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Golden Square Caravan & Camping Park

Helmsley, North Yorkshire

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Golden Square Caravan & Camping Park is set in a superb location in the south-east corner of the North Yorkshire Moors National Park. From the warm and sheltered site, there are panoramic views across farm, forest and moorland towards the heart of the North Yorkshire Moors. The Touring Park is interestingly laid out in three different levels and carefully screened by trees. Even when the site is full, there is always a feeling of freedom afforded by the layout and the striking views across the National Park. The site is particularly recommended for family holidays with well behaved dogs allowed. We have 'deluxe' all service pitches. Seasonal pitches and a storage compound are available. Also, we have holiday homes for sale. There are two heated, luxury stone-built toilet and shower blocks, laundrette and well stocked shop with homemade bread and cakes, as well as licensed beverages. Indoor/Outside children's play areas.


Open from:
1st March to 31st October

Disabled access, Family park, Pets allowed, Children's play area(s), Drainage hook-ups, Electric hook-ups, Laundry, Sanitary block(s), Shop, Washing up facilities, Water hook-ups, Wireless internet

Additional Charges:

(all charges are per night)
Extra adult (15 years and over) £3.50
Extra child (5 years - under 15 years) £2.00
Awnings/gazebo*/pup/large tents (5 berth and over) £2.50
Porch awning/sun canopy/tent extension £2.00
Extra car/visitors' cars/day or part day off site parking £3.00
Dogs (for all pitches - max 2) £1.50
Showers FREE

Please Note:
If a non electric pitch is required please deduct £2.00 from the above pitch fees.
When booking a tent please give dimensions/shape.
Pitches with electric - No gazebos. Max of 6 persons per pitch.
Seasonal pitches and storage compound rates available from office.
All vans are parked and stored at owners risk.

129 Motorhome pitches, Seasonal pitches, Serviced pitches (touring), 129 Tent pitches, 129 Touring pitches, Holiday homes (owned)

Nearby attractions:
Cycle hire, Fishing, Golf, Horse riding holidays, Games Room, Snooker/Pool

The attraction of this part of Yorkshire lies not only in its beautiful countryside but also in its wealth of places to visit and range of recreational facilities.

There are 554 square miles of The North York Moors National Park to explore. Within an hour's drive is the Yorkshire coast at Scarborough and to the south is the historic city of York. To the west are the Yorkshire Dales and further north lies Teesdale.

Close to Ampleforth are world famous historic houses, abbeys, castles and craft workshops as well as opportunities for golf, riding and pony trekking, swimming, gliding, fishing and walking.

Some of the places to put on your "Where To Go" list will be:

ABBEYS of Rievaulx, Byland, Fountains and Whitby
CASTLES at Helmsley, Pickering, Richmond and Scarborough
STATELY HOMES and HISTORIC HOUSES of Castle Howard, Duncombe Park, Newby Hall, Newburgh Priory and the National Trust Properties of Nunnington Hall, Beningbrough Hall and Rievaulx Terraces and Temples
CATHEDRALS at York and Ripon
MUSEUMS of Ryedale Folk (Hutton le Hole), Beck Isle (Pickering), Mouseman (Kilburn), James Herriot (Thirsk), Eden Camp (Malton) and many more in York including the National Railway
FUN PARKS at Flamingo Land Zoo and Lightwater Valley
FAMILY WALKS and LONG DISTANCE PATHS such as the Cleveland Way and Ebor Way
LAVENDER FARMS at Terrington and the Wolds
WALLED GARDENS at Helmsley and Scampston
FARM ANIMALS at Monks Farm (near Sutton-under-Whitestonecliffe)
DALBY FOREST DRIVE (near Thornton le Dale) and GO APE

There are opportunities in the area for golf, tennis, badminton, riding and pony trekking, swimming, gliding, fishing, country walking and mountain biking.

At a nearby Sports Centre at Ampleforth College, facilities include an excellent swimming pool, squash, badminton and tennis (indoor & outdoor). This is very popular with our visitors and the Sports Centre is only 3 minutes drive or 15 minutes walk from the site. At Helmsley there is an open air swimming pool (summer months only).

Country walks and trails start from the site. Other facilities nearby include pony trekking over the moors and gliding at Sutton Bank. There are fishing lakes at Hovingham, Castle Howard and Terrington. Professional fly fishing tuition is available locally. The nearest golf course is at Gilling Castle, approximately 2 miles away. There are other courses at Kirkbymoorside (6 miles), Malton (12 miles), Easingwold (10 miles) and Thirsk (12 miles).

Excellent bar meals and snacks are available at the village pubs in Ampleforth. In nearby Helmsley there is a good range of cafés, restaurants, pubs and hotels.

Golden Square Caravan & Camping Park (www)

North Yorkshire, North of England
United Kingdom
YO62 5YQ
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Overall rating

4.0 stars

Based on 4 review(s)


5.0 stars

golden square is amongst one of our most favorite caravan parks to date. it has alot to offer all age groups, as plenty to do in the two play parks. and loads of open fields for the kids to run around. from the site you are central to lots of fantastic places like sutton bank gliding club where you can spend an afternoon watching the gliders soaring to dizzy heights, or take a tranquil walk around either revaulx abbey, byland abbey or fountains abbey or just a lesuirely stroll around one of the many forest walks just offsite. the toilet & shower blocks are well kept to a high standard. the shop is well stocked with loads of essential, as well as selling alchol if you fancy a tipple or two. but be warned as this site is a very popular place with famillies, early booking is advisable as to be sure of getting a pitch. the owners Don and Barbra Armstrong are very warm and welcoming people, who show their commitment to their site by making changes each year as to improve the site even further for all of us to enjoy. all the staff are also very warm and welcoming and nothing seem to be a bother to them. as this site used to be a quarry many years ago, it is advisable to have some rock pegs as certain areas of the park the ground can be quite hard going. all in all golden square is still one of the best caravan parks we have visited to-date.
Golden Square Caravan & Camping Park, North Yorkshire

south yorkshire

3.0 stars

As we are new to caravanning, we are just finding out feet and discovering which site are good and which aren't, however we have discovered a fantastic site here at golden square. our 2 year old adores the playground, the toilet/shower blocks are clean and the shop is well stocked. the scenery around is beautiful and hemsley has some lovely shops and deli's we would definately re-visit this site
Golden Square Caravan and Camping Park, Helmsley, North Yorkshire.

tyne & wear

4.0 stars

an excellent site with wonderful views and 2 excellent play areas for kids.shower and toilet blocks immaculate. staff friendly and helpful. shop is kept well stocked. grass pitches are a bit rocky though expect several bent pegs. certainly worth a visit.


4.0 stars

A billiant little touring park. Good views over attractive countryside. Well stocked little shop. Immaculate toilet block - has won awards for Loo of the Year.

Good play park for the children.

Handy for the pretty market town of Helmsley, and on to the attractions of the North York Moors.

West Yorkshire

we really enjoyed this site large pitches,good clean facilities & play areas for the children also lots of wildlife & walks
close to village with good shopping facilities & close enough to coast for daytrips