BEST WESTERN Derwent Manor
Nestled within the Northumberland countryside, Hotel.co.uk/">BEST WESTERN Derwent Manor extends a warm welcome to guests looking to explore the Derwent Valley and beyond. Derwent Reservoir is a nine-minute drive away and popular with coarse anglers or those looking for quiet, leisurely strolls. Beamish Museum, known as the ‘living museum of the North’, is also reachable for a day trip, situated just a 27-minute drive away.
City sights are also within easy reach. Durham’s historic buildings, quaint streets and the picturesque River Wear sit within a half-hour drive, while Newcastle is around 40 minutes away. While in Newcastle, guests may opt to take in the Discovery Museum, visit the Angel of the North, or peruse the stained glass and monuments at the St Nicholas Cathedral.
Many of the en suite bedrooms boast views across the countryside. All are equipped with modern comforts, from a hospitality tray to a television and iron and board, plus a trouser press for those wishing to smarten up creased clothes.
The on-site Grouse and Claret Bar serves nibbles, drinks and more substantial meals. Exuding the charm of a traditional country pub, customers can opt to sip drinks in front of the fire, or soak up the countryside views out on the patio seating area.
The leisure club, set within the Hotel’s grounds, offers a space for visitors to keep up with fitness regimes, or simply to relax in the on-site spa facilities. An indoor pool and separate splash pool is complemented by a sauna and spa bath, while upstairs guests will find a fully equipped fitness centre.
BEST WESTERN Derwent Manor has an average score of 4 out of 5 on Tripadvisor from a total of 915 reviews and has won a Certificate of Excellence.
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Groupon’s Guide To Northumberland
Hiking trails and cycle paths weave through the natural beauty of Northumberland’s rolling fields, and along the windswept shores of the sweeping coastline.
The bustling market town of Morpeth is stuffed full of gems, including a 13th century chantry housing a bagpipe museum. Travellers may enjoy the award-winning Carlisle Park, which offers the opportunity for river boating and tennis, while a leisurely promenade takes in the ornamental hedges and trees of the William Turner Garden. A 50-minute drive through the Northumberland countryside will bring guests to the Alnwick Castle and its adjacent gardens. Alternatively, visitors may take a journey to see the Palladian facade of Paxton House, found on the banks of the River Tweed. This stately home sits on 80 acres and boasts a picture gallery which houses over 70 paintings. A short way over from Paxton House stands the walled town of Berwick-upon-Tweed, whose Elizabethan fortifications were built to keep out invading Scots and create fantastic viewing points for modern day visitors.