Campsite, Crimdon Park, Durham

Campsite, Crimdon Park, Durham
Photograph taken 1st August 1946 © Historic England Archive Aerofilms Collection ref: EAW002148

A clifftop campsite at Crimdon. Crimdon was a popular holiday resort for miners and their families from nearby towns and villages. It had a fairground and pavilion and was popular for day trips. The 1970s and 80s saw Crimdon's decline as a resort as the popularity of foreign travel increased. There is still (2012) a caravan park. The area has become popular with birdwatchers.


Durham Crimdon


1940s (1946 - 1949)



leisure seaside tourism 1940s (1946 - 1949)