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Brief Information

We are known for the idyllic setting, surrounded by Deer, Rabbits an array of Birds fishing lake holding Roach, Perch Rudd and Carp.

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The hotel is close to main travel routes, The A1 5.2 miles we are 9.5 miles from the center of Durham and just 21.5 from Newcastle.


The Parnaby family were last located at Whitworth Country Park in 1996 when it was a family home. 

In 1998 this wonderful grade 2 listed building was opened as a hotel. 

Late 2013 the Parnaby family bought BEST WESTERN Whitworth Hall hotel they and dedicated staff are working together to re-introduce BEST WESTERN Whitworth Hall hotel and the wonderful grounds back to its former glory for everyone to once again enjoy.

We at BEST WESTERN Whitworth Hall will continue to offer a warm, professional and friendly service to; our past, present and future guests.

Thank you for choosing BEST WESTERN Whitworth Hall Hotel.

Please check site regularly for updates, offers and events.


What Our Guests Say

This value is the average score out or ten given to this Best Western Hotel by its guests through an independent and confidential monthly online survey over the last 12 months. The guests rate the hotel on key areas of service and facilities.8.72
Guest rating based on 201 surveys

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 Family Fun Day For Grace House North East At Whitworth Hall Country Park DL16 7QX 10.30 am till 4pm

We are currently organising a family fun day here in the grounds of Whitworth Hall and I am delighted to be able to offer you the opportunity to increase sales and awareness of your business whilst supporting a wonderful charity Grace House North East.

Stalls are priced at £50 each or £40 for DL16 post codes (100% of which will go to Grace House North East)

Terry Deary, renowned writer, Director, Actor & supporter of Grace House North East will kindly be attending on the day.

This will be a highly publicised event, we have adverts in Rareing2Go, what’s on guide magazine handed out to hundreds of schools in the North East. News Papers, Radio, Posters and more

Stall holders to provide own stall not exceeding 9ft
Local produce  independent shops Artists Sculptors

Contact: 07551925998


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Family Fun Day Information


On Saturday 23rd of August Whitworth Hall Country Park near Spennymoor will be hosting a Family Fun Day! Set within 73 acres of stunning countryside the BEST WESTERN Whitworth Hall Hotel is a beautiful 29 bedroom hotel and ancestral home to Bonnie Bobby Shafto situated just 8 miles from Durham City.

For only £1 entry, spend all day enjoying a range of family friendly activities including a boun...

cy castle, face painting, an ice rink, deer feeding, archery, falconry and much more! Not to mention special guest Horrible Histories’ author TERRY DEARY will be there to join in the fun!

Activities will span the grounds and function rooms to give a wide range of choice for all ages.

Don’t miss out on the fantastic Ice Rink, have fun spinning and sliding on an amazing ice rink supplied by the same company as Dancing on Ice.

Not to mention there’ll be plenty of FREE FUN for all the family!

A Balloon Artist

Dutch Street Organ

Terry Deary (Horrible Histories, Actor, Director & Musician)

Ice Rink (Company also supply, ITV dancing on ice Latest Muppets Movie, Disneyland Paris and more!)

Bungee Run

Bouncy Castle

Dome Marquee and bar with SP Productions DJ

Feed the Deer*

The Jazzmen

Falconry displays

Pipers PA/ Compare

Pets Corner

Medieval Musician

The Ranntanners

Bobby Shafto Sailors and Cloggers Street Dancers


And much more!

*additional costs may apply.

All proceeds to Grace House North East.

Also the two restaurants within the hotel, the Brasserie and Library Restaurant will be open and there fantastic food will cater to all tastes and pockets, as well as mobile vendors for those looking to eat on the move.

Entry only £1 with most activities completely FREE. Park & Ride and Walk & Ride from Whitworth Park School and Sixth Form College. £1 to park all day or 50p per person on the bus.