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BEST WESTERN Derwent Manor Hotel

, Allensford, Northumberland, DH8 9BB

Ratings & Awards


3 stars Hotels that are inspected by the AA for their level of service and facilities are reflected in the number of stars awarded.

Hotel Amenities


  • Free Internet
  • Free parking onsite (150 spaces)
  • Gym
  • Pets Allowed
  • Jacuzzi
  • Indoor Pool
  • Parking On Site
  • Restaurants
  • Bars
  • WIFI
  • Lift
  • 24hr service
  • Hotel And Bedrooms All Completely Non Smoking

Hotel Information


Please note a limited number of rooms are available for guests with dogs. Please advise at time of booking that dogs are included (£15.00 per dog per evening). Please note that dogs are not permitted in any of the public areas, and we respectfully request that dogs are not left unattended in the bedrooms.


Get in touch


08445 76 76 76
*local rate

Attractions
near the BEST WESTERN Derwent Manor Hotel, Allensford


Wolsingham and Wear Valley Agricultural Show

Wolsingham claims to hold the oldest agricultural show in England, at Scotch Isle Farm. It has everything you would expect to find at a country fair, with livestock displays and competitions, agricultural equipment, craft marquees and children's entertainment.

Available : Sep 2013 (annual)

Beamish Agricultural Show

The reconstructed Colliery Village at the Beamish open-air museum hosts the Beamish Agricultural Show each year, featuring produce from local gardeners and the Beamish estate. The finest is auctioned off after a Harvest Festival in the chapel.

Available : Sep 2013 (annual)

Beamish

History comes to life at the Beamish open-air museum, devoted to the re-enactment of Northern English life from 1800 to the 20th century. Visitors explore traditional houses, farms and shops, all painstakingly restored and brought to life by actors in period costume.

Available : Nov 2012 - Apr 2013; not Mon or Fri (various dates)

Beamish: the North of England Open Air Museum

Visitors step back in time at the The North of England Open Air Museum in Beamish, just outside Newcastle. An 1820s steam train transports you to Pockerely Manor and a 1913 colliery village, complete with actors in ornate costumes.

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Gateshead Summer Flower Show

The Gateshead Summer Flower Show at the Central Nurseries is one of the largest in north-east England and attracts thousands of people every year. It presents beautiful floral displays and exhibits along with children's entertainment, live music, stalls and demonstrations.

Available : Jul 2013 (annual)

MetroCentre

Gateshead's MetroCentre is about more than just shopping. When you've filled your bags with goodies from the likes of House of Fraser, H&M, Debenhams and HMV, head to the 11-screen cinema or one of 50 restaurants, cafés and bars.

Available : Daily

Durham Bonfire Night

The Aykley Heads Police Headquarters organise the annual Guy Fawkes celebrations in Durham, featuring fireworks and a bonfire. Refreshments are available and there's ample parking at County Hall.

Available : Nov 2013 (annual)

The Sage Gateshead

Gateshead's distinctive music venue hosts performers in everything from folk to opera. The Norman Foster-designed building sits under a vast stainless steel dome, and has seen performances from the resident Northern Sinfonia to Jason Donovan in its two auditoria.

Available : Daily

Gateshead International Jazz Festival

Jazz stars from across the world perform at Newcastle's Sage Gateshead music centre as part of the Gateshead International Jazz Festival. A series of workshops, pre-concert talks and master-classes runs alongside a packed performance schedule.

Available : Mar 2013 (annual)

NewcastleGateshead Art Fair

The largest commercial art fair in North-East England, the NewcastleGateshead Art Fair offers an expansive range of unique artwork from local, national and international galleries. Most is available to buy, with prices ranging from under £100 to substantially more.

Available : Sep - Oct 2013 (annual)

SummerTyne Americana Festival

Newcastle's variable weather means the name SummerTyne occasionally reads ironically but this event remains popular whatever the conditions. A festival of Americana, SummerTyne brings three days of American blues, gospel, soul and rock music to the city's Sage Gateshead.

Available : Jul 2013 (annual)

Fiddles on Fire

In post-recession parlance, fiddles are perhaps most commonly associated with dodgy politicians' imaginative expenses claims. The Sage Gateshead's Fiddles on Fire is all about the instrument, however, with its programme a long weekend of music and merrymaking. 

Available : Apr - May 2013 (biennial)

The UK Wedding Show

The UK Wedding Show at Newcastle's Metro Radio Arena is the ultimate destination for any bride to be. Suppliers are on hand to answer all your questions, and everything you'll need for the perfect day is available under one roof.

Available : Jan 2013 (annual)

Durham Light Infantry Museum

Set in superb landscaped grounds, the Durham Light Infantry Museum tells the story of County Durham's regiment from 1758 to 1968, with particular emphasis on both world wars.

Available : Daily

Discovery Museum

The Discovery Museum, set in Newcastle's city centre west, focuses on the history of Tyneside. The reconstructed Turbinia, a steam-powered ship, takes pride of place, alongside the interactive Science Maze and displays of goods manufactured on Tyneside in the past.

Available : Daily

Discovery Museum

The Discovery is a popular museum based on the history of Newcastle, with plenty to intrigue all ages, especially the kids among us.

Available : Daily

Powerhouse

Powerhouse is Newcastle's only big gay club, and after two previous homes, takes up residence in a state-of-the-art multi-level venue that offers a full clubbing experience.

Available : Daily; not Tue or Wed

Centre for Life

Newcastle's Centre for Life explores the science and origins of human life. Live science demonstrations are carried out in the Life Theatre and plenty of scientific activities and events keep both kids and adults enthralled.

Available : Daily

City Sightseeing Tour

Visitors get a feel for the diversity of Newcastle and Gateshead by taking one of the two red City Sightseeing buses from Newcastle Central Station in the city centre. A multilingual commentary points out highlights, including BALTIC and The Sage.

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The Palace Garden

Decorated with a large mural of a Chinese landscape, The Palace Garden is popular with Newcastle's Chinese community. It's situated in Stowell Street, the heart of Newcastle's compact Chinatown, and the menu features Szechuan, Malaysian, Cantonese and Pekinese dishes. The dining room is busy with young couples and families on nights out.

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Blackfriars

Set in Newcastle's Blackfriars district, Blackfriars is the oldest purpose-built restaurant in the UK, dating from 1239. The dining-room has rustic benches, open fires and romantic nooks where couples gather for candlelit meals. The menu includes dishes like Northumbrian rabbit saddle stuffed with tarragon, and roast rump of Tritlington Hall lamb with fondant potato.

Available : Daily

Durham Literature Festival

Durham's annual literary festival plays host to authors, poets and writers during three weeks of events. The 2006 line-up included 14 events featuring 29 writers across a number of venues - for more information and updates on this year's events, please keep an eye on the festival website.

Available : Sep - Oct 2008 (annual)

Baja Beach Club

Despite being located across the Tyne Bridge, the Baja Beach Club draws a determined crowd almost every night of the week. Especially popular with students (they get in free on Tuesdays), the emphasis is on good old-fashioned fun. The music policy is simple - non-stop party tunes every night, six nights a week from the Fifties through to today.

Available : Daily; not Sun

Durham Castle

Given UNESCO World Heritage status in 1986 to share with Durham Cathedral, Durham's castle is one of the few English buildings to have been continuously inhabited for over 900 years. It is a medley of architectural styles and together both buildings dominate the city centre of this ancient market town.

Available : Daily

Newcastle United FC 2012/13

Newcastle United FC play their home matches at St James's Park Stadium. The Premier League runs between August and May and full fixture lists can be found on the club websites. Please note: games may be rearranged due to cup or television commitments.

Available : 18 Aug 2012 - 19 May 2013 (annual)

The Old Fulling Mill Museum

Durham's Old Fulling Mill now houses archaeological material, mostly from north-east England, but also from the Swiss Lakes, Ancient Greece and Rome. Historically, the collections reflect Durham University's academic interests and excavations.

Available : Daily

O2 Academy Newcastle

Newcastle's newest big-name music venue, the Academy hosts concerts by top rock and pop acts. The auditorium, in its former incarnation as the Majestic Ballroom, staged a performance by the Beatles in 1963. Indie club night Bulletproof features weekly.

Available : Daily

Northern Pride

The Northeast's premier LGBT event, Northern Pride returns to Newcastle's Leazes Park for more family-friendly activities and al fresco frolics. The day begins with a parade through Newcastle centre, before a full evening's entertainment and concerts are held in the park. 

Available : Jul 2013 (annual)

Leazes Criterium

The Leazes Criterium in Newcastle's Leazes Park kicks off with youth cycle races, followed by a novices' race and a senior race (for cyclists belonging to categories 2, 3 and 4). The evening ends with the greatly anticipated elite race.

Available : Jun 2013 (annual)

The Newcastle Arms

Set close to Chinatown, The Newcastle Arms has a dark wood-panelled interior. The frequently changing array of beers on offer includes Rooster's Oyster Stout and Brew Dog's Physics. Populated with genuine locals, Geordie banter fills the air.

Available : Daily

The Quayside Pub

The Quayside Pub is a large and popular riverside pub with an extensive outdoor area where drinkers enjoy the summer sunshine. The interior features impressive original beams. Patrons include locals warming up for a night out in the Quayside district.

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Digital

Indie, Britpop and alternative dance music feature at Digital, located at the Centre for Life visitor attraction near Newcastle's Central Station. At weekends it's packed with veteran clubbers, who take a break from the heaving dancefloor in leather-covered booths.

Available : Daily

The Castle Keep

Newcastle's ancient Castle Keep is a three-storey building which houses a museum, charting the life and times of the Normans and explaining the city's history.

Available : Daily

Castle Keep

The last remaining part of the building after which Newcastle was named, 12th-century Castle Keep has superb views across the city centre and bridges over the Tyne. Visitors explore the Great Hall, with its 19th-century vaulted ceiling, and the museum.

Available : Daily

Durham Cathedral

Described by author Bill Bryson as "the best cathedral on planet Earth", Durham Cathedral occupies a site of worship dating back 900 years. Now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it is a place of deep spiritual, architectural and historical significance.

Available : Daily

Simply Greek

Zorba-dancing and after-dinner plate smashing are a regular occurrence at Simply Greek in Newcastle's city centre. Set in Bigg Market, the restaurant serves the usual mix of moussaka and meze to a packed dining-room of young diners and parties. There are no frills here, but the food is delicious.

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The Oriental Museum

The Oriental Museum is the only museum of its kind in the United Kingdom, entirely devoted to art and archaeology from cultures throughout the Orient. The term Oriental is used as it was in the 19th century, to describe the civilisations of Asia and the Near East and the Islamic cultures of North Africa. The collections range from prehistoric Egypt and China to the work of living artists.

Available : Daily

Panis

Great value Sardinian cuisine is served at Panis, set in a family-run Italian café in Newcastle's city centre. Specialities include Spigola - sea bass served on black tagliolini pasta, and a hearty Italian sausage casserole. At night the informal restaurant bustles with diners embarking on a night out in the city centre.

Available : Daily; not Sun

The Hyena

Have a laugh in the North East's premier live comedy venue, the Hyena Cafe. Or as they say in Newcastle, "Haway doon and crack your face marra". Check out comedy every weekend throughout the year with a bill of three different comedians each night.

Available : Thu, Fri, and Sat only

Sea

Sea is a glamorous spot in Newcastle's Quayside. The impressive entrance leads to an extravagantly decorated space with stained-glass portholes and purple lights. Drinkers gather in the Viper Lounge and Champagne Bar.

Available : Daily


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BEST WESTERN Derwent Manor Hotel
Allensford
Northumberland
DH8 9BB

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08445 76 76 76

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01207 592000

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