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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.
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.
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.