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

Check-in at 3:00pm.

Check-out

Check-out at 12:00 noon.

Dining

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

Wednesday – Sunday 6.30pm – 9pm

 

Ozone Restaurant – open daily 12 noon – 2.45pm & 5pm – 9pm

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 & 4.30pm – 6pm 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.

Pricing

From £295 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

Contact

Address

Seaham Hall

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

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Reservations

Managing Director

Ross Grieve

Offers & Packages

Our Best Deal

Dine & Stay at Seaham Hall

Tantalise your taste buds with delicious ingredients served from our five-course tasting menu, whilst relaxing in the extravagant surroundings of The Dining Room at Seaham Hall. And what’s even better is you will be saving 20% off our usual five course menu price. All bookings made between January and March 2023, will receive a complimentary bottle of wine with dinner.

As part of your stay, you will enjoy:

  • Our five course daily Tasting Menu served in The Dining Room between 6.30pm and 8.30pm
  • Breakfast from 7.30am the next morning in The Dining Room or opt for the breakfast in bed option for no extra charge
  • Full use of our award winning 5 luxury bubble spa facilities from 12noon on your day of arrival through to 12noon on your day of departure.

From £375 per room

We do advise having your swimwear in hand luggage if you expect to arrive before 3pm. On arrival at hotel reception our concierge will take of your luggage.

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

 

Terms & Conditions

Prices are based on two adults sharing a suite. Upgrades to higher suite categories may be available for an additional charge. Suites are available subject to availability on a limited basis. This promotion has a 48hour cancellation policy. We do ask that you enter the first name and surname of all guests who will be staying with us.

Dinner is from our five-course daily set tasting menu in The Dining Room.

Dinner is not transferable to The Ozone or light bites menu. Please note this is a set menu. Dietary requirements can be accommodated with prior notice. If anyone in your party has any allergies or dietary requirements please advise in advance of your arrival by emailing reservations@seaham-hall.com

We do ask you to reserve a table at the same time as making your overnight stay booking.

If you do not select a time for dinner, our team will allocate and confirm in an email confirmation. If this time does not suit, please call ahead of arrival and we may be able to amend it .

Your suite is available to check into from 3pm, with departure by 12noon.

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.

 

If booking online payment will be taken 48 hours prior to arrival from the card entered during the booking process.

If calling to make your reservation, full payment will be required on arrival.

All hotel guests are required to leave a £50 pre-authorisation on a credit card on arrival to open a room account during your stay. This £50 does not leave your account but may show as a pending transaction for up to 10 working days from your arrival.

We encourage guests to pre-book treatments as soon as possible as we cannot guarantee availability on arrival. Treatment availability can be checked direct on our website.

If you wish to use Seaham Hall vouchers as your payment, please do not book online, please call our team on 0191 516 1400. Credit/debit card details will be required to guarantee your booking. Where possible please hand original vouchers to our Reception Team on arrival .

Management have 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.

Call now to book

Inclusive Packages

An Enchanting Autumnal Escape at Seaham Hall

As the summer draws to a close and the nights become longer, Seaham Hall is the perfect escape for everyone. Wander around our 37 acres of gardens taking in the scenery as we say goodbye to summer and the leaves take on their autumnal colours. Or as the days become cooler and the nights frosty, wrap up and enjoy a brisk walk or bike ride along the Durham Heritage coastline. Complete your stay with a 60-minute Top to Toe treatment in The Serenity Spa, followed by a delicious seasonal five course tasting menu in The Dining Room.

 

Your overnight stay includes:

A five-course dinner in The Dining Room from our Daily Tasting Menu

Everyone deserves a treat so we have included for you one 60-minute Top to Toe ritual per person choosing from Temple Spa or ishga

Breakfast served in The Dining Room the next morning from 7.30am

Complimentary use of our award-winning spa facilities from 12non on your day of arrival until 12noon on your day of departure

 

From £295.00 per room per night

 

From 01/09/22 to 09/02/23

 

Terms & Conditions

Prices are based on two adults sharing a Junior Suite. Upgrades to higher suite categories may be available for an additional charge. Suites are available subject to availability on a limited basis.

This promotion has a 48hour cancellation policy.

We do ask that you enter the first name and surname of all guests who will be staying with us.

Your suite is available to check into from 3pm, with departure by 12noon.

All hotel guests are required to leave a £50 pre-authorisation on a credit card on arrival to open a room account during your stay. This £50 does not leave your account but may show as a pending transaction for up to 10 working days from your arrival.

If you wish to use Seaham Hall vouchers as your payment, please do not book online, please call our team on 0191 516 1400.  Credit/debit card details will be required to guarantee your booking. Where possible please hand original vouchers to our Reception Team on arrival.

This promotion is available to book 21 days in advance. Available Sunday to Thursday.

Management have 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

If booking online please do not select the treatment included in the package as this will incur additional costs.

In the comments, please specify the day and whether AM or PM for your treatment and our team will be in touch. Treatment times are subject to change.

If you wish to book additional treatments, we do advise booking these as early as possible as we cannot guarantee availability on arrival. These can be booked via our website.

Dinner is five courses from our Daily Tasting Menu in The Dining Room. Please note this is a set menu.  If anyone in your party has any allergies or dietary requirements please advise in advance of your arrival by emailing reservations@seaham-hall.com

We do ask you to reserve a table at the same time as making your overnight stay booking.

If you do not select a time for dinner, our team will allocate and confirm in an email confirmation. If this time does not suit, please call ahead of arrival and we may be able to amend it.

Available until 09/02/2023

Call now to book

Seasonal Offers

Valentines Getaway at Seaham Hall

Immerse yourself in the tranquil and intimate setting at Seaham Hall and join us to celebrate Valentines

Stay with us for an overnight stay and really relax, unwind and enjoy your time together. On arrival there will be a Temple Spa gift in the suite for you to enjoy, with full use of our award winning 5 luxury bubble spa facilities, from 12noon on your day of arrival through to 12noon on your day of departure.

Excite your taste buds with our five course Daily Tasting menu served in the opulent and relaxed surroundings of The Dining Room with a pre-dinner glass of pink fizz. Complete your stay at Seaham Hall with Breakfast in Bed the following morning, a truly perfect combination for the perfect getaway together!

 

From £495 per room

 

Terms & Conditions

The from price is based on two adults sharing a Junior Suite. Upgrades to higher suite categories may be available for an additional charge.

Suites are available subject to availability on a limited basis. This promotion has a 48hour cancellation policy.

We do ask that you enter the first name and surname of all guests who will be staying with us.

Dinner is a five course Daily Tasting menu in The Dining Room and is not transferable to The Dining Room. Allergies and dietary requirements can be accommodated for with at least 24 hours’ notice. When booking online, please advise of any allergies or dietary requirements.

We do ask you to reserve a table at the same time as making your overnight stay booking.

If you do not select a time for dinner, our team will allocate and confirm in an email confirmation. If this time does not suit, please call ahead of arrival and we may be able to amend it. Your suite is available to check into from 3pm, with departure by 12noon. 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.

All hotel guests have complimentary access to our Serenity Spa facilities from 12noon on your day of arrival to 12noon on your day of departure. We actively encourage guests to book any treatments in advance of your arrival as it is unlikely there will be space on arrival.

Treatments can be booked direct from our website. If booking online payment will be taken 48 hours prior to arrival from the card entered during the booking process.

If calling to make your reservation, payment will be required on arrival.

All hotel guests are required to leave a £50 pre-authorisation on a credit card on arrival to open a room account during your stay. This £50 does not leave your account but may show as a pending transaction for up to 10 working days from your arrival.

If you wish to use Seaham Hall vouchers as your payment, please do not book online, please call our team on 0191 516 1400.  Credit/debit card details will be required to guarantee your booking. Where possible please hand original vouchers to our Reception Team on arrival.

Management have 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 15/02/2023

Call now to book
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40 Winks

Seaham Hall’s 40 Winks Offer

Stay 2 nights in a Junior Suite and our five course daily Tasting menu served in The Dining room each night with breakfast in the following mornings. During your stay enjoy a Repose facial each and a Temple Spa gift in the suite for arrival to aid sleep

 

To enhance your stay choose a pillow from our pillow menu –

Pillow Menu – Duck and Down, our standard pillows. Very comfortable and relaxing. Non allergenic for asthma sufferers.

Water Pillow – A pillow that can be customised to suit your level of comfort, by adjusting the amount of water. Good for those who have trouble sleeping, neck and back pain.

Memory Foam – For sleepers that like a firm but comfortable pillow. The self-moulding, heat sensitive foam adjusts to the shape of the head and neck

Goose Feather – A soft pillow providing the upmost comfort and luxurious night’s sleep.

Firm Cluster – Constructed for extra comfort and support this pillow contains non allergenic cluster of fibre filling which mould to the shape of your head and neck.

 

And Repose facial each – 75mins

This indulgent aromatherapy facial is infused with a Mediterranean blend of 40 essential oils which will soothe, calm and hydrate your skin whilst having a relaxing action on the mind and body so you can switch off and recharge.

This divine treatment concentrates on releasing tension and stress caused by day to day living with a Temple Spa signature face, eye, scalp, hand and arm massage experience. There’s nothing like stress for aging the skin and there’s nothing like relaxation for smoothing it. Pure Bliss!

 

Starts from £1120 for two nights in a Junior Suite based on two sharing, with upgrades available for higher suite types – available Sunday to Friday. Some sides, sauces and dishes carry a chargeable supplement.

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Map

Directions

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

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

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

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)