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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 346 604




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

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My partners birthday weekend

07/02/2016 maria_gowland, Brackley, United Kingdom

I booked this weekend for my partners birthday. we had a suite with a 4 poster bed. Included with our room was breakfast on both days and an evening meal on the first night. Food was fantastic, staff ... more

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Few days away

27/01/2016 PeterColeman, Whitby, United Kingdom

We had a lovely relaxing time. The staff could not have been more friendly and helpful. Will definitely return. Will be nice to return in the Summer and make use of the grounds and mayeb visit High Fo... more

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Great romantic destination

25/01/2016 Ian B, Haworth, United Kingdom

Walworth Castle is a lovely romantic retreat, with the added benefit of being an historic building.with many architectural features. It has modern touches, but it still retains an olde world atmospher... more

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Annex very thin walls

19/01/2016 James M, Cambridge, United Kingdom

Second time I stayed here and the annex is a modern addition to the hotel and the walls are paper thin, especially if you get a noisy neighbour. I cannot understand why you would build a hotel with w... more

Owner Response
Rachel S, Owner at BEST WESTERN Walworth Castle Hotel, responded to this review
Dear James M, I notice that this is the second review you have done for our hotel. The first time appeared to be more enjoyable than the second, even though you had a room in the west wing on both occasions. Perhaps it was the fact that that you had a noisier neighbour on your second stay. I did find your comment slightly amusing 'I cannot understand why you would build a hotel with walls like this'. The castle dates back to the 12th century, and the west wing was built at the beginning of the 20th century. The castle and annex have had a checkered past including being an officers mess for the Durham light infantry during the war, a girl school as well as a private home. The primary focus when it was built was not to be a hotel, but was converted to a hotel in the 1980's. Thank you for your review and I sincerely hope you decide to stay with us again when you are next in the Darlington area, and hopefully you may get to stay in the castle itself.
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Catherine and Darren's Wedding 16/1/16

18/01/2016 Catherine R, Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom

We had our wedding breakfast and evening reception at Walworth castle and I can only describe it as amazing. Surinder and Steve very so helpful throughout and Steve could not do enough for us during t... more

Owner Response
Rachel S, Owner at BEST WESTERN Walworth Castle Hotel, responded to this review
Dear Catherine R, Thank you so much for your wonderful review. I am so pleased that your special day was one to remember and that Steve and Surinder were so helpful. I will pass your comments onto all the staff involved in the running of your wedding and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon.