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Within easy driving distance of Newcastle, Durham and Sunderland, the magnificent spectacle of Lumley Castle has dominated the County Durham landscape for over 630 years. Surrounded by beautiful parklands overlooking the River Wear and Durham County Cricket Ground, the castle is a Grade I listed monument to a bygone age of chivalry and honour.

The hotel boasts 73 luxurious and uniquely designed bedrooms – elegant drapes, four poster beds, feature baths, rooms with stunning views and complimentary Wi-Fi internet.

Dine in the splendor of the newly refurbished Knights Restaurant, offering seasonal Al a Carte Menu's and an extensive selection of fine wines to complement your meal (table reservations are essential).

Indulge in a sumptuous afternoon tea, relax and unwind in the also, newly refurbished Library Bar, or choose an intimate private dining experience. Lumley Castle is also the first and only historic site in the UK to have its own Escape Room – Lily of Lumley – a truly immersive and thrilling Escape experience.

The hotel is ideally located to explore the North East of England and more, being just 11 miles south of Newcastle, 8.1 miles north of Durham and 12 miles west of Sunderland.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.1 for a two-person trip.

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Lumley Castle Hotel has been welcoming Booking.com guests since 13 Aug 2010.

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Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.1)

Want a great night's sleep? This hotel was highly rated for its very comfy beds.

Breakfast info

Continental, Full English/Irish, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free, Buffet

Free parking available at the hotel

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  • The staff speak English

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About Lumley Castle Hotel

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  • Is it disabled friendly

    Yes we do have accessible rooms available, we would be happy to talk to you directly and ensure you have a accessible room allocated to you before you check in.


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    Asked about: Courtyard Classic Double • Answered on 10 January 2020
  • Can I bring my well behaved dog? Thanks

    Yes of course, we have our Courtyard Classic rooms which are dog friendly. :)


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    Asked about: Courtyard Classic Double • Answered on 15 August 2020
  • Does the hotel provide vegan food?

    Yes we do cater for Vegans at Lumley Castle Hotel.


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    Asked about: Castle Classic Double • Answered on 10 January 2020
  • Is the breakfast a full English?Is there gluten free food available?

    Breakfast includes, cooked to order Full English Breakfast and continental buffet.


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    Answered on 8 February 2021
  • Hi is this castle state four poster bed room in the actual castle building

    Yes, our castle four poster rooms are in the main castle building. Reservations Team


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    Asked about: Castle State Room • Answered on 8 April 2021
  • Wood like to book the restaurant please

    Hi, If you would like to make a restaurant booking, please message the castle directly through your reservation, and we will be in touch shortly.


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    Asked about: Castle State Room • Answered on 15 August 2020
  • Hi do you have any twin rooms

    Yes, we have twin rooms available in our Castle and Courtyard Superior rooms.


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    Answered on 17 July 2020
  • Good afternoon .... do you offer single en-suite rooms ?

    Yes we do have single rooms available in both our Castle and Courtyard rooms.


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    Answered on 17 July 2020
  • What time is the latest check out. Please can we check out by 2pm

    Our check-out time is 11.00am, we can offer a later checkout of 12.30pm, at a cost of £25.00. Kindest regards Reservations Team


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    Answered on 20 August 2021
  • Any accessibility issues or level access rooms?

    We have lift access to our first floor in the Castle and rooms and accessible rooms in our Courtyard.


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    Answered on 10 January 2020
  • Hi can you tell me what places we can visit within walking distance from castle Can you only get to new castle by car

    Hi, We are located in a small market town called Chester-le-Street which is a 20-30 minute walk from the hotel. There is also a beautiful park within walking distance, which has pathways along the riverside. Buses are available from town to hotel.


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    Answered on 22 July 2021
  • Do you have spa facilities?

    Thank you for your enquiry, I am sorry but we don't have any spa facilities at the hotel, but we can recommend a local spa if you wish. Kindest regards Sharon Reservations Team


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    Answered on 11 May 2021
  • We are enquiring for 2023..my wifes nephews daughters wedding due in that year.. date?? but asking as my wife is disabled and we'd love to attend..£??

    I would advise that you check with the bridal party which rooms they have booked for their wedding so we can check access for your wife. We do have a disabled access room in the courtyard. Reservations Team


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    Answered on 8 April 2021
  • What are the sleeping arrangements in the family rooms for 2 children?

    Some of our family rooms have a sofa bed that would accommodate 2 children, and others have space for 2 z-beds. Kindest regards Reservations Team


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    Asked about: Deluxe Family Room • Answered on 8 April 2021
  • Hi, can young children stay in the feature rooms? (We have a travel cot as our daughter will be under 2) thanks.

    Hello, it depends on the feature room so please contact the hotel directly if you have specific requests. :)


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    Answered on 27 May 2021
  • Do you offer transportation from the train station?

    Hello, we are unable to provide transport to/from the train station. However, there are always taxis waiting just outside or you can book one online :)


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    Answered on 10 June 2021
  • Which rooms have four poster beds?

    We have a selection of rooms on the castle & courtyard that have 4 poster beds, these can be requested at the time of booking. Kindest regards Reservations Team


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    Asked about: Family Room • Answered on 8 April 2021
  • Hi do you have any deals including evening meal plus breakfast in April please

    Thank you for your message. Yes, we do we currently have a Date Night Package available throughout April, as well as Elizabethan Banquet package and Murder Mystery Package subject to availability. Please do call our reservations team with your preferred dates and we can check package availability for you. We look forward to hearing from you soon.


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    Answered on 11 March 2020
  • We are getting married this coming Saturday 22nd August , due to the current situation we are reluctant to travel to far at the moment . As a one night Honeymoon stay , what is the best deal you can do for us , including Breakfast and evening meal

    Hello, thank you for contacting us and congratulations! How many nights are you looking to stay with us?


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    Answered on 21 August 2020
  • Is breakfast included in the price an evening meal

    Yes we do have different rates which includes breakfast and a £30.00pp allowance towards dinner.


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    Answered on 10 January 2020
Hotel surroundings *
Guests loved walking around the neighbourhood!
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What's nearby
  • Lumley Castle
    0 miles
  • Washington Services A1
    2.5 miles
  • Birtley Golf Club
    2.5 miles
  • WWT Washington
    4.2 miles
  • Lanchester Road Hospital
    4.4 miles
  • Beamish Museum
    4.6 miles
  • Beamish Open Air Museum
    4.6 miles
  • University Hospital of North Durham
    4.7 miles
  • The Angel of the North
    5.4 miles
Restaurants & cafes
  • Restaurant Fat Buddha Durham
    7.4 miles
  • Restaurant Nandos
    7.5 miles
Top attractions
  • Palace Green
    5.5 miles
  • Stadium of Light
    7.8 miles
  • Utilita Arena
    8.1 miles
  • Sage Gateshead
    8.1 miles
  • Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art
    8.2 miles
  • Newcastle Train Station
    8.3 miles
  • MetroCentre
    8.5 miles
  • Theatre Royal
    8.6 miles
  • Northumbria University
    8.8 miles
  • St James' Park
    8.9 miles
Natural beauty
  • Mountain Beamish Open Air Museum
    6 miles
  • Mountain Durham City
    7 miles
  • Mountain Durham Cathedral
    7.4 miles
Public transport
  • Train Durham Train Station
    5.2 miles
Closest airports
  • Newcastle International Airport
    14.1 miles
  • Durham Tees Valley Airport
    24.3 miles
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1 restaurant on site

    The Black Nights Restaurant

    Cuisine: British

    Open for: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Facilities of Lumley Castle Hotel Great facilities! Review score, 8.3
Outdoors
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Garden
Activities
  • Live music/performance Additional charge
  • Themed dinner nights Additional charge
  • Golf course (within 3 km) Additional charge
Food & Drink
  • Chocolate or cookies Additional charge
  • Bottle of water Additional charge
  • Wine/champagne Additional charge
  • Kid meals Additional charge
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
Internet
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Parking
Free public parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Accessible parking
  • Secured parking
Reception services
  • Invoice provided
  • Concierge service
  • Luggage storage
  • Express check-in/check-out
  • 24-hour front desk
Entertainment and family services
  • Babysitting/child services Additional charge
Cleaning services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Trouser press Additional charge
  • Ironing service Additional charge
  • Laundry Additional charge
Business facilities
  • Fax/photocopying Additional charge
  • Meeting/banquet facilities Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • 24-hour security
  • Safety deposit box
General
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Designated smoking area
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Heating
  • Lift
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Room service
Languages spoken
  • English
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Sustainable initiatives

This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and environmentally friendly travel

House rules Lumley Castle Hotel takes special requests - add in the next step!

Check-in

15:00 - 21:00

Check-out

08:30 - 11:00

Cancellation/
prepayment

Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children older than 1 years are welcome.

Children aged 13 years and above are considered adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

Cot and extra bed policies

There is no capacity for cots at this property.

There is no capacity for extra beds at this property.

Age restriction

No age restriction for check-in. (Only children 1 and older are allowed)

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

Maestro Mastercard Visa Diners Club American Express Lumley Castle Hotel accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

Please note that due to limited table numbers at The Black Knight restaurant we kindly ask that you book a table as early as possible.

In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Food & beverage services at this property may be limited or unavailable due to Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to help protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), wearing a face mask is mandatory in all indoor common areas.

Please inform Lumley Castle Hotel in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.

FAQs about Lumley Castle Hotel

  • Check-in at Lumley Castle Hotel is from 15:00, and check-out is until 11:00.

  • The following parking options are available to guests staying at Lumley Castle Hotel (subject to availability):

    • Parking on site
    • Parking
    • Secured parking
    • Accessible parking
    • Free parking

  • Guests staying at Lumley Castle Hotel can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 8.6).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Full English/Irish
    • Vegetarian
    • Vegan
    • Gluten-free
    • Buffet
    • À la carte

  • Room options at Lumley Castle Hotel include:

    • Single
    • Double
    • Family
    • Twin

  • The prices at Lumley Castle Hotel may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

  • Lumley Castle Hotel is 0.8 miles from the centre of Chester-le-Street.

  • Lumley Castle Hotel has 1 restaurant:

    • The Black Nights Restaurant

  • Lumley Castle Hotel offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Golf course (within 3 km)
    • Live music/performance
    • Themed dinner nights