Barnard Castle

Camping and Caravanning Club Site
from £7.35 to £12.45 Per person/night
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Overview

  • Campsite is located within a National Park

    Site within National Park

  • Top campsites for campers with dogs.

    Top site for dogs

Ideal site for exploring Teesdale & the Yorkshire Dales and outdoor pusuits.

If you’re looking for peace and tranquillity, a rural location with plenty of walking and cycling opportunities our Barnard Castle Club campsite is for you.

Located on the north eastern edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, handy for the attractions of Teesdale and within walking distance of Barnard Castle or Barney as it is known locally, the tree-lined campsite is the perfect place to relax and unwind.

This pretty tree-lined campsite has 90 pitches. The camping field is level and has a well placed modern facilities block offering showers/toilets, a laundry, disabled facilities, a parent and child room and a dish washing area.

There are plenty of walks direct from the site and an excellent dog walk for those who don’t want to venture too far. Children are catered for with a play area and the visiting fish and chip van comes highly recommended.

There’s fishing at Balderhead and Hury reservoirs to the west of the site.

For days out visit the Bowes Museum, Bolton Castle, the Wensleydale Creamery Visitor Centre, the Dales Countryside Museum and England’s highest unbroken waterfall, High Force.

Ready Camp is available at this campsite. (Please note that, although we welcome dogs on this site, in the interest of all guests we do not permit pets to stay within the Ready Camp tents).

WiFi

100% coverage cannot be guaranteed due to rural location, weather conditions and changing flora. These can cause variable signal strength. Hotspots are available. Prices.

Eat Local

Barnard Castle hosts a Farmers’ Market on the first Saturday of the month. The nearby Post Office sells locally produced Cotherstone cheese and meat products.

Facilities

Barnard Castle has the following facilities on or around the site.

  • Members' and non-members' caravans welcome

    Members' and non-members' caravans welcome

  • Members' and non-members' trailer tents welcome

    Members' and non-members' trailer tents welcome

  • Hardstanding with electric hook-up

  • Seasonal Pitches

  • Flushing toilet

  • Washbasins

  • Dedicated accessible facilities

  • Chemical toilet disposal point

  • Motorhome stop-off

  • Dishwashing facilities

  • Childrens play area

  • Payphone

  • Designated dog walk

  • Club Site Wi-fi

  • Battery charging facilities

  • Ready Camp tents on site

  • Members' and non-members' motorhomes welcome

    Members' and non-members' motorhomes welcome

  • Members' and non-members' tents welcome

    Members' and non-members' tents welcome

  • Grass pitch with electric hook-up

  • Grass only pitch (no electric)

  • Showers

  • Electric shaver sockets

  • Parent and baby room

  • Drinking water taps

  • Washing Machines

  • Ice pack freezing

  • Gas cylinders

  • Pets welcome

  • Electric hook-up

  • Grass only pitch for larger tents

  • Grass pitch with electric hook-up for larger tents

Reviews

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4.7

A very nice site that is very well maintained.

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A very nice site that is very well maintained. As in other comments we would agree that the toilet block could do with an update, but it was immaculate. We had a pitch at the far end of the site and did experience some unpleasant smells from the nearby farm/stables when the wind was in the right or rather wrong direction. It is a half hour walk into Barnard via a very pleasant field and woodland walk although may be slippery in wet conditions. The fish and chip van which visits twice a week is well worth a try, lovely fish and chips. Would definitely return to this site.

  • Towing: Easy
  • Location: Country
  • Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Active break
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 4
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5

See above.

This review is for Barnard Castle

See above.

  • Location: Country
  • Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Groups,Peaceful break
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 5
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4.7

Well presented site in a lovely location with some striking views of Teesdale's hills in the...

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Well presented site in a lovely location with some striking views of Teesdale's hills in the middle distance. The staff were friendly and efficient, everywhere was clean and the pitches felt spacious. You can't hear, see or smell traffic other than farm vehicles and occasional visitors to the equestrian centre adjoining the site. Of course, being in the country with a farm next door brings its own olfactory nuances, depending on the wind direction..... There is a smashing dog walk sitting above a tree / bluebell lined valley which can be accessed from the site. A cross country footpath leads to Barnard Castle (nb. there is a steep bit so wear sensible footwear and take your time!) Here we discovered the Victorian bridge over the Tees (stunning vista towards the town) and the remains of the fascinating 12th century Castle. The town has attractive architecture but the A67 runs straight through the middle of it, creating traffic noise and fumes. We also found limited options for eating outside ("beer only" pubs). Later in our stay I drove the Motorhome to High Force. It was well worth the 14 mile ride along the B6277 through the pretty town of Middleton. There was a small charge to park / view (we paid �6 in total). Although the car park was busy we were able to manoeuvre and park our Motorhome easily. The falls are less than half a mile away along a good solid path and they were impressive even after weeks of dry weather. Back at the car park we ate our (self prepared) lunch at one of the picnic tables. A small unplanned detour on the return drive (I missed a turning) had a silver lining in the form of even more scenic views of Teesdale looking south across the river valley to Mickleton, although I was glad that our medium sized van isn't bigger as getting back on route required us to take some narrow roads. Recommended for 50-odds (like us) who want a quiet rural break and don't mind a little bit of walking / driving to local attractions.

  • Location: Country,Secluded
  • Suitable For: Older couples,Peaceful break
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 4
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5

Been here twice now, easy to walk into Barnard castle. Just a beautiful place.

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Been here twice now, easy to walk into Barnard castle. Just a beautiful place. Only down side were the crows were a bit vocal,but that's nature for you. Love it

  • Towing: Easy
  • Location: Country
  • Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Peaceful break
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 5

Travel

Local Travel

Nearest bus stop: 500m from Site entrance

Nearest train station: Bishop Auckland - 15 miles

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