Christmas in York

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  1. Milliemobile

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    Well after the painful process of checking the CC site for the last few months, spotting free days, frantically logging in to book, we have now managed to get 6 nights for Christmas in York :). Took forever for a slot to open for the 24th. Some of the days we have had booked since last Dec!
    Can't wait, not as sunny as Spain but much more fun that Scarborough :)
     
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  2. Judge Mental

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    Its a nice town York..have fun
     
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  3. Milliemobile

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    Thank you I'm sure we will. It's my hometown :)

    Lin
     
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    Which site did you get on? Rowntree has been "closed" (fully booked) since Early in the year. we tried to book it back in August, when it became clear we would not get back to the USA to the family (no Medical insurance).

    Mind, I will bet if I go to York and look on Xmas day there will be pitches vacant!!. We went 2005? and spent Christmas. The site was fully booked according to CC and the Wardens. The section where we where there where 14 vacant hard standing pitches!! for the entire period we stayed.

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  5. Milliemobile

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    Yes Rowntree Park 3 nights were booked last Dec. I have been checking each day for cancellations online and over last couple of months got quite a few bookings. We are there nxt week for 2 nights, only booked last week. It's a case of bookings the odd days as they come up and hoping and waiting for the days in between. I only managed to get the 24th earlier today and it was actually free on the 23rd as well. A lot of cancellations come up. We book a lot as my family live there and school friends.
    I will keep checking to try and get New Year, you never know ;) had hoped to be in Spain but it's ok for second best.

    Lin :)
     
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    Judge you mean you southern shandy drinkers go that far north ? :)
     
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    Of course, How do they get to drink "proper" beer with a head on it?, come on!!.:whistle::D;)

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    Find a Samuel Smiths pubs in the afternoon ( there are a few).
    Get a few " taddy lagers" down yr neck....
    Walk back to the camp site. Stop for one at the swan, another at the Slip Inn.
    Back to the camper. Snooze, sandwich and shower.
    Ready then for the night time.
    Can't wait, xmas market weekend 4/12/15 :) :)
     
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    Lucky Begger, the site has been booked out for months for December.!! Fortunately we can go from Home for the day (40miles).!! but not like being "on the job" so to speak. Plus they have just taken my favourite "Pub Site" off the CCC listing as well.

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    We stayed there in May. Had a lovely few days. There was a great Thai restaurant 'up in the Main Street' behind the site. £10 for 2 course lunch. Spent 30 mins on the computer trying to logon when the CC released their sites for booking last year!! Finally managed to book Rowntree Park. Stopped off by Rutland Water on the way back to Devon cracking area.
     
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    We live 25 miles away, but it costs you more to park up in York than it does for 2 nights at the CC:)
     
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  12. Milliemobile

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    Same with us only in Scarborough, but like to go over as often as possible, not much in Scarborough, love York, soooo many pubs, restaurants, shops. :)
    If you are able to go last min or retired there are always spots opening up. Excluding Christmas, have 3 other trip booked over Nov and Dec all booked over last few weeks.

    Lin :)
     
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    Trying to book somewhere for 2 vans close to York for 19th to 22nd Nov. CC site would be ideal but booking it!!!!!!

    Anyone got any ideas apart from the CL/CS's?
     
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    Goose wood. 6 miles north of York
    Pub/pool
    :) busy site
     
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  15. Milliemobile

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    @TerryL If you don't have kids in party the Lysander Arms has a little park.
    http://www.lysanderarms.co.uk/caravan-park/
    We have used in past and it's a nice pub, close to park and ride and Clifton Moor, with shops and restaurants all within 10 min walk. We use when getting service done at fiat approved garage.

    Lin :)
     
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    Try Fulford caravan park, you can walk into York centre, hard standings, ehu and electric security gates with keypad. Only a few hundred yards from Roundtree Park cc site. Lovely walk through park and side of river. £20 night with hook up, £15 without and no stupid additional charges I believe for awnings etc. Went last weekend and really enjoyed it.
     
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  17. Milliemobile

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    Didn't know this place existed, did you notice if they allow dogs?

    Lin :)
     
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    We have booked York for my birthday in January.



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  19. Milliemobile

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    Me too :) though I hope to go overseas, so it might get cancelled. :)
     
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    Thanks all for responses. Sorted out now (on a CL near Monks Cross).
     
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