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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 794 traveller reviews
Rating: 5 350
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Rating

Great Sunday carvery

25/09/2016 Biggles266, Newton Aycliffe, United Kingdom

The Sunday carvery here is very tasty, it is always hot. There is a decent selection if veg from which to choose. I have only had the beef but it was very nice and you always end up with a very genero... more

Owner Response
Rachel S, Owner at BEST WESTERN Walworth Castle Hotel, responded to this review
Dear Biggles266, Thank you for leaving such a lovely review about our Sunday carvery. I am pleased that you enjoyed it and we hope to see you again soon. Kind regards Rachel
Rating

Overpriced for the standard of room, food and service.

24/09/2016 Nebulate123, Edinburgh

This 'hotel' is not as it seems, it is more like a pub with rooms. The building could be beautiful but the lovely stone windows have been painted grey gloss and the rooms are not well equipped. We pai... more

Owner Response
Rachel S, Owner at BEST WESTERN Walworth Castle Hotel, responded to this review
Dear Nebulate123, I am sorry that you were disappointed with our hotel. We are a well established 3 star hotel and we provide everything which is expected at a hotel. If there was anything at the time which was not to your satisfaction, you could have let us know and we would have done our utmost to resolve any issues you may have had rather than leaving a poor review on Tripadvisor after the event. I understand that customers will have differing opinions about what we offer, but I would advise anyone to try Walworth Castle Hotel for themselves as the majority of our customers do enjoy their experience, and I'm sorry you were unable to highlight any of the issues to us at the time of your visit. Kind regards Rachel
Rating

Wal Worth a visit

16/09/2016 fiftythousand, Lincoln

Walworth Castle Hotel, is not exactly in anywhere but in open countryside a few miles from Newton Aycliffe and Darlington and the A1 and in my opinion well worth the drive, The hotel is a statement ... more

Owner Response
Rachel S, Owner at BEST WESTERN Walworth Castle Hotel, responded to this review
Dear fiftythousand, Thank you for your recent review. We appreciate all the business you have given us over the eight years you have been staying with us. I will pass your comments onto Brenda, I am sure she will be thrilled to receive a mention in your review. Being a family run hotel we do pride ourselves on giving great service to our guests and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Kind regards Rachel
Rating

Awesome and unique place to stay

16/09/2016 Perry D,

The castle was great! The birds of prey were awesome! The staff and service was fantastic!! I enjoyed the food and dinning while there. The surrounding country side is wonderful!! I am glad I chos... more

Owner Response
Rachel S, Owner at BEST WESTERN Walworth Castle Hotel, responded to this review
Dear Perry D, Thank you for taking the time to write your review and give us 5 stars. It really is appreciated. I am pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and I hope you will visit us again in the not too distant future. Kind regards Rachel
Rating

sunday lunch

13/09/2016 5tracie, County Durham, United Kingdom

went to the carvery on Sunday didn't have to wait long to be served and the carvery had a great selection. gammon beef pork roast pots, new pots 4 veg Yorkshire pudding to dye for and 5/6 different sa... more

Owner Response
Rachel S, Owner at BEST WESTERN Walworth Castle Hotel, responded to this review
Dear 5tracie, I am delighted that you enjoyed your recent meal at our hotel. The carvery is very popular locally and I am pleased you have taken the time to let us know how much you enjoyed it. Kind regards Rachel