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Hotel Overview

At a glance

  • 45 bedrooms
  • Charming 17th-century hotel
  • Situated within an easy drive to Durham
  • Superb leisure facilities
  • Premier and Superior Room upgrades available.
  • Wedding and conference facilities
  • Free Wifi in public lounges
  • 24-hour reception
  • Check in 3pm
  • Check out 10am
  • Private parking

The Eden Arms is a 17th-Century former coaching inn that offers relaxing accommodation and an excellent range of leisure facilities. Located just eight miles from the fascinating city of Durham, there’s plenty to see and do nearby – or simply kick back and enjoy the hotel’s fantastic amenities with our friendly team who are on hand to serve you.

With its own sauna, steam room and spa, the Eden Arms is a fantastic place for a getaway where relaxing, unwinding and pampering are top of the agenda. Whether you’re into fitness or just considering a new healthy regime, you can enjoy a session in the hotel’s modern gym or take a dip in the lovely indoor pool and let your stresses and strains simply melt away.


The hotel has its own restaurant where you can enjoy a range of well-prepared food served by our fabulous waiting staff. Treat yourself to an après-dinner drink at the bar or relax while the Eden Arms’ regular musicians, performers and comedians keep you entertained into the early hours.

The Eden Arms has 45 bedrooms and offers a choice of four room types, allowing guests to customise their stay according to their budget. Whether you opt for the comfort of a Standard room or the extra indulgence of a Premier room, you’ll find that all of our accommodation is clean, well-appointed and inclusive of everything you will need for a pleasant stay.

A short drive from the hotel, you’ll find that there’s plenty to fill your day – from the dizzying heights of Durham’s stunning Cathedral to a fascinating journey back in time at the much-loved Beamish Museum. Explore Durham’s Castle, a World Heritage Site and fine example of Norman architecture, or visit Crook Hall and its peaceful Gardens where a homemade cream tea awaits you in the Georgian dining room.


Great offers available at this hotel

Room Types

The hotel has 45 rooms split across four room types, offering different levels of facility. All rooms feature a comfy bed, television, en suite and tea and coffee making facilities as standard, with additional amenities in higher graded rooms, please click the individual room types below for more information. A number of rooms have step free access and a number are adapted for guests with disabilities, please ask about this when booking.

Standard Room


Standard Plus Room


Superior Room


Premier Room

Location & Useful Information


Bay Eden Arms Hotel


DL17 0LL


01388 720 541

Important Information

Directions: From the A1 (M) - The Eden Arms Hotel is easy to reach from the motorway. Come off the road at junction 60 onto the A689 towards Bishop Auckland. At the first roundabout take the second exit and the hotel will be on your left.

The Eden Arms Hotel has a car park located at the front of the hotel

Local Attractions

Durham Castle

Durham Castle is also a designated World Heritage Site and now home to the City’s university students. It’s well worth booking a guided tour around this 11th-century building, which sits alongside the Cathedral, as it will take you through more than 1,000 years of history up to its present-day use

Durham Cathedral

The Cathedral’s website boasts that it is “one of the great buildings of Europe” and this accolade is truly well deserved. A grand building set above the medieval city of Durham, this breathtakingly beautiful Cathedral is instantly recognisable as a World Heritage Site. After exploring the splendour of this incredible destination, be sure to visit the Undercroft Restaurant which holds a Taste Durham award. The Restaurant uses locally sourced produce where possible and serves mouthwatering homemade Durham cakes

Beamish Museum

This open-air museum truly brings history to life with its unique way of recreating scenes from the 1820s, 1900s and 1940s, which makes it stand apart from many other museums. It uses live actors, authentic transport and hands-on displays to tell the story of life in North East England through the years. In addition to the fascinating displays and demonstrations, there are shops, tearooms and eateries where you can enjoy mouth-watering cakes, a pie and a pint of locally brewed ale or other traditional snacks and drinks. 

Crook Hall and Gardens

This wonderful 13th-century Grade I listed Medieval hall and its superb English-themed gardens are the perfect place for a gentle stroll, delicious homemade cream tea and a peaceful afternoon.

Locomotion - The National Railway Museum at Shildon

Locomotion is the UK’s largest railway museum and home to around a million objects. There are more than 70 heritage rail vehicles on show with regular exhibitions, workshops and guided tours that catalogue more than 300 years of history. 

What our guests have to say

With so much to see and do close by, there’s never a dull moment when taking a break with us

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