Following our recent article looking at dog friendly pubs in Durham I thought I would follow it up with an article about dog friendly Hotels in Durham. This is just a list of 7 dog friendly hotels and I welcome comments from readers who may wish to add to the list or relay their experiences of any that we have included.
Whitworth Hall Hotel
Situated in the beautiful location of Whitworth Hall Country Park near Spennymoor, County Durham. A sympathetically restored Grade II Listed stately mansion, and the ancestral home of Bobby Shafto; the hotel offers 29 luxurious bedrooms, each with its own individual character and all appointed to a superior standard. Whitworth Hall also has its own historic Deer Park.
Address: Stanner’s Lane, Spennymoor, Durham. DL16 7QX
Tel: 01388 811772
Web: Whitworth Hall
Standard Double room price from: £65 per room, per night and £15 per night, per dog in allocated rooms. Whitworth Hall ask guests with dogs to follow their pet guidelines – more information can be found here: Whitworth Hall Pet Policy
Located 6.5 miles west of Durham City, Burnhopeside Hall is a Grade II Listed building of historical interest, having been the home of William Hedley, Engineer. A working model of his ‘Puffing Billy’ railway engine is at Beamish Museum (5 miles North). This stunning country house provides a beautiful setting for a peaceful and relaxing stay, being surrounded by 18 acres of gardens and woodland.
Address: Durham Road, Lanchester, Durham. DH7 0TL
Tel: 01207 520222
Web: Burnhopeside Hall
Standard Double room price from: £120 per room, per night and dogs of any size are allowed for no additional fee in any of the rooms. A very dog friendly hotel.
Ramside Hall Hotel
Situated on the outskirts of Durham City just off the A1, this luxury spa hotel with its own golf course boasts 127 luxurious bedrooms and suites, each offering its own unique charm with stunning views across 350 acres of stunning private grounds.
Address: Carrville, Durham. DH1 1TD
Tel: 0191 386 5282
Web: Ramside Hall
Standard Double room price from: £98 per room, per night and dogs are allowed in allocated rooms with restrictions (maximum one dog per room) for no additional fee.
The Victoria Inn
Situated in a quiet location within a 5 minute walk of Durham Cathedral, Durham Castle, the City Centre and a 15 minute walk from Durham Railway Station. An award-winning family run Victorian Inn with a traditional welcoming atmosphere. All the bedrooms and bathrooms have recently been fully refurbished, and there is free off-street parking.
Address: 86 Hallgarth Street, Durham. DH1 3AS
Tel: 0191 386 5269
Web: The Victoria Inn
Standard Double room price from: £85 per room, per night and dogs of any size are allowed for no additional fee in any of the rooms. A great place to stay with your four-legged friend.
The Kingslodge Inn
We actually included this hotel in our Durham dog friendly pubs guide.
Set in a quiet location surrounded by the peaceful woodland of Flass Vale, it’s hard to believe The Kingslodge Inn is just a ten-minute stroll from the centre of historic Durham. Voted best venue in County Durham in the national Pub & Bar Awards in 2019 and named by The Times as one of the ‘20 best places to stay in the UK with a dog’, The Kingslodge Inn has all the benefits of a city-centre location but with a laid-back, relaxed atmosphere.
Address: Waddington St, Flass Vale, Durham. DH1 4BG
Tel: 0191 370 9977
Web: The Kingslodge Inn
Standard Double room price from: £129 per room, per night and £7.50 per night, per dog in any of the rooms. Dogs are also allowed in the bar area and the surrounding gardens.
Lumley Castle Hotel
The main image for this article is Lumley Castle Hotel.
Well situated next to the A1 and overlooking Durham County Cricket Club, Lumley Castle is only a 10 minute drive from Durham City. This 600-year-old castle dominates the County Durham landscape with its fairy-tale looks, and each of the 73 luxurious en-suite rooms have a medieval atmospheric feel. There is ample parking, a choice of relaxing bars and restaurants, lots of authentic features, and very friendly staff.
Address: Ropery Ln, Chester-Le-Street, Durham. DH3 4NX
Tel: 0191 389 1111
Web: Lumley Castle Hotel
Standard Double room price from: £80 per room, per night and £15 per night, per dog in allocated rooms. Lumley Castle ask guests with dogs to follow their pet guidelines – more information can be found here: Lumley Castle Pet Policy
I did find it interesting to see the following signs in the castle grounds!
South Causey Inn
South Causey Inn is a cosy, welcoming hotel set in 100 acres of the beautiful Beamish Valley countryside, nestled between Newcastle and Durham. There is a selection of well-decorated en-suite rooms each featuring unique interiors, and the food menu was recently given a ‘Taste of Durham’ award. There is an oak floor and beamed bar area serving Real Ales and a great selection of wines, giving the hotel a traditional atmosphere.
Address: Beamish Burn Road, Stanley, Durham. DH9 0LS
Tel: 01207 235555
Web: South Causey Inn
Standard Double room price from: £138 per room, per night and £20 per night, per dog in allocated pet friendly rooms. They also welcome dogs in the bar and snug area. More information can be found here: South Causey Inn Pet Info