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Abbey Farm Showfield

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From £25/€28.09/A$44.33/US$34.20/$43.55/CHF30.28/SEK283.84/DKK209.05/NOK290.50/ISK4,412/ARS2,956.91/CLP24,887/PEN124.31/NZ$47.60/ZAR518.35/PLN127.57/R$187/CZK734.19/RSD3,331/HUF10,051.53/RUB2,574.35/CN¥221.71 (for 1 night, 2 adults)

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General

  • Basic site on a working farm overlooking Whitby and the North Sea
  • A five-minute drive from centre of Whitby, 35 minutes from Scarborough
  • Less than five minutes’ walk from brewery, beach and Whitby Abbey

When stays full of gothic drama push all the right buttons, head along to Abbey Farm Showfield, a family-friendly site five minutes’ drive from the centre of Whitby on the Yorkshire coast.

This is a top spot for back-to-basics stays, as the site is set up with just Elsan and waste water points and a small toilet block. There’s no electric hook-up or showers, so it's best to come along prepared to embrace the simple life.

The site’s well placed enough to more than make up for the simple facilities though – it’s less than five minutes’ walk to Whitby Brewery, Whitby Abbey and the top of the famed 199 Steps, and just a little over five minutes’ walk to the nearest beach.

Those keen on stretching legs might like to set out on the Cleveland Way long-distance path (a 109-mile route joining Helmsley and Filey), which slinks past about 300 feet from the site. If something less lengthy appeals more, opt instead for a stroll into Whitby itself (a 10-minute walk or five-minute drive) for more beaches, an RNLI museum, the Captain Cook Memorial Museum (and HMS Endeavour replica) and whale-spotting boat trips. Be sure, while out and about, to pop into a fish and chip shop too – stomachs will be grateful.

Please note

This site has no on-site shower facilities.

The site caters for families (immediate members) and couples only - bookings from all other forms of groups are not accepted.

No bachelor/bachelorette parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

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).

This site is at the top of a cliff so it can get very windy at times. Please be careful when erecting tents, awnings and gazebos.


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8.5

Overall rating based on 338 reviews

 

88% would recommend this park to a friend.

87% would stay here again.

  70% described as Spectacular scenery ?

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Location10/13/2020

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

  • Primitive grass trailer site
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Great cheap clean and easily accessible spot for camping/touring10/12/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomEmma L.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Primitive grass trailer site
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    We arrived on a blustery day at Abbey Farm with a warm welcome and freedom to pitch our tent in the huge field wherever we liked. The ground was firm and flat. Back to nature basic camping here, with a small block of toilets available for use which were kept constantly clean. Great spot to explore the whole of Whitby with ease and would recommend to others and definitely be back!

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Poor value but close to Whitby10/11/2020

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

  • Primitive grass trailer site
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    Sea view

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    Only 3 toilets no hot water or dryers or paper towels for handwashing. Very muddy at entrance to toilets so toilets very wet and dirty. Some kind of matting would stop this but it seems no one bothers.
    Over priced at £25 per night.

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Excellent site, great location, lovely views10/11/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomLaura S.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Primitive grass trailer site
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Good for local walking and Whitby centre.good for fit people,very …09/29/2020

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  • Primitive grass trailer site
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    Good for local walking and Whitby centre.good for fit people,very hilly.

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How close it was to the town centre09/28/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomRichard D.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Primitive grass trailer site
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    How close it was to the town centre

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Excellent but no showers it never bothered me09/27/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Primitive grass trailer site
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    Nice view

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    No showers

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Anonymous user

Good views excellent site easy to find09/26/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Primitive grass trailer site
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    Good views excellent site easy to find

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Loved where it was so good to local amenities and …09/23/2020

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

  • Primitive grass trailer site
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    Loved where it was so good to local amenities and ppl were helpful, friendly. All on site facilities clean & tidy

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3 men's toilets and 3 women's no showers but all kept clean.09/22/2020

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

  • Primitive grass trailer site
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    Great views next to abbey short walk into harbour.

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Features

Leisure on park

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Playground

Recreation room/arcade

TV room

Takeout

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on park

Bath available

Car parking by site/unit

Composting toilet

Drying room

Free wifi

Grocery store

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Laundromat

Parent & baby washroom

Payphone

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Restrooms

Shower available

Washing-up area

Wheelchair access

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue grills allowed

Barbecue provided

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Spectacular scenery

Utilities

Charging facilities

Communal fridge

Dump station

No drinkable water point

No hot water

No running water

Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Type

Farm

Very large (over 200 sites)

Location

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  • East Cliff, Whitby, North Yorkshire, England, YO22 4JR
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 54.4887°N 0.6064°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Whitby: Bus Station Station Square — 0.8 kilometers
Goathland (N Yorks): Village Centre Bus Stop — 12.2 kilometers
Cloughton (N Yorks): High Street Coach Stop — 19.9 kilometers
Train stations
Whitby Rail Station — 0.7 kilometers
Ruswarp Rail Station — 2.5 kilometers
Sleights Rail Station — 4.8 kilometers
Ferry ports
Transporter Bridge North Side — 41.6 kilometers
Transporter Bridge South Side — 41.6 kilometers
Airports
Durham Tees Valley Airport — 53.6 kilometers

Directions


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

Not quite done with seaside days just yet? Make the 35-minute drive to Scarborough, farther south on the Yorkshire coast, where – as well as more sandy stretches – guests can explore the Scarborough Fair Collection, get adrenaline pumping at Luna Park, wander about the Italian gardens, and spy out the marine species at Sea Life Sanctuary.

Turn away from the sea, then, for inland explores starting in the sprawling North York Moors National Park (10 minutes), which is home to Go Ape Dalby treetop courses (35 minutes) and the rides and animal shows at Flamingo Land (40 minutes).

There’s a healthy dose of history to be had hereabouts too, with Ormesby Hall (40 minutes), Nunnington Hall (55 minutes), Rievaulx Terrace (one hour) and the spectacular Castle Howard (55 minutes) – famed double for Brideshead in both productions of Brideshead Revisited – within relatively easy reach.

Must see

  • Whitby Abbey (0.3 kilometers)
  • The Moors National Park Centre (19.0 kilometers)
  • Dalby Forest Visitor Centre (24.3 kilometers)

National Trust

  • Yorkshire Coast (12.2 kilometers)
  • Bridestones, Crosscliff and Blakey Topping (20.9 kilometers)

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.

Policies

Permitted arrival/departure time

RV, trailer and tent sites
Arrive:  11 a.m. –  8:30 p.m.
Depart by:  noon

Abbey Farm Showfield cancelation policy

Balance refunds: no penalties

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 cancelations and for your property/injury whilst away.

Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.

Payment

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

The remainder is payable on arrival.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

Payment methods accepted at the park

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Cash

Terms and conditions

Park booking terms and conditions

  • How much is payable upfront? A 15% transferable deposit is payable when you book, with the balance payable on arrival. Read more
  • Does Abbey Farm Showfield have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Abbey Farm Showfield dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Abbey Farm Showfield? Not quite done with seaside days just yet? Make the 35-minute drive to Scarborough, farther south on the Yorkshire coast, where – as well as more sandy stretches – guests can explore … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Abbey Farm Showfield?
    RV, trailer and tent sites
    Arrive:  11 a.m. –  8:30 p.m.
    Depart by:  noon
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Abbey Farm Showfield? From $43.55 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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Terms and conditions

Please read the park terms and conditions below and the Pitchup.com terms and conditions.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leashes and supervised at all times.

Safety
Firearms are not permitted.

Arrivals and departures
Late arrivals must notify the park as soon as possible. Your booking will be held for 24 hours. After this period the management reserves the right to relet your unit.

Extras
Motorcycle(s) can be brought instead of the car(s) included.

Occupancy
No bachelor/bachelorette parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

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

Safety
Open fires are prohibited.

General
Quiet hours must be respected between 9:30 p.m. and 8:30 a.m..
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and trunks must be closed quietly.

Reception
Reception is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. between 01/04 and 31/08.

Vehicles
The car is only included in the rate if you are travelling with a camper, trailer tent or tent. If you wish to bring a car along with your motorhome/RV, please select the extra.

General
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behavior is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.

Occupancy
The site caters for families (immediate members) and couples only - bookings from all other forms of groups are not accepted.

Dogs
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).

Taxes
This area is not subject to city tax.

General
This site has no on-site shower facilities.

Arrivals and departures
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Additional terms

This site is at the top of a cliff so it can get very windy at times. Please be careful when erecting tents, awnings and gazebos.

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