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Naburn Lock Caravan Site

York, North Yorkshire

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Naburn Lock Caravan Park is found in a beautiful part of the Yorkshire countryside, only four miles south of the centre of York in the quaint village of Naburn. The park in Naburn, York, which is open from early March to early November each year, sits close to the banks of the River Ouse and offers 30 acres of tranquillity, divided by strategically placed hedgerows to maintain a private and intimate feel, enabling guests to relax and unwind.

The site is owned and run by the Wilson family, and as a means of catering guests with varying preferences there are separate sections of the park for adults and for families.

The pitches at Naburn Lock Caravan Site are suitable for touring caravans, motorhomes, and tents. Pitches have electric hookups, and Calor Gas is available on site for any guests who might need to purchase it. There is plenty of open space and there are wonderful views for families to enjoy. Meanwhile the adults-only area of the park offers a modicum of privacy as well as a peaceful and relaxing ambience.

Shower and toilet blocks, chemical waste disposal, and laundry facilities mean guests can stay in comfort when staying at the site.

The wildlife living on and around the caravan park makes Naburn Lock Caravan Park a popular retreat that attracts many repeat visitors. As well as boasting a wide variety of animal and bird life, the park also has beautiful flower beds and amazing plant life all across the site.

Guests who want to head to Naburn Lock for their camping and caravan holidays and then do little more than relax on-site, have the opportunity to do just that, thanks to the on-site shop, which has a large selection of food and drink to keep your caravans, tents, and motorhomes well stocked for the entire duration of all your camping and caravan holidays in North Yorkshire.

The location of Naburn Lock Caravan Site means there is plenty for guests to do. The park itself is surrounded by fields that are accessible for ball games, dog walking and other activities, while the site is half a mile from the Sustrans cycle route, for guests who wish to head out and explore the countryside and varied terrain while boosting their personal fitness. Take a short walk to the banks of the Ouse, where you can stroll or use one of the numerous fishing stations for a relaxing day on the riverbank.

Camping and caravan holidaymakers wishing to travel into York and experience the heritage and beauty of the city can do in a variety of ways. The most popular is to hop on board the quirky river bus service that stops at the adjacent Naburn Locks. Alternatively you can take a normal bus from the park and reach York in around 15 minutes.

Local amenities for eating and drinking include the Blacksmiths Arms pub & restaurant half a mile away, with plenty of takeaway food facilities and other places to eat and drink within York itself. The nearest golf course is three miles away, while the city of Leeds and the east coast of England are also options for days out when you stay at Naburn Lock Caravan Site.

Open from:
13th March to 15th December

Adults only, Allow rallies, Disabled access, Family park, Pets allowed, Chemical disposal point, Designated / private parking, Electric hook-ups, Laundry, Sanitary block(s), Shop, Visitor parking, Washing up facilities, Wireless internet

Arrival time is after 12pm and departure time is 11.30am.

This campsite is divided into an adults-only touring area and a separate family touring area.

100 Motorhome pitches, 100 Tent pitches, 100 Touring pitches

Nearby attractions:
Boat launch, Cycle hire, Fishing, Golf, Horse riding holidays, Internet Access

York Minster
The largest Gothic Minster in Northern Europe. Visit the Crypt to see the underpinning of the massive columns originally set down in the 1100’s and ancient artefacts found on the site. Views from the tower are sensational if you can manage the 275 step climb.

The Shambles
Probably the best preserved medieval street anywhere in UK. Its quaint gift shops and stylish restaurants are popular with visitors touring York.

Clifford’s Tower
‘The eye of York’, built over 1000 years ago by William the Conqueror, this tower is all that remains on the site of York Castle. Climb the steps for magnificent views of the city.

York Gaol & Castle Museum.
Opposite Clifford’s Tower, follow the footsteps of highwayman Dick Turpin to a cell in York Gaol. The Gaol is part of York Castle Museum. Allow plenty of time to walk through the brilliant historic street scenes in this museum.

Jorvik Viking Centre
A good exhibition for experiencing the sights, sounds and smells of Viking York around AD 975. Look out for Vikings…

River Ouse & Riverside
The River Ouse flows through the centre of York, providing the city with many riverside touring attractions.
York Cruisers ply the river from Lendal bridge to the Bishops Palace.
Around Lendal bridge are the attractive Museum Gardens which contain St Mary’s Abbey ruins, King’s Manor, The Hospitium and Yorkshire Museum.
Kings Staith, under Ouse Bridge, is a lively area for riverside pubs, bistros and cafe-restaurants.

National Rail Museum
You don’t have to be a railway buff to have a great free day out with Europe’s largest collection of historic locomotives and railway memorabilia. Take the bus from York Caravan site to the railway station.

Rowntree Park
Gifted to the City by the Rowntree family of Rowntree Chocolate fame, Rowntree Park is a 30 acre riverside garden and leisure park with sports facilities,toilets and cafe. If you are walking, cross Skeldergate bridge and follow the riverside path along to Rowntree Park.

York Racecourse
One of UK’s principal racecourses, is home to card of prestigious races including Royal Ascot and the August Ebor meet.

York Art Gallery
A large, permanent collection of artwork from artists such as Lowry, Nash and Reynolds.

Horse riding
Pub & Restaurant 1/2 mile

Naburn Lock Caravan Site

North Yorkshire, North of England
United Kingdom
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5.0 stars

Superb site, great walks down to the river and locks.


Note: This review was left while under different management

We usually use club sites when visiting York but could not get is at short notice and tried this one instead. We were pleasantly surprised by the site and will probably book it in preference to the club sites in future. The site is easy to find and no problems with access. It slopes down gradually towards the river from the road and is a mix of hard standing and grass pitches. It is very like a club site in design and facilities and the owners were friendly and helpful. It does have separate family and adults only areas. Did not see any children's play area though.
It has a decent shop and a fish and chip van calls on Fridays.
A good site if you do not want a clubhouse and the rest and within easy reach of York. Bus services run from the entrance and there is a park and ride service into the city from the Outlet Centre which is walkable. It cost us £20 a night which is reasonable.


Note: This review was left while under different management

We visited Naburn Lock a couple of weeks ago and chose it due to having an adults only field. We love kids and have 3 of our own but we were lucky enough to be leaving them at home with their grandparents on this occasion so we didn't want to be too close to other people's kids.

The site is set in a lovely location with a short walk to the river from which a river boat service into York city centre runs at weekends and during certain shool holidays. The 1 hour boat trip was a very relaxing way to get to and from York and we would highly recommend it. Don't be alarmed as you approach the site through Naburn - you will pass a sewage works but the site is well clear of the smell!

The toilet block had lots of toilets and several showers but it was quite a walk from the adult field where we were pitched. There was always plenty of hot water and they were very clean but they are not up to Caravan Club standards. Perfectly acceptable though.

The owners were very friendly and knowledgeable, the shop is well stocked and the site has a strict no noise after 11pm policy which was adhered to by all.

Just up the road from the site is an enormous designed outlet for those who like retail therapy but you would need to either drive there or get the bus which stops just outside the site - great for motorhomers.

Within easy reach is the east coast - our chosen resort on this trip was Whitby and we had a lovely day there and excellent fish & chips at the Quayside restaurant.

We will definitely return to Naburn Lock - might even take the kids next time!!!


Note: This review was left while under different management

Excellent site with easy access to York and surrounding areas.
Cath and Peter are very welcoming, the info they have for all visitors is great and very useful.
My husband really enjoyed the fishing and we will certainly be going back.

Guestbook reviews

Brilliant location
Had another brilliant stay in our motorhome on this campsite, the new owner is very friendly and everything is clean and tidy and in great surroundings plenty of grass spacious pitches and walking distance to the locks and river. The bus is easily accessible from just outside the campsite to York which we use all the time when we visit.We noted the campsites now open into December so great for Christmas shopping trips to York.Hopefully not too long before we return.


Naburn Lock Caravan Site

Lovely place to stay.
What a great place, we had a 3 night stay at the end of September and it couldnt be faulted, nice area, plenty of space to setup, and nice frtiendly staff, we will definitely be booking in here again, oh and not too far from York for days out.


Naburn Lock Caravan Site

Excellent location, spotlessly clean
We spent five nights on a hardstanding pitch in the adults only area of this site. The showers/toilets are spotlessly clean. Owners are very friendly. There is a little shop onsite for any essentials. The site is very well located for days trips around the local area. Excellently located also for the park & ride into York from the Designer Outlet. Would love to revisit when the weather is a little kinder so we could do more walking in the area.


Naburn Lock Caravan Site