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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
Brancepeth, Spennymore
County Durham
DL16 7QX


2015 dinner inclusive rates offer a £32 à la carte allowance
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

Get in touch with Dan Moult

For any enquiries please call on 01388 811772

Location and Attractions

Getting there.

Sat nav users: type DL16 7QX

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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
Brancepeth, Spennymore
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


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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating: Rating: Based on 441 traveller reviews
Rating: 5 241
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An oasis

06/10/2015 Danny C, Kilwinning, United Kingdom

I found this hotel by accident. I have used this hotel 3 times since. The rooms are large and very comfortable. Food is great and reasonable (around £20 for 2 courses and a pint) WIFI can be sketchy... more


Peaceful and Relaxing Country Retreat

01/10/2015 Fairlie, Glasgow, Scotland

Spent a night here with my Wife whilst on Family business. We loved the peaceful and relaxing escape from the modern world. Staff were welcoming, attentive and courteous from reception thru to the wai... more


Fantastic day....

28/09/2015 PippaDurham, Durham

Went to see the deer and have Sunday lunch ...Even though the deer park was closed we were still able to feed them with the food we bought at reception. The weather was brilliant so had a lovely walk ... more


No hyperbole is too superlative

27/09/2015 Scrooge736,

Fantastic location excellent friendly cheerful attentive staff great decor great food and the experience of feeding deer. Cram it into one sentence doesn't do justice to this true gem. Absolutely awes... more


A Little Belter

25/09/2015 thomoLincolnshire, Lincolnshire

We stopped here as my wife was in the area on business. Whilst she was at an early evening meeting I kicked my heels around the Hotel and must say I was highly impressed. I vacated to the bar for a b... more