Welcome to The High Force Hotel
The High Force Hotel is an historic coaching inn located in beautiful Upper Teesdale and the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and adjacent to High Force, England's largest waterfall. It enjoys a spectacular setting amidst magnificent scenery and a treasure chest of amazing attraction.
Built at the beginning of the 19th century by the dukes of Cleveland as a hunting lodge. The two end elevations were built some 100 years later to accommodate the royal hunting party.
The then Prince of Wales visited high force in August 1866 and his photograph can be seen in the tearooms.
It was built in its present position so the water fall could be seen from all the front windows. The present road that runs past the front of the hotel was not in position at the time of building, it ran to the rear of the hotel and the trees that now form the woodland walk down to the waterfall were not there so the view from the hotel would have been unimpaired.
Located in the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
Great Walking Country
If you are a keen walker or rambler then you will find that Upper Teesdale has numerous walks from very short to more extensive and the High Force Hotel is a natural base. The Pennine Way long distance footpath passes nearby.
The High Pennines
Teesdale and the Durham Dales is in the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, a famous AONB. But it is also famous as the High Pennines as this is the highest part of England’s Pennine backbone rising to 2970 feet amsl.