Picturesque hotel on the banks of the River Tyne
Located in a small village to the west of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, the George Hotel Chollerford is surrounded by beautifully landscaped gardens and grounds and sits on the banks of the River Tyne. As such, its a popular destination for those looking to take a relaxing break from everyday life.
The historic hotel dates back to the 1700s and can be found close to the market town of Hexham and the famous Hadrians Wall. As well as being a popular English retreat, visitors from Scotland are also common within the hotel grounds.
This 3-star establishment features 50 guestrooms all of which are equipped with en-suite bathroom facilities that include a bathtub and shower. Shaving points are provided in all bedrooms. Amongst the amenities on offer in the bedrooms are television, telephone, and hairdryer. Superior rooms include beverage making facilities, whilst Premier rooms also include four poster bed and comfortable seating area.
The George Hotel also features a number of leisure facilities, including indoor heated swimming pool, sauna, Jacuzzi, steam room, and gymnasium. An outdoor patio area is ideal for relaxing after a workout or on a sunny afternoon.
The hotel restaurant provides guests with a menu stacked with traditional dishes, ingredients of which are sourced locally and responsibly to ensure that all meals are fresh and tasty.
With its historic importance, Hadrians Wall is a popular attraction to those staying at the George Hotel Chollerford but its not the only reason to visit this particular Northumberland property. The grounds of the hotel make for an enjoyable location for a gentle stroll, whilst the River Tyne is excellent for a spot of game fishing, for which permits are available at the hotel.
The village of Chollerford itself is quiet yet scenic and certainly good for a walk. Hexham, which lays about five miles away, is considered one of the most scenic towns in the whole country. Here visitors can admire splendid architecture and historic buildings, of which Hexham Abbey is perhaps the most stunning. The railway station within the town serves Newcastle and Carlisle for those looking to venture a little further out.
A popular destination for those visiting the region is the Northumberland National Park. Although this may be one of the least visited of all of the English National Parks, there is still an abundance of beautiful scenery to take in. Visitors can admire the Cheviots, a range of hills that form a partition between England and Scotland. Moorlands and forestry are also on display.
Scattered throughout the National Park are various archaeological sites including Hadrians Wall, which also features a pathway for walkers to enjoy.
Those that prefer something a little more adrenaline filled may enjoy a visit to Kielder Water and Forest Park which is between Chollerford and Newcastle. Amongst the activities on offer here is mountain-biking, horse riding, high rope courses with zip lines, or water sports on Northern Europes largest man-made lake.
After a day of exciting activities, the calm and quiet of the George Hotel Chollerford will be calling.