Swinburne Castle

Hexham, Northumberland
Bed & Breakfast

Historic estate surrounded by parkland: play tennis in the garden, go hiking from the door. Hadrian’s Wall is close


2 rooms


Rooms sleep 2


Sweep through parkland to find a manor house on an estate with a real sense of history. Parts date back to the 12th century, and your traditionally furnished suite is in an original wing that’s over 300 years old.Zoe will warmly greet you on arrival and show you around, but you’ll be given a key to come and go as you please. You take breakfast in the formal dining room of the main house – local produce and home-laid eggs – and you’re welcome to make use of the garden and tennis court.Walking routes pass by the house and the area is great for cycling. Good pubs and restaurants nearby include the Barrasford Arms, a half hour walk away. It’s an easy drive to Hadrian’s Wall, as well as the Northumberland National Park, Kielder Water and Forest Park.

View of large, grand entrance hall at Swinburne Castle in Hexham, Northumberland with lots of tapestry rugs and stairs leading upstairs

We think you'll love

  • That the house is full of history
  • The large bedrooms with sitting areas
  • The warm and friendly welcome
Twin bedroom with colourful and tasteful floral paisley bedding at Swinburne Castle in Hexham, Northumberland

You should know

  • The rooms share a bathroom
  • They are up two flights of stairs
  • It’s relatively remote – you’ll need the car


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

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Booking restrictions
Let to same party only
Christmas & New Year.
Pubs/restaurants 3 miles.


Nightly price
from £85
1 Double
From £85
1 Twin
From £85


A beautiful setting and very comfortable accommodation. Lovely personal service and excellent breakfast. Highly recommended.

Penny, London

This is an unspoilt gem and cannot recommend this place enough. The accommodation is outstanding and Zoe the perfect host!

Adam, Hull

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The neighbourhood

The house is surrounded by parklands, and you can set off for walks from here. The nearest village, Corbridge, is a ten-minute drive – you’ll find several pubs and a well-known Indian restaurant in a railway carriage called The Valley. If you want to walk, Zoe recommends The Barrasford Arms, half an hour’s amble.

Local points of interest from Zoe Murphy

  • Your bedroom has a spectacular, unrivalled view south to Hadrians wall 4 miles away. Chesters Roman fort and other attractions along the wall not far. 6 miles to the boutique Roman village of corbridge and 10 to pretty market town of Hexham.
  • We are 2 miles from the river Tyne, so an ideal fishing base. We can provide a picnic if required.
  • There are plenty and varied dining options, including Walwick Hall boutique hotel, The Barrasford Arms and The Battlesteads at Wark to name a few.
  • Numerous places of historical interest to visit including Wallington Hall (NT), Cragside (NT), Belsay Hall ( EH) and Alnwick Castle and gardens.
  • We are fortunate to be within easy driving distance of the Northumberland National Park and the beautiful historic coastline.


Zoe Murphy

Zoe and Dick Murphy live at the house with their three young children, hens and ponies. Zoe used to be a cook in ski chalets and still does do catering for shooting lunches as well as making wedding and christening cakes. Her husband, Dick, manages a grouse moor in North Yorkshire as well as the estate.