Dating back to the 13th Century, Crook Hall and Gardens is an enchanting hall overlooking beautiful landscaped grounds. The hall is on the outskirts of the beautiful medieval city of Durham, and is just minutes by car from a great selection of hotels and inns.
A Magnificent Grade I-Listed Hall
The hall has a charming traditional interior that is often hired for special events such as corporate functions and weddings. The grounds are divided into elegant themed gardens that include a maze and meadow section, a Shakespeare garden, a moat pool and other pleasant landscaped gardens that are perfect for a slow stroll.
Afternoon Tea at Crook Hall
Treat yourself to some delicious home-made cream tea and other tasty snacks in the handsome Georgian dining room or the courtyard. Weather permitting, guests can even enjoy tea, cake and sandwiches outdoors in the Secret Walled Garden, or treat themselves to another refreshing hot drink and home-made cake at The Garden Gate café.
Crook Hall and Gardens is also within walking distance of Durham's historic market, which holds a large farmers market, and a weekly retail market on Saturday.
Look Forward to a Comfortable Stay at Your Hotel
Whatever hotel or bed and breakfast you choose near Crook Hall and Garden, you can expect a pleasant room with a comfortable single or double bed. Almost all Durham hotel rooms are equipped with WiFi access, which is often available free of charge so you can easily surf the web and keep up to date with your e-mails and social media.
Go to Durham Cathedral
Featured in the Harry Potter films, Durham Cathedral is the home of Bishop of Durham, one of the most influential figures of the Church of England. It has been used continuously since Norman times, and has remained largely unaltered, unlike most other English churches from this era. The cathedral also includes the black-marbled-topped tomb of England's first historian, the Venerable Bede, a Saxon monk.
For an unforgettable view of the cathedral, have a relaxing stroll along the path next to the western banks of the river between 18th-century Prebends Bridge and medieval Framwellgate Bridge.