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Featured Durham Historic Hotels

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Lumley Castle Hotel

Lumley Castle Hotel

Ropery Lane, Chester-le-Street
4.5 out of 5.0
4.5 out of 5 (187 reviews)
Saty Stay with a difference.We had a one night stay to celebrate my 50th birthday and my husband had booked one of the castle double bedrooms . We were made welcome on our arrival although when we said we were not dining in the restaurant and not having breakfast I did feel a slight change in the tone of the receptionist. The ...
  17 Dec 2017

£55

£55
Durham Marriott Hotel Royal County

Durham Marriott Hotel Royal County

Old Elvet, Durham
4.5 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (693 reviews)
In the quieter but cooler part of thr hotel. No central heating . Air con on cool ,but electric radiators did eventually get the room warm.. on special deal so this is what you expect
  17 Dec 2017

£56

£56
Best Western Beamish Hall Country House Hotel

Best Western Beamish Hall Country House Hotel

Beamish, Stanley
4.5 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (195 reviews)
Lovely rooms and fantastic views - stable. Bar in courtyard well worth a visit
  11 Dec 2017

£40

£40
Best Western Walworth Castle Hotel

Best Western Walworth Castle Hotel

Walworth, Darlington
3.5 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (70 reviews)
Impressive looking hotelThis overnight stay was comfortable if a little cold. The hotel was very clean and well appointed especially at the low price. The staff were very friendly if a little inefficient at times. Overall quite satisfied.
  22 Nov 2017

£38

£38
The Old Well Inn

The Old Well Inn

21 The Bank, Barnard Castle
3.5 out of 5.0
4.0 out of 5 (36 reviews)
Beautiful hotel decor, friendly staffMy room was gorgeous. Actually, I have stayed here twice and both times had room 1. It is exquisitely decorated. The hotel has free WiFi and the was no problem downloading a webinar with video. The most fabulous thing on my stay were the Christmas decorations. There was a room with an oak beam ceiling ...
  11 Dec 2017

£50

£50
The Lambton Hounds Inn

The Lambton Hounds Inn

62-64 Front Street, Durham
3.5 out of 5.0
3.0 out of 5 (96 reviews)
Could not ask for more. Nice room, great food, friendly staff. Excellent value for money.
  18 Nov 2017

£66

£66
The Manor House

The Manor House

Market Street, Ferryhill
3.5 out of 5.0
3.4 out of 5 (63 reviews)
Lovely hotel close to friends and family I stayed at the Manor Hotel to visit friends and family and I enjoyed my stay and would recommend this hotel to others
  21 Nov 2017

£46

£46
Radisson BLU Hotel Durham

Radisson BLU Hotel Durham

Frankland Lane, Durham
4.5 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (1,091 reviews)
Lovely hotelLoved the hotel. Modern, clean and had everything we needed. Breakfast was additional cost but worth it. Unfortunately could hear the nearby bars from our room until 1am but wasn't too much of an issue. Might not be good for children. Had a good view of the river and cathedral from our room. Staff ...
  9 Dec 2017

£57

£57
Redworth Hall Hotel

Redworth Hall Hotel

Redworth, Newton Aycliffe
4.5 out of 5.0
3.9 out of 5 (388 reviews)
Lovely hotel in tranquil surroundings First visit to redworth hall, thoroughly enjoyed our stay, very comfortable, friendly staff, good food. Even found time to use the pool, steam room and hot tub. Definitely will be going back
  17 Dec 2017

£52

£52
Homelands Guest House

Homelands Guest House

85 Galgate, Barnard Castle
4.5 out of 5.0
4.8 out of 5 (63 reviews)
Lovely welcoming Hotel. Very cosy and had everything you could possibly need...towels, all luxury toiletries, shower cap, hair dryer the list is endless. Home baked cake on arrival and lovely breakfast. The owners were very friendly but respected your privacy...Beautifully looked after every where; ...
  20 Nov 2017

£71

£71
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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.