Set in Lower Nidderdale, the site offers a gateway to the Yorkshire Dales and the many attractions of the North of England. The park is surrounded by mature trees and hedges and on fine days it is sunny yet well sheltered. A near neighbour of Harrogate, Knaresborough is an historic market town with a town crier, ancient walkways, castle ruins (blame Cromwell!), cobbled alleys and secret passages leading to picturesque tea rooms, restaurants and traditional pubs. The central market place is home to the weekly Wednesday market still famous for its locally prepared lavender water. Summer activities include the annual Bed Race (June) and Knaresborough Festival (August). If you like Castles, Ripley is worth a visit. This area has it all - boating on the river Nidd, relaxing riverside walks, tennis and pitch 'n' putt - all in all a family destination likely to prove a winner for Club members throughout the season.
- information room
Old Mother Shipton's Cave
Old Court House Museum
Based on 2 review(s)
Lancs 02 Jun 2009
Knaresborough Caravan Club site is about 2 miles from Knaresborough itself on the Ripley road and close to the village of Scotton.
The site has 74 pitches of which 52 are hardstanding and charges vary from £13.70 up to £19.55 for an outfit and 2 adults depending on season tents are also accepted on a large field at the top of the site which also accommodates some of the grass caravan pitches.
There is a large centrally located toilet / shower block incorporating a baby and toddler room, disabled facilities, laundry and dishwashing facilities all of which are modern and kept up to the usual Caravan Club standards. The reception also operates as small shop selling milk, eggs, and ice cream etc, newspapers are not available, the nearest supermarket is about 3 miles from site however Knaresborough itself has two of the smaller type convenience stores.
An information room is just outside the reception with the usual leaflets for nearby attractions as well as info on best places to eat etc.
There is also a small clubroom on site which was not open at the time of our visit, but was being prepared for opening soon, check with the site warden as to availability before you travel.
There is a small children’s play area with a climbing frame and slide for younger children.
Dogs are welcome on a lead, but the dog walk is off site on a bridal path which runs down to a small farm and is also used by some farm machinery and so not ideal.
There is some traffic noise on site due to its close proximity to some roads and to the farm at the rear but it is not too intrusive.
The site is ideally situated to tour the area, with Harrogate, Ripon and York with all there attractions within easy reach, also close by is Fountains abbey run by the National Trust and Lightwater valley theme park. Locally it is possible to walk into Knaresborough through the Nidd gorge which is a little over 2 miles and runs alongside the river for part of the journey, once there you can enjoy the delights of this historic town with its castle ruins and cobbled alleyways with quaint tearooms and welcoming pubs, walk alongside the river or hire one of the rowing boats and take to the water, there is plenty to while away a few hours.
A very pleasant site easy to access from the A1 with plenty to keep you entertained for a few days.
Knaresborough Caravan Club Site
west yorkshire 10 Jun 2008
Hubby's fav. site! Facilities on site are what we have come to expect of the Caravan Club, faultless and superiour in every way. The site consists of hard standing pitches are the front and further back a field that I assume is used in busier times, but is put to use by my children for play. A useful information section to look up whats on and where to go is really handy. Also, a bar with bistro attached, serves great food and at a resonable price. Nearby attractions include Mother Shiptons Cave. If you haven't been before its a great afternoon out, lovely walk and and dog friendly. Also Ripley Castle is a must. Wonderful walk round the lake and gardens, really informative tour of the lovely Castle that is still home to the Ingilby family and has been for 700 years. (www.ripleycastle.co.uk)
Just down the road, (approx half a mile,) is a lovely pub that serves wonderful food, (make sure your hungry though, the portions are large!) and is dog friendly, (ask at reception for details.)
All in all a great place to stay, I'm sure you will enjoy it!