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2018 AA Campsite Gold Award


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John, Laguna Beach, California, 5th August

I have been on a 6 week touring adventure and have covered more than 5,000 miles in the UK. I can say without qualification that Naburn Lock Caravan Park was one of the highlights of my trip as far as over night accommodations are concerned. If you are in the York area, you will not find a better organized and cleaner facilities. The owners Peter & Catherine were friendly and made me feel welcome and at home.

The local pub in the village was excellent too and only a short scenic walk away. I highly recommend this experience for you and your family. If only adults are in your party, there is a wonderfully separated and tranquil adult only area of the park as well.

Shirley and Mike Jones

We read all the reviews of Naburn caravan park and thought how lovely it would be if most of the things were true, but how refreshing to find everything is brilliant, the whole caravan site is spotlessly clean with areas for adults only, a very well stocked shop on site and the Wardens are great too (nothing's too much trouble) just outside the site are the bus stops on both sides of the road, York one way Selby the other, at the end of the entrance road is the actual lock where you can get a boat ride into York, lovely, and just up the road in Naburn village is the Blacksmiths Arms, thanks once again.

Mr. & Mrs. Chambers

Can I just say what a fantastic time we had when we stayed at your site this weekend. It was the balloon festival and what a site been so close to the balloons was amazing. The site was clean tidy well kept and a credit to you as a owner, I will be definitely be booking a few weekends and a whole week at your site next year and looking forward to the stay. Thanks again.

P.S. We really didn't want to leave !


Thank you for a wonderful weekend at your immaculate campsite. We had a great time with our friends and thoroughly enjoyed the setting and facilities of your site.

Tony and Lisa

Just a quick note to say thank you for a lovely weekend, we had a brilliant couple of days.  The setting is so beautiful and rural.  The whole site is so very well looked after and spotlessly clean. Thank you again.

Sue & Paul W.

Many thanks for a lovely couple of days at your campsite.

We loved the way the site is divided into small sections by strategically planted hedgerows, which made the pitches feel very private, we also liked the fact that each of these sections has its own fresh water and recycling point.

The motorhome service point is easily accessed and even has a retractable hosepipe for rinsing the grid after emptying the grey waste. The toilet/shower block were very clean and your site shop is well stocked. The location of your site is ideal with bus stops near the site entrance, plus the river boat going to York. A good pub is 10 mins walk away in the village. Most important for us is the dog exercise field

In a word PERFECT. What more could you ask for. All for a reasonable price.

In our opinion all campsites (including the 2 big clubs CC and C&CC) could do with paying a visit to Naburn Lock to see how a campsite should be run.

Again, thanks for your warm welcome and help. You will see us again.


Naburn Lock Campsite is situated in a quiet location just far enough outside the village centre, with a bus stop adjacent which goes all the way into York City centre. The surroundings at the Campsite are beautiful, with lovely wild, cottage gardens surrounding the main buildings; and well maintained trees, shrubs and lawns on the wider site. There is plenty of space and areas for children to play games. The toilet and shower facilities are very well maintained, always clean no matter what time of day/night you visit them.

Catherine and Peter are a friendly couple who work incredibly hard to make sure your stay as pleasant as possible. I have stayed at Naburn Lock Campsite on a number of occasions, though I could have chosen to go elsewhere, I have returned time and time again.

Marj & Peter

Just spent five days on this superb site. The facilities are excellent and spotlessly clean. Well stocked shop open twice a day. The site is very well maintained with pretty garden areas, an adult only area very pleasing for those who prefer a bit more quiet. Catherine & Peter the owners are very friendly and helpful. Very convenient bus stop just outside the site to both York and Selby. This site is a must if visiting York.

Linda & Tom Sunderland

We Just want to say a BIG THANK YOU to the both of you for the great weekend, made even better by the lovely warm welcome we got on the Friday Lunchtime from the both of you when we arrived.

Looking forward to the beginning of April when we will be back at Naburn Lock again for another dose of happiness.

It is such a fantastic caravan site - it is far better than any doctor's medicine or pills

I would recommend it to everyone!

It was great to be back at last.

Mr & Mrs Pattison

We would just like to say how much we loved your site. It was our first time and I can honestly say I was very impressed. Very clean and tidy.

Love the 11pm till 7 am dead quiet which was great and every one respected the rule.

The owners are very friendly and very helpful. The walks along the lock I miss already.

Thank you for a lovely time

Norma & Maurice

What a lovely stay we had. Thank you for a gem of a site; immaculate toilets and showers, the piped music was an added bonus.

Well stocked shop had everything we needed, river bus from site, bus at entrance goes to York.

This site is a must to try. Great size pitches. Catherine & Peter who run the site are excellent at their jobs would highly recommend .Sparky our Border Collie loved the huge dog walk, riverside walks were lovely.

Take a bottle of wine & glasses and just watch the world go by. Thanks again, see you again.

Steve and Henrika Oates

We have travelled throughout the UK and this has got to be one of the best, well managed caravan parks around. From the welcome, spotless shower and toilets, well stocked shop, beautiful location by the river Ouse with good walks, and only four miles from York centre, and most importantly, the very friendly couple who run the site and provide much local information on where to eat and things to do. Nothing is too much trouble!

We awarded the caravan park with 10 out of 10 for everything.

P. J. Day

Just wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed our recent stay at your site in Naburn. It is the cleanest and prettiest site we have ever been to, and we will definitely recommend it to others. You made us feel very welcome and were helpful and approachable. Many many thanks!

C. & A. Wood

We have just spent a wonderful weekend in our motorhome at Naburn Lock Caravan Park Nr. York.

Highly recommended, due to its pleasant helpful owners, generous pitch size and well laid out site, with a well stocked store for general provisions.

There is a water taxi 5 minute walk away which goes into the centre of York and a cycle track for those who are feeling energetic.

Very reasonable priced for this beautiful location.

Jean and Richard Saunders

We found Naburn Lock Caravan Park to be a lovely clean site with good facilities and well kept. It is in an excellent location for visiting York with a bus stop right outside the entrance and it is only a short walk to the river for fishing. We also liked the fact it is a peaceful quiet site especially at night.

Peter & Catherine who run this park are hard working, friendly, helpful and very obliging people and they deserve a medal the size of a Frying Pan.

Mr. & Mrs. R White

A clean and tidy superb site, quiet and peaceful, the singing of the birds and the cock-a-doodle-doo are lovely. Looking forward to coming back.

Colin and June Hawksford

We have been coming to Naburn Lock for 7-8 years, both with our tent and now our caravan, and we both feel like we are coming home, to a place that is welcoming, relaxing and comfortable, in an ideal location, with hosts, Catherine and Peter, who always make you welcome and facilities that are spotless.

I would recommend this site to everyone.

Sheila & Roland Costello

My husband and I just wanted to say although we only had a short stay, what a beautiful place Naburn Caravan Park is, very quiet and everything has lovingly been thought out.

The layout of the whole park is wonderful, welcoming and so pristine clean.

The toilets and shower block with it's welcoming music makes you feel so at home...You work extremely hard to make this such a welcoming site, we will highly recommend it to everyone coming your way.

Must say I fell in love with your friendly wandering hens!!!!! Thank you so much

Shirley, Tony and Bethany Gregory

Pulling into Naburn Lock and on to our pitch is like putting on an old pair of slippers; Warming and Reliable like coming home. Purr-fect says Max the Cat.

Dianne and Mick Scott

Just wanted to say once again thank you for providing such a lovely site and how much once again we have enjoyed our stays this season. Always enjoyable and we feel like we have *come home* each time we pull in.

We feel so comfortable and your hospitality, friendly nature and helpfulness plus the lovely site and spotlessly clean shower/toilet blocks make the site even more special.

Lots of people we have recommended the site to have been this year we know for definite, in fact I said we are going to stop doing that as we may struggle to get in haha..

Thanks again and very much look forward to next season and hope to come more often hopefully with a newer caravan. Do take care and see you both in March hopefully.

Pauline and Malcolm Davies

GUTTED! YES GUTTED! that we found this park so late in the season as we would have had a couple more trips this year!

Lovely clean shower block and toilets, (with piped music, what a lovely touch). A very clean site which is quite strict on recycling and low level of noise (and none after 11pm!) which suits us fine to keep up the standards.

This site is an excellent base for North Yorkshire and has fantastic cycle and bus routes to York, Selby and beyond. On a nice day take a bottle of wine and a blanket down to the lock and watch the world go by, fab!!

We went with friends who were equally impressed and its now marked on our calendar for many future visits. You will not be disappointed if you chose this site and I am quite hard to please!!.

Excellent local pub, a 10 min walk, with lovely home cooked bar meals, try the ploughman's platter its hard to beat!!! All in all a great site and we cant wait until next year!

Steve, Debra and Jambo the dog (Lancashire)

"We stayed at Naburn Lock Caravan Park for the first time in September 2011 for 6 days with our dog Jambo and would highly recommend it.

Peter and Catherine make you feel very welcome, always happy to help, work hard to keep the grounds and facilities up to a great standard.

The site is very quiet, and the walks just a stones throw away so great especially for the dog. Would highly recommend to treat yourself to a meal at The Black Bull in Escrick.

We will definitely be back again. Thanks again Peter and Catherine

Mike & Caroline Keeling

Thank you very much once again for the wonderful facilities (and the sunshine) and your marvellous hospitality. We really enjoyed our nights there and cannot fault a thing – well maybe the noisy crow at 4.25am !!

Mr. & Mrs. B.

Stayed at your park last week and would like to thank you for providing such a lovely site.  We had a thoroughly enjoyable stay and were really impressed with your website. 

I have never experienced such a hospitable and friendly site.  We loved the setting and the space, your shop and the cleanliness of your toilet block, you really do your customers proud and your site is a credit to all your had work. Thank you once again, will definitely be back.

Sandra and Cliff McFarlane

We would just like to say what a wonderful holiday we have had, yours is the first site we have felt relaxed on in such a long time with such a friendly welcome every morning.

The site is so spacious and very clean and attractive and it was great being able to get the cruise straight into York.

We will definitely be returning sooner rather than later.

Thank you (our dogs also say thank you)

John and Mandi Pullen from Burntwood, Staffordshire

We’ve just left your park today and I just wanted to say thank you. We had a fantastic time. Your facilities are lovely and clean and the site itself is beautiful. Fantastically placed for visiting York which is a lovely city. You made us very welcome and we will be coming back. Thanks again.

Tudor & Jean Vines from Cardiff

My wife and I stayed at Naburn Lock Caravan Park, York, for a week at the end of March, and would highly recommend anyone to visit there. It is very well run and clean. We also found it most peaceful. Nothing was too much trouble to make our stay comfortable and enjoyable, with a very warm welcome from Peter and Catherine. The walks were lovely and we will certainly be paying another visit.

Joanne, Steve, Maureen, Brian and Treacle - the F-R family


We have just returned from a week of “chilling out” and total relaxation at Naburn Lock Caravan Site. The site is the best one we have visited in the last 5 years of camping and caravanning. (it is also the only site that my mother and father visit, they love the accessibility to York and all of the local amenities).

The site is immaculate; the toilet and shower blocks are cleaned at least twice daily. Catherine and Peter work their socks off to keep the place in tip top condition and their hard works shows. The site is beautiful whatever time of year you visit, we have now been in May, June and now September and they are always friendly and helpful, going way beyond what you would expect.

A mention also from our dog Treacle, she has made a point of telling us that she loves the dog friendly site and the long walks around the lock, the sight of the ducks, chickens and rabbits meandering around keep her entertained for hours.

So here is a big thank you to Peter and Catherine, “we look forward to calling again next year”.

David & Pam Lunn

Just to say how much we enjoyed our visit. We would like to congratulate you both on your superbly run camp site, it is both well organised and well controlled and the most dog friendly site we have ever visited. You both obviously work very hard to keep things this way.

Karin & Stephen Brown

Returned home today after spending 5 nights at your Caravan Park and just wanted to let you know that your site is fantastic. The pitches are nice and spacious, shower block and toilets spotless and a great place for discovering the local area. Its such a shame there aren't more sites like yours around the country. Keep up the good work.

Douglas & Margaret Johnson from Paignton in Devon

Just to say thank you for a great few days. We can't recall having stayed on a better site. The grounds and facilities are immaculate and the service is friendly and efficient. We like the idea of the adult only area. We will certainly be back.

Liz Ian and Jeanette

We have come to Naburn Lock Caravan Park many times, what a wonderful park Naburn Locks is and how welcome you both make everyone feel. We have brought our families and grandchildren along, they all love to come and visit. The hard work you have both put into the park definitely shows. The site is immaculate the hosts are wonderful and we meet such wonderful people when we come.

Rhona and Jim

We stayed on your park 2nd - 5th Oct with our Motorhome along with friends and would just like to say thank you for an enjoyable stay. We found your park very relaxing and friendly, just what we were looking for. The facilities were kept very clean and the park itself was very well maintained. You both obviously work very hard to keep it like this and it shows! You were very pleasant and helpful to us and it was much appreciated

Amanda Burgess

We have just returned home after spending a weekend for the first time on your park, we would like to say a huge thank you, we have had a lovely stay and you made us most welcome.

Joanne Barry and the Blake Family

We have stayed at Naburn Lock Caravan Park several times and found it is positioned well for exploring. Set in rural countryside with peace and quiet and close to the river Ouse, there is plenty of space, very friendly and well maintained, and by 11.00p.m.everything is silent, the showers and toilets are very clean. Many thanks for a great holiday.

Barbara Robinson

"What a lovely site.  We did have a great time, its not often you find somewhere with everything you want. Good Site, Great Owners, Lovely people on site and Good Location.  Peter and Catherine you work very hard and it shows, keep up the good work and hope to see you soon."

Andrew & Sharon Rowland

"First ever weekend caravanning and we got the perfect site with excellent friendly park owners, they even got their tug out as we were late arrivals, to put us on site after getting stuck. We could not have wished for a better site to start caravanning."

Mike & Liz Hanion

"We would like to thank you for making our stay at Naburn Lock a very enjoyable one. The Park and facilities are maintained to a very high standard. Peter & Catherine work very hard to ensure all on the site have a relaxing and trouble free holiday. During the caravanning season we have all found sites that are nice, well most are, but Naburn is one of the best. An excellent top notch park."

Steven & Wendy Cochrane

"Thank you both for a fantastic stay at Naburn, the grounds and facilities are tip top and we will recommend Naburn to all our family and friends. We will be back soon. Thank you."

John & Sheila Stokes

"We would like to say a big thank you to both of you. Our stay at your park was very enjoyable the good spell of weather was an added bonus. We will not hesitate in coming back next time we are in Yorkshire and we wish you well with the David Bellamy Award, we both feel you deserve it, your park is first class."

Neil and Esther Williams

"With reference to our visit to Naburn Lock Caravan Park, we both had a very enjoyable stay. We found the park to be of a high standard of cleanliness and the grounds very well kept.

We will recommend the park to all our family and friends as we got a very warm welcome from both the park owners on arrival. Once again we thank you both and will be returning next year."

Glen and Louise Lincoln

"This park improves every time we come, toilets and showers are always clean, bins and recycling  areas frequently emptied. Very friendly hard working proprietors.

Excellent for getting to York or Selby.

The only problem with this park is having to leave, we think it is brilliant and we will be back very soon, (never want to go home!)."

Anthony & Muriel Paul

"We tried Naburn Lock a few years ago now and have never looked back. We love it. The proprietors Peter & Catherine are really friendly and welcoming. The facilities are always clean and tidy. Its ideally situated as you are only a bus ride or scenic boat ride into York and just a short walk to the nearest pub. They cater for everyone; couples or families. We would, and have, recommended this lovely site."

Graham & Sue Astle

"A warm welcome is always found at Naburn Lock Caravan Park. Hosts Peter & Catherine do everything possible to make your stay a happy one.

The site is always clean and tidy, it also has a well-stocked shop, laundry room, ample toilet and shower facilities and separate dish-washing area.

Waste disposal points and drinking water points are never far away, wherever you are on site. There is also an adult only are for those of us who like a little bit of peace and quiet.

Situated on a main bus route into York (the city centre is approximately 15 minutes away), you can park your car and forget about driving, or even take a trip into York on the river boat - well worth the experience.

All in all, a site well worth the visit, we keep coming back and we're sure, once visited, others would do the same."

Cass & Paul

"Naburn Lock Caravan Park - Welcoming and friendly (home from home), good variety and layout of pitches and separate adult area for peace and quiet. With a handy little shop on site. The park is clean and well-maintained with a pride in its appearance. We regularly recommend visitors to stay."

Garth Rice

"Fantastic park for caravans and motor homes alike. Nicely positioned, just outside York, the park has excellent facilities to access York via bus route and river boat. We always look forward to our next visit."

Cassie Cunnare

"This superb site is attractive to all ages with a friendly and hospitable atmosphere. The park is a haven for birds and wildlife, yet well-placed to enjoy many attractions that North Yorkshire has to offer."

York Naburn Lock Caravan Park on

Park Open From 1st March to November 6th

Internet access available via Wi-Fi on site

York Naburn Lock is a touring park with no facilities for static caravans, no storage facilities and no seasonal pitches.
The Park has NOT got a play area for children
Arrival time is not before 11am and departure time is before 12:30pm.


  Phone: (01904) 728697 - booking & availability information
Office hours for bookings are 8.30a.m. - 6.30 p.m.

York Naburn Lock Caravan Park
Naburn, York
YO19 4RU


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