Northumberland hotels: amazing castle stays, spa breaks, boutique hotels and other places to stay in Northumbria
Northumberland Hotels: pick your stay in Hexham, Morpeth, Alnwick or Bamburgh
Northumberland hotels vary from the small B&B’s to grand castle hotel stays and hotels with golf courses. There are also numerous options for anyone looking for a quick day trip or a weekend getaway to a luxurious spa hotel. What is so special about Northumberland is its breathtakingly beautiful coastline, the surrounding nature and the and rich heritage of the county. The most of the iconic castles are within an easy reach from Newcastle upon Tyne and other bigger cities like Edinburgh in South East of Scotland. If you are on a longer tour and not looking for just a quick weekend get-away, you may enjoy taking the train along the North East coast of England. When the train pulls up to the Durham and Newcastle upon Tyne stations, the views are breath taking. The Durham roof tops and a magnificent view of the Durham Cathedral are unforgettable. And upon arrival to Newcastle, the view over the river Tyne and the eclectic mix of new and old architecture is just fabulous. The train track offers you glimpses of the blue sea on the way from Newcastle to Edinburgh. But next I will share which are my favourite spots to visit in Newcastle upon Tyne and which hotels are recommended. Here are the Northumberland hotels I recommend for couples, weekend getaways or golf and spa trips. The hotels offer high quality rooms and service to their guests, whether you are looking for hotels in Morpeth, small and independent boutique hotels anywhere in Northumberland, hotels near Alnwick Castle or hotels in Hexham.
Northumberland Hotels near Alnwick castle
Hotels in Alnwick have enough variety to cater for all tastes. The Doxford Hall Hotel is a country house that offers fantastic spa facilities with a jacuzzi and beautiful gardens for the enjoyment of their guests. The hotel is set in 36 acres of beautiful Northumberland countryside. The Doxford Hall has a 4.5 out of 5 rating on Trip Advisor, with a big majority of their past visitors rating their stay at this hotel as “excellent”. Check the prices for The Doxford Hall here. By creating a free account you can get up to 60% off all your hotel bookings.
Northumberland Hotels in Hexam
The best Hexham hotels are great historic sites that are must-sees if you are visiting the Northumberland area, even if it’s only for one day. The best hotels in Hexham are called the Langley Castle and Slaley Hall.
Slaley Hall Hexham
Slaley Hall is also an incredible, 1000 acre site that you should go and see if you are visiting the Northumberland county. Slaley Hall is a 4 star hotel that has just recently undergone a 1 million pound refurbishment. Slaley Hall has a golf course and beautiful spa facilities with a gym, a large pool and a steam room. You can also find over 100 quality drink brands at the Whisky Snug room. Slaley Hall is also great for golfers and anyone looking to enjoy the fresh country air of Northumbria. Watch the video of Slaley Hall to get a glance at their rooms, facilities and services.
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Langley Castle in Hexham
Imagine sleeping in a four posted bed in a real castle, followed by a fabulous breakfast which is carefully laid out for the guests celebrating a special occasion or just having a quick weekend break. Enjoy a very special afternoon tea and get treated like royalty of the castle. This is what the Langley Castle does best! The Langley Castle was built in the mid 14th century by Sir Thomas de Lucy. This H-shaped, four storey castle has since been attacked and damaged in 1405 by the troops of Henry IV. The castle was abandoned as a ruin for a long period of time, until a local historian called Cadwallader Bates bought and restored it around 1882. During the Second World War the Langley Castle was used as barracks, which was later turned into a girl’s school. In the 1980’s the Langley Castle changed hands a couple of times and was bought by a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1986. He turned the Langley Castle into a luxury hotel it is today. The Langley Castle is set in 10 acres of beautiful woodland estate in Hexham, South Northumberland. Check for Langley Castle prices and availability here.
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Northumberland Hotels in Bamburgh
The hotel selection in Bamburgh may be slightly smaller than in other Northumbrian towns such as Hexham or Alnwick. However there is a very popular option with a very good location if you are looking for hotels in Bamburgh. The Victoria Hotel is a 3 star hotel with castle views and room service. The majority of the guests of the Victoria Hotel have rated their stay either excellent or very good on Trip Advisor. You need to pay a reasonable extra price for the castle view room but the guests on Trip Advisor recommend it is really worth it. The check in staff is available 24 hours and are very happy to give you tips of the best things to do in Northumberland and what to do in Bamburgh. The hotel offers its guests lovely rooms with a four poster beds and jacuzzi baths – what a perfect Northumberland break for couples this is! Check the hotel prices and availability in Bamburgh here.
Hotels in Morpeth
The best hotels in Morpeth are getting great reviews on Trip Advisor, which is not at all surprising. The Macdonald Linden Hall Golf & Country Club is by far the most popular choice for a Morpeth Hotel. It is a 4 star hotel that constantly gets either excellent or very good reviews from their guests. The Macdonald Linden Hall is a perfect spa break in Northumberland – the spa facilities in include a sauna and a relaxing steam room. You can explore the beautiful grounds and the fresh air before enjoying well crafted cocktails in the cocktail bar or sitting down for dinner in the hotel’s main restaurant. Check the prices and availability for The Macdonald Linden Hall or other Morpeth hotels here.
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