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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

***Please Note*** There will be no catering services available for any Guests on 25th December, also there will be limited dining options 23rd - 27th December inclusive for booking options please contact the hotel direct.
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 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.

Sat nav users: type DL2 2LY

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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 Traveller Rating: Rating: Based on 1080 traveller reviews
Rating: 5 533
Rating: 4 279
Rating: 3 151
Rating: 2 82
Rating: 1 35
Rating

Another great stay

15/11/2018 carlhO9605FC, Redditch, United Kingdom

Great welcome, room upgraded a nice surprise and all staff at the hotel were so friendly and professional. Resteraunt food excellent, staff welcoming and attentative when required nothing was too much... more

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Fantastic food and staff

11/11/2018 HappyDays1894, United Kingdom

Stayed here for 1 night in November as I've always wanted to stay in a castle. We received a lovely warm welcome from Julie who checked us in quickly and answered all our questions. I would also like ... more

Rating

Fantastic Afternoon Tea

06/11/2018 Hazel T,

My husband treat us both to a lovely afternoon tea at Walworth...and what can I say? It was beautiful and thoroughly enjoyed it. The staff were very kind and helpful. Afterwards we had a lovely walk a... more

Owner Response
Mrs S, Owner at Best Western Walworth Castle Hotel, responded to this review
Dear Hazel, I am delighted that you enjoyed your recent afternoon tea with us, and thank you for taking the time to let us know how much you enjoyed it. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Kind regards Mrs Swain Director
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Beautiful & good location from A1.

06/11/2018 Janet L, Sheffield, United Kingdom

Great location just off A1. Beautiful historic building. Helpful polite & friendly staff. Clean rooms. Excellent price. Stayed one night & had evening meal in restaurant which was nice & good service.... more

Owner Response
Mrs S, Owner at Best Western Walworth Castle Hotel, responded to this review
Dear Janet, Thank you for your five star review. I am delighted that we ticked all the boxes towards making your stay a pleasurable one. We hope you will come and stay with us again. Kind regards Mrs Swain Director
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Lovely place but service is stretched

05/11/2018 ericsB5899YV, Glasgow, United Kingdom

We stayed here just for one night , building is stunning and rooms very comfortable and clear , but while the staff on duty were doing their best it was clear they were stretched so lacked the quality... more

Owner Response
Mrs S, Owner at Best Western Walworth Castle Hotel, responded to this review
Dear Eric, I am sorry that you didn't find the service to be as you expected. The main bar hasn't been closed all year, so I'm not sure when you stayed with us, or where you got this information from. You can see from other reviews that service and staff attitude rate very highly so I am sure your experience was a one off. I really do hope you will stay with us again and I'm sure you will have have a better experience the second time around. Kind regards Mrs Swain Director