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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 01325 485470
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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

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: 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

The 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 two. A three course meal and coffee with a glass of wine is £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 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
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 1098 traveller reviews
Rating: 5 543
Rating: 4 282
Rating: 3 154
Rating: 2 83
Rating: 1 36
Rating

Family get together

13/01/2019 louisef220, Cramlington, United Kingdom

What a lovely place , well kept Staff always happy to help ,made you feel welcome . Our family there was 32 of us and we were well looked after . Breakfast was lovely also evening meal was amazing v... more

Rating

Weekend away

13/01/2019 becky_hawes, Felixstowe

Just been to this hotel and wow was lovely from start to finish ,the food and drink was amazing was very cosy in the lounge next to the fire didn’t wanna move , staff members where very friendly and ... more

Rating

Best hotel

12/01/2019 Emilyhawes,

We LOVE Walworth Castle. We are getting married here in 2019 and have visited the castle many times from Suffolk. The staff are amazing and service is brilliant. They are the friendliest people who ma... more

Rating

Excellent - Book now

04/01/2019 stephenhA1112VT, Beverley, United Kingdom

I cannot praise this hotel enough. As my husband and daughter will verify, I am very hard to please and I can honestly say that our stay was faultless. We went with friends for the Murder Mystery Eve... more

Owner Response
Mrs S, Owner at Best Western Walworth Castle Hotel, responded to this review
Hi, Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a wonderful review of our hotel. I will certainly pass your comments on to all concerned. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Kind regards Mrs Swain Director
Rating

Uninterested staff

31/12/2018 Aaron L,

Day of our stay was for a wedding at the castle, which began at the same time booking in time started. We asked for an earlier bookin, they didn't even try!! they offer you a room at the venue for the... more

Owner Response
Mrs S, Owner at Best Western Walworth Castle Hotel, responded to this review
Dear Aaron, Although you have entitled your review uninterested staff, it doesn't necessarily mean that staff are uninterested because you don't get the answer you are looking for. It clearly states that check in is after 2pm, although whenever possible we always try and let guests check in early, but the rooms are not always available as check out is not until 11am. If you wanted to guarantee an earlier check in, we always recommend that the night before is booked. If you look at previous reviews, it is the staff's attitude with their friendly and professional service that shines through but we understand that it is impossible to please all of the people all of the time and your review highlight this. I notice that your review doesn't take into account any of the wedding celebrations which you were attending, which is a shame as our 'uninterested staff' have received nothing but compliments for both food and service. Regards Mrs Swain Director