Overview

Wynyard Hall is surrounded by 150 acres of historic parkland. The opulent State Rooms boast many of their original period features, and the gardens (one of the largest rose gardens in the UK) are home to 3,000 dazzling David Austin roses.

The former country house's luxury accommodation comprises of 19 bespoke bedrooms and 5 charming hot tub cottages, each sleeping up to 6 guests. The stunning lakeside spa resides in the old Victorian boathouse and offers an extensive range of Temple Spa therapies.

The two AA rosette Wellington Restaurant serves an exquisite fine dining menu, Sunday lunch and seasonal dishes. While the library is a grand setting to enjoy Afternoon Tea.

The gardens are a popular North East visitor destination. The Walled Garden is home to 3,000  roses and an interesting selection of trees and shrubs. The Edible Garden houses vegetable plots filled with sumptuous home-grown produce that supplies the cafe and restaurant. The Marquee Garden is a stunning display of Italian-inspired landscape, while the Wild Garden is a of a more informal, relaxed design.

There is also a cafe serving a delicious seasonal menu, the farm shop which is filled with artisan and locally sourced produce and the Glasshouse which boasts a stunning luxury homeware and gift collection.


Today
Today’s opening hours

Year round, every day: 10am to 4pm. Includes a shops and café.

Opening
Opening

2020

Year round, every day: 10am to 4pm. Includes a shops and café.

Find Us
Find us

Wynyard Hall is conveniently located between major A1M and A19 routes. The nearest major train stations are Eaglescliffe and Darlington. 

Wynyard Hall is easily accessible via the East Coast Main Line to Darlington Station, or to Eaglescliffe via Grand Central. Durham Tees Valley & Newcastle Airports are served by many airlines providing direct links to the UK and international destinations.

Taxi

Boro Taxis 01642 222222

Admission
Admission

Gardens - £5.50 per adult, £3 per concession, £2.50 per child.

Accessibility
Accessibility
  • Accessible parking
  • Access statement available
  • Accessible toilets
  • Wheelchair ramps/routes
  • Guide dogs welcome

Please check the website for further information, admission times and details for our special events

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Invitation to Stay

Wynyard Hall offers the finest accommodation in the North East, with each of its 19 bedrooms boasting a unique, luxury design. Our hotel is the perfect place to escape your daily routine, even for a night. Whether you have been exploring local attractions on a romantic getaway or have attended a wedding, our venue provides a lavish retreat.

There is nothing ordinary about our accommodation, the Country Classic bedrooms display an intricate fusion of traditional Georgian-style furniture, soft, warming colours and cosy textures creating a heavenly hideaway.

Country classic bedroom with green interior

Our grand master suites and superior doubles are a showcase of stunning interior design, combining rich colour schemes with opulent furniture and fabulous soft furnishings, ensuring each room is oozing with luxury.

Luxury suit at Wynyard Hall

Weddings

With an air of romance and elegance, you’ll be overwhelmed by the romantic atmosphere on your special day. Surrounded by stunning historic parkland and with opulent State Rooms, Wynyard Hall provides an exceptional location for wedding ceremonies, wedding receptions and civil partnerships.

The grandeur of Wynyard Hall is sure to leave guests in awe as they take in their surroundings. The Statue Gallery provides an ideal setting for arrival drinks, canapés, and Champagne receptions. Couples who are planning a religious service can opt to exchange their vows in Wynyard Hall’s historic and charming, private Brooks Chapel or the State Rooms and perfect for civil ceremonies.

Exquisite menus are crafted by the venue's renowned chefs, and the luxury accommodation includes a bridal suite and magnificent master suites overlooking the lake.

 

Facilities

  • Suppliers list
  • Overnight guest accommodation
  • Wedding planner
  • Bridal suite
  • Guest parking
  • Accessible parking
  • In-house catering

Thank you so much! The wedding was amazing, the venue was fabulous, the service excellent. Thank you so much for your support leading up to and on the day of the wedding. We will be sure to send pictures. The day was flawless. We would definitely recommend the venue, we absolutely loved it.

Rachael and Nick


Accommodation

Choose from Country Classic bedrooms - charming, elegant bedrooms with a clever mix of traditional Georgian-style furniture and soft, warming colours make our Country Classic rooms a relaxing retreat.

Or Superior Doubles - the bright and breezy personality of these bedrooms combined with the traditional touch of the furniture and decor will compliment your stay in every way.

To make your stay extra special, master suites are also available - with our classic decor throughout. The light colour scheme gives this room a crisp, fresh feel.


Corporate Hire

Corporate events

The magnificent Mirror Room or Londonderry Room create a wonderful atmosphere for entertaining clients, rewarding key staff members, or thanking loyal customers, whilst our Ballroom and Conservatory are an ideal choice when the occasion calls for something spectacularly grand. They lend themselves beautifully to Christmas parties, awards dinners, and large charity balls.

With versatile function rooms including the latest in audio visual technology, we can accommodate a wide range of activities and entertainment options. Inspire others with exceptional surroundings and facilities at Wynyard Hall.

Of course, the appeal doesn’t lie solely with Wynyard Hall – its parkland is a fantastic location for outdoor activities such as team building exercises, client entertainment, and corporate social events.

The Events Team can organise a range of fun and challenging activities. From ever popular clay pigeon shooting, archery, and golf, to more varied team challenges and group excursions – and then there’s our relaxing Spa. Set at the edge of the lake within our private grounds, it is the perfect place in which to entertain clients or treat staff, with exclusive use packages available for groups of up to 20 guests.

Facilities

  • Wifi
  • Plentiful parking
  • Dinner
  • Refreshments
  • Overnight accommodation
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible toilets
  • Team building activities
  • Projector and screen
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

I would just like to thank everyone at Wynyard Hall for making our lunch a very relaxed and pleasurable event. From the initial contact to the event today it has been a very simple and hassle free process.

Paul, Huntsman Global IT


Today
Today’s opening hours

Year round, every day: 10am to 4pm. Includes a shops and café.

Opening
Opening

2020

Year round, every day: 10am to 4pm. Includes a shops and café.

Find Us
Find us

Wynyard Hall is conveniently located between major A1M and A19 routes. The nearest major train stations are Eaglescliffe and Darlington. 

Wynyard Hall is easily accessible via the East Coast Main Line to Darlington Station, or to Eaglescliffe via Grand Central. Durham Tees Valley & Newcastle Airports are served by many airlines providing direct links to the UK and international destinations.

Taxi

Boro Taxis 01642 222222

Admission
Admission

Gardens - £5.50 per adult, £3 per concession, £2.50 per child.

Accessibility
Accessibility
  • Accessible parking
  • Access statement available
  • Accessible toilets
  • Wheelchair ramps/routes
  • Guide dogs welcome

Other opening

Discover The Gardens

The Gardens at Wynyard Hall are fast becoming one of the North’s leading visitor attractions. They have been accredited in Visit England’s Attraction Quality Scheme, and offer incentives for coach and tour organisers. Admission includes entry to the Walled Garden, Edible Garden, Wild Garden and Woodland Walk, plus the Farm Shop, Café and Glasshouse.

The Walled Garden

Explore the Walled Garden and discover 3,000 David Austin roses bursting with colour, plus a fascinating selection of trees and shrubs, carefully highlighted with graceful water features and meandering paths.

The Edible Garden

A hub of horticultural inspiration, the Edible Garden is filled with raised beds and vegetable plots, growing an array of fruit, vegetables and herbs, used to create dishes in the Café and Wynyard Hall’s renowned Wellington Restaurant.

edible garden

Woodland Walk

The Woodland Walk at Wynyard Hall provides a magical playground where children and adults can explore and create their own exciting adventure. Enjoy a brisk 40 minute walk, or bring a picnic and enjoy a great day out for all the family.

annual pass gardens

The Glasshouse

The Victorian-inspired Glasshouse is a hub of inspiration for those that share our passion for cookery, horticulture and crafts. It’s a beautifully designed retail space, filled with stunning homeware, garden accessories and gifts

Beautiful accessories

Farm Shop & Café

The Farm Shop is filled with the finest locally sourced food and drink the North-East has to offer, The Farmshop Café offers a light, airy space to enjoy a spot of lunch or catch up with friends. Choose from a hot dish of the day, artisan sandwiches, hearty homemade soup, quiche, mouth-watering cakes and much, much more!

A delicious red velvet cake


Wynyard Hall's history and features

Following its initial lease by King Edward I to Sir Hugh de Chapell in 1230, several prominent families owned the Wynyard Estate over the decades. However, Wynyard Hall as we know it today was not completed until 1846.

In 1813, the previous estate had accumulated a considerable fortune earned through coal mining. It was then inherited by Frances Anne Vane Tempest. Her marriage in 1819 to Charles Stewart marked the beginning of the Londonderry connection with Wynyard. Elevation to the title of 3rd Marquess required a grand house befitting their new status.

Designed by Philip Wyatt and Ignatius Bonomi, Wynyard Hall incorporates French and Italian marble, Spanish mahogany, stone from the family quarry, and exquisite stained glass. The elaborate interior design is a reflection of the extravagant style, popular during the reign of the French king, Louis XIV.

The magnificent hall and its surroundings provided the perfect setting for lavish entertainment, fit for only the most important and influential people in the land.

Generations of Londonderrys hosted everyone from royalty to writers and artists. Subsequent holders of the title, particularly the 5th, 6th, and 7th Marquesses, developed the estate further. Unfortunately, as the 20th century rolled on, crippling death duties and loss of mining income took its toll.

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