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Riverside Caravan and Camping Park is a small, friendly site in a lovely position on the side of the River Ouse.
A 5 minute walk will bring you to Bishopthorpe - a favourite destination for travellers and race-goers as it has been for centuries. Although the village has grown in recent years, its character is still strong, and the old Main Street, with its Post Office, three pubs, Co-op and cottages, has hardly changed at all. Bishopthorpe is home to the grand Archbishop’s palace, which can be seen from our banks.
We welcome Touring Caravans, Trailer Tents, Motor Homes and Tents. All of our pitches have electric hook-up.
We are a peaceful, family oriented site and as such pets are welcome. Shops are available nearby for groceries, milk, eggs, newspapers etc.
*NEW FOR 2012* we have introduced the Happy Camper to our site. This retro airstream caravan café offers campers excellent coffee and Yorvale icecream, as well as handmade hot and cold sandwiches and a variety of pastries, cakes and drinks.
Our excellent facilities on level ground include:
* On-site Airstream café.
* Flush toilets (new in 2011)
* Free showers (new in 2011)
* Calor/camping gas
* Children's play area
* Washing up facilities
* Shaver points
* Boat slipway
* Electric hook ups
* Ice pack freezing
* Free hot water to washbasins
* Chemical toilet disposal
* Laundry facilities
DAY BOAT RENTALS:
Enjoy a cruise on the Ouse as the skipper of your own craft. Navigate the River all the way to the Linton Locks or Naburn (over 30 miles) or just cruise up to the historic city of York and take in the sites.
Choose between three different types of boat:
2. Day cruiser
3. Super “B”
Prices from £30/hour
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Many sites set a maximum occupancy of 6/8 people per pitch, so try breaking your booking down into smaller groups to generate more results. For example, if you’re a group of 10, enter 5 people in your initial search and then book 2 pitches.
However, where the pitch or accommodation occupancy allows it, you can now make a booking for up to 30 adults and 30 children on one pitch.
To book multiple pitches or accommodation, use the 'Special requests' box on the booking page to ask to be sited together. Complete the booking form for the first booking (you can add a password and save your card so that we remember your details). Then click "Make another booking like this" at the top of the confirmation page to make the next booking.
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.
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
Water hook-up points for tourers
Commercial vehicles allowed
Dogs allowed all year
Horse riding nearby
Indoor pool nearby
Outdoor pool nearby
D. of E. welcome
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Public transport nearby
Small (11-25 pitches)
- Coach stations
York: Askham Bar Coach Stop — 1.3 miles
1.3 miles York: Rail Station Coach Stop — 2.6 miles
2.6 miles Tadcaster Bus Station — 7.4 miles
- Train stations
York Rail Station — 2.6 miles
2.6 miles Poppleton Rail Station — 4.5 miles
4.5 miles Ulleskelf Rail Station — 6.9 miles
- Ferry ports
Hull Ferry Terminal — 35.5 miles
Leeds Bradford International Airport — 23.6 miles
- Frequent bus service in to the city centre.
- Set fare taxi service (Streamline 01904 656565) for £7.50 in to city centre.
- Boats available for hire - you can cruise at your leisure to York and beyond!
Bishopthorpe Palace – 0.3 miles
Middlethorpe Hall and Spa – 0.89 miles
York Racecourse – 1 mile
Clifford’s Tower – 2.9 miles
City of York Walls – 2.9 miles
York Brewery – 2.9 miles
Wheel of York – 3.03 miles
Fairfax House – 3.03 miles
Merchant Adventurer’s Hall, Yorkshire Museum and Gardens – 3.36 miles
York Art Gallery – 3.53 miles
The Shambles – 3.73 miles
York Minster – 4.1 miles
Barley Hall – 4.19 miles
Castle Howard – 20 miles
Harewood House – 23.01 miles
Yorkshire Lavender – 23.98 miles
Newby Hall and Gardens – 28.13 miles
Fountains Abbey and Gardens – 33.27 miles
Yorkshire Sculpture Park – 37.34 miles
• Local shopping:
City Centre Shopping – 3 miles
York Designer Outlet – 4. 76 miles
Clifton Moor – 9.38 miles
Monks cross – 11.44 miles
• For children:
York Castle Museum – 2.9 miles
York Dungeon – 3.1 miles
National Railway Museum – 3.4 miles
DIG – 3.98 miles
CHOCOLATE – York’s Sweet Factory – 4.09 miles
The Web Adventure Park – 6.26 miles
York Maze – 9.43 miles
Tenpin Bowling – 10 miles
Waterworld – 11.3 miles
Mother Shipton’s Cave – 21.9 miles
SNO!zone & Xscape – 26.18 miles
Log Heights – 26.38 miles
Monk Park Farm Visitor Centre – 27.86 miles
Flamingo Land Theme Park – 31.41 miles
Bradford Ice Rink – 41 miles
- York Racecourse (1.4 miles)
- Clifford's Tower (2.4 miles)
- York Castle Museum (2.4 miles)
- Goddards Garden (1.5 miles)
- Treasurer's House (2.9 miles)
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