Site near York?

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  1. Touchwood

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    We were planning our first outing of the year to be to the Rowntree site in York sometime in February, unfortunately it seems to be closed until August.

    We want to be able to leave the van on site and get into York easily, so somewhere near to the Park & Ride would be good, if there were a decent pub within walking distance that would be even better.

    Can anyone recommend a site that's open all year that would suit?

    Mike
     
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    Can't believe I missed that...... my Dragon in Law used to live in Bishopthorpe as well!! I booked the York YCP site in July which has a regular bus service into York right outside the gate and has good reviews.
     
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    http://www.ukcampsite.co.uk/sites/reviews.asp?revid=4327
    This is where we are going Friday and Saturday night. Hard standing . Electric if you want it . Handy if you want to go to Monks Cross shopping . We've never had problems parking the MH at Monks Cross either. The kids loved to be dropped off at the big swimming baths , its got lots of water chutes , waves , lazy river etc. Whilst we have a look around the big shopping centre and have a coffee n cake in starbucks.
    Its only a 5 unit site and there's Rufforth to walk into too . Its very quiet :Smile:.
    We usually walk up to the airfield and watch the gliders and microlites.
    Theres a nice little cafe there that does a mean bacon sarni and pot of tea. Ralph takes his radios to listen in . Its a nice spot in the thick of winter as you know your not going to get bogged in.
     
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    If you're a C&CC member the Derwent Arms CS is open all year. It's just a field with fresh water and dump points so you need all your own facilities. It's on a bus route and (not surprisingly :Smile:) the pub is only a few strides away.
     
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    Handy for the bus to York but quite expensive:Eek!:
     
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    Google 'Willow house touring park' adults only site about 3 mile outside York but with a bus stop at the site entrance, if your in the CC there is a CL on site with access to exactly the same ammenities as the rest of the site, there is also a farm shop on site with a very good Cafe that does lovely breakfasts. Well worth a look.:thumb:
     
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    http://www.cawoodpark.co.uk/

    A bus ride away (bout 10) miles from York and 4 from Selby. Not cheap but entertainment on the site. Several pubs in this historic village.:thumb:
     
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    Fantastic - what a gem! :BigGrin:

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    Thanks to all for helpful suggestions. We've also found "Rawcliffe Manor Caravan Park" which seems to tick most of the boxes - it's a case of availability now I guess.
     
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    You could also try http://www.castleinncawood.co.uk/ in Cawood village. They have a field behind the pub and the bus to York and Selby stops outside.

    Cawood is a historic village where Cardinal Wolsey was kept prior to being sent to his demise in London. The nursery rhyme Humpty Dumpty is said to have been written anout Wolsey and his time at Cawood Castle.

    Cawood used to boast thirteen pubs but now there are only three, the Jolly Sailor, the Castle and the Ferry Inn on the banks of the River Ouse:beerchug:
     
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