The Best County Durham Hotels

recommended hotels and other accommodation throughout County Durham


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Rockliffe Hall Hotel

Hurworth-on-Tees

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impressive country estate of 375 acres comprising of an 18th-century manor house and modern lodges and boasting outstanding facilities

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imposing 18th century mansion on the coast, a lavish make over has combined original features, striking design and excellent facilities

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the interior of this hotel, in a Victorian building, has many striking period features; the rooms are more contemporary, with luxurious comfort

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Georgian town house, Grade II listed, with opulent, bespoke, themed rooms in the main house or garden and a vibrant cocktail bar

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set within a magnificent 350 acre estate, just off the A1(M), a luxurious hotel, a blend of traditional and contemporary, with a wealth of facilities

Lumley Castle

Chester-le-Street

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enter the romantic world of an English Castle, set in beautiful parklands and overlooking the river Wear, yet within easy reach of the A1(M)

The Morritt Hotel

Greta Bridge

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a traditional and peaceful coaching inn with relaxing spa facilities, an elegant restaurant and stylish rooms, just 10 miles from Scotch Corner

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a Grade II listed manor house of historical interest set in 18 acres of quiet grounds; bedrooms are spacious and traditionally furnished

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close to Beamish Museum, a unique place offering luxurious rooms and suites, a country feel pub, cocktail bar, restaurant and an antique barn

The Bell

Horden

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stay in stylish rooms with contemporary décor at this smart bar and lounge ideally located for exploring the Durham coast and countryside

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offers stylish, well-presented rooms, most with countryside views, a relaxed and informal restaurant as well as an on site beauty salon

The Lambton Worm

Chester-le-Street

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the rooms are chic and quirky at this well placed inn, close to the A1(M), Newcastle, the Metrocentre and Beamish are all easily reached

The Old Mill

Metal Bridge

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located with easy access to the A1(M), a traditional inn with a welcoming atmosphere and a warm and intimate bar with cosy alcoves

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located in countryside, close to the River Wear, and within a 10-minute drive of central Durham; stay in well-presented, motel style rooms

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a former abbot's lodge packed with character, inglenook fireplaces, vaulted cellar bar, stone walls and features cosy rooms with stylish décor

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well positioned, countryside setting just off the A1(M) and close to the Angel of the North, family-run inn with smart rooms and hearty food

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an idyllic country house - dates from the 17th century - set in walled gardens amidst rolling farmland with a luxury spa and golf course

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a popular inn with visitors and locals, situated 5 minutes drive from the coast, with modern, stylish rooms situated in an adjoining building

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relaxing, country house style hotel, set in 20 acres of quiet grounds, offering spacious rooms, a restaurant with open fire and leisure facilities

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despite opening its doors in 1815, this centrally located hotel offers contemporary, well-equipped rooms and a grill restaurant and bar

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