Witton Castle Holiday Park

Castle building entrance

Photo by Lisa Fotios

This unique country holiday park covers 330 acres of land which belongs to a 15th Century castle, and is a hotspot for static holiday trailers and lodges.

It is located in Witton-Le-Wear, on the outskirts of Bishop Auckland in County Durham. The castle overlooks the River Wear, and the holiday park is surrounded by beautiful country side in the Wear Dale region. This makes it a beautiful destination for people to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, and be within driving distance of some interesting historic attractions and country walks and parks.

The site itself is a centre of attraction, as people can also come to visit the castle even if they are not staying in the site. Witton Castle is a 15th Century building that is a hive of activity. The extensive range of caravan holiday homes are designed to accommodate all needs of all visitors. Every static trailer and lodge is cleaned and kept to the highest of standards, and every new arrival is welcomed with fresh clean bedding and a welcome pack of tea and coffee.

So, Why Visit This Beautiful Holiday Park?

There is something for everyone at Witton Castle. You have both indoor and outdoor activities and the holiday park frequently hosts entertainment and regular family events. There is plenty to do on the site from go-karting to fishing! Check out the list of things to do at the park, including activities and facilities available.

Holiday Park Facilities

  • Indoor cinema. Built within the castle, it is a small movie theatre with a cool ambience. Families can go and watch some classic movies.
  • On-site bar. The castle has two bars including the downstairs cellar bar within the castle’s cellar, and the main upstairs bar. Both bars serve a decent range of beer, lager, spirits and wine, as well as soft drinks and snacks. There is plenty of seating and the cellar bar opens out the back of the castle to the great outdoor beer garden that looks over the excellent view of Wear Dale.
  • On-site entertainment. Such entertainment includes family bingo nights, the weekly killer pool competition in the cellar bar, disco, karaoke and so much more, all of which take place in the castle.
  • Playground. There is an outdoor children’s playground directly opposite the main entrance of the castle. There is also an indoor soft play area inside the castle’s cafe.
  • On-site cafe. Near to the entrance of the castle, the cafe is open to the general public as well as all holiday guests. They do hot food including bacon sandwiches, chips and jacket potatoes, as well as cold sandwiches and snacks, and of course they do tea, coffee, hot chocolate and soft drinks. There is plenty of outdoor seating outside the cafe on the castle yard, with some seating inside the cafe too.
  • On-site restaurant. In the main upstairs bit of the castle, is the restaurant where there is plenty of seating in the main hall. The food ranges from kid’s meals to a hearty Sunday roast dinner.

Activities and Things To Do

  • Pool Tables. You can go to the castle to play a game of pool with your family or mates. Pool tables in the cellar bar and upstairs too.
  • Arcade Centre. Just next to the indoor cinema is an arcade centre with plenty of arcade machines providing entertainment for kids and adults alike.
  • Mini gold. There is a miniature crazy golf course on site within walking distance from all the holiday accommodations.
  • Go-karting. A fun, adrenaline-fuelled activity for all family members. There is a go-karting track on site too.
  • Fishing lakes. Down the bottom of the bank from the holiday park, there is the great fishing lake which is just a 5 minute walk down the hill. Guests can hire fishing gear and take up this relaxing pastime down in the peaceful nature reserve.
  • Cycling. There are plenty of cycle-friendly tracks around the site. You can even cycle out of the site to nearby locations including Low Barns nature reserve and Escombe.
  • Walking. Everyone like to be able to go for walks. There is abundant footpaths around the site with plenty of woodland and nature reserve to explore.
  • Events. From the classic car show to birds of prey demonstrations. These events are open to the general public.

As well as the site having plenty to do, the holiday park is also local to some of the best hotspots in County Durham. It is within driving distance of Bishop Auckland (about 5 minutes), and all of it’s touristy historical hotspots, click here to check out the best things to see and do in Bishop Auckland.

Places to Visit

Other nearby destinations for fantastic days out include:

  • Raby Castle Estate. A beautiful country park where there is plenty to see and do. A 20 minutes drive away.
  • Barnard Castle, which is home to loads of interesting hotspots worth checking out. About a 20-30 minute drive away.
  • Durham City Centre is about a 20 minute drive away.
  • Wear Dale is home to plenty of country walks.
  • Low Barns nature reserve is within walking distance from the holiday park.
  • Hamsterly Forest is a 5 minute drive away, which is a major mountain biking and walking hotspot in County Durham.


While the holiday park is a fun and beautiful place to stay on holiday, it is also accommodating to all people’s needs which is a given for it being a country holiday park. Please read further to view main notable points of accessibility.

Holiday Park Lodges

  • All holiday lodges and trailers are built to accommodate all visitors. They provide immediate supply of hot and cold water, gas, electric and even include welcome packs for new arrivals.
  • Each holiday accommodation has a spacious plot, with plenty of grass surrounding each home. Great for privacy and for people who need there own space.
  • Plenty of outdoor space. The holiday park can get busy during peak times, but the extensive outdoor space means the site always offers quiet space for people who need it.

Holiday Park Castle & Grounds

  • Family-friendly. This means children and toddlers are also catered for. From kid-friendly meals at the restaurant, to playgrounds and child entertainment. There is something for all family members to enjoy. Adults can enjoy drinking at the on-site bars, go-karting with their mates or family, playing pool, going bike riding and walking. Everyone can enjoy the nature reserve and woodland walks.
  • Pet-friendly. Great place to bring dogs, both bars and the cafe are dog-friendly, there are dog treats available there. The outdoor land is great for walking dogs and giving your pet exercise. Most of the holiday lodges and trailers are also pet-friendly.
  • Wheelchair accessibility. Around the site in general, the pathways and roads are easy to walk on and for wheelchairs to move about on. The castle is an old building but there is a lift built inside so wheelchairs can access upstairs rooms and facilities. The cafe is easy to access as there are no steps to get in/out.
  • Internet access. We all know how much people feel more comfortable when they’re connected. There is a decent wifi at the holiday park.
  • The restaurant’s menu includes vegan-friendly and gluten-free options.

If this listing was helpful and if you are interested in visiting Witton Castle, check out their website here! Online, you book to hire a trailer or lodge, and you can even shop around to buy your own dream holiday home! You can arrange a visit at the reception to learn more about this too.

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