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Featured Durham Historic Hotels

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Lumley Castle Hotel

Lumley Castle Hotel

Ropery Lane, Chester-le-Street
4.0 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (59 reviews)
Great hotel and experience, but...,:Disappointingly small room with only one chair for both of us to share, took over twenty four hours for them to get the heating working, although there was an electric fan in the room. Housekeeping staff a bit over exuberant in the mornings wanting entry to clean the the room? However, excellent ...
  8 Oct 2017

£72

£72
Durham Marriott Hotel Royal County

Durham Marriott Hotel Royal County

Old Elvet, Durham
4.0 out of 5.0
4.0 out of 5 (247 reviews)
Had an excellent stay at this hotel Plenty of eating places and pubs nearby Had an evening meal in the dining room but was very surprised by the £9.50 service charge
  14 Oct 2017

£65

£65
Best Western Walworth Castle Hotel

Best Western Walworth Castle Hotel

Walworth, Darlington
3.0 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (27 reviews)
A great get a way A beautiful location quiet and peaceful and an excellent stay before exploring the great North East
  8 Oct 2017

£43

£43
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 (73 reviews)
Nice groundsBeautiful grounds with friendly staff. Brewery/restaurant on site had great food & atmosphere.
  10 Oct 2017

£62

£62
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
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

£65

£65
The Manor House

The Manor House

Market Street, Ferryhill
3.0 out of 5.0
3.5 out of 5 (24 reviews)
Haunted hotelCosy room, friendly helpful staff. Excellent food and service-very reasonable too. strange noises in the night [might have been the ghost}.
  28 Sep 2017

£46

£46
The Three Horseshoes Hotel

The Three Horseshoes Hotel

5-7 Galgate, Barnard Castle
4.0 out of 5.0
4.5 out of 5 (30 reviews)
Ideal location in centre of townWe stayed here as our grandaughter was getting married, it was ideal, staff friendly room immaculate , everything we needed at hand. Worth trying a meal the fish and chips delicious, food prices reasonable. Pub had friendly feel to it.Would definitely recommend.
  14 Oct 2017

£67

£67
Redworth Hall Hotel

Redworth Hall Hotel

Redworth, Newton Aycliffe
4.0 out of 5.0
3.7 out of 5 (106 reviews)
Over night stayOverall a pleasant stay, friendly staff at breakfast and plenty of choice, beautiful hotel and grounds, ample parking and pet friendly in some of hotel. Only downside of stay were lots of swearing guests and loud shouting in bar from groups of rough wedding guests in front of small children and elderly, ...
  4 Sep 2017

£56

£56
Radisson BLU Hotel Durham

Radisson BLU Hotel Durham

Frankland Lane, Durham
4.0 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (332 reviews)
Great hotel by the river5 star quality at 3 star price. Nice view and convenient
  4 Oct 2017

£64

£64
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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.