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92% (148 member ratings) "Renowned for fireside teas" -- The Telegraph

Otterburn Castle Country House Hotel

Otterburn, UK
  • Castle dates back to the time of William the Conqueror
  • It’s good for outdoors pursuits -- great hiking trails & fishing
  • Thirty minutes' drive from Alnwick Castle, where scenes from 'Harry Potter' were filmed
  • Rooms were refurbished in 2014 & are all located in the main castle

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92% (148 member ratings)

4.5Value for Money


Main Street
Otterburn, Northumberland , NE 19 1NS
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Otterburn Castle Country House Hotel is a true castle hotel, surrounded by 32 acres of wooded grounds on the edge of the Northumberland National Park. Dating back to the time of William the Conqueror, it was built to protect the region from the invading Scots and still retains its turrets and castellated walls.

There's plenty to do in the area, including visiting Alnwick Castle (half an hour away by car), where scenes from 'Harry Potter' were filmed. The Scottish Borders are under an hour's drive away and the Otterburn Village Trail (a 2-hour loop), starts at the castle gates and winds into the village. Guests can also go fishing in the River Rede for free.

Back on site, you can treat yourself to an in-room treatment (on request, charges apply) or explore the expansive grounds, which include a bluebell wood and an old boating lake. Then settle down in the lounge for fireside scones, sandwiches, tea and cake (available from noon-5pm, Monday-Saturday and 3-6pm on Sunday).

The main restaurant, the Oak Room, is set in a historic oak-panelled rooms with stained glass windows overlooking the drive and lawn. The ingredients are locally sourced -- beef, lamb, game and free-range eggs come from local farms and the bread is baked on site. For more casual fare, the Stable Bar & Bistro (in the former carriage house), serves a range of pub favourites, including rump steak, fish and chips and Sunday roasts (open daily, 5-9.30pm).

Refurbished in 2014, rooms are all located within the main castle building itself. Some upgraded rooms have antique 4-poster beds and original fireplaces. Wi-Fi is free across the hotel, but cannot be accessed in some rooms due to the solid castle walls (wired access is provided instead). In the morning, head down to the Oak Suite, for breakfast -- there's fruit, yoghurt, pastries and hot dishes cooked to order.

From the press:

  • "A historic country house hotel renowned for fireside teas" -- The Telegraph
by Jack Tonkin


  • Bar
  • Extra beds / roll away beds
  • 100% smoke-free
  • No elevator / lift

Room amenities

  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Sitting area
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


  • Hair-dryer
  • Bathtub or shower


  • Complimentary parking


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible restaurant
  • Facilities for guests with special needs
  • Wheelchair accessible
Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


  • Standard check-in time: 3pm. Minimum age required to check in: 18.


  • Standard checkout time: 11am.

Children and additional guests

  • Infant cots/cribs available on request, free of charge, for children aged 3 and under. This includes breakfast.
    Extra bed available on request, free of charge, for children aged 12 and under. This does not include breakfast. Meals will be charged as taken.


  • Pets are allowed in limited rooms on request: £10 per pet, per night. 
    Pets are not permitted in the restaurant or the bar.


  • Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Getting there

The hotel is 40 minutes' drive from Newcastle Airport and an hour and half by car from Teeside International Airport. Newcastle upon Tyne is 45 minutes' drive away and the hotel is two minutes on foot from Otterburn village.


  • Main Street
  • Otterburn, Northumberland , NE 19 1NS
  • United Kingdom

Customer Service

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Tel: +44 (0) 20 3564 9000

M-F, 8am-9pm

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