The ultimate luxury getaway, on the outskirts of Durham

This city hideaway on the outskirts of Durham offers every luxury – an outstanding spa with 5 stunning pools, 36 holes of championship golf and four excellent restaurants. Check-in to the huge celebration suite with its emperor bed and freestanding copper bath.

This luxury city hideaway is ideally located on the outskirts of Durham, just off junction 62 of the A1(M) motorway. Enjoying a picturesque setting in a private 350-acre parkland estate, Ramside Hall is Durham’s highest rated AA 4-star hotel. Poolside, sip a fruit smoothie served by a spa butler, or upgrade your stay with a chauffer-driven Bentley. The huge celebration suite offers the ultimate in luxury with an emperor bed and freestanding copper bath.

Ramside Hall Hotel’s Spa by ESPA treats guests to 32,000 manicured feet of indulgent spa facilities, including 5 stunning pools, a full thermal suite, a rhassoul mud therapy chamber, sound-wave therapy beds, sumptuous sleep pods, a fusion spa restaurant and, yes, even a spa herb garden with an outdoor vitality pool.

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free parking (500 cars)
  • Health club
  • Spa
  • 2 Golf courses (18-hole)
  • 4 Restaurants
  • 3 Bars
  • 128 Bedrooms
  • 10 Meeting rooms
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Lift(s)
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  • 24-hour front desk
  • Express check-out
  • Room service
  • Concierge
  • Safe deposit
  • Luggage storage
  • Laundry service
  • Dry cleaning
  • Accessible public areas
  • Packed lunches

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Bedrooms & Suites

Classic Double

Contemporary style en suite bedroom offering free Wi-Fi, LCD TV with Sky Sports & BT Sports, digital radio, laptop safe, writing desk, direct dial telephone, alarm clock, ironing station, tea and coffee making facilities, fresh fruit, ESPA toiletries, bathrobe & slippers, hairdryer, and key card access. Individually designed, superior double rooms feature a king-sized bed and a seating area. Some have garden and golf course views and some ground floor rooms have patio door access to the gardens.

Classic Twin

Contemporary style en suite bedroom offering free Wi-Fi, LCD TV with Sky Sports & BT Sports, digital radio, laptop safe, writing desk, direct dial telephone, alarm clock ironing station, tea and coffee making facilities, fresh fruit, ESPA toiletries, bathrobe & slippers, hairdryer, and key card access. Individually designed, superior twin rooms feature two queen-size beds and a seating area. Some have garden and golf course views and some ground floor rooms have patio door access to the gardens.

Deluxe Double

Contemporary style en suite bedroom offering free Wi-Fi, LCD TV with Sky Sports & BT Sports, digital radio, laptop safe, writing desk, direct dial telephone, alarm clock, ironing station, tea and coffee making facilities with fresh milk, mineral water, fresh fruit, bathrobes & slippers, toiletries, hairdryer, and key card access. Deluxe rooms are more spacious than superior rooms. Featuring a king-sized bed and a seating area, some ground floor rooms have patio door access to the gardens.

Deluxe Twin

Contemporary style en suite bedroom offering free Wi-Fi, LCD TV with Sky Sports & BT Sports, digital radio, laptop safe, writing desk, direct dial telephone, alarm clock, ironing station, tea and coffee making facilities with fresh milk, mineral water, fresh fruit, bathrobes & slippers, toiletries, hairdryer, and key card access. Deluxe rooms are more spacious than superior rooms. Featuring two queen-sized beds and a seating area, some ground floor rooms have patio door access to the gardens.

Premier Double/Twin

Contemporary style en suite bedroom offering free Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, satellite TV, digital radio, laptop safe, writing desk, direct dial telephone, alarm clock, ironing station, trouser press, tea and coffee making facilities with fresh milk, mineral water, fresh fruit, bathrobes, ESPA toiletries, hairdryer, and key card access. Premier double/twin rooms are more spacious and decorated to a higher standard than deluxe rooms. Features include a king-sized Hypnos bed, a 48" LCD TV, a seating area, a walk-in shower and a freestanding double bath. Premier double/twin rooms have either Juliette balconies overlooking the golf course or French doors leading onto the patio.

Premier Family Room

Contemporary style en suite bedroom offering free Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, satellite TV, digital radio, laptop safe, writing desk, direct dial telephone, alarm clock, ironing station, tea and coffee making facilities with fresh milk, mineral water, fresh fruit, bathrobes & slippers, ESPA toiletries, hairdryer, and key card access. Premier family rooms have a king-sized Hypnos bed and a separate bedroom with full-size bunk beds. Features include a 48" LCD TV, a seating area, a walk-in shower and a freestanding double bath.

Premier Junior Suite

Contemporary style en suite bedroom offering free Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, 48” satellite TV, digital radio, laptop safe, writing desk, direct dial telephone, alarm clock, ironing station, tea and coffee making facilities with fresh milk, mineral water, fresh fruit, bathrobes & slippers, ESPA toiletries, hairdryer, and key card access. Premier junior suites have a large and spacious lounge. Features include a king-sized Hypnos bed, a 48" LCD TV, a walk-in shower and a freestanding double bath. Premier junior suites have either Juliette balconies overlooking the golf course or French doors leading onto the patio.

Presidential Suite

Contemporary style en suite bedroom offering free Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, satellite TV, digital radio, laptop safe, writing desk, direct dial telephone, alarm clock, ironing station, tea and coffee making facilities with fresh milk, mineral water, fresh fruit, bathrobes & slipper, ESPA toiletries, hairdryer, and key card access. There are two presidential suites at Ramside Hall: The Coleman suite includes a beautifully furnished lounge with gas fire, a large balcony overlooking the golf course and gardens, and an opulent bathroom with a deep bath and an impulse shower. The McIntyre suite also includes a lounge with gas fire and a bathroom with rich brown tortoise shell tiles, a deep bath and an impulse shower.

Celebration Suite

Contemporary style en suite bedroom offering free Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, satellite TV, digital radio, laptop safe, writing desk, direct dial telephone, alarm clock, ironing station, tea and coffee making facilities with fresh milk, mineral water, fresh fruit, bathrobes & slippers, ESPA toiletries, hairdryer, and key card access. The new Premier Suite offers the ultimate level of luxury, with a Juliette balcony overlooking the golf course, a large and spacious lounge, and a luxury bathroom with a walk-in shower and unique freestanding copper bath. For entertainment, there is a 90” LCD TV, and for a great night’s sleep, a 7-foot Hypnos bed fit for an emperor.

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Food & Drink

Rib Room Steakhouse & Grill at Ramside Hall Hotel

Rib Room Steakhouse & Grill

Awarded a rosette by The AA for the superb quality of its food, this highly rated restaurant offers a full brasserie-style menu with the focus on succulent, premium steaks. The meat is grass-fed Hereford beef sourced from local Durham farms and then aged for 28 days in the restaurant's meat locker. The unique 'on view' meat locker offers diners a peek of the high quality meats to be enjoyed. For a delicious taste of Durham, start with a vegetarian Durham blue cheese and spinach soufflé, then, share a 30oz tomahawk rib eye steak between the two of you, or devour your very own house speciality 20oz steak. To finish, why not try the retro Ramside knickerbocker glory. Meat, fish and pasta dishes are all prepared from locally sourced produce and complemented by a list of over 50 handpicked wines.

Please reserve a table for dinner in advance.

Pemberton's Rotisserie & Carvery at Ramside Hall Hotel

Pemberton's Rotisserie & Carvery

Taking its name from Ramside Hall's former owners, Pemberton's Carvery offers meals throughout the day, serving a vast array of hot and cold dishes, including a Sunday roast, chef specials, freshly fried fish and stone baked pizzas. To accompany the mouth-watering roast of the day there are homemade Yorkshire puddings and a deliciously fresh seasonal vegetable and salad bar. Music from the resident pianist, as well as a full calendar of live events, take place in Pemberton's Carvery.

Clubhouse Restaurant at Ramside Hall Hotel

Clubhouse Restaurant

Sporting traditional tartan décor with dark wood furnishings, an abundance of trophies and magnificent golf course views, the clubhouse restaurant is a conservatory-style lounge and bar offering light bites and salads, speciality sandwiches, jacket potatoes and a variety of delicious main meals. Of special note, for the early birdie, is the full clubhouse breakfast or the Continental choice, with freshly baked croissants and pain au chocolate.

Fusion Spa Restaurant at Ramside Hall Hotel

Fusion Spa Restaurant

The stylish Pan-Asian-inspired Fusion Spa Restaurant offers nutritional snacks and meals; from a healthy Continental breakfast, to an afternoon tea with a twist, or a wide selection of Asian bar tapas. Enjoy a freshly squeezed juice or a just-blended smoothie before you embark on your signature spa journey. For lunch, try a traditional recipe from South East Asia; fresh herbs and intoxicating spices create an explosion of colours and tastes.

Afternoon tea at Ramside Hall Hotel

Afternoon Tea

Don’t miss the opportunity to indulge in afternoon tea whilst staying in this glorious setting – savour homemade scones with fruit preserve and cream, sandwiches, cakes and a pot of tea. Both traditional afternoon tea and champagne afternoon tea are available to order and can be enjoyed in the Norman Cornish Lounge. Afternoon tea can be booked in advance, at a special price, when booking your room via ClassicBritishHotels.com.

Private dining at Ramside Hall Hotel

Private Dining

The unique surroundings of Ramside Hall present a wonderful setting for private dinners and celebrations. The hotel caters for reunions, anniversaries, family gatherings, birthday parties, charity and club events, and business dinners. Choose from a range of private rooms, each with its own individual character. Call Classic British Hotels on 0844 967 0984 for advice and let us help you organise a memorable private dinner.

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Spa & Health

Thermal suite at Ramside Hall Hotel

Thermal Suite

Experience dramatic changes in temperature and unique body sensations. The thermal suite is at the centre of your spa journey. Start by entering the tepidarium, a warm room in an ancient Roman bath, before making your way to the Himalayan salt steam room. Finish with a session in the body-perspiring sunken amphitheatre sauna followed by an invigoratingly cold drench shower.

  • Aroma steam
  • Himalayan salt steam
  • Herbal sauna
  • Sunken amphitheatre sauna
  • Tepidarium
  • Drench showers

Wet spa at Ramside Hall Hotel

Wet Spa

When it's time to take a dip, spa guests are spoilt for choice. Five stunning pools complement the thermal suite facilities, including a 25-metre indoor swimming pool, a large hydrotherapy pool with swan necks and massage jets, an outdoor vitality pool set in the spa herb garden, and a balcony infinity pool on the first floor treatment suite*.

  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Indoor spa pool
  • Indoor hydrotherapy pool
  • Outdoor vitality pool
  • Balcony infinity pool

* Only available as private hire or can be scheduled within signature spa days.

Treatment suite at Ramside Hall Hotel

Treatment Suites

There are plenty of sublime spaces in which to drift off to a world of dreams, or be pampered from head to toe by ESPA. The darkened sleep retreat tempts with sound-wave therapy beds and sumptuous sleep pods, whilst the beauty snug features a nail bar, pedicure thrones and make-up parlour. There's also a light relaxation balcony* with an infinity pool and a cosy hammock for two.

  • 14 Treatment suites
  • Rhassoul chamber
  • Beauty snug
  • Hair salon
  • Sleep retreat
  • Relaxation balcony

* Only available as private hire or can be scheduled within signature spa days.

Fitness suite at Ramside Hall Hotel

Fitness Suite

The fitness suite offers state-of-the-art Life Fitness cardiovascular equipment and strength machines, plus there's a free weights area. Two large studios host over 40 classes a week ranging from Pilates and aerial yoga, to spin and functional circuits. There are also personal trainers available to help you prepare for sporting events or to achieve specific fitness goals.

  • Gymnasium
  • Personal trainers
  • Aerobics studio
  • Fitness classes

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Golf Courses

Ramside Golf Club

Set in a mature 350-acre parkland estate, with views of Durham Cathedral, Ramside Golf Club has been drawn up by acclaimed British golf course designer Jonathan Gaunt and is one of North East England's most exciting golf destinations. Its two 18-hole championship courses, the Prince Bishop's and the Cathedral, provide drama from the first tee to the final green. The clubhouse offers the facilities you would expect from one of the finest golf resorts in England, including a stunning members lounge, billiards room and computerised golf simulator. The Ramside Farmhouse sleeps up to 10 people and is ideal for parties of golfers.

  • Driving range
  • Putting green
  • Golf academy
  • PGA qualified tuition
  • Golf simulator
  • Equipment hire
  • Buggies
  • Pro shop
  • Clubhouse

Ramside Golf Club

The Cathedral Course

Played across acres of peaceful countryside, between the villages of Belmont and Pittington, with dramatic ridges, becks and valleys, and picturesque views of Durham Cathedral (even, on a clear day, the Angel of the North in Gateshead), this new championship-standard course offers a challenge with every subtle and sometimes startling change in elevation. You’ll soon find out why designer Jonathan Gaunt calls the stretch of holes from the 11th to the 14th 'Ramside's Amen Corner.'

  • 18 holes
  • Lake & parkland course
  • 7,200 yards
  • Par 72

The Cathedral Course

The Prince Bishop's Course

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The Prince Bishop's Course

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Named after the warrior clergymen who ruled over the lawless North from Durham Castle, the Prince Bishop's course has an international reputation – hosting regional PGA tournaments and top amateur championships – and features 16 water hazards, with long par-5s, driveable par-4s and demanding short holes. No less than 10 holes feature water hazards and there are 9 doglegs to proceed skilfully around; plus wide, tree-lined fairways and USGA-specification greens.

  • 18 holes
  • Lake & parkland course
  • 6,851 yards
  • Par 72

The Prince Bishop's Course

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Location

Carrville, Durham, County Durham DH1 1TD, Great Britain

A1(M)/J62

  • Durham Train Station (3 miles)

  • Newcastle Airport (18 miles)
  • Durham Tees Valley Airport (23 miles)

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Places to Visit

Durham Castle & Cathedral – World Heritage Site -

Defining the skyline of the medieval city of Durham is its world-famous cathedral, a masterpiece of Romanesque architecture, unique in retaining almost all of its Norman craftsmanship. Durham Cathedral’s origins date back to the first millennium, with the current building started in 1093. There are world-firsts for architecture to marvel at, stunning stain glass, intact surviving monastic buildings, the Shrine of St Cuthbert and the spectacular medieval vaulted undercroft. The city’s Norman castle shares the Cathedral’s World Heritage Site.

Meetings & Events

Bishop's meeting room at Ramside Hall Hotel

Bishop's

600

Theatre

280

Cabaret

500

Banquet

500

Reception

380

Classroom

450

Dinner-Dance

700

Buffet

3.90m

High

  • Ground floor
  • Natural daylight
  • Air-conditioned
  • Wheelchair access

Ballroom and Foyer at Ramside Hall Hotel

Ballroom & Foyer

320

Banquet

400

Reception

300

Dinner-Dance

450

Buffet

3.70m

High

Ground floor
Natural daylight
Wheelchair access

Fountain meeting room at Ramside Hall Hotel

Fountain

60

Theatre

48

Cabaret

60

Banquet

60

Reception

30

Boardroom

50

Classroom

30

U-Shape

3.30m

High

Ground floor
Natural daylight
Wheelchair access

Green meeting room at Ramside Hall Hotel

Green

30

Theatre

18

Cabaret

30

Banquet

22

Boardroom

20

Classroom

16

U-Shape

3.20m

High

Ground floor
Natural daylight
Air-conditioned
Wheelchair access

Boardroom 1 at Ramside Hall Hotel

Boardroom 1

18

Boardroom

2.80m

High

First floor
Natural daylight

Boardroom 2 at Ramside Hall Hotel

Boardroom 2

8

Boardroom

3.10m

High

First floor
Natural daylight

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