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Headlam is a picturesque hamlet in lower Teesdale midway between the towns of Darlington and Barnard Castle in Durham, North East England.

An independent hotel run by the Robinson family who have also farmed in Headlam for four generations. This idyllic rural retreat is set in beautiful gardens and surrounded by its own golf course and rolling farmland. Headlam Hall enjoys an excellent reputation for its hospitality, cuisine and unique charm.

Located in the tranquil countryside of lower Teesdale on the Durham and North Yorkshire border, Headlam Hall is just 8 miles from Darlington train station on the East Coast Mainline making it just 3 hours from London Kings Cross.

Our Accolades

  • Good Hotel Guide Editor's Choice for Country House Hotel 2021
  • Taste Durham Highest Quality Assured
  • Taste Durham Local Champion Award
  • Green Tourism Silver Award
  • Tripadvisor certificate of excellence

Beautiful walled garden

The Gardens

One of the most impressive features of Headlam Hall is the beautiful walled garden.

The Gardens

Perfect gift idea

Gift Vouchers

A Headlam Hall gift voucher is a great idea for a birthday, anniversary or to say 'thanks'!

Gift Vouchers

Great places to see

Top 10 Attractions

The North East is a great tourist attraction with many great things to do.

Top 10 Attractions

Make a Reservation

Please go to our online booking pages where the best rates can be found. Online reservations can be made for up to 6 rooms at a time and for a maximum of 6 months ahead.

Join the Team

We enjoy an excellent reputation for the professionalism and friendly, personable nature of our staff.


Gift Vouchers

A Headlam Hall gift voucher is a great idea for a birthday, anniversary or special occasion present.

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Please find our latest documents available for download such as our menus and wine list.

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