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Step back in time & enjoy a stunning stay at Stanhope Castle

Whether you are seeking the perfect venue for your fairytale wedding, or simply looking for a peaceful getaway with family and friends, Stanhope Castle offers a magical setting in the heart of Weardale.


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Castle Keep

Spread spaciously across one floor, Castle Keep is a contemporary holiday home with modern furnishings and original stone walls and features, adding a touch of historical splendour to your stay. With a large lounge and dining area, open-plan kitchen and a luxurious shower/sauna room, this well-presented apartment offers the perfect retreat to relax and unwind in the heart of Weardale.

4 Bedrooms
Car Parking
3 Bathrooms
Sauna & Hot Tub
Free Wi-Fi

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Say 'I do' to an authentic English castle wedding

Providing the ultimate setting for rural romantics and country lovers, Stanhope Castle is an extraordinary wedding venue steeped in history and overlooking the wild and dramatic Pennines.

From larger gatherings to intimate ceremonies, our Grade II listed building provides the perfect backdrop for your special day.

Your wedding celebration should be unique to you, and our aim is to provide the ultimate setting to say ‘I do’.

You’ll have the full support of our team leading up to the big day, from planning your wedding feast to tipi tent hire. We have close connections with a variety of talented suppliers offering local produce, flowers, decorations and cakes, ensuring that everything on your wedding wish list is provided.

Explore The Fairytale venue

Couple on wedding day in beautiful English countryside
Pink roses in front of medieval glass window

Offering an extensive lawn and garden view with beautiful trails down to the river, Stanhope Castle boasts a venue that is both atmospheric, historic and romantic.

Relax, unwind, explore

The castle has been transformed into a set of contemporary, well-equipped apartments complete with saunas and hot tubs. Families, friends and couples can enjoy an inviting and charming stay within a historical and atmospheric setting.

Browse our properties to book your stay with us.

“Fantastic accommodation”

Everything you need is there with high quality fixture and fittings. Gave me a few decoration ideas. Stanhope is a lovely place with plenty of walks nearby. Go and get some bath salts from the shop by the bug behind the Dales center. Such a helpful lady. Lots of day trips accessible and overall a really good place to chill. Can see us returning.

— Barbara, July 2021

“Absolutely gorgeous property, exactly like the photos and if anything bigger than we thought it would be.”

Really well equipped and comfortable for 4 of us plus our dog. Great location for visiting Durham and Northumbria, wouldn't hesitate to recommend.

— Caroline, August 2021

“Really nice accommodation, perfect for me and my dog to come away and chill out for the weekend.”

The property is fun and quirky and the hot tub is great to have. The quirky heating share with the upstairs property and being unable to turn off some radiators meant it was a little uncomfortable and stuffy to come back to. I would come back to Stanhope castle for sure but may consider one of the other properties... and already recommended to others

— Rachel, October 2020

“We went as 2 couples, one of which with a 4-year-old, and honestly could not have expected any better.”

The accommodation itself was stunning as well as the grounds it was set in and the little lad never found himself bored with the playpark on the back garden! Along with that the village itself, Stanhope, was a beautiful little village with absolutely everything you would need right on your doorstep. Quite literally a perfect trip away and one we’ll 100% do again.

— Ben, June 2021

“Had a lovely holiday, all staff friendly and helpful.”

Extremely clean and comfortable. Loved the garden the Grandkids enjoyed all the open space, everything you would need in the accommodation and in Stanhope close by. Will return.

— Jan, May 2021

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