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The best campsites near York

The city of York with it’s fascinating past merged with contemporary eateries and independent shops is one of the most vibrant cities to visit in the UK. Our campsites in and near York are perfect bases to explore all the city has to offer.

York camping FAQs

Which campsites in York are dog friendly?
Most of our campsites allow dogs and have facilities to cater to your four-legged friend. Look out for dog friendly facility icons on campsites, such as whether there’s a designated dog walk or doggy shower. View a list of our top dog friendly campsites.
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Which York campsites are family friendly?
Our campsites have their facilities listed to make finding a site suitable for you and your family quick and simple. Look out for facility icons such as play area, parent and baby room and washing machines.
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Which campsites in York are open all year?
Our Boroughbridge Club Site is open year-round and is just a 36-minute drive from York. View all of our year-round campsites.
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Where are the best campsites near York?

You can view all our campsites in Yorkshire or go straight to our Sheriff Hutton Club Site which is a 20-minute drive from York. Our Slingsby Club Site is a 30-minute drive away, sitting between the North York Moors National Park and the beautiful Howardian Hills.

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Are there any adult only campsites in York?
Most of our campsites are family friendly however, a selection of our member exclusive sites are adult only.
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Can I go glamping in York?
Please view our glamping and self-catering accommodation to find out more.
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Things to see and do while camping in York

York is one of the UK’s most popular cities, and it's easy to see why. Read our full guide to York or keep scrolling for some insights on what to do while camping with us. 

Marvel at York's architecture

York has a strong Roman and Viking past, which you’ll see throughout the city. Here are a few places to visit if you’re into your history and architectural heritage.

  • York has been a walled city since Roman times, and today, the 3.4-kilometre-long walls surrounding the city are free to explore on foot. It takes around 2 hours to walk the entire route, but there’s plenty to see and history to learn along the way.
  • Towering about all other buildings in York, York Minster is one of the UK’s most impressive cathedrals. Spectate beautiful stained glass and medieval architecture and enter two millennia of history to get lost in.
  • Built during the early 14th century, St Mary’s Tower was part of the defences surrounding St Mary’s Abbey and is just a short walk from the Yorkshire Museum.
  • The Shambles is one of the most famous streets in the UK. One of the best-preserved medieval shopping streets in Europe, here the cobbled streets and overhanging buildings host cafes, sweet shops, boutiques and much more.
  • One of the top visitor attractions in York, Clifford’s Tower offers unrivalled views over the city.

Food and drink in York

York has everything from independent breweries to Michelin-starred restaurants to enjoy. Find the best pubs in York or check out some of these popular places to visit.

  • Bettys Cafe Tea Rooms is the place to go for mouth-watering cakes, beautiful afternoon teas and interiors inspired by the Queen Mary ocean liner.
  • The York Roast Co. is a family-run business offering roast dinner-inspired dishes, and you might have heard of their famed Yorkshire pudding wrap. There are two locations in York, so one to check out during your trip.
  • You’ll find the Viking-inspired Valhalla York just off the Shambles. Real ale, meat and cheese platters and plenty of rock music are the vibes here.
  • Michelin-starred Roots offers a contemporary setting and fine dining using seasonal ingredients.
  • Chocolate lovers must visit York’s Chocolate Story, which offers a guided tour of the history of all thing’s chocolate. After you’ve learnt everything there is to know about the confectionary, you can stock up in the shop or enjoy the cafe.
  • Brew York’s Brewery, Tap Room and Beer Hall are well worth a visit. Tour the brewery to discover how the team have redefined York’s position in the UK brewing scene and enjoy a wide selection of beers, lagers, and ciders.

Other attractions to visit in York

  • National Railway Museum
  • York Castle Museum
  • Jorvik Viking Centre
  • York Cold War Bunker
  • Holgate Windmill
  • City Cruises York
  • York Museum Gardens

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