Chester-le-Street

Lumley Castle

Krystina Rees
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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

96%
Enjoyed This
(160 Member Ratings)
"The whole experience and the staff were excellent and we would certainly go back again."
David
14. Jul 2018
Welling, UK

Map & Directions

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.

Rooms & Rates

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Overview

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 from 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

Amenities

General

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

Services

  • 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

Internet

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout

Bathroom

  • Bathtub
  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries

Parking

  • Complimentary parking

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

Policies

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.

Have a Question? Contact Travelzoo.

Customer Service available Mon-Fri, 8am-6pm

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

96%
Enjoyed This
(160 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
The whole experience and the staff were excellent and we would certainly go back again.
David 14. Jul 2018 Welling, UK
Enjoyed Most
Everything from start to finish, lovely accommodation, and atmosphere, beautiful building, and grounds. Excellent staff.
martin 13. Jul 2018 Braintree, UK
Enjoyed Most
The character.....it’s a wonderful building.
Susan 06. Jul 2018 Wirral, UK
Enjoyed Most
friendly staff, atmosphere
David 07. Jul 2018 Bury Saint Edmunds, UK
Enjoyed Most
Atmosphere
Sarah A 13. Jul 2018 Hull, UK
Enjoyed Most
The beauty of the place, the ambience of the castle, the location for sightseeing.
Other Comments
Just a couple of minor points but worth feeding back. The lighting in the corridors of the courtyard rooms was dim and made it difficult to find keyholes !! Abottle of water in rooms would also have been nice in an hotel of this quality.
william 08. Jul 2018 Pontefract, UK
Enjoyed Most
Castle building is beautiful and garden is nice.
Other Comments
Courtyard bedrooms weren't great quality, paper thin walls, could hear people snoring around us.
Eva 20. Jun 2018 Preston, UK
Enjoyed Most
Enjoyed the experience of staying in a beautiful castle
Other Comments
Well worth a stay in this beautiful castle
MS 06. Jul 2018 Llandudno, UK
Enjoyed Most
Fantastic breakfast
Michael 04. Jul 2018 Macclesfield, UK
Enjoyed Most
A clean hotel with in the main, pleasant staff.
Other Comments
Limited restaurant menu and obviously understaffed.
anne 06. Jul 2018 Brough, UK

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