Historic Hotels in North East England

Yorkshire and Northumberland have always been synonymous with grand stately homes and country houses, no doubt due to the beautiful rolling countryside that often surrounds them! Scroll down to see our hand picked selection of country house hotels in North East England, including Yorkshire and County Durham.

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Waterton Park Hotel

Waterton Park Hotel, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF2 6PW.

Built in the Georgian era, Waterton Park Hotel sits proudly on an island surrounded by its own lake. Extensive leisure facilities including swimming pool and sauna. Situated in the Yorkshire countryside, yet still within easy access of Wakefield.

  • 18th Century

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South Causey Inn

South Causey Inn, Stanley, Co. Durham, DH9 0LS.

Located within the beautiful Beamish Valley, just 6 miles from both Newcastle and historic Durham, this traditional country inn offers 28 well-decorated en suite rooms and an award-winning restaurant. The beamed bar serves a great selection of real ales.

  • 20th Century

Nidd Hall

Nidd Hall, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG3 3BN.

Lose yourself in the beauty of stunning Nidd Hall where Edward VIII is said to have met Mrs Wallis Simpson for the first time. Dinner, Bed and Breakfast breaks are available at this adults-only hotel near Harrogate on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales.

  • 19th Century

Bannatyne Hotel Darlington

Bannatyne Hotel Darlington, Darlington, Co. Durham, DL3 7HZ.

Blending 19th century character with modern comfort, this historical town house lies close to downtown Darlington. The stylish and modern restaurant offers fresh, seasonal British food, and guests enjoy access to the Bannatyne Fitness Health Club, for a surcharge.

  • 19th Century

Macdonald Linden Hall

Linden Hall, Longhorsley, Morpeth, Northumberland, NE65 8XF.

Built in 1812, Linden Hall is a fine example of Georgian architecture at its best. Set within over 400 acres of grounds, the hotel boasts a spa, an award winning 2 AA rosette restaurant as well as a championship length 18 hole golf course.

  • 19th Century

Old Swan Hotel

Old Swan Hotel, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG1 2SR.

The Old Swan is famed as the hiding place for Agatha Christie during her disappearance in 1926! Today this hotel boasts 136 contemporary styled bedrooms, some with four poster beds. Free WiFi.

  • 18th Century

Sir William Fox Town House Hotel

South Shields, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE33 3DZ.

The birth place of Sir William Fox, a former prime minister of New Zealand, this recently refurbished hotel stands in the historic village of Westoe. Now offering 13 individually designed rooms, enjoy traditional home cooked food in period surroundings.

  • 18th Century

Haley’s Hotel

Haley's Hotel, Headingley, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS6 2DE.

Haley’s boasts the award winning Oaks Restaurant, highly appointed, individually designed bedrooms and a renowned reputation for individual service. The hotel is easily accessible from the M1 motorway.

  • 19th Century

Matfen Hall Hotel Golf and Spa

Matfen Hall, Matfen, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE20 0RH.

This magnificent four star country house hotel is set within 300 acres of lovely parkland. Perfectly situated for exploring Hadrian’s Wall and the Northumberland National Park, Matfen Hall boasts a fine dining restaurant, spa and 27 hole golf course.

  • 19th Century

Headlam Hall Hotel

Headlam Hall Hotel, Headlam, near Darlington, Co. Durham, DL2 3HA.

This Jacobean country house hotel is perfect for a luxury rural retreat. The hotel boasts a luxury spa (with a stunning swimming pool) as well as an outdoor hot spa. Winning of the ‘North East England Small Hotel of the Year 2009 Gold Award’.

  • 17th Century

The Townhouse

The Townhouse, 34 Old Elvat, Durham, Co. Durham, DH1 3HN.

This 18th century, five star town house boasts 3 rooms with garden hot tubs, perfect for a wedding anniversary or a Valentine’s break! Durham Cathedral, castle and shops are all within walking distance. Be sure to try out the hotel’s cocktail bar.

  • 18th Century