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Camping in Yorkshire Should Be On Your List this Summer

by Northern Life


With travel costs rising and people discovering the benefits of a staycation in recent times, going wild in the country by embarking on a camping adventure is an appealing option for many people. Not only is it relaxing to do by immersing yourself in nature, but there are plenty of stunningly beautiful locations in the country, especially in Yorkshire.

Yorkshire has been long associated with gorgeous scenery and an array of wildlife for visitors to explore, and camping is one of the best ways to discover it all. There are options abroad that can certainly rival Yorkshire’s offering, be it in a central American jungle filled with verdant vegetation and flowing waterfalls like in the Mayan Eagle online game or in a rural location in the heart of New Zealand, but the fact that there’s a selection of gorgeous locations on our doorstep here in Blighty makes a home adventure even more appealing. For many, it’s obviously far more affordable, too, with camping locations offering a cheap price and a memorable stay.

With more and more of us going on camping trips, let’s take a look at some of Yorkshire’s finest campsites that are well worth visiting in the summer.

York Caravan & Camping Park

With its cobbled streets, vintage shops and rich history, York is a popular destination with many domestic holidaymakers. For campers, York Caravan & Camping Park is one of the go-to options due to its close proximity to the city centre. An adult-only park with five stars to its name, there are spacious hardstanding pitches to make the most of, alongside all of the services you’ll need, from electric to fresh water. There’s even an onsite fishing lake, too.

Harrogate Caravan Park

Located in the south of Harrogate, Harrogate Caravan Park overlooks Crimple Valley and is widely regarded as one of the most picturesque campsites in Yorkshire. With good travel links into the town centre, you’ll be able to explore the area in more detail and take in your surroundings with ease. The caravan park is also dog friendly, it has a cafe, a farm shop, a laundry room, a heated washroom, and plenty more. There are some more high-end offerings nearby, too, from AA rosette restaurants to luxury hotels you can visit for the day.

Golden Square Caravan & Camping Park

Another favoured choice for many in the aforementioned York is Golden Square Caravan & Camping Park. Found in the southeast corner of the North Yorkshire Moors National Park, the views on offer in this gorgeous setting are hard to beat. A spacious site with privacy screens for each pitch and electricity on offer for all visitors, there is also a selection of outdoor play areas and a vast area of woods to explore. For families, it’s a particularly popular spot given its rural location. You’ll be able to visit the likes of Helmsley Castle and Sutton Bank, too.

Scarborough Camping & Caravanning Club Site

For people keen to camp closer to the sea, Scarborough Camping & Caravanning Club Site is a fantastic option. Located north of the Victorian seaside resort, this particular campsite is very near to the town centre but far enough away that you have the opportunity to explore the nature around you and switch off in a green setting. There are walks to enjoy, you can cycle, it’s a fantastic area for dogs, and the campsite itself has excellent facilities, from toilets and showers to play parks and a fish and chip shop.

Other options include Burton Constable Holiday Park, Rukins Park Lodge Campsite, and Old Station Yard Camping Park.