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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 Rd
Walworth

Darlington
Co. Durham
DL2 2LY
England
For enquiries or to make a reservation please call 03330 035284
AASilver CSR award from Green Tourism.

Summary

The Restaurant will be closed on the evening of the 25th December 2019 and no food service will be available.
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

Facilities

Dining and Bars

Steve has been at the hotel for 25 years and during that time he has created 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 four course meal, then we can offer it to you. Hansard's Restaurant is open at weekends, however we do open during the week depending on bookings.

Opening hours

Breakfast: 07:00 - 09:30
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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Hansards

Hansard's Bar is located near 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 Rd
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
Have an enquiry?
Contact events on 0844 387 62 40

Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating: Rating: Based on 1216 traveller reviews
Rating: 5 619
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Rating: 1 38
Rating

Afternoon Tea

22/11/2019 987carolinet,

Nice tea warm welcome. Fire and comfortable surroundings very quiet which we enjoyed. Would visit agains lots on over the Xmas season although days odd as most people work in the week so will find di... more

Owner Response
Mrs S, Owner at Best Western Walworth Castle Hotel, responded to this review
Hi Caroline, I am delighted that you enjoyed your afternoon tea at Walworth Castle Hotel. Most of the events we are hosting over Christmas are on either Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays and are almost full, so I'm not sure if you were perhaps looking at Christmas Day or New Years Eve which are midweek? Anyway, I hope you will visit us again soon. Kind regards Rachel Swain Director
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Excellent stay at Walworth Castle Hotel

19/11/2019 donmackay49,

Great value accommodation in spectacural castle surroundings. Well worth a stay, rooms are very adequate, warm and cosy, and dining facilities easily accessible, and offering succulent cuisine. Highly... more

Owner Response
Mrs S, Owner at Best Western Walworth Castle Hotel, responded to this review
Hi, Thanks so much for your review. I am pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for recommending us, it really is appreciated. Kind regards Rachel Swain Director
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Walworth Castle

18/11/2019 Shiella1, Burntisland, United Kingdom

Beautiful location and some helpful staff. The restaurant staff however are a different cup of tea. Very unhelpful and surly. Shame as they let the place down. The grounds and rooms are lovely as is t... more

Owner Response
Mrs S, Owner at Best Western Walworth Castle Hotel, responded to this review
Hi Shiella, Thanks for taking the time to let us know about your experience at our hotel. I am sorry that you found some of the staff a little abrupt. We do have a couple who are training but I will certainly take your feedback on board. I am sure if you look at other reviews of our hotel, one comment which appears time and time again is how friendly the staff are, so I am sure that your experience was a one off. I hope you will visit us again soon. Kind regards Rachel Swain Director
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Another Great Stay

18/11/2019 ThatAndyGuy, Newton Aycliffe, United Kingdom

My wife and I stayed here to celebrate our first anniversary. We stayed here as part of our wedding package as we were married at the hotel in 2018. As always the staff the friendly, the food was grea... more

Owner Response
Mrs S, Owner at Best Western Walworth Castle Hotel, responded to this review
Hi Andy, First of all congratulations on your first anniversary! I am pleased you were able to come back and stay with us. I will pass your comments onto all the team. Kind regards Rachel Swain Director
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Fabulous Party Venue

14/11/2019 217susie, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Went with a large group for a birthday celebration. The quality of the venue was fabulous, the function room, the Cardinals Court was beautifully laid out and made our party night great. The food here... more

Owner Response
Mrs S, Owner at Best Western Walworth Castle Hotel, responded to this review
Dear Susie, Thanks so much for your review. I am delighted that you enjoyed your experience at Walworth Castle and I will certainly pass your feedback to everyone who made the experience so memorable. Kind regards Rachel Swain Director