County Durham Holiday Parks
Holiday Homes - Caravans, Lodges, Camping & Touring in Durham
County Durham is a county of contrasting landscapes sitting in the north-east of the UK. From golden sandy beaches to rolling hills and woodland in the country, you will discover a wide range of holiday parks. Family holiday parks hug the coast from Redcar in the south to Seaham in the north whilst luxury lodge parks and glamping can be found in the Dales.
Featured Holiday Parks
County Durham can be divided into 3 areas with holiday parks dotted around all of them....
Durham Heritage Coast
If you are looking for a holiday park close to a beach then the Heritage Coast is the place to look with its golden sandy beaches, rugged cliffs and imposing headlands. The coastal trails are easily assessible from most parks where you can enjoy spectacular views along the coastline and out to the North Sea. Take time to explore Castle Eden Dene, a National Nature Reserve with 550 acres of natural woodland and 12 miles of footpaths. A peaceful and tranquil place, it is home to over 450 species of plants and wild flowers, many of which are typical of ancient woodlands that date back to pre-medieval times.
Vale of Durham
The Vale of Durham is an area runninhg from top to botton in the middle of the county and is where you will find bustling towns and plenty of activites and attractions for all the family. Bishop Aukland is a lively market town with a fascinating 2,000-year heritage and is also home to Aukland Castle, the country residence of the Prince Bishops for more than 900 years.
The countryside in the the Durham Dales is an area of outstanding natural beauty with forests, rivers, rerservoirs and countless hiking and mountain biking trails. If you feel like a country escape, the Dales have plenty of lodge parks with many of the holiday parks providing touring and camping pitches.
The cathedral dates back to 1093 when Bishop William of St Calais gave the orders for its construction. Sitting in the heart of Durham on a rocky promontory next to the Castle, with the Wear river sweeeping around its side, the cathedral is one of the top attractions in the county and a UNESCO World Heritage site. In the grounds, there is also plenty to see including...
- Count's House
- 15th Century Fulling Mill
- Prebend's Bridge
Built by the 3rd Baron Neville de Raby between 1367 and 1390, and home to Lord Barnard’s family since 1626, Raby castle is steeped in history. You can take a guided tour of the halls and chambers which are packed with works of art or explore the grounds. There is a 200 acre Deer Park, 18th century Walled Garden and a Woodland Play Area for children.
The gardens are open from the start of March to the end of October. For further information and ticket prices, visit the Raby Castle website.