankWrigley

Motorhomer from Kent

Reviewed on 16/11/2021 19:23

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Yes, there's some disruption but it's still fantastic

York Rowntree Park Caravan Club Site
Reading a few other reviews people might be put off booking here. On the basis that anyone booking ahead will (mostly) have to do it 12 months ahead, work will have finished on the flood defences. I'm sure if the police were alerted to the anti-social behaviour at Millennium Bridge they'd perhaps take some action. York is always a bit lairy at weekends, the city centre especially. And don't get me started about the drunken behaviour seen on race days in and around the racecourse. I'm sure the wardens will be incorporating the "don't use Millenium Bridge in the late evening" advice to others. Anyway, we had a brilliant time - was impressed at the organisation, efficiency and friendliness of the warden team.

alan1406

Caravanner from West Yorkshire

Reviewed on 15/11/2021 21:38

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Millennium Bridge - avoid!

York Rowntree Park Caravan Club Site
We stayed last week for 4 nights, including a Saturday when we attended a concert at the Barbican theatre. This finished at 10.15 so we knew the back gate was locked (still confused as to why a locked gate needs to be padlocked anyway.....??). We walked back to the site using the suggested route (Millennium Bridge) only to find approximately 150 teenagers/youths having a large gathering/party stretching across both ends of the bridge. We had to endure numerous offensive comments and aggressive behaviour as we walked past them - one of the most intimidating experiences we have ever had. My advice to members is to avoid the area after dark and invest in a taxi - it's worth the money, believe me, and had I known what was about to happen, I would done that. I have emailed my concerns regarding Member's safety around the bridge area to the CMHC but as yet no reply. We love the site and have stayed many times, but will not be returning until the flood work is completed....or alternatively, the CMHC comes to their senses and stops padlocking the safe route back to the site i.e. the back gate.

gangly007

Reviewed on 13/11/2021 11:27

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Already badly effected by flood works

York Rowntree Park Caravan Club Site
As regular visitors to this site we were interested to see how the newly started flood works will effect the site. The club had kept us informed about start dates, expected noise, use of the back gate and the changes to the route onto site which worked well. We had not been told that the site would now have multiple workmen walking around the site, their vehicles including diggers, trucks, dumpers and tree removal equipment speeding around the one-way system at anytime from 8am. Nor that guests at the neighbouring hotel had been given back gate keys so they too were on site. We used to have a degree of club privacy - that’s gone. The trees are now gone at the back of the site (cut down over two days) so earthmoving equipment can increase the height of the flood bank. - to be done within a few metres of members units. Arrivals advertised as 1pm were (when we were present) let on to site from 12:30. Evidently this is to ensure the temporary access route onto site for units doesn’t block preventing contractors access to their work site. Had we had the full story , we would have cancelled - and this was just the first two days. Good luck!

maisie19

Reviewed on 11/11/2021 15:06

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01904 658997

Site information

Please Note: York Rowntree Park Site will be entering the main stage of Environmental Flood Alleviation works from approximately 8 November 2021 to March 2022. During this time works will be taking place at the rear of the site and will involve both noise and vibration from large machinery during daylight hours. 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.

Remember, you only pay 12.5% VAT until 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.

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 stay. 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 are now fully open, however in order to continue to protect our staff, we do still require social distancing, and the wearing of face coverings in our reception areas for the time being.