$229 & up – 2-night castle stay in County Durham, was $519

Lumley Castle
Krystina Rees
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Step back in time with a stay at the 600-year-old Lumley Castle -- a "picture-book pretty castle" with "fairy-tale looks and baronial rooms" (The Daily Telegraph). A 2-night stay is now $229 -- saving you up to 55% -- and includes:

  • Two nights' accommodation in a Courtyard Double or Castle Double room (subject to availability on booking), with full English breakfast, for two
  • Late checkout until 12pm (worth $44)
  • 15% discount on the à la carte menu in the Black Knight restaurant (food only; available on both nights)
  • Fridays are an extra $27 and Saturdays are an extra $35

Why We Love It

  • It's a 14th-century courtyard castle set in nine acres of parkland
  • The Grade I-listed property has flagstone corridors lined with busts, and a bar with gilt paintings and floor-to-ceiling bookcases
  • The cities of Durham, Newcastle and Sunderland are all within 25 minutes' drive


Lumley Castle sits on a hilltop above a wooded valley in County Durham. Now a 4-star hotel, the 600-year-old fortress retains "a real sense of theatre", says The AA Hotel Guide 2018 -- "you are left in no doubt that you are in a proper castle".

Chester-le-Street town centre is less than 10 minutes' drive or a 30-minute walk away. It's home to the Riverside Ground cricket venue and an 11th-century church, as well as shops and restaurants.

Beamish, The Living Museum of the North, is 20 minutes' drive away, as is the Penshaw Monument -- a 70-foot-high replica of the Temple of Hephaestus in Athens -- which has panoramic views and features on Sunderland Football Club's emblem. Newcastle and Sunderland are both around 25 minutes' drive of the hotel.

Durham Castle and Cathedral -- a UNESCO World Heritage Site -- and the 13th-century estate of Crook Hall and Gardens, are 20 minutes' drive away. The North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is 30 minutes' drive.

Dining options include the Library Bar, the Black Knight Restaurant (for à la carte lunches and dinners) and The Barons Hall, which hosts Elizabethan-style banquets followed by a disco in the castle dungeons.

Courtyard Doubles are in the building adjacent to the Castle. Castle Double rooms are in the Castle building and are accessed via a spiral stone staircase. All rooms are individually designed and have décor in keeping with the property's medieval feel. Wi-Fi is free.

From the press:

  • "Dominating the Country Durham landscape for the past 600 years, Lumley Castle cannot help but impress" -- The AA Hotel Guide 2018



  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Restaurant
  • No pets allowed


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Currency exchange / ATM
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Business center

Room amenities

  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


  • Bathtub
  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries


  • Complimentary parking

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.

Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Children and additional guests: There is no extra bed available.

Pets: No pets allowed.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

up to 55% off

$114 / night


When You Can Go

1 Jul-31 Aug; +$18 1-30 Jun; +$27 Fri; +$35 Sat

Enjoyed This
(102 Member Ratings)
"Excellent setting so close to Durham and Hadrian's wall; friendly and helpful service."
May 20, 2018
Atherstone, United Kingdom

Getting There

Chester-le-Street railway station is a 10-minute drive, and Junction 63 of the A1(M) is five minutes' drive away. Parking is free.

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Customer Service available 24 hours

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Enjoyed This
(102 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Lumley Castle Hotel over the past 15 months.
4.6 Ambiance
4.6 Location
4.3 Rooms
4.7 Quality of Service
4.6 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Excellent setting so close to Durham and Hadrian's wall; friendly and helpful service.
Other Comments
Menu for evening meal somewhat limited for a hotel of this quality. The fine bust of Julius Caesar states he was an emperor; he was not and never was!
Mr MA May 20, 2018 Atherstone, United Kingdom
Other Comments
Beautiful romantic castle..lovely rooms and restaurant first class
Gail May 19, 2018 Saint Helens merseyside, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Beautiful Place and surrounding gardens
Other Comments
The food in the restaurant was disappointing . The bedroom with a sloping ceiling proved very difficult for my 6ft 2ins. Partner.
Jane May 18, 2018 Tadcaster, United Kingdom
Other Comments
Courtyard Rooms on first floor are poor and very small with restricted head height.
Claire May 17, 2018 Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Great staff, very friendly. Gorgeous hotel.
Angelina May 17, 2018 Plymouth, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The whole experience was thoroughly enjoyable
Pauline May 18, 2018 Warrington, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Lovely room,pleasant staff, great location. Will certainly return.
Other Comments
Last time I stayed I was located in the castle. This time because I needed to reschedule I was located in a Mews Suite. The Castle is quirky, historic and has an attraction, but I found the Mews much more comfortable and when I return I'll choose the Mews.
William May 17, 2018 Southwell, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The location, and castle, and breakfast
Other Comments
The bed was very uncomfortable, too lumpy and soft
KATHLEEN May 11, 2018 Norwich, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Beautiful Castle and lovely rooms, Staff very friendly/helpful... Lovely Restaurant and good food. Thank you to the ladies at breakfast for being especially helpful..!!
Maureen May 05, 2018 Doncaster, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Extremely friendly and helpful reception staff and restaurant staff. Good food and plenty of it. A wider choice of meals in main restaurant could be considered.
Other Comments
The road just outside the courtyard parking area has a very bad pothole, could be subject to a vehicle damage claim if it gets any worse!
RAYMONDE May 04, 2018 Penmaenmawr, United Kingdom

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