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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 city 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 breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape.

The site is owned and run by the Wilkinson 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 aren’t serviced but 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 and other activities, while the site office offers cycle hire for energetic adults 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. The York to Selby cycle track is only half a mile from the campsite, and it’s perfect for anyone who enjoys peaceful bike rides.

Local amenities for eating and drinking include the Black Smith Arms and a 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:
1st March to 6th November

Adults only, Pets allowed, Allow rallies, Disabled access, Electric hook-ups, Sanitary block(s), Laundry, Shop, Wireless internet, Chemical disposal point

Arrival time is after 11am and departure time is 12:30pm.

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

100 Touring pitches, 100 Motorhome pitches

Nearby attractions:
Fishing, Golf, Horse Riding, Snooker/Pool, Leisure Centre

There is an ABHS-approved riding school next to the park, and you can hire cycles at the reception. The area is mostly flat and the lanes quiet enough to make cycling the pleasure it used to be, there is also the trans pennine trial near the park so you can cycle safley into york or even into the market town of selby. There is also fishing on the river ouse which is stocked full of fish for you to catch, there are also many fishing ponds close to the park. also there is many snooker and pool halls in york for you to enjoy. The fulford golf club which has been used as one of the british golfing championship courses which is close to the park.

Naburn Lock Caravan Site (www)

North Yorkshire, North of England
United Kingdom
YO19 4RU
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Overall rating

3.5 stars

Based on 3 review(s)


4.0 stars

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.


4.0 stars

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!!!


3.0 stars

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.