Beamish is located in northeast England, and is a village in County Durham in the district of Chester-le-Street, located to the northeast of the town of Stanley. Beamish is in short reach from Newcastle International Airport, which makes the Beamish Hotels ideal for business or pleasure. These distinctive hotels provide for the privileged guests exceptional location, fine dining retreats, sumptuous accommodation and extensive facilities and amenities, complemented by welcoming staff.
The beautiful village is home to the Beamish museum, an open-air museum that replicates a northern town of the early twentieth century and tries to show what life was like in a typical northern town. Beamish was the first open air museum in England, established in the 1970's under Frank Atkinson's direction, his aim was to preserve the customs, tradition ad dialect from the region and adopted an unselective collecting policy whereby local people could have, and were encouraged to donate to the museum anything relative to the period.
Beamish has a range of exhilarating outdoor activities that complement all the discerning guests stay. Adjacent to many of the Hotels is a 9-hole golf course, practise greens and bunkers, a 20 bay floodlit golf driving range, and a full time PGA approved golf professional is available to give tuition at all levels. Beamish is only minutes away from the hub of Newcastle nightlife. The Beamish Hotels are surrounded by acres of beautiful wooded parkland in the heart of the countryside between Newcastle upon Tyne and Durham City, making Beamish the perfect country retreat for a day's break or short stay. The architectural styles of the hotels may vary, some ultra modern and some located within a heritage site, but all without exception are wonderful. The hotels range from luxury boutique hotels, sophisticated business hotels and budget styled commuter conveniences.
The Beamish Hotels present a variety of guestrooms and suites all elegantly decorated, providing seating areas, dining areas and convenient workstation, further complemented with high-speed internet access and ergonomic desk. The master bedrooms house king size beds dressed in fine linens and a selection of scatter cushions and are flanked by en suite bathrooms featuring spacious bathtubs, walk-in showers, mirrored walls and complimentary toiletries. The guestrooms and suites offer cable TV, mini-bar, iron and ironing board, in-room safe, daily newspaper, wake-up service, hairdryer, tea and coffee making facilities and superb 24-hour room service.
The onsite restaurants provide delicious local and international specialities served in warm and inviting atmospheres. All day eateries are found within the business hotels offering convenience through take-away menus. The coffee shops offer aromatic coffee and light pasties, whilst the wine bars are the preferred choice for late night cocktails. The business centres found within the hotels, provide the perfect venue to host seminars, one-on-one meetings, gala events and weddings. The business centres provide computer rental, fax machine, printer, and a secretarial service that will ensure the smooth running of all events.
Gymnasiums and health Spas in Beamish hotels ensure the guest's well being, and exercise is found through indoor pools, jogging tracks and tennis courts. The hotels offer a host of facilities such as dry cleaning, Internet access, daily housekeeping, international newspaper and a concierge desk that will assist with booking of dinner reservations and evening entertainment. The Beamish Hotels welcome the perfect weekend break location ranging from modern and streamline to historic and quaint.