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Best Western Whitworth Hall Hotel.

Stay in a deer park, near Durham.

The Best Western Whitworth Hall Hotel lies just 8 miles from Durham city centre, set in the middle of a deer park! The hotels rural setting means you can enjoy peace, quiet and quality without staying too far away from the North Easts many points of interest.

A Grade II listed country house, the hotel oozes warmth and character. With modern conveniences combining with the traditional charm of the hotel, were able to offer real relaxation during your stay. Our formal garden and ornamental lake only add to the hotels appeal.

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Whitworth Hall Country Park

County Durham
DL16 7QX
For enquiries or to make a reservation please call 0844 387 6201*


Bars, Fishing, Free WIFI, Golf Nearby, Restaurants, Twenty Four Hour Service, 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 | 10:30
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Rooms & Rates


Dining and Bars


Library Restaurant

The Library Restaurant is the oldest part of the house and is ideal for that special occasion. We serve an extensive a la carte menu, so come and take a seat

Opening hours

Breakfast: 07:30 - 09:30
Dinner: 18:00 - 21:30
Weekend times may vary

Lounge Bar

A warm and welcoming atmosphere sets the Lounge Bar apart, making it the perfect place to enjoy good company with your favourite drink.

Opening hours

Weekend times may vary


Brancepeth Golf Club

Course information

Course Type: Championship
Location: Off Site
Holes: 18
Par: 70
Distance: 6400 Yards
No handicap required


2.00 miles away in Brancepeth


Putting green golf facilites
Pro shop golf facilities


9 holes Yes
18 holes £25.00
Trolley hire Yes

Bishop Auckland Golf Club

Course information

Course Type: Parkland
Location: Off Site
Holes: 18
Par: 72
Distance: 6504 Yards
No handicap required


5.00 miles away in Bishop Auckland


Putting green golf facilites
Pro shop golf facilities


9 holes Yes
18 holes £20.00
Buggy hire Yes


Whether you need a venue for a winter wedding or a summer celebration, our delightful setting provides the perfect backdrop all year round.


Wedding service and reception venue

The gorgeous grounds and garden features form a beautiful backdrop for wedding photographs, and while the group shots are being taken, guests can hand-feed the parks herds of deer.


A comprehensive range of menus, drinks packages and wine lists makes catering for your big day a piece of cake!


Registry office:
Bishop Auckland Registry Office

01388 607277

Please contact David Abbott-Coyle


For any enquiries please call David Addott-Coyle on 01388 811772

Location and Attractions

Getting there.

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Nearest motorway: A1(M), J61, 5.00 miles
Nearest train station: Durham, 9.00 miles
Nearest airport: Newcastle, 22.00 miles
Free parking on site (150 spaces)
On site disabled parking (4 spaces)

Whitworth Hall Country Park
County Durham
DL16 7QX

What's nearby?


  • Riverside - Durham County Cricket Club (13 miles)

  • Stadium of Light - Sunderland FC (20 miles)

  • St James Park - Newcastle Utd FC (25 miles)

Cities & Attractions

  • Beamish open air museum (17 miles)

  • Durham Cathederal & Castle (8 miles)

  • Bowes Museum (19 miles)

  • Metro Centre (22 miles)

  • Killhope Lead Mining Centre (23 miles)


  • Durham City Centre (8 miles)

  • Newcastle (26 miles)

  • Metro Centre (22 miles)

Meetings, Conferences and Events


Our recently refurbished conference rooms alongside our Garden Marquee and exceptional grounds provide the ideal setting for any business event. Well make a lasting impression on you, so imagine how impressed your delegates will be!

Available room set ups

U shape

Room Theatre Classroom U-Shape Boardroom Banquet
Whitworth 100 40 30 30 120
Duncombe 60 30 24 24 60
Library 60 40 30 30 60
Garden room 25 12 10 10 0
Have an enquiry?
Contact events on 0845 620 0506


  • TripAdvisor
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating: Rating: Based on 596 traveller reviews
Rating: 5 342
Rating: 4 173
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Rating: 1 10

Wow! What a change!

22.09.2016 Dennis A,

At my age, (80+), I have known this area from being a child and enjoying walks with my maternal grandfather. You might say that this colours my judgement of the Hotel. You may be right, but if you lik... more


Wonderful place to have a wedding reception

20.09.2016 pkmellowman, Durham, United Kingdom

This place is ideal, it's small enough to be friendly and personal, but is big enough to be able to find a quiet corner (Not much chance at our wedding, but otherwise easily done). Its a Pretty plac... more


Country house turned hotel

17.09.2016 Mike0469, North West England, United Kingdom

This hotel, located within a deer park, was a country house before its conversion. The décor is somewhat dated but clean, tidy and in keeping with the once country house. The fine dining aspect of th... more

Owner Response
WHGeneralManager, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Whitworth Hall Hotel, responded to this review
Hello and thank you for all your comments posted here on trip advisor in your review. It was great to read how much you enjoyed your time with us, the hard working team are always pleased to see feedback. In the continual way in which we look to improve the service here we take on board all comments, and do use them in a constructive way, and I have noted the point about the breakfasts over the two days. Once again thank you and we do hope to see you return in the future. Kind regards Christopher Ashby

Fantastic wedding venue

13.09.2016 sally-copps49, Newcastle, United Kingdom

So a wedding is always glorious , and the setting for this one was fabulous . Unfortunately , I was too late to stay , but the day I had was wonderful and I would have liked to stay . The drive in , p... more

Owner Response
WHGeneralManager, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Whitworth Hall Hotel, responded to this review
Fantastic to read how much you enjoyed your time spent with us here at Whitworth Hall, whilst attending a wedding here, great to read how well you described the property, food and service. I have of course passed on your comments to all the team, and Stephen Sarah and Matt were delighted with their special mention. Once again thank you for your review, and it would be nice if you get the opportunity in the future to stay. Kind regards Christopher Ashby

Whitworth Hall Hotel

05.09.2016 Richard G, Nottingham, United Kingdom

Lovely hotel in nice grounds, the staff made us feel very welcome. The service and food were of a high quality. Good location for visiting Durham and surrounding attractions. Would recommend this ho... more

Owner Response
WHGeneralManager, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Whitworth Hall Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you for such a great review, and thank you for posting it here on Trip Advisor. We are very lucky to be in the heart of fantastic Durham, and only 20 minutes away from the centre of the great City. Many thanks Christopher Ashby