York Naburn Lock Caravan Park

Naburn, York, YO19 4RU

York Naburn Lock Caravan Park is an AA 4 Gold Pennant caravan and camping park in an area of outstanding natural beauty by the River Ouse near York.

Situated near the Victorian locks, the site is perfect for grown-ups seeking a tranquil, countryside break on a premier adults only touring caravan park. Choose from grass, hardstanding or full service touring pitches with electric hook-up. Facilities are spotlessly clean and you have the convenience of a campsite shop on-site.

The park is 4 miles from York, within a few moments’ drive from a Park+Ride on the York ring road, while a regular bus service to York City Centre calls at the park entrance.

The park’s location close to the York ring road also provides guests with easy access to the main routes for touring the Yorkshire Dales, North York Moors and coastal resorts.


With its own private water on the bank of the River Ouse, York Naburn Lock Caravan Park provides a perfect holiday for fishing enthusiasts or occasional fishermen. Day permits are available at the caravan park Reception. The waters around Naburn Lock are well-known for good catches of bream, carp and perch, as well as barbel and salmon in season.

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Enjoy caravanning and camping in sublime countryside near to the wonderful City of York.

Spacious Pitches

Touring pitches are arranged in individual paddocks surrounded by hedging. These provide the extra peace and privacy our adult guests prefer.

  • Standard Touring Pitches. Choose from grass or hardstandings, all with 16amp electric hook up.
  • Full Service Pitches are hardstandings with 16amp electric hook-up plus individual fresh water tap and grey waste drain with a lighted services bollard.
  • Camping Pitches. Overlooking the meadows, the camping field offers grass pitches without electric hook up.
  • Recycling bins, Waste water drains, Chemical toilet disposal points and dog waste bins can be found throughout the park.
  • Park lighting
  • Motorhome Service Point
  • Free Wifi extended throughout the caravan park.

Camping Facilities Building

The heated facilities building is kept spotlessly clean and promises to please every guest:

  • Full disabled suite
  • Undercover Washing up area
  • Constant free hot water throughout
  • Laundry Room with Washing Machine, Dryers and ironing facilities

A Countryside Touring Park & Campsite near York

Close to York City, but not a city caravan park, you can relax in the extra space and peace of the countryside that surrounds our landscaped grounds. The site is ideal for riverside walks, cycling, bird watching or fishing along the River Ouse.


Visit reception between 9am and 5pm for any help or information you require:

  • Campsite Convenience Store
  • Touring Guides
  • Telephone
  • Arriva Yorkshire Bus Service 42

Caravan storage is also available.

Local pub

Blacksmith Arms, Naburn
Our ‘local’, the Blacksmiths Arms, is a 10-15 minute walk.

Naburn Lock River Bus: York City Cruises

Take a memorable visit to York City centre along the beautiful River Ouse aboard York Boats’ Naburn Lock River Bus. The service will operates at weekends with additional days during school holidays between May and September.

The Solar Path to York City cycle route

The Sustrans Route 65 trail into York is 6 miles. It’s a year-round, all-weather surface and almost entirely traffic-free. The cycle track follows the route of the former Selby to York railway from old Naburn station along the ‘Solar System’ pathway. It then joins a greenway into York Racecourse. After crossing a main road, the cycle track descends on the River Ouse tow path, up to Millennium bridge and into York city at Skeldergate.

Naburn-York River Ouse Walk

The path is 4.6 miles, flat and mostly traffic free, through beautiful countryside along the River Ouse. There are 3 stiles (by-passable). Cycles are prohibited from a section of the river path near the city. Refreshments are available along the walk during Summer. Visitors who don’t regularly walk distances might consider returning by bus from York Piccadilly.

The City of York

There really is so much to see and do around our fabulous City of York. If you are staying at York Naburn Lock Caravan Park, most of York City’s top attractions are within walking distance of the No 42 bus stop in Piccadilly. You would not want to miss York’s imposing Minster which dominates the skyline of the city. Be amazed by the panoramic views from a Minster tower tour. Second among the ‘must see’ venues is Cliffords Tower, sometimes known as York Castle. York Castle Museum and Jorvik Viking Centre are nearby. York’s National Railway Museum is also well worth a visit.

Stunning coasts, dramatic moors and more

Being close to the A64 York-Scarborough road, makes the caravan park ideal for a tour of the North Yorkshire Moors National Park or a day trip to our beautiful Yorkshire Coast.

Castle Howard

It took three generations to complete Castle Howard, one of the World’s top mansions and star of the romantic television drama ‘Brideshead Revisited’. Castle Howard and its grounds are truly one of Yorkshire’s great treasures, a short drive or bus-ride from the caravan park.

Yorkshire Air Museum

Just a few moments from York Naburn Lock Caravan Park, Elvington, the former York RAF airstation boasts a magnificent collection of preserved WW2 fighter planes, jets and other large military aircraft. Open daily.

Scarborough, Yorkshire’s Victorian Seaside Resort

Scarborough resort and harbour retains its Victorian charm. Long, sandy beaches are sheltered by a prominent headland overlooked by the ruins of Scarborough Castle.

Robin Hood’s Bay

The coastal scenery grows more dramatic as you drive North along the coast road from Scarborough, past the Old Peak at Ravenscar and into Robin Hood’s Bay. This remote fishing village at the foot of a steep cliff is one of Yorkshire’s culinary treats. Make time for lunch before walking the Cleveland way coastal path around the bay.


The coastal tour leads us into Eskdale and Whitby, a favourite Yorkshire fishing harbour and beach resort. 199 steps above the town, the skeleton of Whitby Abbey overlooks the harbour’s stout breakwaters. Whitby deserves more than a short visit, but if that’s all you can manage, do sample Whitby fish & chips or a crab sandwich before returning over the moors to the caravan park.

North Yorkshire Moors

The North York Moors National Park is an immense area of diverse forest, heather moor and scenic dales with crystal clear waterfalls and rivers. Guests can enjoy day trips on to the North York Moors from the caravan park’s convenient location close to the A64 road. A popular tour is Malton and Pickering, then along beautiful Newton Dale to Yorkshire Television’s picturesque ‘Aidensfield’ village (Goathland) at the ‘heart’ (or ‘Heartbeat’) of the moor. Goathland Railway station also acquired more recent notoriety as a filming location for Harry Potter. A shorter tour is to the historic market town at Helmsley and on to Helmsley Moor, visiting Rievaulx Abbey.

For a real treat, travel to Pickering and cross the North Yorkshire Moors to Whitby on the North York
Moors heritage railway.

Eden Camp Museum of Modern History, Malton

This former WW2 prisoner of war camp has acquired many awards for its portrayal of modern history from the second world war.

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Directions from the North or South:

Leave the A1 at Junction 44 and head East towards York on the A64 until you reach the A19 junction.

From the East: Turn left off the A64, turning right on the roundabout following the A19 towards York City. In 200 yds, turn left on to the B1222 at the tourist Caravan Park sign.

From the West:
From the A64, turn left towards York at the A19 junction. In 200 yds, turn left on to the B1222 at the tourist Caravan Park sign.

Pass through Naburn village and find the caravan park on the right hand side in half a mile. The bus stop is a useful marker.