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Featured Durham Independent 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 (197 reviews)
Husbands birthday treat Always wanted to stay in a castle, it is kept beautifully, love that some staff wear costumes of th … - 

£55

£55
Beamish Park Hotel

Beamish Park Hotel

Beamish Burn Road, Newcastle-upon-Tyne
4.0 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (55 reviews)
Quiet hotel with friendly staff We stayed for one night and would recommend this hotel as it is in a quiet location, the staff were … - 

£53

£53
Bowburn Hall Hotel

Bowburn Hall Hotel

Bowburn, Durham
3.5 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (57 reviews)
One night stay visiting daughter at Uni and to see the Lumiere, very convenient for the A1/M. The s … - 

£40

£40
Beamish Mary Inn

Beamish Mary Inn

No Place, Next to Durham and, Stanley
4.0 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (82 reviews)
Welcoming and friendly Rooms clean and the beds were very comfy fresh sheets and duvet. The staff are welcoming and helpfu … - 

£41

£41
Seaham Hall

Seaham Hall

Lord Byron's Walk, Seaham
4.5 out of 5.0
4.8 out of 5 (31 reviews)
Peaceful relaxing weekend I took my daughter for a long weekend to celebrate her birthday, the room was lovely with access to … - 

£171

£171
Seven Stars Inn

Seven Stars Inn

High Street North, Shincliffe, Durham
3.0 out of 5.0
4.6 out of 5 (7 reviews)
Ideally situated for town with good bus service or walk. Easy access from A1. Excellent menu and go … - 

£46

£46
Thomas Wright House

Thomas Wright House

High Street, Spennymoor
4.5 out of 5.0

£54

£54
Manor House Hotel

Manor House Hotel

The Green, Bishop Auckland
3.5 out of 5.0
2.0 out of 5 (1 reviews)
Fernaville's Rest

Fernaville's Rest

Whorlton, Barnard Castle
4.5 out of 5.0
4.8 out of 5 (6 reviews)

£62

£62
The Red Well Inn

The Red Well Inn

Harmire Road, Barnard Castle
3.0 out of 5.0
4.5 out of 5 (4 reviews)
Beautiful old hotel. Staff were great, food was excellent. Wish we could have stayed longer. Would definitely recommend … - 
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Pocket Guides: Independent Hotels in Durham

In County Durham you can enjoy a unique vacation, and, with so much available to do, every day in this beautiful part of the country can be spent doing something different. One day you might be hiking along the Durham Heritage Coastline, and the other you may be discovering Hartlepool's fascinating maritime heritage. If unique vacations are your thing, you might shy away from chain establishments, preferring instead to stay at one of the many top independent hotels in Durham and the surrounding area, something for all tastes and budgets.

Holiday on Your Own Terms with Independent Durham Hotels

The thing about independent hotels is that they're all unique - with a charming character and approach to hospitality all of their own. The beauty of staying in independent hotels, guesthouses or bed and breakfasts, is that you never really know what amazing experience you're going to encounter, the little extras that make your vacation really special. County Durham is a great place to visit if you like to go your own away, heading out to explore the countryside or discovering little historic gems. Whether it's a large hotel in easy reach of Middlesbrough or Darlington, or a smaller guesthouse out in the countryside - there are lots of top quality independent hotels in County Durham.

Independent Hotels in Durham and the Surrounding Region

If you're looking for accommodation in the heart of Middlesbrough, you might opt to stay at The Highfield Hotel. As well as being conveniently placed for the city's top attractions, such as Dorman Museum and Middlesbrough Theatre, The Highfield Hotel also prides itself on an eco-friendly approach, and boasts a Green / Sustainable Property Award. If you're planning on exploring the beautiful North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, you might choose to stay at the three-star Lord Crew Arms, located in Consett. This charming hotel boasts two restaurants and a stunning rural locale, and also allows pets. There are several independent hotels in the county town, including Bowburn Hall Hotel, well placed for Durham's main attractions, such as Durham Cathedral and the Oriental Museum.