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- Secluded location with countryside views
- A mile from the C2C cycle route
- Bar, shop, gated access and CCTV
Have a bumptious time in Beamish at Bobby Shafto Caravan Park, set deep in peaceful Co Durham countryside but only a few miles from many topping Durham and Northumberland attractions. Bring your bike too: the park is only a mile from the C2C cycle route.
Bobby Shafto is family run, by a team with years of experience in sorting out what all sorts of customers might want and in helping them have a peaceful time in the Durham countryside. Many a feature assists in this, like a licensed bar, gated access and exit via personalised swipe cards, CCTV to keep everyone feeling safe, and a shop and reception area selling caravan accessories, camping gas, ice cream, sweets and groceries.
The site's amenities building is centrally heated, with coin-operated showers alongside hairdryers, hand dryers and shaving points. Other facilities include a dishwashing and veg prep area, a chemical disposal point, water points and a launderette with washing machine, tumble dryer and iron.
Disabled access is available for loos, showers, the bar, the play area and other facilities.
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However, where the pitch or accommodation occupancy allows it, you can make a booking for up to 30 adults and 30 children in one booking.
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Large groups: check the listing page for any group restrictions set out in the terms and section titled ‘Please note’.
Large tents/caravans: check the restrictions on unit dimensions to ensure your unit is suitable for the space you will be provided with.
A good site but could be improved.
Clean and well laid out site, facilities modern and clean ...
Worst site I've been on this year
Leisure on site
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on site
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Gas cylinders available
Touring and motorhomes
Drainage hook-up points for tourers
Fully serviced pitches
Water hook-up points for tourers
Commercial vehicles allowed
Dogs allowed all year
Horse riding nearby
Indoor pool nearby
Leisure/theme park nearby
Outdoor pool nearby
D. of E. welcome
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Public transport nearby
Large (51-200 pitches)
- Coach stations
Chester-le-Street: South Burns Coach Stop — 3.2 miles
3.2 miles Washington (Tyne & Wear): Galleries Bus Station — 4.4 miles
4.4 miles Gateshead: Metro Interchange Coach Stop — 5.6 miles
- Train stations
Chester-le-Street Rail Station — 3.2 miles
3.2 miles Dunston Rail Station — 4.6 miles
4.6 miles Metrocentre Rail Station — 5.3 miles
- Ferry ports
Newcastle International Ferry Terminal — 10.7 miles
10.7 miles South Shields Ferry Terminal — 11.2 miles
11.2 miles North Shields Ferry Terminal — 11.4 miles
Newcastle International Airport — 11.0 miles
11.0 miles Durham Tees Valley Airport — 27.1 miles
Bobby Shafto Caravan Park's setting in Beamish has it surrounded by small country pubs and up to date restaurants to sort out all guests' tipples and teas whatever their budget. Horse riding, fishing and cycling are available nearby and the C2C cycle path is a mile away.
Beamish is a comely little town, well known for its North of England Open Air Museum, which does exactly what it says on the tin in its aim of preserving the industrial history of England's north east in the twentieth century. (It's a lot more thrilling than it sounds, and has won plentiful awards: we thoroughly recommend a trip.)
Also get to Durham for the day, home of one of the country's most splendid cathedrals, and to Newcastle and Sunderland, all within easy driving distance.
Going east, sand fans can investigate the coastal town of South Shields, former home of saga storyteller Catherine Cookson and one of the most popular seaside resorts on this part of coast. Have a look at the museum and art gallery, the South Shields lighthouses, the reconstructed Roman fort and excavations at Arbeia, and the rather ornate town hall.
- The Angel of the North (3.0 miles)
- Gibside (4.4 miles)
- The Sage Gateshead (6.0 miles)
- Gibside (4.4 miles)
- Washington Old Hall (5.1 miles)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.
Permitted arrival/departure time
|Camping and touring|
|Arrive:||11 a.m. –||8 p.m.|
|Arrive:||2:30 p.m. –||8 p.m.|
Bobby Shafto Caravan Park cancellation policy
No refunds within 10 days of arrival date.
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.
If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.
Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.
Pitches: a £20.00 deposit is required on arrival and will be refunded on departure when returning the gate badge/barrier pass/toilet keys.
You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.
Payment methods accepted on the parkCash