Historic York

If you want a city break in a rural setting, look no further than Beechwood. Our peaceful campsite is an easy 10 minute drive from York city centre. The city is full of historic attractions, independent shops and delicious places to eat and drink.

As you wander the famous Shambles and around the impressive York Minster you can feel history all around you. The Jorvik Viking Centre, York Dungeons, National Railway Museum and York Chocolate Story bring the past back to life with fun, interactive exhibits that you won’t want to miss. Plus, just slightly further afield, you’ll find treasures like 18th century Beningborough Hall and the Yorkshire Air Museum.

For those who love to shop, you’re really spoiled for choice. As well as a mix of independent retailers and familiar high street names, the city has its own McArthur Glen Designer Outlet, just 10 minutes from the campsite.

York also boasts incredible cafés, pubs, restaurants and bars. You’ll never struggle to find somewhere lovely to eat and drink, York is bursting with independent eateries. After a day exploring the city, visiting the attractions and shopping, you’ll want nothing more than to tuck into something delicious.

With the excellent transport links in and out of the city, you’ll never need to worry about where to leave your car either. We have a Park and Ride site just two miles from the campsite at Monks Cross shopping park.

York Minster with blue sky and clouds

Moors and Coast

Beechwood offers more than a city break. We’re perfectly positioned for people who want to spend time exploring the North Yorkshire Moors national park and Yorkshire’s stunning coastline.

This gorgeous part of the world is full of historic buildings like Nunnington Hall, Castle Howard and Fountains Abbey to name just a few. National Trust and English Heritage members have so many incredible spots to explore. You can experience history first hand on the incredible North York Moors Steam Railway too – one of the best heritage rail routes in the country!

For thrill seekers, you can place bets at some of our local race courses. York, Thirsk and Ripon have races throughout the year and offer fantastic onsite entertainment. Or, if it’s an adrenaline rush you’re after, Flamingo Land theme park is only 30 minutes away.

The Howardian Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty are also nearby. You can follow riverbank footpaths, farmland trails and scenic bridleways, and be sure to stop into the highly recommended pubs, cafés and restaurants when you need to get your energy back.