Stanhope Castle lies in the heart of Weardale, in the North Pennines, North East of the UK.

Set in the bustling market town of Stanhope, surrounded by the beautiful countryside fields and hills of the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, is this historic castle with luxurious accommodation.

The grounds to the castle are extensive, including a beautiful lawn to the front of the house, and side elevation and beautiful woodland pathways lead to the river.
Glorious views over the lawn and herbaceous borders are not to be missed, along with the tranquillity of the garden setting.
Along the banks of the river are lime trees which lead down to the ford and the famous stepping stones.

Stanhope Castle, an historic castle in County Durham

As you enter the castle, old photographs and original artwork can be viewed, leading to apartments with beautiful oak doors. The interiors lead on to oval rooms bedecked with classical motifs in ceiling cornices, large paned windows and beautiful open fires. Glorious views over the lawn and herbaceous borders are not to be missed, along with the tranquillity of the garden setting.

Steeped in history

In Nov 1797 Cuthbert Rippon of London acquired the two parcels of the Castle Heugh and started to rebuild the house with the local architect Ignatius Bonomi of Durham (1787-1870). The house was referred to as Stanhope Castle. The castle then consisted of a four-cornered building, two stories high with semi-circular projections at each end and embattled walls.
The grounds to the castle are extensive, including a beautiful lawn to the front of the house, and side elevation, and beautiful woodland pathways lead to the river.
Glorious views over the lawn and herbaceous borders are not to be missed, along with the tranquillity of the garden setting.
Along the banks of the river are Lime trees which lead down to the ford and the famous stepping stones.

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