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Finchale Abbey Caravan Park

Durham, Durham

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Adult only park. Beautiful views of Finchale (finkle) situated in a meander of the river Wear Surrounded by beautiful countryside, the touring park overlooks the ruins of the Benedictine priory.

Excellent facilities free showers in our newly refurbished toilet block with heating through the winter months

Open all year.

Adults only, Allow rallies, Disabled access, Pets allowed, Semi retirement/retirement park, Chemical disposal point, 3 Drainage hook-ups, 50 Electric hook-ups, LPG stockist, Sanitary block(s), Shop, Take away food, Washing up facilities, 3 Water hook-ups, Wireless internet, Bar, Cafe

From 2009 we have decided to be a adult touring park only, as requested by many of our return visitors.

Dogs love to visit Finchale as we have so many walks, also if you have push bikes we have access to beautiful areas and bridal paths all the way to Durham.

We have been awarded a silver by the David Bellamy scheme and we are delighted.

Park homes are selling and we now have 43 residents in park homes check the web site for the development. Show home ready to view - please contact Ann for details.

Plenty of activities from Fishing, canoeing & swimming you need you own equipment. Golf course within 10 /15 walk.and Lucys bar very popular with our clients

25 Motorhome pitches, 3 Serviced pitches (touring), 25 Touring pitches, Camping pods

Nearby attractions:
Beach, Fishing, Golf, Swimming (Indoor)

We have so much to see in Durham, Beautiful coast line, moorlands, countryside and fantastic historic sites, Durham castle Cathedral Beamish (our own Finchale priory), Metro Centre (for the ladies) Killhope wheel,High force Tan hill highest pub in britain the Angel of the North, golf course within easy reach and a local bar 10 / 15 walk along the river banks, to name a few.

Bar (10 min), canoeing, riverside walks

Finchale Abbey Caravan Park

Finchale Abbey Farm
Durham, North of England
United Kingdom
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Overall rating

4.5 stars

Based on 12 review(s)


5.0 stars

We toured England to escape the Olympics, and Finchale Abbey Park was the best site in 10 that we visited. Clean, quiet, picturesque and friendly. Absolute bliss for three days! Within easy reach of the city of Durham, surrounded by water, and it didn't rain all the time. Staff and facilities absolutley first-class!


5.0 stars

Just returned from annual long weekend at our favourite little gem of a caravan site in the N East.Set in grounds of old Abbey on banks of river this site is stunning with excellent facilities and grounds very well maintained by warm & friendly staff. It is an ideal peaceful retreat and one which we shall be returning to next year - yet again!

North East

4.0 stars

Small sight next to ruins of Abbey, grass with concrete pads, toilet block very clean and showers good. There was a small shop but limited items but shopping centre only 1.8 miles away. Would use site again.


5.0 stars

We just wanted to say how impressed we were with this beautiful site. The setting right next to a priory and river is wonderful. We live in a busy area and one of the things we seek on our holidays is peace - this site is off the road and the only noise comes from the delightful peacocks! The staff are exceptionally friendly and attentive; the facilities are clean and comfortable. We will be sure to make this a regular site to visit - hopefully for longer next time.
Lorraine and Ed


5.0 stars

just come back from spending another great weekend at finchale abbey l call it heaven. Theres nothing better than sitting listerning to the birds,, the toilet blocks are warm and modern the showers are spaces and lovely. There lovely walks along the river or have a plcnic by the river .the owners are very friendly and helpful if you want shopping there is a retail park 5 min drive away were you,ll find a sainsberys and other well known stores. thank you pat and all for a lovely stay see you again soon mags and les graham


5.0 stars

My husband and I stayed at this beautiful caravan site & always felt at ease and had no pressure, was like our own little place in the country
The birds like Colin the cockral
(as we named him)made our day when he came to our caravan daily and the gorgeous peacocks strolling around without a care in the world.It is an ideal place for peace and quiet and a central place to tour county Durham and Northumberland
the owners and staff are very friendly and the grounds are well maintained with newly planted fruit trees to the site. The walks around the site are spectacular with the river & of course the historic abbey ruins. The toilet/shower blocks are very well kept clean and warm even at low temperatures>> as we was on site in mid winter!!!
the ladies block is newly refurbished to a high standard>> I would love to re-visit this site soon when possible as I am already missing being there


5.0 stars

A beatiful, immaculately maintained caravan park.Lovely Abbey ruins on the site , we recommend you go early in the morning(it opens at 10)before day visitors arrive and you will have it all to yourselves to explore. Peaceful and secluded location, especially so when the day visitors to the riverside leave, (this by 6pm.)
We were on a super site and was huge, lovely not to have water carriers to fill and waste water to empty. An adult only site but children are allowed as visitors so dont expect to be totally free of the little darlings.The owners are very friendly and helpful (we had trouble changing a gas bottle and Alan could not have been more generous with his time and assistance).
Lovely walks along the river and the woods, lovely site for dog owners. Could not recommend this site more highly and we will definitely be back.


5.0 stars

we stayed at finchale abbey at easter,first time in our new caravan and new to caravaning after alot of years, lovely site,very peaceful,great walks with the dog,showers and toilets very clean....Been to a few other sites since here but none as nice as finchale, so we will be returning very soon, thanks ann for all your help. regards Pat and David Parkinson

East Anglia

4.0 stars

A lovely quiet site with spectacular views and a lovley abbey to look round. Staff very helpful and provided lots of information about the local area. It's well worth the trip in Durham to visit the Cathedral and Castle.


4.0 stars

in the grounds of old abbey with peacocks ducks and what looked like turkeys roaming freely gave this beautiful surroundings although the peacock was a bit noisy it added atmosphere to this very peaceful area brilliant walks over the bridge from the abbey for man and dog alike into durham where the choice of eating was excellent. Durham catherdral,castle and surrounding where breathtaking and serene, the rowing on the river watching the days traffic of people,students,children enjoying a stroll with every step and different routes showing off the castle in its majestic splendour. phew how could you end the day other than with friendly conversation and peaceful relaxing surroundings.


4.0 stars

A beautiful secluded site in a bend of the river, in the shadow of the Priory ruins. Nothing fancy - just clean facilities and friendly owners. Good centre for touring County Durham and Tyneside. I shall come again!

Co Durham

4.0 stars

This site is one of our favourites for a weekend break.
When you arrive the whole scene lets you know your going to have a relaxing time, with the river trickling through the rugged countryside and the beautiful remains of the priory.
The toliets and showers have been "done -up" a bit this year... They are lovely and clean and free!! with those nice little touches, nice hand soaps, towels and free hair-dryer.
There is no bar or entertaiment on site but for us a good old BBQ and a couple of bottles of wine after playing in the river all day is entertainment enough.
The staff are all very friendly and helpful... nothing is too much trouble.
There is a small snack shop and vending machines selling "Goodies" at reasonable prices, and five minutes down the road is a large shopping complex.
We all give Finchale Abbey 5*****

Property manager response (28 Aug 2006)

Thank you Amanda for taking the time to write this review, it is nice to see all our hard work is not in vain. Best regards Ann