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Best Western Walworth Castle Hotel near Darlington.

12th Century charm meets 21st Century convenience.

The Best Western Walworth Castle Hotel near Darlington offers all the peace and quiet that comes with staying in the countryside, with none of the isolation. Set within 12 acres of lawns and woodlands, this magnificent 12th Century hotel also lies within easy access to the A1 and A68.

Managing to perfectly combine the best of old and new features, this hotel provides the perfect getaway for guests looking for rural relaxation. Whether you're attending a conference here or spending quality time with someone special, your stay will live long in the memory!

As for the accommodation itself, we offer four poster tower suites with double Jacuzzi baths, an award winning restaurant or more traditional farmers bar. The hotel is extremely popular for wedding receptions too, and we can arrange anything to make your special day perfect.

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Location

Walworth
Darlington
Co. Durham
DL2 2LY
England
For enquiries or to make a reservation please call 0844 387 6251*
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Summary

Bars, Free WIFI, Restaurants, No Lift
Free internet available throughout the hotel
There is free parking available onsite.
Pets: No Pets accepted Guide and hearing dogs only
Check-in & Check-out
14:00 | 11:00
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Rooms & Rates

Facilities

Dining and Bars

Steve has been at the hotel for 25 years and during that time he had crested some fantastic dishes and memories for our guests. He has even put an engagement ring in a dessert for a proposal. He prides himself on creating dishes which are both seasonal and local to the North East. The North East sharing platter is popular as guests can sample the best of what the North East has to offer.

Chef Steven Myers

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Hansards Restaurant

Hansard's Restaurant is located in the main castle and offers a good selection of dishes. Whether you are wanting to enjoy a good bottle of wine and a sharing platter, or enjoy a sumptuous 4 course meal, then we can offer it to you. Hansard's Restaurant is open at weekends, however can be opened during the week depending on bookings.

Opening hours

Breakfast: 7.00 - 9.30
Lunch: 0 - 0
Dinner: 18.30 - 22.00
Weekend times may vary
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Farmers Bar

The traditional Farmers Bar Restaurant is also located within the main castle. Here we offer a relaxing environment where you can enjoy some superb quality dishes sourced from local Farmers. We offer the same menu throughout the hotel and you can dine wherever you like. We have a lovely patio at the front and rear of the hotel with a great children's play area and a healthy eating menu for the kids. Everyone is welcome.

Opening hours

Lunch: 12.00 - 16.00
Dinner: 16.00 - 23:00
Weekend times may vary
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Library Tower

We Library Tower is a private dining room where we seat between 2 and 8 guests. Perfect for a small family celebration or a romantic meal for 2. A 3 course meal and coffee with a glass of wine os £38 per person. All in traditional surroundings with your own personal waiter to serve your every need.

Opening hours

Dinner: 18.30 - 22.00
Weekend times may vary
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Hansards

Hansard's Bar is located neat to the restaurant. Drinks can either be enjoyed at the bar, in the lounge or on the front patio. Wherever you find most comfortable

Opening hours

12.00-23:00
Weekend times may vary
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Farmers Bar

Drinks can be taken either in the Farmers Bar or on the back patio. This is a great location to enjoy the beautiful views of the countryside. There is also a children's play area which is great for keeping them entertained while you can relax and enjoy the sunshine.

Opening hours

12.00-23.00
Weekend times may vary

Weddings

Where better to celebrate your vows than a romantic 12th century castle? Our hotel makes the perfect backdrop for wedding photographs, and sets the mood for a truly special occasion!

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Wedding service and reception venue

We offer a personal service when booking your wedding reception at our hotel. The point of contact at the initial enquiry to planning all your personal touches, to running the wedding on the actual day the same team of highly trained managers will ensure your day runs as smoothly as possible. What could be more romantic than getting married in an original 12th century castle hotel, Darlington's only grade I listed building.

Catering

Wedding menus are created to suit your exact requirements. We have a selection of dishes for you to choose from, however if there is something you particularly require, then we can work with our team of chefs to design something specific to your wedding. No request is too small, just let us know.

Honeymoon Suite

The King James suite really does offer once-in-a-lifetime luxury. With its huge private lounge, dining table, period furnishings and beautifully decorated 16th century ceiling, you'll be in heaven! The bedroom is located in the castles tower and has a four poster bed for even more indulgence, while the bathroom has a tented double jacuzzi bath and full length windows for you to enjoy the beautiful views while enjoying a soak!

Registrar

Registry office:
Darlington
Backhouse Hall, Bull Wynd, Darlington
01325 406400




Please contact the hotel on 01325 485470 and our highly trained team will arrange a time for you to come and view the castle. We also offer you a complimentary first anniversary stay.

For any enquiries please call Surinder Singh on 01325 485470

Location and Attractions

Getting there.

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Nearest motorway: A1(M), J58, 3.00 miles
Nearest train station: Darlington, 6.00 miles
Nearest airport: Durham Tees Valley, 15.00 miles
Free parking on site (100 spaces)
On site disabled parking (10 spaces)

Address
Walworth
Darlington
Co. Durham
DL2 2LY
England


What's nearby?

Sports

  • Newcastle FC (38 miles)

  • Middlesbrough (15 miles)

  • Darlington FC (3 miles)

Cities & Attractions

  • Bowes Museum (8 miles)

  • Beamish (20 miles)

  • Metro Centre (35 miles)

  • 2 bars

  • High Force Waterfall (8 miles)

Shopping

  • Darlington (4.3 miles)

  • Metro Centre (25.5 miles)

Meetings, Conferences and Events

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We can offer some fantastic rooms your meeting or conference. We offer a daily delegate rate which would include room hire, tea coffee and biscuits, lunch and everything in the conference room. Specialist equipment can be ordered in. We work very closely with team building company and we can arrange some great team building games and ideas. We are also opening a Falconry Centre in the hotels grounds at Easter 2014 which can also be used.

Available room set ups

Banquet
Boardroom
Classroom
Theatre
U shape

Cardinals Court

The Cardinals Court is our largest function room and is located in what was the original courtyard of the castle. With a glass roof, there is plenty of natural light. Also located on the ground floor, this room has suitable access for disabled guests.

Ballroom

This meeting room is located on the ground floor and has direct access to the gardens. The walls and ceiling are adorned with 16th century plasterwork, so you certainly know you are having a meeting in a castle.




Room Theatre Classroom U-Shape Boardroom Banquet
Cardinals Court 150 0 0 0 120
Ballroom 75 30 28 30 85
King James 75 26 28 30 75
Prince Bishops 30 18 16 18 34
Prince Bishops Tower 0 0 0 10 10
Library Tower 0 0 0 6 6
Have an enquiry?
Contact events on 0845 620 0506

Reviews

  • TripAdvisor
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating: Rating: Based on 717 traveller reviews
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Rating

Once in a lifetime experience!

26/05/2016 MelindaMoolman,

Staying in a real castle where they kept everything as close to the original setting is a once in a lifetime opportunity. Everyone was friendly and very helpful - even the ghosts! We had a great exper... more

Owner Response
Rachel S, Owner at BEST WESTERN Walworth Castle Hotel, responded to this review
Dear MelindaMoolman, Thank you so much for your review. I am delighted you enjoyed the experience and we hope you will visit us agin soon. Kind regards Rachel Swain Director
Rating

Best Western has done a great job transforming this historic castle into a functioning hotel.

23/05/2016 William W, Cornwall, Canada

After having the most amazing experience visiting the Birds of Prey Falconry Centre my wife, my daughter and I walked over to Walworth Castle to see if we could have a little lunch and to explore the ... more

Owner Response
Rachel S, Owner at BEST WESTERN Walworth Castle Hotel, responded to this review
Dear William W, I am delighted that you enjoyed the Birds of Prey experience, and then came into the castle for lunch. I am pleased everything was to your liking and we hope you will visit the birds and the castle again soon as you don't live too far away. Kind regards Rachel Swain Director
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Mediocre

23/05/2016 SomerKidz, Wells, United Kingdom

Full of promise, (a great location) but the bedrooms are tired. Décor needs improvement and cleaning could be better. Bedroom in the "modern wing" did not have a bath and the shower was compact. Ugly... more

Owner Response
Rachel S, Owner at BEST WESTERN Walworth Castle Hotel, responded to this review
Dear SomerKidz, I am pleased that you enjoyed the location of our hotel. It is lovely. However I am disappointed to read that you were unhappy with the decor and cleaning. I will pass your comments back to our team. Although I am glad you enjoyed the Farmers Bar meal and breakfast. We hope you will visit us again soon. Kind regards Rachel Swain Director
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Surprised visit

22/05/2016 Ajlgarr,

Castle.. staff.. room .. food ... amazing ... only thing was cleaning (sorry ) we had to flush toilet .. hairs on sink ...door frames and around handles and light switches mucky.. skirting boards ne... more

Owner Response
Rachel S, Owner at BEST WESTERN Walworth Castle Hotel, responded to this review
Dear Ajlgarr, I am pleased that you enjoyed your recent stay at the castle. I will certainly pass your comments onto the housekeeping department we will use your feedback to improve the service we offer. I am glad everything else was good during your visit and we hope to welcome you back again soon. Kind Regards Rachel Swain Director
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An all too brief stay at Walworth Castle

22/05/2016 Jamie F, Bristol, United Kingdom

Lovely building in very peaceful location. The best night's sleep I think I've ever had away from home. Had a meal in the lounge bar rather than the restaurant and whilst the choice was more limited i... more

Owner Response
Rachel S, Owner at BEST WESTERN Walworth Castle Hotel, responded to this review
Dear Jamie F, I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay, and its wonderful to read that it was the best nights sleep you have had away from home. Thank you so much for your comments and we hope to welcome you back again soon. Kind Regards Rachel Swain Director