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Best campsites for the Howardian Hills AONB

Here is our pick of the Alan Rogers Assessors, expert-recommended campsites for the Howardian Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Lying north of York, this AONB is of national importance for its Jurassic limestone landscape. Highlights here are the deep Kirkham Gorge, a unique glacial channel, the River Derwent, which is a refuge for outstanding wild plants and animals, archaeological features like Iron Age earthworks, and grand houses such as Castle Howard, Newburgh Priory, Hovingham Hall, Gilling Castle and Nunnington Hall. These are all as much part of this landscape as they are man-made features.

The Howardian Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty covers 79 square miles of North Yorkshire countryside, wedged in between the North York Moors National Park, the Yorkshire Wolds and the Vale of York. It stretches from Helmsley and Coxwold down to Kirkham Priory on the Derwent. This ancient landscape is beautiful, featuring undulating hills and wooded ridges, lush fields and meadows dotted with picturesque villages that have stood the test of time. As a visually appealing tableau, it has few to match it and was created as an AONB in 1987.

Top Howardian Hills AONB Camping Options

Golden Square Caravan & Camping Park is a popular, high quality, family-owned park. An exceptionally attractive caravan park has been created from an old quarry...

Slingsby is a small village on the B1257 in North Yorkshire, some six miles west of the popular market town of Malton. There is easy...

Set in a grassy meadow, this newly created park is surrounded by farmland, half a mile from Sherriff Hutton with its two pubs and village...

Foxholme Springs Touring Park is an adult-only park managed by an on-site warden. It would suit those who want a quiet holiday disturbed only by...

A stay at Castle Howard Lakeside Holiday Park will give you the opportunity to explore one of Britain's most magnificent historic houses and gardens. Castle...