Hotels in Co. Durham

The city of Durham itself is known for its Norman cathedral, its 11th-century castle and its university, while the wider county has a rich heritage and much to see and do. From the North Pennines AONB to sightseeing tours that give you the inside track on the region’s history, and of course beautiful places to stay, it’s a treasure trove for holidaymakers.
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The Rose & Crown

The Rose & Crown - 'Winter Snuggler' Special Offer

Barnard Castle

This inn, next to a Grade I listed village church and overlooking the green, is in the heart of Teesdale’s walking country and strikes a happy balance between old-world charm and modern comforts.
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Headlam Hall

Headlam Hall - 'Winter Escape' Special Offer

Darlington

The real charm of this grand country house, with sweeping gardens, terraces, oak panelling and swish spa, lies in its warm and informal atmosphere.
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Seaham Hall

Seaham Hall - 'Dine & Stay' Special Offer

Seaham

Garden suites with hot tubs, a state-of-the-art spa, brightly coloured sofas under gleaming chandeliers . . . this country house hotel offers luxury with a contemporary edge.
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Hotels in Co. Durham

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The Victoria Inn

The Victoria Inn

Durham

Cracking ales and crackling fires, bolstered by period features, help turn back time at this unspoilt, family-run Victorian inn. Cosy bars, full of nooks and crannies, provide a welcoming atmosphere. For those staying over, there are traditionally decorated bedrooms (most with a bath and shower) and a hearty breakfast in the morning. The inn is a five-minute walk from the cathedral, the castle and market quarter. No meals, but restaurants are nearby. Off-street parking is available.

For many visitors, it’s the great outdoors that’s the major draw card to this corner of the North East. Golf, cycling, walking and fishing are all readily available. For history lovers, the area’s award-winning museums and medieval castles are a treat. The Binchester Roman Fort, Bowes Museum and Beamish Living Museum of the North are all recommended.

Accommodation in County Durham ranges from cosy pubs with rooms to luxury spa hotels and country house retreats. From Lanchester to Westgate, Darlington to Seaham, whether you're travelling with friends, family or heading for a romantic retreat, here’s a selection of our favourite hotels in County Durham, providing more reasons to visit than we can count!

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Last updated: January 31, 2023