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Visitor Reviews - Richmond Hargill House Caravan Club Site

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Richmond Hargill House Caravan Club Site
Gilling West
North Yorkshire   (Browse area)
DL10 5LJ   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 01748 822734

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Pitches: 68
Open: 20/03 To 02/11

Rating: Average Review Score: 8/10 from 24 Reviews
              8/10 from 24 Reviews

Units accepted:   No Tents  Caravans  Motorhomes 

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Date of Visit: September 2015 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: WOBBLE 13 reviews from this member

Just spent a weekend on this site. It's just off the A66 easy access from the main road. When leaving the right turn back towards the A1, can take sometime when busy. The site is south facing into a valley, some pitches do face the other way. The road noise from the A66 can be heard more at the top of the site.

The toilet block is the usual C.C. Standard but dated. But looks like it will be updated this winter. Richmond is 4 miles away with plenty of shops pubs ect. A farm shop (mains gill) is a few miles west on the A66, recommend the pork pies.

Will definitely visit the site again.

Date of Visit: June 2015 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Ian16527 3 reviews from this member

This is a lovely site, up to the usual Caravan Club standards. Nicely landscaped and a beautiful view over the valley towards Richmond.

Some sloping pitches as this is situated on the side of the valley, with some grass pitches which are not available all of the year. Small dog walk, but you can go down the hill to Gilling West where there are a few public footpaths available and a couple of pubs.

There can be some road noise from the A66 mainly near the dog walk, but not too bad.

Very popular on a weekend with a lot of one nighters breaking up the journey north or south.

Date of Visit: June 2014 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: TheRibbiteers 7 reviews from this member

A very friendly and informative greeting, yes there will be some road noise here as close to A66 but we chose a lovely grass pitch, slightly sloping but it didn't pose us any problems. An attractive site with lovely views, excellent facilities and lots of rabbits. Well placed for visiting Richmond and N. Yorkshire. We were given a map with a local 3 mile walk which was a nice touch and very enjoyable.

Date of Visit: October 2013 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Jed and Mag Morg 13 reviews from this member

We have just returned from this site after a 3 night stay. This is a lovely area and Richmond is amazing - beautiful riverside walks and views - fabulous northern town with massive central parking market area with original stone setts. The fish and chip shop in the central square serves first class fish and chips. The site itself was clean and the views from our caravan window were to die for ! Yes there was road noise but the views from our south facing pitch made up adequately. We visited the local pub in Gilling west and were told of local history stories including ghosts of royalty from the past and Roman vases washed up from the river. We had brought our cycles with us but the experience of crossing over the A66 would instantly tell you to head in the other direction!

Overall a site worth more than a stop over - spacious pitches and fabulous north Yorkshire views.

Date of Visit: April 2013 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Santa cruz 20 reviews from this member

Have to say I tend to agree with the more positive reports here, for instance; a site just 80 yards off a main arterial trunk road (A66 Scotch Corner to Penrith) is bound to have some road noise.

Site was less than 30% full in April despite being midweek immediately before Easter Bank Holiday. We took advantage of the choice and pitched on the lowest level a good 300 yards below the A66 and therefore had no road noise and I sleep really quite lightly. Access onto and off the A66 is excellent, even with a van on the back there is adequate room in the wide centre reservation.

Single toilet block, but more than adequate given the relatively small number of (well spaced)pitches. Toilet block quite adequate and clean, use of disabled toilets for all during the hour when the main body of the block is closed for cleaning. Most useful. Bins emptied regulalry and generally found the warden pleasant. TV reception good using van aerial only.

Out and about plenty to do, not far to Richmond which is a nice market town, not a run down as many with boarded up shops etc. Couple of decent pubs and an excellent chippie, non of which are in the market square, rather just off it. Also the falls are quite something, not as big or famous as Aysgarth's but very nice in their own right.

Finally there is the old railway station, beautifully renovated into primarily a cafe and from which starts a nice walk which can be (a flat) there and back or a super anticlockwise circle of about 3-4 miles via Easby Abbey.

Date of Visit: August 2012 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Elc13 7 reviews from this member

We used this site for one night as a stop over on the way to the east coast. To be fair it was a very well maintained site and the facilities were clean but we found it to be quite soul-less for want of a better phrase. The pitches were hard standing but everything was a little bit too regimented for us and I think the site was lacking a little of the character that we thought it should have considering its location and views. That said, there really wasn't anything we could complain about although we probably would try a different site in the area if we were going that way again.

There really wasn't anything to occupy children and in fact we ended up in the minor injuries unit as our then 6 year old fell over and shredded his knee on the gravel! I would say this site is probably much more geared towards a more mature couple rather than a young family.

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