Farnley Tower

The AvenueDH1 4DXDurhamUnited Kingdom
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About Farnley Tower

Farnley Tower is a 3 1/2-star bed and breakfast with view of Durham Castle. The early 19th century hotel is less than a half a mile from town centre, and is dog friendly.

The ensuite rooms have tea/coffee and free Wi-Fi.

Parking is free at Farnley Tower. Business, wedding, and event facilities are available, as are left luggage and laundry services.

A complementary continental or English breakfast is provided. The award winning DH1 restaurant and bar serves all meals, and includes local and seasonal ingredients.

The Gates Shopping Centre is a 15 minute walk. Durham University Botanic Gardens is one and a half miles. Hamsterley Forest is a one hour drive. Emirates Durham International Cricket Ground is 15 minutes away. The Bowes Museum is a 45 minute drive.


The Avenue, DH1 4DX, Durham, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1913750011 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • Car park
  • Conference rooms
  • Express check-in / out
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel bar
  • Hotel safe
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Terrace
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Central heating
  • Cosmetic mirror
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Ironing board
  • Room safe
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible paths / corridors

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 14:00
  • Check-out: 10:30

Positive Reviews

Lovely Durham views that brighten your stay.

The castle and cathedral views are bright ways to start or end your day, as reminders of the lovely region you're staying in. They act as extensions of the warm and welcoming atmosphere you experience within the hotel, and help put you in that tranquil st

Family sized room makes everyone comfortable.

Farnley Tower's family sized room is very spacious and amply accommodates adults travelling with children. Everyone has a nice level of comfortability, and enough space to put things away, or keep them nearby.

Very welcoming and comfortable place for dogs.

Dogs and their human parents have a great time here, with the staff and setting genuinely happy to have you as guests. There's a wonderful space for dogs to run around in or lounge, and you never feel like your canine companion is just an extra to your re

Negative Reviews

Guest noise and creaky floors are easily heard.

It's no surprise that an old building has thin walls, but overhearing almost everything is still annoying at times. The floorboards creak, some furniture squeaks, and room and corridor noise filters through. The windows also don't provide much insulation

Furnishings and upkeep are less than expected.

The décor is lovely until under closer inspection and use. Then you'll notice obvious wear and tear, spots that still need deep cleaning, and furniture that may need some TLC or replacement. It's a let-down of expectations, and something that needs attent

It may be challenging to walk between inn and town.

Although it's a short walking distance between this bed and breakfast and town, the terrain is not entirely smooth and easy. Those that have mobility issues may find it better to use a taxi.

Rating Overview

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7.9 /10
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7.9 out of 10 based on 135 reviews