Durham South – Spennymoor area hotel

Palatial 4-star hotel

Palatial 4-star hotel

Booking Agent Description: Beginning life as a 19th-century ducal palace, this 5-star hotel in the centre of Madrid has retained many of its original features. The hotel is close to the historical centre of the city, with multiple transport links available towards all quarters. Breakfast is served in the bright restaurant, which later serves intricate tapas dishes. Air-conditioned rooms have a minibar, flatscreen TV and complimentary wi-fi. The hotel has eight function suites that can cater for up to 290 guests.What's the big secret? Shhh, we've managed to get you exclusive hotel deals from our leading chain and independent hotel partners. The other guests in the hotel would be jealous if they knew how cheap your room was, so the hotel wants to keep it a secret. Check out our Top Secret Explained video for more details. Don't worry, as soon as the booking has been made we will let you in on the secret - please remember to keep it under your hat. We will also send you an email so you have a record confirming all of your booking details including the name and address of the hotel you have reserved.

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For a true taste of rural County Durham at unbeatable rates, city breakers need look no further than browsing Hotwire’s handpicked list of premium hotel accommodation in the charming town of Spennymoor. Hotwire customers have previously enjoyed a tranquil break at one of the exclusive collection of 2* Hot Rate hotels which have included internationally renowned brands such as Ramada Worldwide, Days Inn, Baymont and Comfort Suites. Features offered by these hotels vary from free high speed Wi-Fi internet and free secured onsite parking, to modern dining in comfortable restaurants serving both traditional British and international cuisine. Conveniently located just 7 miles south of the historic city of Durham and surrounded by some of the county’s most prized countryside, Spennymoor is the ideal location for a peaceful retreat.

Set picturesquely in the heart of the Wear Valley, the quaint town of Spennymoor enjoys an exciting history; from the prominence of its coal mines during the Industrial Revolution and its part in WWII, to the present day – there is plenty to do and see. Tourists are especially encouraged to pay a visit to Whitworth Hall, an elegant country house set just outside the town. Established in 1183 as a stately home for the Shafto family, the Hall is now a hotel and its vast grounds make up the 73 acre Whitworth Hall Country Park. The Park is open all year round and its home to its very own herd of fallow deer, an idyllic ornamental lake and its own restaurant.

Hotel guests are afforded easy access to the inspiring city of Durham via the A167 motorway; with ample parking in the city centre and regular bus services, the sights and sounds of the city are just a few minutes away. Dating back to AD 995, the city’s inimitable heritage is visible throughout its streets. Arguably Durham’s most inspiring architectural landmark is its majestic Cathedral which dominates the city’s skyline. Durham Cathedral is almost as old as the city itself and has since been specially designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, drawing in thousands of tourists per year. Tourists are advised to make the ascent up to the 66m observation platform in the central tower for breathtaking views across Durham and the rolling countryside beyond.

Another of the city’s finest historic landmarks can be found just opposite the cathedral across the Palace Green. Durham Castle was constructed following the Norman Conquest in the 11th century and can be explored by booked guided tours only.