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Castle Howard Wild Side Camping

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General

  • Nearly wild site just outside the Castle Howard estate
  • A 20-minute drive from Flamingo Land; half an hour from historic York
  • Set in the Howardian Hills; within walking distance of a shop and café

Settling on a spot to pitch up in is all a matter of taste. Into self-sustained bivouacking? A wilder site's in order. Want to be close to creature comforts? Perhaps a well-equipped park's better instead. Can't decide? Worry not – the setup at Castle Howard Wild Side Camping is pretty sure to keep both sides happy, as this peaceful spot is low on frills but close to one of North Yorkshire's grandest country estates.

A little bit rugged and a little bit regal, Castle Howard Wild Side Camping is a win-win solution for groups looking to strike the right balance between comfort and immersion in nature. Facilities have been kept to a minimum, leaving more space for splendid country vistas, but basics like portaloos and running water are available. Large families are welcome here, as are biker folk and polite pups.

Fancy a bit of outdoor cooking? Send someone out to the local farm shop (20 minutes) in search of supplies and light up a barbecue. A top-rated café is also on hand about a 10-minute walk away.

The site's a few minutes' walk from Castle Howard's Great Lake, a princely pond designed for pleasurable days of fishing (which, alongside waterside strolls, are very much on the cards here). For a proper festival experience, make tracks to this site for one of Castle Howard's high-season concert weekends.


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8.1

Overall rating based on 110 reviews

 

80% would recommend this site to a friend.

76% would stay here again.

  84% described as Wild camping ?

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It was what it said on the tin, good field,excellent clean portoloos12/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomMarc E.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch (wild)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Quiet and friendly staff on reception never took advantage of the fish&chip van but will next time

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Lovely little wild camp site that was perfect for a weekend escape.07/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomKerry G.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch (wild)
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    Pretty camping field

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Clean toilets, fab location would definitely return!07/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch (wild)
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  • Liked: 

    Everything, the site does what it says on the tin. Perfect wild camping 😊

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    Rubbish left by previous campers, there are massive bins available to use!

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Excellent service the toilets were clean and the view was amazing07/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomDona C.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch (wild)
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    I liked everything

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Recommended. Toilets fine & water tap. Didn’t need much else.07/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomLisa R.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch (wild)
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    Lovely field, lots of space, simplicity.

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The peacefulness of the field and how simple it was.05/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJames G.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch (wild)
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    The peacefulness of the field and how simple it was.

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Nothing07/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAngela K.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch (wild)
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    Nothing

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    Pitch was totally bogged ,too bad to pitch a tent si we neva even stayed and was ankle deep near toilets but couldn’t get a refund either

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Good little get away, nice walks06/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomSteven H.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch (wild)
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    Good little get away, nice walks

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Lots of space. Toilets very clean06/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch (wild)
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    Lots of space. Toilets very clean

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Very good stay overnight to celebrate our first wedding anniversary05/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomSophie G.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch (wild)
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    Nice big open field. Just the weather that was awful. They only
    Have ports loos (at the wild side) but they are VERY VERY clean!!! Drinking water available

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Features

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

TV room

Take away

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Car parking by pitch/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Wild camping

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Communal fridge

Gas cylinders available

No drinkable water point

No hot water

No running water

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Large (51-200 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Restaurant nearby

Location

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  • Coneysthorpe, York, North Yorkshire, England, YO60 7DD
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 54.1285°N 0.9071°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Malton Bus Station — 4.5 miles
Eden Camp (N Yorks): Bus Stop — 5.6 miles
Stamford Bridge: The Square Coach Stop — 9.5 miles
Train stations
Malton Rail Station — 4.5 miles
York Rail Station — 14.0 miles
Poppleton Rail Station — 14.4 miles
Ferry ports
Transporter Bridge South Side — 34.0 miles
Airports
Durham Tees Valley Airport — 33.9 miles

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Local attractions

Families looking for kid-friendly jaunts in this part of the world may want to whisk their flock away to Flamingo Land Theme Park and Zoo (20 minutes' drive), a Yorkshire staple that's home to white-knuckle coasters and exotic animals (as well as gentler rides for the tiddlers). Other perks of the place include the monorail and cable car that help guests glide through the sky from ride to ride…

If all that kooky transport's got you in the mood for more wheels and whistles, make tracks for the National Railway Museum in York (30 minutes). This unparalleled collection of locos houses iconic trains like the Mallard and Flying Scotsman.

Hear that? It's the call of the sea, and it's telling you to visit Yorkshire's splendidly scenic east coast. Why? Because these beaches, coves and cliffs are some of the most varied and visit-worthy in all the British Isles, whether you opt for fish and chips on Filey promenade (45 minutes), wild walks along the Flamborough Headland Heritage Coast (an hour) or the hodgepodge streets and brightly-coloured cottages of Staithes (an hour).

Must see

  • Kew at Castle Howard (0.5 miles)
  • The Arboretum - Kew at Castle Howard (0.5 miles)
  • Castle Howard (0.5 miles)

National Trust

  • Nunnington Hall (6.0 miles)
  • Rievaulx Terrace (12.2 miles)

Cycle routes

Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel.

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Terms and conditions

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Admission
Admission is only permitted after registering at reception.
At least one of the party members must be aged 18 or over.
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Arrivals and departures
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

Coronavirus
Minimum spacing of 2 metres between pitches.

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.
Guide dogs are allowed on site free of charge.
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act (i.e. Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro).

General
This site has no on-site shower facilities.

Occupancy
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.
Single-sex bookings of 2 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.
Firearms are not permitted.
Open fires are prohibited.

Vehicles
No vehicle movement between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m..
Only one car is to be parked by the pitch. Extra vehicles must be parked in the designated area.

Visitors
Visitors are not permitted on site.

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