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Lumley Castle Hotel

26th November Update: We will be temporarily closed until December 17th due to Tier 3 Restrictions

We’d like to thank all of our wonderful guests who have supported Lumley since we reopened on the 4th of July. The feedback around our Covid safety delivery was both humbling and inspiring. We temporarily close satisfied that that we kept everyone safe, and will continue to do so when we reopen. Gordon Cartwright General Manager

We’re super positive at Lumley and we optimistically keep planning ahead until we’re told we have to shut. This ethos has delivered our loyal customers to a safe haven and sanctuary during challenging times. On this basis we’re looking forward to an exciting Christmas for which afternoon teas and festive lunches are bookable online as well as rooms. 

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26th November Update: We will be temporarily closed until December 17th due to Tier 3 Restrictions

We'd like to thank all of our wonderful guests who have supported Lumley since we reopened on the 4th of July. The feedback around our Covid safety delivery was both humbling and inspiring. We temporarily close satisfied that that we kept everyone safe, and will continue to do so when we reopen. Gordon Cartwright General Manager

We're super positive at Lumley and we optimistically keep planning ahead until we're told we have to shut. This ethos has delivered our loyal customers to a safe haven and sanctuary during challenging times. On this basis we're looking forward to an exciting Christmas for which afternoon teas and festive lunches are bookable online as well as rooms. 

Christmas Afternoon Teas have been a big hit at Lumley for as long as we can remember.

Due to the coronavirus restrictions we’ll be offering our freshly baked Festive Afternoon Teas by either through our Drive Thru or via delivery at no extra charge. We’re committed to your Christmas being sprinkled with a bit of Lumley tradition and what better way to do this than ordering a sumptuous Afternoon Tea. 

A Christmas Hunt is the perfect way to spread a little holiday cheer for your family this year!

Pictures will be hidden in the castles outside grounds, solve the riddles to reveal the stops on the festive hunt where you will find a Christmas themed picture and word. Collect all the words to create a sentence, quote the sentence to our jolly reception team to redeem your winning prize.

Meeting Santa is one of the most magical events of the festive season and we are here to make it happen safely!

This year, due to Covid restrictions we’ll be taking our Christmas Santa’s Grotto on the road between the 17th of December and the 23rd of December with final bookings being taken up until the 20th of December. Christmas can’t be cancelled for the kiddies and what better way to enjoy Christmas than to welcome the #lumleyexpress to your own door.

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Dining out this Christmas Day is going to be unlikely at best or expensive and potentially risky at worst. Which is why for the first time this year we’ll be cooking Christmas lunch for anyone seeking quality, value and safety in one complete package.

Ordering is simple. Just click on the button below then on the page that appears indicate how many adults and children we should cater for, along with the most convenient time for you to pick up on Christmas Eve, then simply make payment.

Join The Castle Priority Club Free

Joining the Priority Castle Club is free and provides members with fantastic offers not available anywhere else.
As members you can access monthly special offers on:

Registration is free and limited to 2500 customers.

Standing proud for more than 600 years

The magnificent spectacle of Lumley Castle dominates the County Durham landscape. Surrounded by beautiful parklands overlooking the River Wear and Durham County Cricket Ground, Lumley Castle is a magnificent monument to a bygone age of chivalry and honour. Located between the historic city of Durham and the vibrant city of Newcastle, perfectly situated to explore the North East of England.  Lumley Castle is undoubtedly one of the finest Durham hotels and UK business and leisure destinations, effortlessly combining old and new to create a truly unique and memorable travel experience. We invite you to experience Lumley Castle Hotel, a four star unique and inspirational venue; perfect for weddings, conferences, celebrations, luxury dining and leisure breaks.

Our Experiences

Your Rooms

We have 73 unique, individual bedrooms, decorated with furnishings which evoke a period of a bygone era. Think four poster beds, feature baths and rooms with stunning views over the parkland. Whether you’re looking for one of England’s top historical landmarks, a romantic couple’s retreat, or a great weekend break for the family, we have something for everyone.

Your Dining

Providing sophisticated private dining rooms provide the perfect backdrop for your taste buds to savour the glorious flavours of Lumley’s fine food. We pride ourselves on serving good food and our exquisite array of dishes is prepared using only the finest, freshest ingredients and they are cooked and presented to perfection.

Your Castle Wedding

We all have a story of how we met. But what of the next amazing chapter? At Lumley, we believe your story is about to get a whole lot more exciting.

Your Library Bar

The traditionally styled Library Bar offers stylish cosy surroundings to sit back and enjoy pre-dinner cocktails, after dinner coffees or liquors, or our sumptuous Afternoon Teas? With a log fire in the winter to add to the atmosphere, once you settle down here, you’ll find it difficult to move on.

Your Afternoon Tea

Enjoy one of our delicious Afternoon Teas in our splendid surroundings. Served daily in our Library Bar and Knights Restaurant. On busier occasions, this may also be served in one of our grand staterooms and during the summer months, this can be served in our castle’s inner courtyard.

Your Events & Banquets

There’s always something going on at Lumley, whether it’s an elegant afternoon tea, our famous banquets, a devious murder mystery evening or a perplexing afternoon in the new Escape Room. Make sure you check the events page often. You can book the event (and your room too) right here on the website.

Your Conferences & Meeting Venues

Lumley Castle boasts an incredible history of hosting meetings that stretches back over 600 years. Whether it was local skirmishes, the occasional war or just simple estate management, Lumley was and continues to be a venue for inspiring planning and strategy.

Your Private Dining

Imagine all the amazing dining of the Knights restaurant with the privacy of our gorgeous private dining spaces and your own team of waiters to handle your every whim. Sounds just perfect.

Gift Vouchers For Your Loved One's

A Lumley Castle Gift Voucher makes an ideal present or treat for any special occasion or celebration year round. Our Gift Vouchers are available as £25, £50, £100 & £200. You can use them for our Afternoon Teas (Grand, Sparkling and Champagne), our Elizabethan Banquet for Two, our Murder Mystery for Two and other items.

Christmas At Lumley - Make it Special

At Lumley Castle Hotel we boast a fantastic tradition of celebrating Christmas & New Year thanks to an exciting variety of events throughout December and this year is no different. View our online or PDF brochures to see what is happening in 2020. 

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