About the Hotel
Why We Love This Hotel
- It's a 14th-century 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 -- "you are left in no doubt that you are in a genuine 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 around 15 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 from the hotel.
Durham Castle and Cathedral -- a UNESCO World Heritage Site -- and the 13th-century estate of Crook Hall and Gardens, are less than 20 minutes' drive away. The North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is 30 minutes' drive away.
Dining options at the hotel include the Library Bar and The Barons Hall, which hosts Elizabethan-style banquets followed by a disco in the castle dungeons. The Knight's Restaurant (for à la carte lunches and dinners) is currently undergoing refurbishment which is due to be completed in February, 2020, Guests wishing to dine at the Knight's Restaurant are currently being relocated to the Garter Suite.
Courtyard Doubles are in a converted stable block adjacent to the Castle. Castle Double rooms are in the Castle building and are accessed via a stone spiral staircase. All rooms are individually designed and have décor in keeping with the property's medieval feel. Wi-Fi is free.
- Newspaper / magazines
- No pets allowed
- 24-hour front desk
- Currency exchange / ATM
- Laundry / dry cleaning
- Room service (limited hours)
- Business center
- Central heating
- Coffee / tea-making facilities
- Iron and ironing board
- Flatscreen TV
- Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout
- Luxury toiletries
- Complimentary parking
Standard Time is 3pm.
Minimum age required to check in: 18.
Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.
Children and additional guests:
Extra beds are not available.
Cot not 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.
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