Durham Grange Club Campsite

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Great for touring the area

Stayed for 4 nights to visit the surrounding area. We visited President Washington's ancestral home, the Penshaw Monument, Beamish Living Museum and Durham City and Cathedral. We used the Park & Ride into Durham which is a 10 minute walk from the site. Site facilities were excellent. There is road noise from the A1 motorway.

Godfather

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Reviewed on 30/04/2023 20:41

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Excellent stopover site

Stayed here for one night on our way to Scotland. Extremely friendly wardens, who went out of their way to make us feel welcome. Site was immaculate, in terms of facilities and appearance. The only downside is the road noise, which did not bother us, but can see it may be an issue for some. Would definitely use the site again

Grandad Golfer

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Reviewed on 21/04/2023 20:03

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Great site

Have stayed here twice in last 2 months. Very friendly and helpful managers and staff. The toilet and shower blocks are spotless any time of the day or night. Despite bungalows to the motorway the site is still quiet. Good dog run. Definitely worth a visit.

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Motorhomer

Reviewed on 17/01/2023 21:03

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Great Stopover or base for visiting Durham

Great site for a Stopover or visit to Durham. Our 3rd visit to this site, never disappoints. Easy arrival, the site was very quiet so we got a pitch near the toilet block. Toilets are immaculate, but there was a faulty window near the urinals in the men's that was jammed open, it was -6C outside and it made the whole block cold. Great dog walk directly from the site, leading to the river path We will certainly be here again.

Mike7938

Motorhomer

Reviewed on 10/12/2022 21:50

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Great Site

Great site, super easy to find, warm welcome. Choice of pitches. Facilities were spotless. Lots of things to do and see in the area.

IainM1970

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Reviewed on 06/08/2022 18:06

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Great Location

What a great site! Lovely walk down through the woods & along the river into Durham, about 3 miles. Alternatively park @ the Park & Ride 5mins drive away & catch the Bus £2 return. 20min drive to the most fabulous Living History Beamish Museum. Well worth a visit or 2, as the entry price is valid for 12mths. Lovely clean facilities, hot showers, very welcome after a busy day. Arrival time is STRICTLY NOT BEFORE 1pm.

3musketeers57

Reviewed on 18/07/2022 14:36

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The River Wear Circular Walk

Another lovely stay at one of my favourite Camp sites. This time I explored the River Wear Walk to Durham . Campers . Dont Just sit in your caravans. Get your walking shoes on because on your doorstep is a most STUNNING walk right next to the site with no busy roads to cross. Its an OK walk for dogs too ( on a lead if you go over the Style down the cornfield for 400 yards.) Once you cross the field the paths along the river are well trodden and currently no mud at all. ( July 2022 ) Head for the Sites Information room and pick up a handy map and off you go . The first 200 yards is not attractive bit of industrial estate but once you turn Right onto the Public Right Of Way, the path is well used not muddy and easy underfoot and after 10 minutes you come to a STYLE . Here you can either continue on towards quickest Route walking to Durham or Cross the Style head down the hill towards the River Wear valley . If you do continue without crossing the style after another 15 minutes you come to a small car park . For Durham via tarmac paths all the way into the city turn left at the small car park and cross the A690 bridge Or turn Right and head down to the most stunning area of outstanding natural riverside landscape . Now you will come to in a natural wood with 100 of years of history ( they could film Robin Hood hear) you will eventually come to the River wear surrounded by shear majestic cliffs and natural woods with several paths . If you want to make a circular walk from the small car park head down to the river and with the river on your left keep walking until you see a second small bridge with four large slabs down and up and immediately 10 yards past the bridge turn right and head up the path and you will have a bit of a climb up to the cornfield and then back to the Camp Site via the Style. This would make a mile and a half Circular Walk The wardens are excellent and keep the site immaculate. Quality Toilets too . Great Job. DO NOT BE PUT OFF by a few who make a big deal about some background road noise from the A1 M its not that bad in fact I stayed at Hawes Site two night before and the noise from the trees swaying in the wind was far more noticeable. . The noise from the A1 is not as noisy as the trees .......You can Find lots to do from Durham Grange .1. Durhams World Heritage Cathedral... absolutely a must see .2. Sunderland Blue Flag Sea Front (25 minutes) another must see . 3. The Angel of the North 15 minutes up the A1 . 4. The World Famous Beamish Open Air Museum 20 minutes away. But what ever you do don,t miss this walk ! Happy camping and thank you wardens .

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Reviewed on 10/07/2022 00:20

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First Class Facilities - Immaculately Maintained

This site seems to have had some poor reviews recently. We found the site was very well maintained and had first class facilities. The staff had gone to the trouble of making available an in depth 'What's On in Durham' leaflet, our only contact with staff was in booking in and the lady was polite and efficient. We arrived a couple of minutes after 12.00 and she knew she had a long queue of people to deal with.Yes the access in one direction is a right turn off a dual carriageway shortly after a roundabout and you need to take the outside lane when you exit the roundabout but it does say that in the handbook directions. Yes there is a steady drum of road noise from the adjacent A1, so perhaps not the site to choose if you find that annoying and only intend to sit around the site all day, again it warns of noise in the handbook. We had a very pleasant week touring the area.

Rosemarie Ann

Reviewed on 05/07/2022 08:43

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Good access to Durham and for stopover on A1

Stayed here for 4 nights to visit Durham. Site conveniently situated off A1 therefore easy to find and excellent stop off but the down side obviously is the road noise which is to be expected. The path to Durham is lovely but no use for bikes prams or those disabled or unfit as the walk is on a field and riverside path of circa 6m round trip. It is a lovely walk though. Easy access to Beamish and the coast. It was very windy when we were there and as the site is quite open it was a bit wild to sit out. There is a nearby park and ride and the small town of Belmont which had a super cafe butchers and green grocers although as mentioned in other reviews there is a busy road to cross. Wardens were welcoming and kept a tidy site

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Reviewed on 02/07/2022 22:27

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Easy reach of Sunderland Sea Front

Given the location of the site its not easy to walk out so using ypur camper or car is advised. You can drive 500 yards and take the park amd ride into durham. It has dedicated Motorhome parking as well . The site infi mentions Seaham sea.front but going to Seaburn at Sunderland is just as easy and you will see Morrisons on the.front where you can park up to 6.5 meter Motorhome right on the front ( Pay atmachine 70p perhour orpark at Morrisons . verynice walk along the prom in both directions . Journey time approx 25 minutes via city centre to Roker ans Seaburn. Site noise from the A1 is not really a problem in fact it helps you sleep!

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Motorhomer

Reviewed on 30/06/2022 15:45

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