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Walworth Castle Hotel is perfectly located in the North East of England and has easily accessible links to the rest of the country and has many amazing things to do in the local area. Just 5 miles from junction 59 off the A1(M), and 1 mile from A68, locating the castle is simple. Also with Darlington railway only 5 miles away, this main station gives easy access to the rest of the country.

Ideally situated in 18 acres of lawns and woodlands, but with easy access to main roads, Walworth Castle Hotel is the perfect location for both business or pleasure. If you are looking to explore the local area, there are so many beautiful places to visit within an hours drive of the castle. Perfectly situated between York and Scotland, we are an ideal local stopover for your journey.

Things to do

Take a look at just some of the attractions within a stone’s throw from Walworth Castle

Walworth Castle Birds of Prey

Located within the grounds of Walworth Castle Hotel. Flying displays, hawk walks and owl encounters are available. Please check the website for opening times and further details.

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Bowes Museum

Located near the market town of Barnard Castle, a beautiful 19th-century building which houses significant collections of fine and decorative arts. Only a 15-minute drive from the castle, it makes a great day out.

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South Park

A Victorian Park in Darlington in the North East of England and was opened to the public in 1853. There are areas for walking, feeding the birds and you can enjoy the wonderful bandstand, new play areas and skateboard park and enjoy a spot of lunch in the bistro style cafe.

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Darlington Town Centre

The market town of Darlington is located just 5 miles away from Walworth Castle Hotel. With lots of independent shops and cafes is a great place to spend a day browsing the high street.

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Discover High Force Waterfall

One of the most spectacular waterfalls in England and only a 20-minute drive from the castle.

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Barnard Castle

Visit the market town of Barnard Castle which is set on a high rock overlooking the river tees or Richmond with its Georgian architecture and cobbled streets. Both of which have wonderful castles for you to visit.

Beamish

One of the most famous museums telling the story of North East England during the Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian periods. Known as the living museum, you can visit the old school and shops of the period, the town, the station and the pit village. Beamish is a wonderful day out for all the family.

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Shildon Railway Museum

An enjoyable day out with lots of events throughout the year. Visit George Stephenson’s house and learn lots about steam engines and the birth of the railway.

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Darlington Railway Museum

A great place to explore the significance of Darlington's railway heritage.

Metrocentre

Only a 45-minute drive and it is Britain's, and indeed Europe's largest indoor shopping centre.

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Durham Cathedral

The greatest Norman building in England, and perhaps even in Europe. Voted one of Britain's most beautiful buildings, you can view the cathedral, the cloisters and visit the gift shop and cafe.

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Butterfly World

Based at Preston Park, Stockton. Enter the magical world of a tropical rainforest and view the beautiful butterflies. Also at the park is a small train, a children’s play area and plenty of open space.

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Archers Ice-Cream Parlour

Only a 2-minute drive from the castle. Archers Ice Cream is a working farm which makes their own ice cream. View the cows and enjoy a delicious ice cream in their delightful cafe.

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Adventure Valley

The newest family day out in the North East, packed with fun for children and is easily accessible for the castle at only a 35-minute drive.

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Hall Hill Farm

A great farm for all children to visit. Feed the lambs and see and stroke the animals. There is a great children's play park with picnic area.

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Lightwater Valley

A theme park with rides for all ages. Discount vouchers are available for guests staying at the hotel.

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