Rowntree Park Caravan Club Site, Terry Avenue, York, YO23 1JQ, Tel 01904658997
To Find Site:- The Caravan Club recommend that you approach the site via the A64 to the south of York and then via the A19 into the centre of the City. After about two and a half miles, at the Mecca Bingo keep left over the two river bridges. At the Swan pub turn left and follow signs to campsite.
Rowntree Park has an excellent situation on the River Ouse and very close to all the amenities of the City of York and accepts non members. It is, of course, in an urban setting so there will be a little noise during the day and early evening. There are just over 100 pitches all on hardstanding. They vary in size from suitable for car and caravan/motorhome to very large which would easily accommodate a car/caravan/awning with space to spare. Tents are also accepted but there appears only to be 6 places available for backpackers. There is one main building which accommodates the reception and the toilet/showers. Service points are dotted around the site including specific ones for motorhomes. This is an extremely popular site and advance booking is essential. On the day of departure units must leave by 11.15am and arrivals must be no sooner than midday or risk being turned away. Rowntree Park has a WiFi facility, cards can be purchased from reception, phones and mobile broadband signals are good. However TV is graded as fair and satellite reception will depend on how close you are to tall trees, rather surprisingly the site does not have a TV hook-up on the electric bollards. There are no children's play facilities although there is a large public park next to the site. Date of visit April 2009
The City of York is but a short walk from the site. Reception will sell you a useful map for £1. All the main sites are accessible by foot. The National Railway Museum is well worth a visit and is free. The Castle Museum is another worthwhile visit. York has a full range of shops including a designer outlet centre near the A64 junction with the A19. For supermarkets there is a Sainsbury in the centre of York and a Tesco on the A1036 towards the A64. Click on thumbnails below for larger picture.