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Holiday Parks, Caravan Parks, and Campsites in County Durham

When it comes to holiday parks in County Durham, you really are spoilt for choice. There are 20-plus caravan parks and holiday parks on our website that are suitable for all budgets, ages, and tastes. County Durham is an area steeped in history, from Medieval castles to a stunning World Heritage site cathedral. An area of wild, untamed natural beauty and fantastic attraction, including the lovely open-air museum at Beamish and magnificent Saxon Church of Escomb.

Explore Castles and cathedrals

From the dales to coast, you’ll find exceptional castles throughout County Durham. Raby Castle is great for children who will love Plotters Forest and spotting wildlife in the deer park. Above the banks of the River Tees is Barnard Castle. As well as stunning views, you’ll be able to take in the historic architecture and carvings, as well as enjoying a picnic on the expansive grounds.

Perfect for a day out whilst on holiday is the impressive Durham Castle, built over 1000 years ago has been transformed into a lavish palace and is now a World Heritage Site and part of the university campus. Tour the black staircase, great hall, and underground chapel. Close by is the spiritual space of Durham Cathedral. Climb the tower, explore the exhibitions, and immerse yourself in the culture and faith of the area.

Going wild in County Durham

County Durham has one of the best coastlines in the country, stretching from Hartlepool to Sunderland. It offers so much to look at – yellow magnesian limestone cliffs, shallow bays, and the Easington Colliery Local Nature Reserve.

You’ll also see skylarks and lapwings as well as the stunning flora of the area. Depending on the time of year you’ll see orchids, wild garlic, snowdrops, or bluebells.

With waterfalls, ancient woodlands and rolling dales, there’s so much natural beauty to see. And once you have holidayed here, you’ll understand why landscape artist JMW Turner toured the area to get inspiration for some of his commissioned pieces.

Museums and things to do

Be sure to visit Beamish Living Museum of the North during your County Durham holiday. Offering a slice of life in Northeast England during the 1820s, 1900s and 1940s. With small town sets ups through time, you’ll be able to see pit ponies, life before the First World War and Rowley Station which still looks like it did during Edwardian times.

Stay at one of the award-winning holiday parks in County Durham

You will find some of the very best holiday and caravan parks in the UK right in the heart of County Durham. Many of our parks have been awarded best in the UK and offer exceptional standards of facilities and services.

Look out for those that display the David Bellamy Conservation Award – this is awarded to those parks that can demonstrate their active concern for the environment and protection of plants and animal habitats.

You will find over 20 holiday parks and campsites offering a range of holiday accommodation; from luxury lodges to glamping pods, and static caravans – but if you fancy bringing your own tent or motorhome – many of the holiday parks in County Durham provide first class facilities for motor homes, touring caravans and those that just want to pitch their tent for a couple of days.

County Durham is the perfect family holiday getaway.

22 Holiday Parks available in County Durham

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Bradley Burn Caravan Park

Bishop Auckland, County Durham
Our family run park is hidden away in the pretty, sheltered valley of the Bradley Burn in rural Weardale. ...

Newbus Grange Country Park

Darlington, County Durham
Newbus Grange is a delightful, peaceful and secluded retreat situated between the pretty villages of Neasham and Hurworth On Tees. ...

Thorpe Farm Centre

Barnard Castle, County Durham
Thorpe Farm is centred around an 18th Century Peel House, the licensed campsite and caravan park offers a wide range ...

Stanhope Caravan Park

Bishop Auckland, County Durham
Family run, owners and family/friends only static caravan park. No rentals, tourers or tents. ...

Crimdon Dene Holiday Park

Hartlepool, County Durham
A stay at Crimdon Dene Holiday Park offers the perfect opportunity to explore Durhams heritage coastline; from the nearby sandy ...

Beamish Holiday Park

Beamish, County Durham
We are a family business with years of experience in catering for visitors of all ages looking to enjoy the ...

Fineburn Caravan Park

Bishop Auckland, County Durham
Open all year round offering 3 options: 7 month holiday use, 12 month holiday use, full residential use. ...

Weardale Caravan Park

Bishop Auckland, County Durham
Quiet park situated in the village of Westgate. Good walking area. River runs along side of the park. ...

Doe Park Caravan Site

Barnard Castle, County Durham
The park is situated in peaceful sheltered parkland with easy access. Level pitches, generous spacing and pleasant views. ...

Hetherick Caravan Park

Barnard Castle, County Durham
Pleasant family run park located in the heart of beautiful Teesdale. 3 miles from pretty market town of Barnard ...

Deneside Lodges

Bishop Auckland, County Durham
Exclusive lodge park on holiday home basis. Peacefully set between River Wear and heritage railway. Unimpeded views across open fields. ...

Finchale Abbey Caravan Park

Durham, County Durham
Finchale Abbey is an historic site situated in the meander of the river Wear surrounded by beautiful countryside. Adult only ...

Greenfoot Caravan Park

Bishop Auckland, County Durham
Quiet friendly park in outstandingly beautiful Pennine area. Pitches fully serviced and attractively landscaped. 400 yards to village. ...

Strawberry Hill Farm Camping & Caravan Park

Old Cassop, County Durham
Adam and Louise welcome you to our family run camping and caravan park, in the beautiful countryside of County Durham. ...

Evergreen Holiday Park

North Hartlepool, County Durham
Small family run park, opposite Crimdon Dene nature reserve and only 600 metres from sandy golden beach. ...

Mickleton Mill Caravan Park

Barnard Castle, County Durham
Mickleton Mill is a quiet, secluded caravan park idyllicaly situated on the banks of the River Lune. On site ...

Witton Castle Country Park

Bishop Auckland, County Durham
Exclusive and secluded 338 acre estate of Witton Castle Country Park boasts a selection of holiday lodges, log cabins and ...

Drovers Way Holiday Caravan Park

Stockton on Tees, County Durham
Spacious owner occupied, dog friendly park. In 10 acres of peaceful countryside, adjacent community forest, on site private fishing. ...