County Durham Budget Hotels Guide

recommended two star and other budget hotels in County Durham


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boasts an excellent location surrounded by woodland yet within a 10 minute walk of the city centre; rooms are modern and well-appointed

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400 year old, former coaching inn, located in a quiet village just off the A66 near Barnard Castle, rooms are in converted stables or the main inn

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located within a 10 minute stroll of the town centre and offers a choice of room types, including superior rooms, a hearty breakfast and a bar

Hotel 52

Stanley

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contemporary decor features in the simple style rooms and suites at this handily placed hotel, with Beamish Museum being 5 minute drive away

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a self-catering hostel, set amidst the natural beauty of Upper Teesdale, offering simple rooms and dormitories and shared kitchen facilities

Teesdale Hotel

Middleton-in-Teesdale

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a welcoming, 18th-century, former coaching inn, with cosy rooms and an informal restaurant, in the centre attractive Teesdale market town

Dalesman Hotel

Darlington

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budget friendly accommodation is provided at this ideally located pub with both the town centre and railway station a short walk away

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a traditional inn set in a hilltop village, close to Beamish Museum, with easy road access to Durham and Newcastle; rooms are well-presented

Days Inn Durham

Services Jct. 61 A1(M)

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set within the motorway service area, this simple, basic accommodation is ideal for a journey stopover or for a touring base of the area

The Redwell Inn

Barnard Castle

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this friendly and welcoming, traditional inn offers cosy bedrooms, hearty, cooked breakfasts, making an ideal base for exploring Teesdale

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offers simple, but comfortable, rooms, a traditional bar with wood and stone-panelling, beer garden and an on-site, Indian restaurant

The Cricketers Arms

Barnard Castle

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on the historic high street of this pretty market town and offers homely rooms and a popular bar hosting regular entertainment and live music

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a well priced inn, the focal point of the local community, offering simple accommodation above the pub and close to Beamish Open Air Museum

The Lambton Arms

Chester-le-Street

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in the heart of town, close to public transport links, spacious rooms above an updated, sociable bar that serves a menu of classic pub food

Three Horseshoes Inn

Running Waters

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set amidst open countryside on the A181 4 miles from Durham's historic centre; stay in well-appointed rooms and dine from a traditional menu

The Anchor Inn

Whittonstall

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in a small hamlet on the border between Northumberland and Durham, a period inn, with comfortable rooms, that is well placed for touring

The Old Well Inn

Barnard Castle

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dating from the 17th century, this charming inn offers cosy, traditionally furnished rooms, an informal restaurant, convivial bar and beer garden

The Royal Oak

Cornsay Colliery

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the family run, traditional inn offers well priced, simple accommodation and is located in a small village a short drive from historic Durham

The Avenue Inn

High Shincliffe

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commended for its friendly ambience by previous guests, this traditional pub offers comfortable rooms and serves a menu of pub classics

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offers simple style rooms, but comfortable and good-value, above a popular bar and is situated between the city centre and A1(M)

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