From £65 per night
Our Inspector's View
This hotel enjoys an elevated position overlooking the Derwent Valley. Set in 20 acres, it is ideally located within easy distance of both Newcastle and Durham with a wealth of visitor attractions close by. Bedrooms are generous in size and comfortable, and guests have use of a well-appointed gym and pool area as well as a welcoming bar serving food throughout the day. The main restaurant offers a well balanced menu that uses local produce.
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Facilities – at a glance
Generously-sized bedrooms and a well-appointed gym
- En-suite rooms: 53
- Family rooms: 26
- Bedrooms Ground: 26
- Free TV
- Broadband available
- WiFi available
- Children welcome
- Indoor Pool
- Gym available
- Christmas entertainment programme
- New Year entertainment programme
- Lift available
- Night porter available
- Outdoor parking spaces: 100
- Accessible bedrooms: 2
- Walk-in showers
- Single room, minimum price: £65
- Double room, minimum price: £95
- Open all year
- Maximum number of guests: 300
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About The area
Discover County Durham
County Durham reaches halfway across England, from the North Pennines in the west, to the sea in the east. Much of it is very sparsely inhabited, and is naturally beautiful; a mix of rolling hills, monumental valleys, lush farmland and unforgiving moors. It’s strong on industrial heritage as well, and remnants of the now all-but-vanished mining industry are everywhere.
The City of Durham has a magnificent Cathedral which can be traced back to the establishment of a church in the 10thcentury as the final resting place of the miraculous remains of Saint Cuthbert. The Cathedral, alongside the city’s Castle (an 11th-century structure that now houses University College), were created a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1986. The area’s mining past is fully documented at the Durham Mining Museum; an amazing resource. Bishop Auckland is the other major settlement, and for centuries was run almost as an independent state by the powerful Bishops of Durham. These days it is still a bustling town with plenty of shops, historical interest and events like the annual food festival. The coastal town of Peterlee is unusual; it was set up as a new town to house Durham miners after WW2.
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Recommended things to do
The Derwent Gorge and Muggleswick Woods NNR contains some of the finest ancient sessile oak woodlands in the northeast of England, as well as some unique semi-natural grasslands. The woodland types found here range from dry, acid sessile oak woods...
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