The BIG ones

Otterburn Hall
For conferences or meetings Otterburn Hall is ideal. Varying sized suites provide the perfect class room for any educational activity (up to 70 persons) plus plenary sessions (up to 200 persons). The Hall has recently undergone complete refurbishment and reopens for business on December 1st 2007.
We believe "teams that play together stay together", so our motivational team building days in the Northumberland country side can help to retain your best players.
BECKs Development Training offers a wide choice of tasks, activities and challenges to suit your needs.


Longhirst Hall
Nestled in rural Northumberland, Longhirst Hall is the region's most unique Hotel and Conference Centre.
This early Georgian iconic building is one the finest examples of work of renowned architect John Dobson. Originally built as a family home in 1824 Longhirst is set in 75 acres of woodland and landscaped gardens providing an inspiring location for:
A tranquil rural setting for smaller meetings and the perfect venue for adventurous team building events.


Matfen Hall
Matfen Hall is the perfect country setting for conferences and corporate events in Northumberland. The Hall retains more of it’s original character and provides a unique venue for meetings, product launches and corporate entertaining.

  • Easily accessable by road, rail or air, close to Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Day delegate and 24 hour delegate packages available
  • Team building days and outdoor pursuits with BECKs Development Training
  • A beautiful location and facilities second to none


Derwent Manor Hotel
Beautifully set in 20 acres of Northumberland countryside and overlooking the Derwent Valley, Derwent Manor Hotel offers the warmest of welcomes. With its country house ambience, elegant decor and professional team, this is the ideal venue for business and leisure guests alike.
A choice of 6 conference suites accommodating from 2 to 300 delegates are complimented by professional and friendly service. A dedicated conference team will assist all aspects of your event from planning to the actual day. A full range of audio-visual equipment is available and ISDN connections can be made available in all conference suites.
 The cosy ones 

Deneholme is an Edwardian country house set in five acres of grounds, located on the edge of Allendale Town which lies in the heart of the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Deneholme is a beautiful, peaceful and well-equipped venue for conferences, training and workshops organised by private, public and voluntary groups.
Up to 28 people can be accommodated in 11 bedrooms. Two of our bedrooms are designed to accommodate guests with special needs.

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Shepherds Dene
Shepherds Dene is a beautiful Arts and Crafts house, nestling into the side of the Marchburn valley in Tynedale.
Available for retreats, conferences, workshops, away days, pilgrimages, BECKs Development Training teambuilding events and simply for space to relax.
Situated in Tynedale, Shepherds Dene is close to the Northumberland/Durham border and convenient for the local attractions of Hadrian's Wall, the Castles and Coast of Northumberland, The Metrocentre at Gateshead, the North Pennines and the historic city of Durham and lively city of Newcastle.

Close House
The Country Club reopened in March 2005 after an extensive refurbishment and has since become one of the most sought after venues in the North East of England.
Close House Country Club offers everything you would expect from a venue such as a superb A la Carte Restaurant, excellent conference, meeting and private dining facilities, luxurious accommodation and fantastic grounds for corporate teambuilding activities, offered by BECKs Development Training.
Close House is a great retreat, in the beautiful and tranquil Tyne Valley in Northumberland, yet only 15 minutes away from the bustling centre of Newcastle upon Tyne. Its historic grandeur subtly blends in with the very best in modern, stylish quality surrounding and facilities.

Otterburn Tower
Located in the beautiful Redesdale valley rural Northumberland, northern England, the original building dates back to the 11th century. It is an excellent venue for a peaceful conference, on site teambuilding or outdoor team challenges.
The Otterburn Tower nestles in 32 acres of its own estate, fronted by terraced lawns and surrounded by woodland. The gardens stretch down to the village of Otterburn with all the facilities close by. Beautifully restored, the Tower has 17 en-suite rooms with Internet access. Conference facilities: The tower is able to accommodate 100 people in the Drawing Room and up to 250 delegates with the use of a well-appointed and elegant marquee.