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Knaresborough Caravan And Motorhome Club Site
New Road
North Yorkshire   (Browse area)
Tel: 01342 327 490
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Pitches: 79
Open: 01/01/2021 to 31/12/2021

Rating: Average Review Score: 8/10 from 70 Reviews
                8/10 from 70 Reviews

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 No Statics for Hire   No Statics on Sale   No Seasonal Pitches   No Caravan Storage 
 Electric Hookups   Hardstanding Pitches   Fully Serviced Pitches   Show Full Facilities
Who's it for
 Families Welcome   Not Members Only   No Rallies   Not Naturist Site 
 Dogs Welcome   No Dogs Allowed   Groups Welcome 
 Toilet Facilities   Hot Showers   Washing Up   No Bathroom 
 No Baby Changing   Laundry On Site   Drinking Water   Disabled Friendly 
 Chemical Disposal   No Battery Charging   Gas Exchange   No Recycling Facilities 
 No Kitchen Facilities   No Freezer / Fridge    Motorhome Point   Wifi Access 
 No Shop   Bar On Site   Restaurant or Cafe or Takeaway On Site 
 Kids Playground   No TV Room   No Games Room   No Evening Ents 
 No Fishing   No Wild Swimming   Indoor Pool <5 miles   No Outdoor Pool 
 No Horse Riding   No Cycle Hire   Golf <5 miles   Tennis <5 miles 
 No Beach   Watersports <5 miles   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 

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Date of Visit: October 2020 Unit:  Motorhome
Nights stayed: 2 Travelling as:  Mature couple
Reviewer: Coopertroopers 49 reviews from this member

 The site is in Scotton and around the corner from the Guy Fawkes pub which is highly recommended.

There are some pretty walks along the Nidd Gorge which is 5 minutes walk up the road - from here you can walk to Ripley in one direction or Knaresborough in the other. We did a 9 mile round trip, taking in Knaresborough on the way around which is a pretty town on the river.

The site is of the usual standard although the facilities block was cold which was surprising as CMC sites are normally very warm. Check in was easy, with phone number to call once you’ve chosen your pitch and check in and payment done over the phone rather than queuing up for reception. 

Date of Visit: July 2020 Unit:  Motorhome
Nights stayed: 3 Travelling as:  Retired couple
Reviewer: Damaca 49 reviews from this member

 Not really in Knaresborough but a half-hour (at least) walk along the pavement of a main road. Or you can take a longer walk along the gorge of the River Nidd, which we did on one occasion but found it dark and rather creepy, so didn't repeat the experience.

The nearby Guy Fawkes pub is very good, pity the site didn't tell us about it in their local info sheets, or we'd have been able to go more than we actually did.

The site is basically a large field divided up into hardstanding pitches but, although in nice countryside, it doesn't have much of a pleasing aspect to recommend it. It was, of course (being a club site) clean and well run.

RHS Harlow Carr is well worth a visit, but we were underwhelmed by Ripley which just seemed to be a tourist trap. 

Date of Visit: November 2018 Unit:  Motorhome
Reviewer: Eycaravanner 29 reviews from this member

 We’ve just spent 2 nights here, our second visit. As you’d expect from a CMC site it is excellent, everything has been thought of, even a toilet for use when the toilets are being cleaned, great idea. The whole site is well cared for and the toilet block is clean and warm.

We ate at the Wanderer Bistro, which is on site and had a lovely meal, steak and ale pie was the pie of the day and it was delicious, served with chips and a selection of fresh vegetables, there is something for everyone on the menu and also a specials board, we couldn’t manage pudding but the selection looked tempting. We thought the prices were reasonable and it is really useful to have a place like this to go to on site.

There are 3 bus stops outside the site entrance, we caught the bus to Knaresborough, York or Harrogate services also go from these stops. There is a pub which serves food 10-15 minute walk away. Can’t wait to return 

Date of Visit: July 2018 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Reviewer: Beesue 13 reviews from this member

 This site is newly refurbished, it has a bistro (nearly £10 for a burger!) and everything is very modern and spotless. The staff are very friendly and helpful and everything is just as you would expect for a Club site. However, there are no dividing trees or bushes and so the place is very clinical and the views are. Of other caravans, I'm afraid it wasn't for us, we like somewhere with a bit more character and a lot less soulless. 

Date of Visit: November 2017 Unit:  Motorhome
Reviewer: Coopertroopers 49 reviews from this member

 Stayed at this site for 3 nights in November and found it be usual caravan club standard with clean facilities. Ideal location to visit Harrogate and York if you have transport. The site is very open and therefore open to the elements. The dog walk is a reasonable size although the walk down to the field rather muddy.

Knaresborough is about 40 minutes walk away along the main road and there are a few shops and pubs in the town. Recommend the Guy Fawkes pub which is about 10 minutes walk in the other direction - very warm and welcoming with excellent food and service. 


Date of Visit: August 2016 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Reviewer: Janx 116 reviews from this member

 Arrived on site at the specified time of 1 Oclock checked in and chose a pitch, the one we found was a large hardstanding but there are smaller ones for smaller outfits and units without awnings. There are some grass pitches in another area which would be great for families and groups with children as these are next to the play area. There is also a small dog walk.

The facilities were clean the showers varied depending on which one you went in, one was very weak, and one was coming away from the wall, pointed towards the shower curtain with force and flooded everywhere. I think the building needs an update and for over £27 per night for two of us it should be really nice.

That said the site is pleasant, about 2 miles from Knaresborough, we walked and it took us 40 mins, caught a bus back but it cost £5. 60 just one way. Caught the train to York from Knaresborough station, the trains run very regularly, only takes half an hour we were advised to buy a 'duo' ticket which entitled one to travel half price only cost just over £11 return.

There is a bar/bistro on site but we didn't use it, we went to a pub called the chequers in a village a about five miles away and had the most excellent carvery. The guy fawkes pub meals in the village (ten mins walk) looked quite nice but we only went in for a drink.

A places worth visiting are Brimham rocks (AMAZING) and Plompton rocks (smaller with a lake and less walking).

All in all we enjoyed our stay but if visiting the area again would probably choose another site we think it's too expensive considering the facilities need an upgrade. 

Date of Visit: September 2016 Unit:  Motorhome
Reviewer: Dens 7 reviews from this member

 We spent two days at this site and we enjoyed our visits to Knaresborough and into Harrogate. We cycled everywhere and the staff at both Knaresborough and Harrogate Tourist Information offices were very helpful. The cycle routes they gave us details about were excellent.

We were disappointed with the site overall although the showers and toilets were very clean, as was the site. The welcome we received wasn't the usual friendly Caravan Club welcome. We were told we had requested a pitch without an awning (we hadn't) and were offered two choices of small pitches. We had booked our pitch four months before, so I asked if our pitch cost less than the other larger ones: I was told it wasn't. There was very little greenery around and we felt the site resembled a large car park. There was very little privacy for anyone.

We would definitely return to this area, but we would stay at another campsite. 

Date of Visit: October 2015 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Reviewer: The Duckies 41 reviews from this member

 Arrived to a warm and friendly welcome from the relief wardens. Lovely well maintained site. Site clean and tidy. Large level hardstanding pitches. Lovely peaceful site. Toilet block spotlessly clean and tidy. Bar/bistro on site sells delicious food. Only thing missing for me is the usual caravan club security barriers on entry and exits. Shop sells bit in October which I presume will stock more in the busier season. Its great that you can order papers in the on site shop. Morrisons about 10 minutes drive away. Will return to this site in the future. 

Date of Visit: August 2015 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Reviewer: Mrs KH 2 reviews from this member

 Just returned from a two night stay at this lovely site. The pitches are large and of the usual Caravan Club standard. The facilities are spotless and the wardens were very helpful and friendly. An added bonus is the on site bar and bistro. The site is in a great place for visiting Knaresborough, Harrogate and surrounding areas. We walked to Knaresborough along the road and it took about 40 minutes. The only negative was the children's play area could do with a few more things to play on, but plenty of open green space to play on. We will definitely visit again very soon. 

Date of Visit: July 2015 Unit:  Motorhome
Reviewer: Malcpotts@uwclub.ne 1 review from this member

 An excellent site in a beautiful area. Everything you want, very friendly wardens, facilities first class. Bus stop right outside to Harrogate, Ripon and knaresboro, a lovely walking, cycling area. A nice walk into Knaresboro with several pubs, shops and local activities. The Yorkshire Dales opens its doors to beauty, what more can you want! 

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