If you’re looking for an adventure but don’t fancy a flight, you’d be hard-pressed to find more variety in the UK than with a visit to Northumberland. Explore old castles, take in spectacular views, splash on the beach, roam the forests, and stroll the cobblestone streets of traditional old market towns. We’ve grabbed our pick of the top hotels in Northumberland to give you a flavour of where to stay and what to expect from this beautiful region of England.
In the middle of the oldest and largest town in South Tyneside, the Comfy-Stays Hotel is just minutes away from the Tyneside coastline with beautiful golden sands. The hotel itself is classy and modern and will make you feel like you’re at home with amazing room options, so take a look!
Honeypot House is an adult-only hotel which aims to stag, hen, and group bookings - but also caters for any type of adult booking! Set in the middle of Newcastle’s “Bigg Market”, this hotel is modern, comfy, and just above an amazing boozer that can keep your night going. The modern rooms all have great views of Newcastle and will be amazing to stay in regardless of your reasons.
On the coast of Cullercoats Bay, these Sea-view (surprise) Seafront Apartments are a brilliant place to stay if you love the sea. Facing the sea directly, you could sit for hours and watch surfers and the waves crash. The apartments are slightly classical compared to others on this list, but they still offer comfy, and affordable stays no matter the reason. Plus, if you feel the need to go for a swim, you’re only a few minutes away!
Situated in the heart of South Shields, this four-star silver-rated Forest Guest House is the perfect place to stay if you’re in the area and want to relax in style. This modern hotel is not only perfect for couples and small families to explore the area but also offers a wide range of amenities that come with all the rooms to ensure that you’re not far from your needs. We strongly recommend the Forest Guest House if you’re in the area!
The Moorings, located right between Durham and Newcastle is another top hotel to visit if you’re wanting to stay in the area. Surrounded by surprising views of the countryside and many idyllic walks - The Moorings is a great place to stay. All the rooms feel homely and modern to ensure you feel right at home, and loved for when you stay over. If you’re heading in the area of Durham and Newcastle, we can’t suggest The Moorings strongly enough.
Eslington Villa is a top-class, elegant 19th-century hotel located just minutes away from Gateshead. Although refurbished to have a contemporary-modern look, the hotel still has several characterful features making this hotel lush, and an amazing place to stay no matter how long you plan to stay. Not to mention the villa and rooms themselves are modern but are surrounded by private gardens to go for a morning or evening walk, made better with superb food and drink options whenever you want them.
If you’re looking for a modern but rustic stay, then The Red Lion Hotel might be perfect for you. Located just south of Newcastle city centre, this spacious and modern hotel is great for couples and small families who want to relax in peace. This 400-year-old coach will likely continue to outlive us all, but is full of character and offers the best accommodation for its guests.
If you’re looking for a top-seaside location, then the Bamburgh Castle Inn in Northumberland is likely your best shot at perfection. With most rooms featuring an ocean view, the Bamburgh Castle Inn gives both modern and traditional features, and is much more than accommodation! With a beautiful pub and some exquisite food options, your hotel room will become your home for your stay. Surrounded by seaside towns and shops, there’s no reason to overlook this amazing hotel.
Manor House on Holy Island is just a stone's throw away off the coast of Northumberland. This literal Island hotel doesn’t only scream natural beauty but is an amazing place to stay overnight. From the sound of tranquil waves to the smell of the ocean, Manor House offers not only amazing accommodation but a whole experience in itself.
The Dunstanburgh Castle Hotel is not a castle itself, but is situated just a few minutes away from Embleton Bay and the stunning ruins of Dunstanburgh Castle. This hotel features traditional, yet modern accommodations and facilities that will make your stay super enjoyable. With top-notch cuisine options and beautiful room options, we think that Dunstanburgh Castle Hotel might be the one for you.
This time, an actual castle - the Langley Castle Hotel is exactly what you might have in mind. This medieval castle hotel is a 14th-century hotel that has been adapted in a modern, yet traditional setting to ensure that guests have a pleasant experience whilst experiencing the castle and its grounds itself. This hotel is a highlight of Hexham, Northumberland and is a hotel that we think you should stay at, even if it's just for one night - we promise it won’t let you down!
Situated in a blissful, idyllic setting - Riverdale Hall Hotel is much more than accommodation for its guests. Surrounded by beautiful gardens, lakes, and even mountains, the Riverdale Hall hotel will make you feel like you’re in the Lake District! Not to mention their stunning rooms and food options will make you feel like you’re living in pure luxury. Why not take a look through their menu and room options and see what takes your fancy, we’re sure you’ll love it.
If you’re someone who’s looking for a traditional, and classical feel - then the Clennell Hall Country House is perfect for you. Situated in the Coquet Valley on the edge of the Northumberland National Park, this country house is ideal for people wanting to explore the vast trails and nature around the country house. The house also offers stunning room options including a great variety of food and drink, making the Clennell Hall Hotel perfect for you and your family.
Chatton Park House is your traditional but homely Bed and Breakfast located in Northumberland. Showcasing everything nature has to offer with beautiful gardens, this bed and breakfast prides itself on its stunning rooms. With rooms having all amenities you may need, this luxury hotel is nothing short of special, plus - you can get a fantastic English breakfast included with your room!
Tucked away in the quiet village of Eshott, Eshott Hall is another place you can stay to basque in nature's glory and stay in a peaceful and relaxing room. This traditional country house feels luxury at an affordable rate and comes with all the facilities and amenities you might need during your stay. Not to mention that your room is kitted out for self-catering needs, but if you feel that you want to dine in style, take a quick walk to Eshott’s very own 2AA Rosette restaurant. That’s what we call true love.
Take off on your countryside, seaside or small town adventure with a trip north of the Humber. From local pubs and B&Bs to majestic castles and grand country houses, this selection of hotels in Northumberland should get you excited about the possibilities! Fancy diving into the middle of a city instead? Try our guide on things to do in Shepherd’s Bush in London instead, and wherever you decide to stay, remember… just hoo it!