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GO Country Hotels in Durham

Places to Stay in Durham If you’re looking for a hotel where you can relax in scenic and tranquil surroundings, then look no further because we’ve put together a guide to some country houses in Durham.

Located less than seven miles from Durham, Whitworth Hall Country Park Hotel [map] near Spennymoor is close enough to the city centre attractions but far enough away for you to enjoy the peace and quiet of the countryside. The Grade II listed hotel, once home to famous Durham MP Bonnie Bobby Shafto, is set within 73 acres of parkland with resident red and fallow deer, an ornamental lake and historic gardens. It offers 29 well-appointed bedrooms, comfortable lounges and three restaurants.

On the way to Durham’s neighbouring town Bishop Auckland, you’ll find the Swallow Eden Arms Hotel [map], housed in a former 17th century coaching inn. This hotel has retained its original character and charm, and now boasts a superb leisure club with heated indoor swimming pool, gym, spa bath, sauna and a plunge pool along with two restaurants. This is a great place to stay if you want to hide away from the world for a while because the fitness facilities and top class eatery should keep you busy for days!

If you enjoy country walks then head for Redworth Hall Hotel [map] in Newton Aycliffe near Darlington, about 12 miles from Durham. Dating back to 1693, Redworth Hall is a magnificent Elizabethan manor house set in 25 acres of private woodlands, which a make for a great afternoon’s exploring.

The hotel has two restaurants – a bright and airy conservatory offering a superb contemporary menu and the more formal blue room, which is perfect for that special occasion. There is also a health club with an indoor swimming pool, spa, steam room, sauna, tennis courts and gym, where you can recharge your batteries before facing the outside world again.

Situated 12 miles from Durham in the scenic little town of Sedgefield, Hardwick Hall Hotel [map] was built during the 18th century and is set within the grounds of the popular Hardwick Hall Country Park. Recently refurbished, all the bedrooms are en suite with satellite TV and DVD, direct dial telephone, minibar and tea and coffee making facilities. The hotel also has a restaurant and two bars.

Finally, for golf lovers there’s the George Washington Hotel [map], which is conveniently located close to Durham, Sunderland and Newcastle. This stylish three star hotel has executive rooms, an 18-hole championship golf course and health spa facilities, with pool and gym, making it perfect for business or leisure travellers who want to escape the bustle of city life.

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