Best Western Whitworth Hall Hotel
Why We Love It
- The Grade II-listed hotel is set in a 73-acre deer park
- The on-site restaurant serves classic British dishes
- Close to Durham Cathedral & Castle
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Rooms & Rates
The Grade II-listed BEST WESTERN Whitworth Hall Hotel is set in a 73-acre deer park, and a herd of deer often grazes in the paddock in front of the building. There's also a lake and manicured gardens. The building sits on the site of the former home of local legend Robert Shafto, an 18th-century MP about whom the folk song "Bobby Shafto's Gone to Sea" is said to have been written.
The hotel is a great base from which to explore the local area. Auckland Castle, also known as Auckland Palace, is a 10-minute drive away, and dates back to the 12th-century. Durham Cathedral and Castle are less than a 20-minute drive away and Bowes museum, with a nationally renowned art collection, is less than 40 minutes away. The heart of the North Pennines, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with heather moors, meadows and woods is less than an hour away.
The Library Restaurant is set in the oldest part of the house and serves classic British dishes. There's also a Lounge Bar. For keen anglers, fishing is available onsite and the 18-hole Brancepeth Golf Club is two miles away.
- "This hotel, peacefully situated in its own grounds in the centre of the deer park, offers comfortable accommodation" -- The AA Hotel Guide 2016
- Infant cots / cribs
- Extra beds / roll away beds
- No pets allowed
- 100% smoke-free
- No elevator / lift
- 24-hour front desk
- 24-hour room service
- Express check-in / checkout
- Laundry / dry cleaning
- Business center
- Safe in reception
- Central heating
- Coffee / tea-making facilities
- Iron and ironing board
- Sitting area
- Flatscreen TV
- Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout
- Complimentary parking
- Off-street parking
- Accessible parking
- Accessible path of travel
- Accessible restaurant
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: 2pm. Minimum age required to check in: 18.
Checkout: Standard checkout time: 10am.
Children and additional guests:
There is no extra bed available.
No pets allowed.
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.
Pets not allowed Check-in time starts at 2pm Check-out time is 10.30am National Rating
You must present a photo ID when checking in. Your credit card is charged at the time you book. Bed type and smoking preferences are not guaranteed.Your reservation is prepaid and is guaranteed for late arrival. The total charge includes all room charges and taxes, as well as fees for access and booking. Any incidental charges such as parking, phone calls, and room service will be handled directly between you and the property.
This establishment has received its official star rating from VisitEngland, the National Tourist Board for England.
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