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

86% (37 Member Ratings)

"Friendly staff throughout. Fantastic evening meal. Warm large room and a great location for exploring Northumberland."
Feb 17, 2017
York, 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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Customer Service available 24 hours

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

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86% Positive
(37 Member Reviews)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Bingleston UK Limited (t/a Otterburn Castle Hotel Restaurant & Bar) over the past 15 months.
4.1 Ambiance
4.2 Location
4.1 Rooms
4.2 Quality of Service
4.1 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
The staff generally were very pleasant, and although we only met the manager, Ellie, at breakfast on the first morning, she was very helpful and friendly and will, I'm sure, address any problems that are reported.
Other Comments
Dinner on the first evening was very disappointing. The quality of the food was poor, and it took almost two hours for the kitchen to produce three courses.
Tom Apr 11, 2017 Higham, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Friendly staff throughout. Fantastic evening meal. Warm large room and a great location for exploring Northumberland.
D J Feb 17, 2017 York, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Peace and quiet and friendly staff.
Anita Jan 26, 2017 Clitheroe, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The food. Excellent quality
Other Comments
The room was very average
Deborah Jan 15, 2017 Otley, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The hotel had a nice period architecture but it was clearly being run on a budget by inexperienced staff
Other Comments
The evening meal on our Sunday arrival consisted of one choice - Sunday Roast that we had already eaten at lunchtime en route!. This wasn't specified at the time of booking and doesnt appear on Otterburn Castle website either. We therefore opted for the vegetarian meal that consisted of bagged salad leaves (clearly from a bag pre washed) and goats cheese ravioli that was undercooked and had no sauce whatsover so was inedible and all of us left the meal. On the second morning there was no hot water available to wash / bathe etc
Ian Dec 14, 2016 Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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

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