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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 honor.

The hotel features 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 in particular like the location – they rated it 9.1 for a two-person trip.

Lumley Castle Hotel has been welcoming guests since Aug 13, 2010

Property Highlights

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 speaks English
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Hotel surroundings *
Guests loved walking around the neighborhood!
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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
  • The Sage
    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 transit
  • 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

    Food: British

    Open for: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Amenities of Lumley Castle Hotel
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Garden
  • Live music/Performance Additional charge
  • Themed dinners Additional charge
  • Golf course (within 2 miles) Additional charge
Food & Drink
  • Wine/Champagne Additional charge
  • Kids' meals Additional charge
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free public parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Accessible parking
  • Secure parking
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
  • Concierge
  • Baggage storage
  • Express check-in/out
  • 24-hour front desk
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Babysitting/Child services Additional charge
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Suit 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
  • Key access
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Designated smoking area
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Room service
Languages Spoken
  • English
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Sustainability initiatives
This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel

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


3:00 PM - 9:00 PM


8:30 AM - 11:00 AM


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children over 1 are welcome.

Children 13 and above are considered adults at this property.

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Crib and extra bed policies

There's no capacity for cribs at this property.

This property doesn't offer extra beds.

Age restriction

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


Pets are not allowed.

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The fine print

Due to limited table numbers at The Black Knight restaurant, please book a table as early as possible.

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

Food and beverage services at this property may be limited or unavailable due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

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

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

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

FAQs about Lumley Castle Hotel

  • 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

  • Lumley Castle Hotel has 1 restaurant:

    • The Black Nights Restaurant

  • Check-in at Lumley Castle Hotel is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.

  • The prices at Lumley Castle Hotel may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Room options at Lumley Castle Hotel include:

    • Single
    • Double
    • Twin

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

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

    • Golf course (within 2 miles)
    • Live music/Performance
    • Themed dinners