Campsites in County Durham

Situated in north east England, camping in County Durham is the ideal choice whether you are looking for a family holiday, romantic weekend, activity break or fun days out.

Barnard Castle


Set in the heart of County Durham, this peaceful campsite is a real ‘get away from it all’ with pitches clustered in small areas. This is a great base to explore Teesdale and the Yorkshire Dales National Park, either on foot or by bike. The nearest Bernard Castletown is Barnard Castle, with its quaint collection of shops. May is a great time to visit this campsite to enjoy the traditional Teesdale Thrash – a festival of folk song and dance. Other nearby activities include pony trekking at Raygill Riding Centre, trying your hand at 4x4 driving at Deepdale Off Road Centre, or taking in some culture at the Bowes Museum, Raby Castle and the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

Site within National Park
Top site for dogs
Site within National Park
Top site for dogs

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More about County Durham

Major attractions in the area include Durham City, the Durham Dales, the Vale of Durham and the Durham Coast. The county’s landscape has been significantly shaped by its industrial mining past, with the economy historically based on coal and iron. Today the county is undergoing some considerable regeneration, with tourism and agriculture driving the local economy.

Why not take some time to explore the beautiful coast and walk the Durham Coastal Footpath; a magnificent 11 mile walking route from Seaham in the north to Crimdon in the south, taking in dramatic cliff top scenery and picturesque coastal villages along the way.

All campsites in County Durham offer plenty of activities and major attractions within easy reach. From ancient castles, historic houses and gardens, and the world famous Durham Cathedral, camping in County Durham is the perfect holiday for all the family.

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