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Best Western Beamish Hall Country House Hotel

Best Western Beamish Hall Country House Hotel

Beamish, Stanley
4.0 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (68 reviews)
Fantastic hotel with beautiful groundsWe were recently here for a wedding and what can I say! The hotel and the grounds a beautiful everything was perfect and I wouldn't of changed a thing.
  22 Aug 2017

£67

£67
The Lambton Hounds Inn

The Lambton Hounds Inn

62-64 Front Street, Durham
3.0 out of 5.0
2.8 out of 5 (26 reviews)
Family West MidlandsA budget hotel, ideal for stop over, we booked the family room, functional, clean and tidy. The staff were very helpful and accommodating. We did not use the restaurant because we were visiting family, it was very busy, highly recommended by the people we spoke too, so book early if this part of ...
  1 Aug 2017

£66

£66
Durham Marriott Hotel Royal County

Durham Marriott Hotel Royal County

Old Elvet, Durham
4.0 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (233 reviews)
Convenient city centre locationA very comfortable hotel close to Durham city centre. Ideal for visiting the city. The parking was convenient, and not expensive allowing us to leave the car o site for the whole of our stay. We did not have any food at the hotel so we cannot comment on that. The staff were helpful.
  23 Aug 2017

£66

£66
Redworth Hall Hotel

Redworth Hall Hotel

Redworth, Newton Aycliffe
4.0 out of 5.0
3.7 out of 5 (100 reviews)
Grand hotel to look at but needs updating Checked in for two nights in a spa room - out of hundreds of rooms amazingly had the same one as last year. This proved interesting as it made me realise how the room standard had gone down. Marked grubby curtain, cobwebs on light fittings, dust and a broken toilet roll holder - shame as the rest ...
  22 Aug 2017

£49

£49
Lumley Castle Hotel

Lumley Castle Hotel

Ropery Lane, Chester-le-Street
4.0 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (54 reviews)
great hotel - lots of personality - excellent - cosy welcome rooms peaceful and beautiful countryside .
  17 Aug 2017

£55

£55
The Three Horseshoes Hotel

The Three Horseshoes Hotel

5-7 Galgate, Barnard Castle
4.0 out of 5.0
4.5 out of 5 (27 reviews)
Nicely-modernised old hotelLocated on one of the town's main streets and with a supermarket car park at the back, I worried it might be noisy but it wasn't. This is a great base for exploring this beautiful area.
  4 Jun 2017

£71

£71
Best Western Walworth Castle Hotel

Best Western Walworth Castle Hotel

Walworth, Darlington
3.0 out of 5.0
4.0 out of 5 (25 reviews)
Great hotel first visit all staff most helpful,especially Susan on reception and maintenance man Shane or Sean memory not good.Hope to visit again very soon.Kind regards.
  6 Aug 2017

£45

£45
Radisson BLU Hotel Durham

Radisson BLU Hotel Durham

Frankland Lane, Durham
4.0 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (320 reviews)
Great facilities & a great location for exploring great hotel in a central location for the old & new towns.Pool facilities were a great bonus.Great choice on the breakfast buffett.
  23 Aug 2017

£59

£59
The Manor House

The Manor House

Market Street, Ferryhill
3.0 out of 5.0
3.4 out of 5 (21 reviews)
Food was excellent..Made very welcome, hotel is clean and cheap. This is not 5 star hence the price. Food is very good, but would be nice to fruit juice as well as coffee, not just one. The burger and a pint deal should include all burgers as they all cost same price. Shower could be a bit warmer. Saying this for the ...
  15 Jul 2017

£46

£46
The Old Well Inn

The Old Well Inn

21 The Bank, Barnard Castle
3.0 out of 5.0
4.0 out of 5 (11 reviews)
Cutest InnThe Inn was great and so easy to check in. Staff was so friendly and we really enjoyed our stay. Only caveat was my husband hit his head 3 times going into the bathroom because the entrance is really low. He is 5'10" so not crazy tall, but a nice cushion up there would be appreciated.
  2 Jun 2017

£67

£67
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Pocket Guide: Historic Hotels Hotels in Durham

Year on year many tourists flock to County Durham in the North East of England, some to enjoy an adventurous holiday amongst stunning natural locales like the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Beauty and the Durham Dales, and others to visit some famous historic landmarks, such as Durham Cathedral or HMS Trincomalee in Hartlepool. Whatever you reasons for visiting the picturesque part of the country, there are many amazing historic hotels dotted around the place, ideal for holiday makers who like accommodation that has a fascinating story to tell.

Explore the Region's History from Durham Historic Hotels

County Durham has a long history, with each of its major settlements possessing particular historic flavour. Durham, the county town, has two of the most famous Norman structures in Europe - Durham Castle and Durham Cathedral - as well as a fascinating museum. In Hartlepool, by contrast, you'll find many museums and landmarks dedicated to a long and important maritime heritage - notably the HMS Trincomalee and the Museum of Hartlepool. Along Hartlepool marina you'll also find a statue of a monkey, which relates to a rather peculiar tale from the Napoleonic Wars (you can discover what that is yourself!) If history is your thing, you'll find lots of great historic and period hotels and guesthouses in County Durham - from the quaint to the magnificent, something for all tastes and budgets.

Historic Hotels in County Durham

Durham city is a great place to say if you're keen to explore the region's history, with plenty of top historic hotels to choose from. The Lambton Hounds Inn, located in the historic district of the city, is a fine example. This 250-year old former coaching inn comprises eight rooms and all modern conveniences, which are, of course, incidental to the stunning period décor and architecture. For something a little grander, you might consider the four-star Best Western Beamish Hall Country House Hotel, set in 24 acres of woodland and well placed for the region's top tourist attractions, such as Beamish Adventure Park and Beamish Open Air Museum. Whether it's a business or family holiday, a historic hotel offers guests a little extra magic.