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County Durham Hotels

With expansive mountains and moorlands to the west and populous towns and cities to the east, County Durham is a land of choice and contrast. This English county is located in the north of the country with a bracing coast line on the north sea. Close to but not on the Scottish border. While the countryside is sparsely populated, there is no shortage of attractions and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty abound. The county encompasses much of the mountainous North Pennines, the Durham Dales (with their many nature reserves) and the charming Weardale and Teesdale valleys.

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Manor House Hotel
Guest Rating: 4/5

“Set in the heart of the Durham countryside and providing our guests with an exquisite and beautiful place to spend quality time. Our quintessential English Manor House is steeped in history and charm and is the perfect venue for a relaxing holiday or weekend break. ”

The Green, Bishop Auckland

rooms from £45.90 View Prices
Lumley Castle Hotel
Guest Rating: 4.4/5

“For that special break away from it all or that romantic weekend with your loved one choose Lumley Castle where you step in to a world of finery, elegance and sheer style. A warm and courteous welcome from our dedicated and professional team of staff awaits you.”

Chester-Le-Street, Chester-le-Street

rooms from £71.00 View Prices
Eden Arms Hotel
Guest Rating: 3.7/5

“Base yourself in the heart of the beautiful Durham countryside and spend a few relaxing days languishing in total comfort and style. We are situated just a few miles from Newton Aycliffe with quick and easy links along the M1 in to Durham and down to Darlington. ”

Rushyford, Chilton, Chilton

rooms from £49.00 View Prices
The York House
Guest Rating: 4.5/5

“Super spot for that coastal trip as we sit in the very heart of Hartlepool and offer a homely solution to your accommodation requirements. A warm welcome from our dedicated team of staff as you make the most of our cosy, comfortable accommodation. Enjoying quick links to main routes.”

185 York Rd, Hartlepool

rooms from £35.00 View Prices
Headlam Hall Hotel
Guest Rating: 4.7/5

“Superb country house hotel where you can make the most of a relaxed weekend or few days away with your loved ones. A marvellous place to host meetings and treat your associates. Have that special gathering and enjoy beautiful surroundings and high standards of service.”

Headlam, Headlam

rooms from £95.00 View Prices
Redworth Hall Hotel - The Hotel Collection
Guest Rating: 4.1/5

“Exquisite and luxurious setting in the heart of County Durham and set in 25 acres of peaceful and charming woodland. Our heavenly location is the perfect place for a romantic weekend away, honeymoon stay or special family gathering. Breathtaking views and the best photographic scenes for any occasion.”

Redworth, Newton Aycliffe

rooms from £44.10 View Prices
Best Western Whitworth Hall Hotel
Guest Rating: 4.4/5

“Absolutely fabulous location where you can totally relax in style and enjoy the surrounding countryside. We are less than an hour from Newcastle Airport, 40 minutes from Teeside and 10 minutes from Durham. Whether you are travelling on business or for pleasure you are welcomed warmly.”

Brancepeth, Spennymoor

rooms from £63.00 View Prices
Best Western Beamish Hall Hotel
Guest Rating: 4.5/5

“A warm welcome to our 17th century manor house, set in a picturesque landscape and making this a most romantic and peaceful location for that special weekend away or few days of quality time together. Just a few miles from the historical city of Durham.”

Beamish, Stanley

rooms from £75.00 View Prices
Parkmore Hotel & Leisure Club
Guest Rating: 3.7/5

“Super choice for family gatherings and business meetings here at the Parkmore Hotel and Leisure Club. A warm and friendly team of staff will welcome you and take care of you. Just a short drive from the main city of Darlington and close to Teeside. Within an hour of Newcastle Airport.”

636 Yarm Rd, Eaglescliffe, Stockton-on-Tees

rooms from £63.00 View Prices
Sporting Lodge Inn Middlesbrough
Guest Rating: 3.7/5

“Perfectly placed for those who are travelling on business or wishing to spend some quality time and enjoy our sporting facilities. Whether you wish to stay a night or two or have a week's holiday you are welcomed warmly and ensured of our highest standards of service. ”

Low Lane, Thornaby, Stainton Village, Thornaby on Tees

rooms from £36.00 View Prices
Best Western Walworth Castle Hotel
Guest Rating: 4.2/5

“Our most exquisite location is perfect for that wedding venue, special family celebration, anniversary or that first honeymoon night. We are just 5 minutes from the A1 and set in 18 acres of lush green gardens, woodlands and total beauty. A warm welcome awaits all our guests.”

Walworth, Walworth

rooms from £54.00 View Prices

Things to Do - Places to Visit

The 5,000-acre Hamsterley Forest is one of the biggest areas of woodland in the north of England, and is one of many parks and conservation areas that make for a great day outdoors. The county is also home to Britain's tallest waterfall, High Force, which, at 70 feet, becomes even more spectacular in the rainy seasons. Nearby, close to the small town of Staindrop, is Raby Castle. A 14th-century construction, it's backed by a vast lake and populated by deer herds. Elsewhere, the Bowes Museum at Barnard Castle has a fine collection of artwork, including paintings by Goya and El Greco; whereas the Beamish Open Air Museum re-creates an early 1900's village complete with a mine, farm and shops (as well as inhabitants in period costume).

Settlements Lined with History for You to Enjoy

Built on a rocky peninsula defined by the River Wear, the city of Durham is one of the most beautiful you could hope to find. Its giant hilltop cathedral is instantly recognisable, but there are many other sights you can't leave without witnessing. Darlington was pivotal in another section of Britain's past - rail travel. Home to the first ever railway line, you can find out all about its involvement in the industry via the fascinating Railway Centre and Museum. If you need to stay in County Durham this is the place to book your hotel room.

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