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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
To make a reservation please call 0800 393130 (Freephone). For all other enquiries 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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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!

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
Have an enquiry?
Contact events on 0844 387 62 40

Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating: Rating: Based on 1130 traveller reviews
Rating: 5 558
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Rating

An affordable castle stay

21/04/2019 philips651, Sheffield, United Kingdom

The first impression is good - you've entered the drive of a castle. There is plenty of parking too. Reception is inside the castle, and has friendly and efficient staff. The room, ours was in the ... more

Owner Response
Mrs S, Owner at Best Western Walworth Castle Hotel, responded to this review
Dear Philip. Thanks for taking the time to review our hotel. I am pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and I'm delighted that you would stay with us again. We hope to welcome you back again soon. Kind regards Mrs Swain Director
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Hidden Gem

17/04/2019 Andrew M, Doncaster, United Kingdom

Lovely castle hotel in beautiful grounds just 10 minutes from A1 and Darlington. We upgraded to a superior double and werent dissapointed with our large room and four-poster bed. Good and quality food... more

Owner Response
Mrs S, Owner at Best Western Walworth Castle Hotel, responded to this review
Dear Andrew, Thank you so much for your wonderful review. I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and I will certainly pass your comments onto all the staff who made your stay so memorable. We hope to see you back at the castle again soon. Kind regards Mrs Swain Director
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Too cold in the winter

13/04/2019 John C,

This is a very unusual hotel and very interesting, we went at the wrong time of year, its too expensive to heat in the winter. The staff were great and the room was nice and tiny, but still too cold, ... more

Owner Response
Mrs S, Owner at Best Western Walworth Castle Hotel, responded to this review
Hi John, Thanks for your review. I am sorry that you found our hotel to be too cold. All the radiators in the hotel have thermostatic valves which can be controlled individually, so I'm not sure why in your review that you put it was down to being too expensive? I do hope you will pay us another visit again soon. Kind regards Mrs Swain Director
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Great suite!

09/04/2019 von582015, Staymonth=8

My husband booked a short stay in a suite - totally gorgeous! Massive room, four poster bed, a bathroom bigger than some hotel rooms, lovely grey decor with yellow accents, and soooo much character. ... more

Owner Response
Mrs S, Owner at Best Western Walworth Castle Hotel, responded to this review
Hi, Thank you so much for your review. I am pleased that you enjoyed your stay so much. I will pass your comment onto all the team who contributed in making your stay with us so memorable. We hope to see you again soon. Kind regards Mrs Swain Director
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A trip back in history

01/04/2019 Susan R,

Our room was small but full of charm with a double four poster bed at its centre, a magnificent view and full of period features that added to an experience of historical time travel. The staff very ... more

Owner Response
Mrs S, Owner at Best Western Walworth Castle Hotel, responded to this review
Dear Susan, Thank you so much for your wonderful review. I will certainly pass your comments onto all the staff involved in making your stay with us so memorable, in particular Susan, Callum and Holly. We hope you will come and stay with us again in the not too distant future. I am pleased you also got the chance to visit the dungeon. :) Kind regards Mrs Swain Director