A visit to Seaham Hall is a walk in the past, and what a past.

Built in 1791, these walls could tell tall tales to rival the most farfetched soap opera. Lord Byron married Annabella Milbanke here in 1815, it served as a war time hospital through both World Wars. Abandoned and left to ruin, it became a secret bottling and distribution centre of Scottish whisky in the prohibition years.

But this remarkable stately home is no museum. Far from it. It’s positively full of life. A destination known locally as one of the greats, it effortlessly mixes timeless elegance with contemporary ideals of luxury – seamlessly. Walk through the grand Georgian pillars and imposing doors and you know you’re somewhere special.

37 acres of meticulously landscaped garden and spa, views of the crashing North Sea and an individual, opulent interior. Flamboyant often, welcoming always. Lord Byron would absolutely approve.

View Seaham Hall’s entry in the Good Hotel Guide

View Seaham Hall’s entry in the Good Spa Guide


Need to Know


Check-in at 3:00pm.


Check-out at 12:00 noon.


The Dining Room

With the rugged North Sea facing us and glorious countryside all about us, we’ve the finest ingredients right on our doorstep. It’s why our seasonal menu is drawn from the region we love. Varied, tasty and a little quirky, just like the people. Relaxed and friendly dining with a difference.


The Ozone

Designed in a contemporary yet comfortable style, the Ozone has a relaxed and informal atmosphere making it a wonderful place at which to enjoy a delicious lunch or dinner.

Restaurant Opening Times

The Dining Room  – Opening Times

Sunday – Thursday 6.30pm – 9pm

Friday – Saturday 6.30pm – 9.30pm


Ozone Restaurant – open daily 8am – 10pm

The Spa

As a guest you are invited to luxuriate at the tranquil 44,000 sq.ft. Serenity Spa, the perfect environment to relax and escape the complications of the modern world.

A wide range of treatments and therapies are available, and the spa facilities are available to hotel guests at no charge from 3pm on check-in day until 12 noon on check-out day. All Spa treatments and therapies are available at extra cost.

Child/Junior swim times, 15 years and under:

  • 8.30am – 10am & 5pm – 6.30pm daily. 20 metre pool with massage stations recommended, all heat rooms and additional pools are not recommended for use.
  • Those aged 16 and 17 years old can use the spa facilities but must be accompanied by an adult aged 18 and over at all times.

The spa includes:

  • 20-metre pool with massage stations
  • Hammam with snail showers and Jacuzzi
  • Asian herbal sanarium
  • Salt sauna
  • Eucalyptus steam room with amethyst crystal
  • Outdoor hot tubs
  • Hydrotherapy pool
  • Ice fountain
  • Plunge pools
  • Elephant Shanti lounge area
  • Water beds
  • Cosy Corner Hideout Lounge
  • Zen Lounge available for post treatment relaxation
  • Spacious aerobic studio
  • State of the art fitness suite powered by TechoGym
  • Roof Terrace
  • Zen Garden with relaxation beds and infinity hydrotherapy pool with jets
  • OPI & Taittinger Champagne Nail Bar

Just as you may breathe a little easier after a walk on the beach by “breathing in the sea air” a Salt Sauna works in a similar way however as dry salt air is more powerful than moist air you will see the benefits more by using a salt sauna. Seaham Hall offers the best of both worlds being situated on the stunning Durham Heritage Coast.

The benefits of salt therapy are wide-ranging. Salt levels affect our cell activity, energy and blood sugar levels, a natural disinfectant and antibacterial.

Salt air is said to improve our health and mood and could possibly reduce headaches and aid better sleep patterns. Inhaling particles may reduce inflammation and mucus in the lungs, improving respiratory conditions such as asthma, allergies, and bronchitis and sinus congestion allowing relief to breathe easier.

Skin conditions such as eczema and acne can also be improved by using pure mineral salts in the sauna they have natural moisturising properties and support the skin’s water balance and barrier function by attracting moisture to the skin. Minerals are necessary for cell function and detoxification, so mineral salts have strong rejuvenating properties.

It is the ideal facility to enjoy while visiting on a spa day, it will leave you feeling refreshed, energised and glowing.


The Surroundings

Take a walk in picturesque grounds, meander along to the beach, practice your putting on the putting green situated in the grounds of Seaham Hall or for the more adventurous, explore the charming surroundings on mountain bikes provided for your use on a complimentary basis. For those wanting to explore the history and heritage, take a trip to Hadrian’s Wall, Holy Island or Durham Cathedral which are all within easy reach.

Exclusive Use

Max Capacity: 120
Cost per night: £18,500
Min cost per person: n/a
Maximum capacity for overnight stay guests is 44 adults + 5 children up to 12 years sharing 22 suites.

Maximum capacity for private dining is 120 guests. Cost per night is £16,000 inclusive of VAT and includes full use of the main house including Byrons Bar. All 22 suites are included along with and a three course dinner for up to 40 people including a champagne reception and half bottle of wine per person. A minimum 2 night stay is applicable on Friday’s and Saturday’s.


From £315 per room per night

What the Experts Say

“Not surprisingly, it’s tempting to remain cocooned in Seaham Hall’s dreamy bubble for the duration of your stay but on the hotel’s doorstep is Durham Heritage Coast.”

The Times



Seaham Hall

Lord Byron's Walk, Seaham, Durham, SR7 7AG.

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Managing Director

Ross Grieve

Offers & Packages

Inclusive Packages

Its Never Too Late to Celebrate

Whether it be a belated birthday, the year of your paper anniversary, baby moon or festive treat, we have all missed an opportunity to spoil and celebrate!  Fear not we have your much needed Seaham Haul covered…. copious amounts of champagne, tantalising foodie treats, pamper rituals galore!


Your two-night break includes:

Two nights in one of our luxurious suites sleeping in one of our dreamy super king-sized Hypnos beds

A chilled bottle of house Taittinger Champagne in your suite to greet you on arrival

Three course dinner on your first night in The Dining Room

Two course dinner in The Ozone on the second night of your stay

One 60-minute treatment per person, choosing from one of our product houses – Temple Spa or ishga with the option of a facial or massage

Breakfast each morning which can be served in The Dining Room or opt for the lazy breakfast in bed option

Complimentary use of our award winning 5 luxury bubble spa facilities from 3pm on your day of arrival through to 12noon on your day of departure including access to our Zen garden

Your suite is available to check into from 3pm and we ask guests to depart by 12 noon on your day of departure


Stays from £935


Terms and Conditions

Available as a two-night break, based on two sharing. Please note supplements apply for weekend stays.

Availability is limited.

From price is for a Junior Suite on a midweek break, upgrades may be available for higher suite types for a supplement.

Credit/debit card details are required to secure your reservation with payment made on arrival.

We strongly recommend contacting the hotel to pre-book times for dinner and treatments that are part of your stay as soon as possible as we cannot guarantee availability.

Dinner in The Dining Room on your first night is three courses per person, chargeable supplements apply for sides and sauces.

Dinner in The Ozone on your second night is two courses, with chargeable supplements for extras and upgrades.

Additional treatments maybe available to book in advance of your arrival, click the link to Check Treatment Availability.

Our fitness suite is available during your stay, pre-booking is required via My Wellness App and we kindly request all guests respect the social distancing guidelines at all times.

At Seaham Hall, our Duvets are Feather and Pillows Duck & Down, should you wish for an alternative please contact us in advance of your arrival.

When booking online, please advise if you have any allergies or dietary requirements.

Please read our current Covid19 update in advance of your arrival Covid19 Update.

We recognise that it’s very hard for anyone to make firm commitments for anything at the moment, so for the time being our cancellation policy is 48 hours prior to your arrival with a commitment to be understanding in all scenarios connected to Covid19.

In the event you are unable to make your reservation and it is within the 48hours of arrival we will work with you to re-schedule your visit to a later date within the promotion period.

Management has the right to retrieve this offer at any time.

All prices quoted include VAT.

Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer.

We advise taking out travel insurance.



Available until 28/03/2022

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Weekend Getaway at Seaham Hall

Weekends are for enjoying and exploring with friends or loved ones, especially at Seaham Hall. With the Durham Heritage coastline on our doorstep or the historic city of Durham a short drive away we have lots of reasons to for you to visit for a weekend break. For those who are not into exploring, relax and wash away the worries from the week in our award-winning spa facilities.


For the more active amongst us; hire our bikes for a leisurely ride along the Durham Heritage coast, or take a brisk stroll along the beach searching for seaglass. Ask our Reception team for the best beach to hunt on.


Our two-night weekend break includes:

Afternoon tea on arrival served in The Lounge with a complimentary glass of Taittinger champagne each

A seasonal three course dinner on both nights, choosing from the decadent Dining Room or the vibrant and authentic Ozone restaurant located in The Serenity Spa.

A Temple Spa Do Not Disturb Box in your suite, for you to enjoy during your stay

Breakfast the following morning – this can be served in The Dining Room or brought for you to your suite * additional charge applies

Use of our award winning spa facilities from 3pm on your day of arrival until 12noon on your day of departure including access to the Zen garden.


Your suite is available to you from 3pm on your day of arrival with departure by 12noon.

If times are not requested on your booking for your meals, our team will allocate a table between 6.30pm and 9pm for each evening in The Dining Room, confirming times with confirmations

We recognise that it’s very hard for anyone to make firm commitments for anything at the moment, so for the time being our cancellation policy is 48 hours prior to your arrival with a commitment to be understanding in all scenarios connected to Covid19.

In the event you are unable to make your reservation and it is within the 48hours of arrival we will work with you to re-schedule your visit to a later date within the promotion period.


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By Road

Seaham Hall is 5 miles from Sunderland, 14 miles from Durham and just 18 miles from Newcastle.

From The South (A1) take the exit at Junction 62 for the A690 signposted Sunderland. Travel North through Houghton Le Spring until the roundabout signposted A19. Take the exit for the A19 (Teesside) southbound. Come off the A19 at the first exit marked B1404 Seaham. At the traffic lights go straight ahead onto Lord Byron's Walk. Follow the road for half a mile and go over a level crossing, and then turn right into Seaham Hall Hotel (signposted).

From The North (A19) come off the A19 at the B1404 Seaham junction (signposted). At the junction turn left into Seaham. At the traffic lights go straight ahead onto Lord Byron's walk. Follow the road for half a mile and go over a level crossing, and then turn right into Seaham Hall Hotel (signposted).

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Attractions Near Seaham Hall

Castles and Coasts in the North East

Experience the sights, stories and atmosphere of over 2000 years of exhilarating history on Northumbria’s coastline, home to some of the most spectacular castles in Britain. Castles include Lindisfarne, Alnwick and Bamburgh. You can also explore the fishing town of Seahouses, a bustling seaside town where you can enjoy a traditional English pub lunch at the Olde Ship Inn.

Newscastle and Gateshead

Packed with attractions to see and do this vibrant city is one of Europes most exciting places to visit, including some of the most visible symbols of North east pride. You can visit the Angel of the North, Sage Gateshead and Baltic Arts Centre, Millennium Bridge and the 19th century Grainger town.


Teesdale encompasses some of the most breathtaking scenery ranging from beautiful market towns and lush valleys to possibly the least populated region of high moorland in England. You can visit High Force, Middleton in Teesdale, the Bowes musem and Raby Castle.


Durham was a great medieval city, growing in size and power as wealthy Merchants and Clergy took up residence. The city became the seat of the powerful prince Bishops, who ruled the area for centuries. Explore the spectacular buildings and surrounding country homes that Durham has to offer, including Washington Old Hall, Durham Cathedral and Castle, Prince Bishops River Cruise and Crook Hall Gardens.

Hadrian’s Wall Country

Hadrian’s Wall is the most important monument built by the Romans in Britain between AD122 and AD128. The wall, an incredible feat of engineering, runs from coast to coast, a distance of 73 miles and traverses some of the most beautiful scenery Northumberland has to offer.

Distances of attractions further afield

  • Newcastle – 30 minutes
  • Durham – 25 minutes
  • High Force Waterfalls – 1 hour 20
  • Lindisfarne, Bambrough, Seahouses – Approx. 1 hour 35
  • Kielder – Approx. 1 hour 45
  • Lake District – Approx. 2 hours
  • York – 1.30 hours
  • Leeds – 1.30 hours
  • Edinburgh – 2.40 hours

Weddings at Seaham Hall

Seaham Hall is a perfect location for a deeply romantic and truly unforgettable wedding day. The hotel and grounds are genuinely spectacular and the location delightful. We offer a range of elegant private rooms which are ideal for your ceremony, wedding breakfast and celebrations. A dedicated wedding co-ordinator and events team are on hand to ensure your day is perfect and you and your guests celebrate this very special occasion in memorable style.

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Need to know

Facilities & Features

Civil ceremonies can be conducted in one of two locations –  the glorious enclosed Courtyard or the opulent Ballroom, the latter accommodating up to 120 guests for your ceremony and wedding breakfast.

Menu Options

Menus are designed on a bespoke basis.


Packages are quoted on a bespoke basis depending upon your requirements.

Civil Ceremonies

Seaham Hall is licensed for civil ceremonies.

Planning Services

Planning services are available.

Meetings at Seaham Hall

Day delegate rate: from £35
24-hour delegate rate: (including overnight accommodation and dining) from £195

Max number of delegates:
40 (boardroom style)
120 (theatre style)