5 Best Castle Hotels Near Bishop Auckland, UK - Updated 2024

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With a rich history, Bishop Auckland is one of the most storied towns in the United Kingdom (UK). It is an excellent home base for exploring North Pennines, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). Aside from discovering the great outdoors, you can visit various historical sites. Bishop Auckland Town Hall is one. It does not only feature a tourist information desk but also a 210-seater theater, art gallery, and library. Auckland Castle might also interest you. Every April, you can partake in the exciting Bishop Auckland Food Festival. If you want to experience a luxurious English lifestyle during your trip, you can stay in one of the best castle hotels near Bishop Auckland, UK. Check them out below.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on April 14, 2024.

1. Lumley Castle Hotel, Chester-le-Street (from USD 123)

Lumley Castle Hotel is a historic hotel with a rich past in Chester-le-Street, only about 41.84 km (26 mi) away from Bishop Auckland. It offers various types of guest rooms and suites across the estate, from the castle to the courtyard. With elegant interiors and a strong historic charm, these rooms guarantee you a luxurious holiday experience. Afternoon tea is available between 2:30pm and 4pm, so ensure you do not miss it.

The current operator, No Ordinary Hotels, took over the hotel in 1976 and transformed it into a world-class hospitality establishment.

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Lumley Castle Hotel

Wifi Available

Address: Chester-Le-Street

Parking Restaurant Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Golf course (within 3 km) Garden Non-smoking rooms

2. Augill Castle, Kirkby Stephen (from USD 265)

A 19th-century castle in Kirkby Stephen, Augill Castle is only about a 50-minute drive from Bishop Auckland. With only 13 individually decorated guest rooms, suites, and estate houses, it promises attentive hospitality throughout your stay. The rooms in the castle have a traditional vibe, featuring antique furnishings and elegant details. Nevertheless, you can have a worry-free stay because all amenities and facilities are modern. Thanks to the Drawing Room, you have enough indoor space to spend quality time with your loved ones.

This hotel also has an on-site bar, The Great British Bar.

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Augill Castle

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: Leacett Lane

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar Tennis court Garden Terrace

3. Best Western Walworth Castle Hotel, Darlington (from USD 80)

Best Western Walworth Castle Hotel is located in Darlington, roughly a 20-minute drive from Bishop Auckland. Sitting at the heart of a 4.86-ha (12-ac) woodland, it offers you a peaceful countryside escape. The 12th-century charm blends well with modern amenities so you can easily feel at home and relax throughout your stay here.

Various on-site dining options are available. For breakfast and dinner, you can visit Hansards Restaurant. If you need to unwind and appreciate the beautiful views over refreshing drinks, you can lounge at Farmers Bar.

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Best Western Walworth Castle Hotel

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: Walworth

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Golf course (within 3 km) Garden

Other nearby castle accommodations

4. Scargill Castle, Durham (from USD 280)

Nestled in Durham, Scargill Castle is only roughly 33.8 km (21 mi) away from Bishop Auckland. It was originally constructed in the 16th century but underwent thorough renovations to welcome guests with modern comfort. The sheltered courtyard gardens provide lovely views, especially from the well-equipped kitchen. Regardless of the weather, you can stay warm with the wood-burning stove housed within a Tudor fireplace. A maximum of two well-behaved dogs are also welcome here, subject to minimal extra fees per dog.

This rental is available for a minimum of three nights.

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County Durham, Barnard Castle, United Kingdom
Castle 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

5. Sophisticated home with multiple fireplaces, The Castle Eden (from USD 1186)

This sophisticated home occupies a Grade II listed Jacobean castle on a 5.67-ha (14-ac) property in The Castle Eden, only half an hour from Bishop Auckland. It features an elegant entrance hall through which a grand staircase greets you. Perfect for large families or groups, this property offers a formal dining room that can seat up to 32 people. You can easily host intimate gatherings with your loved ones. Multiple fireplaces are available to keep you warm.

If you intend to bring a car, you may park on the premises at no additional cost.

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The Castle Eden, England, United Kingdom
49 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 12 Beds 16 Guests 11 Bedrooms

Accommodates: 16

Top guest reviews
it was very clean and is very well maintained
absolutely incredible property very clean and organised
all the rooms were amazing huge rooms amazingly clean
bedrooms are beautiful and the whole place is fresh and clean
communication with host was excellent and very quick
a fabulous location for a few days away with friends
amazing place amazing location amazing service amazing time
couldn’t ask for a better place to celebrate a special occasion
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Enjoy tasteful experiences in Bishop Auckland

Bishop Auckland offers many exciting activities, whether you are into nature, food, history, or culture. Discover where you can stay during your trip by checking out these best castle hotels near Bishop Auckland, UK!

Any must-sees we missed? Tell us about them in the comments section or write a post here to help out fellow travelers!
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