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Set within two acres of lush grounds, Helme Park Hall Hotel allures sightseers to the market town of Bishop Auckland, home to medieval castles and churches. From this point, travellers may admire nature’s diversity at the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, sitting a 20-minute drive from the hotel, or discover the local history and heritage at the Auckland Castle, nestled eight miles away. Guests are welcomed to spacious rooms decked out in beige colour tones and kitted out with TVs, Internet access and hot drink-making facilities. The restaurant serves up traditional plates prepared using locally sourced ingredients, in a classic setting with warm lights, a cluster of paintings, and plush wooden furniture. Tourists may sip a tipple or two while enjoying a friendly chat at the panelled bar, or relax on a leather sofa in the lounge after a day full of exploration.