Otterburn, United Kingdom

Otterburn Castle Country House Hotel

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Why We Love It

  • 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

"Renowned for fireside teas" -- The Telegraph

92% (148 Member Ratings)

"Friendly staff, great sunday lunch, spacious room and great location/views"
Nov 20, 2016
Northallerton, United Kingdom


Map & Directions

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.

Rooms & Rates

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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



  • 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.


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

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

Cancellation: 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.

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Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

*Unless otherwise stated, Travelzoo-exclusive extras are valid once per stay (based on two adults sharing). Value is an estimate based on double occupancy. Extras are only included with Member Rates and may not be available on all dates. Extras are non-transferable and have no cash value. Total value may vary depending on time of booking and availability. When included, breakfast may be limited to 2 guests per stay subject to hotel’s discretion. Other restrictions may apply; see our T&Cs for details.

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148 Member Reviews
(92% Positive)
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Enjoyed Most: Friendly staff, great sunday lunch, spacious room and great location/views
Daniel Nov 20, 2016 Northallerton, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: Staff were very welcoming and helpful
Maureen Nov 09, 2016 Penrith, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: Ambience and food.
Other Comments: Staff all very friendly and helpful. Building very attractive, and full of interesting features. Standard of food in restaurant absolutely excellent.
Robert Nov 09, 2016 Merseyside, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: The room was amazing with a four poster bed and very large en suite.
Other Comments: Minor disappointment with the quality of TV and WiFi signals.
Colin Nov 03, 2016 Pontefract, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: Location and free upgrade to suite
Other Comments: Appeared to be understaffed at times. Bistro not open during the week which limited dining to restaurant with very limited menu choice. bathroom cold due to radiator not working, also shaving light not working.
Douglas G Nov 02, 2016 Bathgate, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: Quiet relaxed atmosphere very homely. Prefer this type of smaller hotel
Other Comments: Boiler went off while we were there so not very warm and water cold got shower on morning. Would have been nice to have real fire burning at this time of year
Carole Oct 25, 2016 Hartlepool, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: Traditional country house hotel with good service and friendly atmosphere.
Steven Oct 24, 2016 Rugby, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: Staff
Kathryn Oct 19, 2016 Chorley, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: Character of the castle
Other Comments: Meals were dreadful
Robert Oct 15, 2016 Altrincham, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: Everything. Room very good,food excellent,beautiful surroundings and very pleasant and helpful staff.
Geoffrey Oct 12, 2016 Driffield, United Kingdom

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