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Places to Stay

Planning a break in the region? Below you will find some useful links to help you plan your stay, including local information guides and local accommodation providers for both County Durham and Tyne and Wear.

Regional Guides

For information on what to do in County Durham, visit†This is Durham for your official guide to the region.

If you love culture and you love Durham, find out what's going on across the county — in museums and galleries, in theatres and open spaces, in local communities and schools —†Culture Durham †is your one-stop-shop for information.

If you are visiting Tyne and Wear, visit†Newcastle Gateshead†for your official guide to the region.

Places to Stay

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Hotels & Inns

Beamish Hall Country House Hotel – Closest hotel to Beamish Museum. Four star hotel with 42 bedrooms, a pub serving 9 real ales from our onsite brewery. Rooms start from only £60 per couple, please quote BEAM11 when booking.

The Beamish Mary Inn – Bar, restaurant and letting rooms, serving 8 real ales. In the village of No Place, 0.6 miles from Beamish Museum.

Beamish Park Hotel – A modern hotel, in the country, with 42 en-suite bedrooms. Children stay free, call hotel for details and offers. Two miles from Beamish.

Days Inn Durham - Located halfway between Sunderland and Darlington on the A1, Days Inn Durham offers comfortable accommodation at an affordable rate.

Derwent Manor Hotel – Beautifully set in 20 acres of Northumberland countryside and overlooking the Derwent Valley, Derwent Manor Hotel offers the warmest of welcomes. Thirteen miles from Beamish Museum.

Durham Marriott Hotel Royal County – A four star hotel situated in the heart of the City of Durham. Two night packages available including overnight accommodation in one of our deluxe bedrooms, breakfast and full use of our onsite Leisure Club with tickets for Beamish included. Based on two adults sharing. Click our link and quote ‘PKG’ to book.

BEST WESTERN PLUS†Gibside Hotel †– A modern hotel, in a village setting, with 45 en-suite double bedrooms. Six miles from Beamish Museum.

Holiday Inn Darlington North†- A modern hotel, near Darlington, with 80 en-suite bedrooms. Twenty miles from Beamish.

Honest Lawyer Hotel - An ideally located hotel in Durham, less than 3 miles from Durham City Centre, the Honest Lawyer Hotel offers comfortable accommodation at affordable prices, fine food and drink, and a friendly welcome.†

Hotel du Vin - A magnificently refurbished Edwardian building on the banks of the River Tyne, Hotel du Vin & Bistro Newcastle was originally home to the Tyne Tees Steam Ship Company.

Houndgate Town House - †An eight-bedroom design hotel, restaurant and bar in the heart of Darlington.

Jesmond Dene House -Set against an idyllic woodland backdrop, Jesmond Dene House Hotel and Restaurant offers understated luxury and award-winning food. Located minutes from Newcastle city centre.

Lumley Castle Hotel †– A unique four star hotel in a historic 13th century medieval Castle set in parkland just five miles from the Museum and close to the River Wear and Durham County Cricket Ground. Room rates start from £99 for two including breakfast, please mention Beamish Museum when booking.

Newcastle Marriott Hotel Gosforth Park†– Set in its own grounds on the outskirts of Newcastle upon Tyne with 178 en-suite bedrooms. Seventeen miles from Beamish.

Newcastle Gateshead Marriott Hotel MetroCentre†– A modern hotel with extensive leisure club and 150 en-suite bedrooms. Eight miles from Beamish.

Premier Inn – A number of these hotels are located within short travelling distance of Beamish. See website for further details.

Ramside Hall Hotel†- Set in a unique location surrounded by Championship golf course and extenside gardens and an award winning restaurant offering one of the finest dining venues in Durham.†

Redworth Hall Hotel - Dating back to 1693, this four star Jacobean-style manor house hotel near Durham retains many of its original features.

Rockliffe Hall Hotel, Golf & Spa - is a perfect luxury base to discover Beamish. The AA rated 5-star resort boasts 61 luxury guest bedrooms, three restaurants, an award winning spa and championship golf course.

The Seven Stars Inn†- Dating back to 1724, The Seven Stars Inn is an English country Inn and restaurant located in the picturesque village of Shincliffe, only one and a half miles from Durham City centre.

South Causey Inn – Within walking distance to Beamish Museum, Tanfield Railway and Causey Arch. 4 Star, with 28 bedrooms - fabulous food and a warm and comfortable welcome.

Sunderland Marriott Hotel†– A sea-front hotel with 98 en-suite bedrooms. Fifteen miles from Beamish.

Swallow Gateshead - The Gateshead Swallow hotel is located just one mile from the famous Newcastle Quayside, making it an ideal base from which to explore the local area.

Swallow Three Tuns Hotel – A charming sixteenth-century coaching inn in the centre of historic Durham City with 50 en-suite bedrooms. Twelve miles from Beamish.

Walworth Castle Hotel†– 12th Century Best Western Walworth Castle Hotel near Darlington is set in acres of lawns and woodlands and is just 3 miles from the A1(M) junction 58.

BEST WESTERN Whitworth Hall Hotel - A Grade II listed country house situated just 8 miles from Durham city centre, set in the middle of a deer park.†

Guest Houses

60 Albert Street – Bed & Breakfast accommodation within the heart of Durham City with 3 en-suite bedrooms. Thirteen miles from Beamish.

Bushblades Farm †– A comfortable rural Georgian Farmhouse in the heart of County Durham only 10 minutes drive from Beamish.

Dene House - A stone built farmhouse which is quietly situated in 9 acres of picturesque rural Northumberland, just 4 miles south of the market of Hexham.

East Byermoor Guest House†– 4 star Silver Award Guest Accommodation, with two twin en-suite, two double en-suite and 1 deluxe double en-suite. Two miles from Beamish.

Hedley Hall†– 5 star guest accommodation set in the countryside with glorious views of the surrounding area with 4 en-suite bedrooms. Two miles from Beamish.

Low Urpeth Farm – Bed & Breakfast- 4 Star Gold Award Accommodation with King, Double and Twin bedrooms, all en-suite. Only two miles from Beamish, plus Tourism and Food Awards.

Moor End Guest House†– Bed & Breakfast with 1 family, 1 triple, 2 twin rooms and 1 double room. Eleven miles from Beamish, close to Durham city centre.

Riding Farm House†– Bed & Breakfast, two double bedrooms, 1 twin room all en-suite surrounded by countryside, only two miles from Beamish.

Self-catering Accommodation

The Barn, Low Friarside Farm†– A holiday cottage set in fields and woodlands.

The Fairways – A self catering holiday apartment located in West Pelton and within walking distance of Beamish.

Hedley Grange Cottage Apartments – A pair of luxury self-catering apartments, only two miles from Beamish.

Hedley Hall Cottages – Two fully accessible cottages, both sleep four people.

Huckleberry Cottage – Two bedroom cottage set in the idyllic Beamish valley, located just 2 miles from the Museum. Sleeps five people.

Low Urpeth Farm Cottages†– The 4 Star luxury self catering cottages all en-suite bathrooms, sleeping up to 4 persons. Surrounded by beautiful countryside, only 2 miles from Beamish.

Newton Cottages – Luxury cottages in superb coastal locations with 5 star quality.

Plawsworth Hall Cottages – 19 cottages and apartments in rural surroundings, four miles from Beamish.

Riding Farm Cottages – Three 4 star cottages all with en-suite bathrooms sleeping up to four people. Surrounded by countryside, only 2 miles from Beamish.

Stowhouse Farm Cottages – Four 4 star cottages located on the outskirts of Durham on a peaceful 60 acre farm, with close proximity to Beamish Museum.

Sykes Holiday Cottages - A number of stunning self catering holiday cottages sleeping from 2-11 people. Each cottage is ideally located for visiting Beamish.†

New Hall Farmhouse – Boasting stunning views across unspoilt Weardale, this spacious farmhouse located 1 mile from Wolsingham is perfectly suited for large groups and family get-togethers.

Caravan and Camping Sites

Bobby Shafto Caravan Park – A sheltered site set in the County Durham countryside. Sites available for 75 touring units with shared amenities. One mile from Beamish.

Byreside Caravan Site – A secluded countryside site close to the Derwent Walk. 26 pitches for tents or caravans. Eight miles from Beamish.

Witton Castle Country Park– A 600 year old castle steeped in history. With nature trails, premier fishing lakes and cycle routes, it’s a perfect setting for holiday home ownership and short stay accommodation. Close to the A1 and A68.

Finchale Abbey Touring Park and Village - Set in the heart of the beautiful County Durham countryside, the park lies within a meander of the River Wear and overlooks the ruins of a Benedictine Priory. An Adult Only Touring Park situated 7 miles away from Beamish.

Other Sources of Information


Durham Information Guide

Days Out in the UK