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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
* Fishing


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:
1. Launch
2. Day cruiser
3. Super “B”
Prices from £30/hour

Depart: (2 nights)


Click/tap once to select your first day, and again for your departure day.

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Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment


Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

Take away


TV room


Amenities on site

Bath available

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access


Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area



Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Touring and motorhomes

Hard standings

Water hook-up points for tourers


Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year



Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Outdoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Tennis nearby

Watersports nearby

Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby


Small (11-25 pitches)


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  • Ferry Lane, Bishopsthorpe, York, North Yorkshire, England, YO23 2SB
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 53.9211°N 1.0884°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
York: Askham Bar Coach Stop — 1.3 miles
York: Rail Station Coach Stop — 2.6 miles
Tadcaster Bus Station — 7.4 miles
Train stations
York Rail Station — 2.6 miles
Poppleton Rail Station — 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!

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

Local attractions

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

Must see

  • York Racecourse (1.4 miles)
  • Clifford's Tower (2.4 miles)
  • York Castle Museum (2.4 miles)

National Trust

  • Goddards Garden (1.5 miles)
  • Treasurer's House (2.9 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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