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The Old Armoury Certificated Site
Barnard Castle
Co Durham   (Browse area)
DL12 9JN
Tel: 07860 594999
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Pitches: 5 vans plus tents
Open: 01/01/2022 to 31/12/2022

Rating: Average Review Score: 10/10 from 9 Reviews
                10/10 from 9 Reviews

 Tent Pitches   Caravan Pitches   Motorhome Pitches   Small Campervans 
 No Glamping Units   No Statics for Hire   No Statics on Sale   No Seasonal Pitches 
 Electric Hookups   Hardstanding Pitches   No Fully Serviced Pitches   Show Full Facilities
Who's it for
 Families Welcome   Club Members Only   No Rallies   Not Naturist Site 
 Dogs Welcome   No Dogs Allowed   Groups Welcome 
 Toilet Facilities   No Showers   No Washing Up Area   No Bathroom 
 No Baby Changing   No Laundry   Drinking Water   Disabled Friendly 
 Chemical Disposal   No Battery Charging   No Gas Exchange   Recycling Facilities 
 No Kitchen Facilities   No Freezer / Fridge   No Motorhome Point   No Wifi Access 
 Shop <5 miles   Bar <1 mile   Restaurant or Cafe or Takeaway <1 mile 
 No Playground   No TV Room   No Games Room   No Evening Ents 
 No Fishing   No Wild Swimming   Indoor Pool <5 miles   No Outdoor Pool 
 Horse Riding <5 miles   No Cycle Hire   Golf <5 miles   Tennis <1 mile 
 No Beach   No Watersports   No Boat Launch 
Other Features
 No Sea Views   Not Working Farm   No Campfires Allowed   Open All Year 
 No Waterside Pitches   Public Transport <1 mile  No Dog Walk 

This is a Camping and Caravanning Club Certificated Site, which accept caravans or motorhomes and usually tents. This is a club member only site - you can usually join on site


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Date of Visit: September 2021  Confirmed Booking Unit:  Motorhome
Nights stayed: 4 Travelling as:  Retired couple
Reviewer: Hoedown 55 reviews from this member

 We loved this site, so peaceful, well laid out and perfectly kept. The lack of facilities was no problem for us in a motorhome.

Anthony was very helpful and so knwledgeable about the area. It was a short drive to Barnard castle and parking at the Bowes Museum was easy. We spent an enjoyable day there.

The village itself is small with just a pub and a walk along the river.

We would gladly go back there. 

Date of Visit: June 2021 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Nights stayed: 2 Travelling as:  Mature couple
Reviewer: Jeff Smith 4 reviews from this member

 Agree with all the previous reviews - a beautifully maintained site with lovely views in an excellent location either as a holiday venue or as a stop-over.

The hard standings are well defined and perfectly flat and all electrical points are close at hand. The grass is immaculately maintained.

The site has no toilet or shower but is ideal for anyone who is self-sufficient as most modern caravans are.

The owner is pleasant and helpful and the site is to be highly recommended. 

Date of Visit: May 2021 Unit:  Motorhome
Nights stayed: 1 Travelling as:  Young couple
Reviewer: Keklapis 2 reviews from this member

 Immaculate little site, flat EHU decent-sized hardstanding only pitches, adults and members only. Nice views. We stayed for a short stopover but would've loved to have stayed longer.

Some traffic noise from the A66 but nothing that bothered me despite being a light sleeper.

Beautiful well maintained grass lawn. Facilities clean and tidy - bins, recycling, fresh water tap, chemical disposal.

No showers. One modern compost toilet in a shed which we had to try for research purposes and was impressed with. Grey waste drain near the entrance to site.

Anthony is very friendly, helpful and a great host. I recommend this certificated site. 

Date of Visit: April 2021  Confirmed Booking Unit:  Motorhome
Nights stayed: 2 Travelling as:  Mature couple
Reviewer: Gaumad 1 review from this member

 Gem of a site, super clean and tidy.

Lovely views many footpaths from site.

Plenty of history, owner very accommodating.

Would definitely go again highly recommended. Note adult only. 

Date of Visit: July 2020 Unit:  Campervan
Nights stayed: 3 Travelling as:  Retired couple
Reviewer: Joanie 4 reviews from this member

 This is a lovely well maintained little campsite.

The new composting toilet is excellent and the grass as good as befits an ex golf green keeper.

Anthony was friendly, helpful and informative and we had a great stay! 
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Date of Visit: July 2020  Confirmed Booking Unit:  Touring Caravan
Nights stayed: 6 Travelling as:  Mature couple
Reviewer: Dave1walk 3 reviews from this member

 Excellent location with easy access. Level hard standing pitches that are a decent size. Very near the main A road, but although traffic could be heard, it was not loud.

The best kept cut grass we have ever come across. Friendly and helpful owner

There is a pub that serves food within walking distance, but because of Covid 19 we did not try it 

Date of Visit: November 2019  Confirmed Booking Unit:  Touring Caravan
Nights stayed: 1 Travelling as:  Retired couple
Reviewer: Savill 1 review from this member

 Great access to A66 on route to Scotland, interesting castle 10 mins away in town. Owner very helpful and working to restore his historical site very nicely kept worth a stop.

Site facilities as described 
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Date of Visit: May 2019 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Nights stayed: 3 Travelling as:  Mature couple
Reviewer: Anthony Hobson 1 review from this member

 Great little campsite, beautifully maintained with lots of wildlife. Only a short walk for the village of Bowes with a social club and restaurant.

The site is located on the edge of the Lake District and in the heart of Teesdale the nearest town is Barnard castle for shopping. 
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Date of Visit: April 2019 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Nights stayed: 7 Travelling as:  Mature couple
Reviewer: Roslyn P 1 review from this member

 Brilliant camp site. As my partner was poorly, the owner quite kindly helped me push the caravan into place. However, as all the pitches are as flat as a tack, I could have pushed it into place by myself. Enhancements are coming with electric hook up but we quite happily stayed 7 days without it, especially at this price.

There is a restaurant within walking distance which also does teas. Easy access to the Lake District and close to Barnard castle and Bowes Museum. Darlington is only 30 minutes away, for steam enthusiasts. If you are a walker, the Pennine Way is minutes away.

For Charles Dickens' fans, Bowes (within walking distance) is a must. You can see the grave stones of two people who inspired Dickens to write "Nicholas Nickleby" at St Giles Church. 'Dotheboys Hall' is visible from the road.

A great site for adults who are happy to listen to birds sing and swoop while soaking up the scenery over a game of chess. 

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