Barnard Castle Camping and Caravanning Club Site is one of Durham’s most popular camping sites, found a short distance outside of the town that shares its name and within easy reach of the Yorkshire Dales and miles of attractive countryside in all directions.
The park is open from late March until early November, and welcomes motorhomes, touring caravans and campers, and tents onto our range of pitches. We operate a pet and family friendly park with children’s play area and plenty of open space to run around in. You’ll find everything you need here at Barnard Castle Camping and Caravanning Club Site for a convenient and comfortable stay, including electricity hook-ups and park-wide internet access to help you discover where you want to go each day of your stay. In addition, we provide facilities for you to take care of laundry, washing up, and chemical waste disposal if you need to, and we stock LPG for guests’ use.
Barnard Castle is a popular place for tourists, both those who are staying in the area and just passing through can be regularly found walking around the town. Local stores are the heartbeat of the town and the people who run them are always friendly and accommodating, while the town is also the starting point for many walking and cycling routes that explore the local area.
Pony trekking is a popular activity in the area, too, with a location close to the site where you can get involved with this. There is much to see in the area, from the famous High Force waterfall to the Bowes Museum and Killhope Lead Mining Museum. Our park is a perfect base to use as a gateway to the rest of County Durham as well as for exploring Yorkshire. Our central country location means you could even head across to Cumbria and spend a day in the Lake District, if you wanted to.
The drive into Durham is also one worth doing. Durham Cathedral is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the best looking buildings anywhere in the United Kingdom, while the city itself is famous for its cobbled streets and listed buildings, combining old and new brilliantly with locally run independent stores and popular chain stores in newly built complexes.
Explore the great outdoors of Durham with a family stay at Barnard Castle Camping and Caravanning Club Site; there’s always plenty to see, do, and enjoy!
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The town of Barnard Castle hosts the Teesdale Thrash on May Day Bank Holiday – a traditional extravaganza of folk song and dance.
Antiques are a speciality of the area.
Pony trekking is available at Raygill Farm, next to the Club Site.
Deepdale 4x4 Off Road Centre gives the opportunity to try clay pigeon shooting or pony trekking as well as taking a vehicle to the highest pub in England.
Built in 1892 as a public art gallery, the Bowes Museum also hosts exhibitions, demonstrations, craft fairs and an open air theatre.
The North of England Lead Mining Museum is at Killhope.
Thorpe Farm Centre has several attractions, including a falconry centre and indoor play barn.
High Force, near Middleton-in-Teesdale, is the highest unbroken waterfall in England.
Raby Castle has been home to the Barnard family since 1626.
Situated in an old chapel, Bowlees Visitor Centre is just across the road from one of the most attractive sections of the Pennine Way.
Durham’s cathedral and castle form a World Heritage Site. The city also has several museums, gardens and galleries to explore.
Eggleston Hall Gardens are four and a half acres of surprises.
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Lancashire 28 May 2011
Tranquil and off-road site. Excellent campsite: plenty of hardstanding pitches; brilliant facilities including 'fast' and powerful showers which are very clean. Squirrels and birds aplenty to admire when picnicing. Easy walk (20 mins) through farmland and woods into town. Buses at end of lane request stop.