Durham Grange Caravan Club Site (REF : GRA)

Meadow Lane, Durham, County Durham, DH1 1TL

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Ideal for ...

  • Cycling
  • Dogs
  • Families

Why stay here ...

The pleasant Durham Grange Club Site is set on open, level grounds, conveniently placed just off the A1(M) and within easy reach of the pretty city of Durham. A short 3-mile drive from the caravan park will put you in the heart of the many attractions the city has on offer.

Dramatically set on its 70-foot rocky peninsula in a meandering bend of the River Wear, Durham is steeped in history and one of the most picturesque cities in the UK. Whether you fancy a wander to take in the sense of days gone by, or a bite to eat in the many local restaurants, the panoramic views from every vantage point make the city a holiday destination not to be missed. A visit to the World Heritage site of Durham Cathedral and Castle is a must. For a dose of fresh sea air, Seaham Beach is only a short drive away.

With on-site facilities including a kid's play area, and an indoor play area in nearby Newton Aycliffe to help keep little ones entertained, Durham Grange Club Site is a great choice for those with children. A public footpath runs from near the site through fields, leading down to a river and woodland. Other benefits of the site include a dog walk.

Things to do on site ...

  • Playground

Facilities on site ...

  • Baby changing facilities
  • BBQs allowed: charcoal, gas, electric
  • Disabled facilities: facilities for wheelchair disabled
  • Disabled shower room
  • Dishwashing area
  • Dog walk from site
  • Dog walk on site
  • Drive over waste disposal for motorhomes
  • Electric hook-up
  • Family washroom
  • Gas
  • Late arrivals area with electric hook-up
  • Laundry facilities
  • Motorhome service point
  • Toilet block
  • TV reception: good
  • Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi charge
  • Wi-Fi rating: Silver

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Walking notes:
A good walking route from the site is the public footpath into Durham.

Supermarket notes:

The closest are Sainsburys local and Spar within 1 mile and Tesco extra and Aldi within 2 miles. There is limited motorhome parking at Tesco extra.

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Directions

Leave A1(M) at junction 62 via slip road onto the A690 (signposted Durham), moving immediately to outside lane of dual carriageway to turn right in 50 yards at the International Caravan Site sign into Meadow Lane. The site entrance is ahead.

Sites key: Club Site

Postcode:
DH1 1TL
GPS:
Lat 54.79545 / Lon -1.53065
Plan a route to this site
OS field ref:
NZ303446
OS map ref:
88
Handbook map ref:
H11

Transport links

  • Bus stop within 1 mile
  • Buses go to: Durham and Sunderland
  • Car hire on site
  • Daily public Transport within 1 mile
  • Nearest park and ride: Durham (if walking be aware - busy roads with no pedestrian crossings)
  • Nearest port: Newcastle (25 miles)
  • Nearest train station: Durham
  • Train station within 5 miles

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After just picking up out first ever motorhome we decided to stay at Durham grange for a night to try it out Baring it in mind that we have nothing to compare it with we had a pleasant experience. The welcome we got was very nice and informative of what we had to do i.e. How we park up against the marker post etc. The toilet block was spotlessly clean and warm. The dog walk was nice but could be abit longer ( I could have missed a longer one). We walked to the park and ride and had a couple of hours in Durham. There was abit of traffic noise but if your parked up so close to A1 your going to get that. I see the closeness as abit of a bonus if your just using site as a stop over

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Great location, too expensive.

Great location. 5 minutes drive from Durham. Visited Newcastle. Beautiful coastline, try Roker beach (amazing fish and chips), Whitburn, Seaburn, Tynemouth. Beaches and sunsets wonderful. Site very close to main road so expect some noise - earplugs always help. Site busy for first few days then very quiet from 2 January. Understandable really when the prices are so expensive - we paid £206 for 7 nights (the price is lower for this year than it was for last year for some reason). This equates to just under £30 a night which is excessive when there are no facilities other than a toilet block and a playground. Not even a food van visits the site. CMC are coming perilously close to pricing themselves out of the market - when we paid even the warden said it was going to hurt!

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2nd stop over

Stayed first time at this site on way to and from London, the site is easy to find from the A1. There is some road noise, but it is not intrusive. We will definitely use this site again. The wardens as ever were helpfull and friendly and the facilities were clean and well maintained. As it was the week before Christmas the site office was decorated as were some of the outfits on site. Overall a great site and will use it again to visit Durham.
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Great location

We arrived at site for a weekend break as we did not live far away. It is absolutely ideal for those wishing to use as a base, to visit Durham, Newcastle and other nearby attractions, such as Beamish Open Air Museum. The facilities were spotless, staff friendly so all in all a very pleasant stay. For those wanting to experience the total peace and quiet, then as already pointed out in a number of reviews, you are sited just yards away from the A1(M). It does not bother us at all, but there is the consistent "rumble" of traffic, it is a kin of having a fly stuck in your ear. Another point worth a mention, if you have a extra long unit for example, as you come off A1 and head for Durham, the turning for the site means you have to cross over a busy duel carriageway with oncoming traffic. If you are not confident about making this manoeuvre, then continue another 2 miles or so towards Durham, then use the roundabout and come back up the duel carriageway, therefore all you have to do is take the small slip road into the signposted site, in my opinion a much safer bet. TY
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Friendly small site

This is a small clubsite but was perfect for our needs. On arrival we were greeted by the lovely friendly wardens who spent some time chatting to us and telling us about the local area. We picked a pitch near the toilet block. We were very impressed with how well maintained the site was and how clean the washing facilities were. As previous reviewers have mentioned you are very close to A1 and you do hear the traffic noise. However this didn’t bother us but might bother those who like totally quiet to sleep. The children tested out the playground and appeared to enjoy playing there along with the other children that they got friendly with. The site was in a great location to access a number of amenities and attractions in the area. We particularly enjoyed our visit to the Beamish Museum and would recommend a visit there. (You get a discount if show your Caravan Club card.) We will definitely use this site again if we plan to visit the area again in the future.

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