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Check Dates Throughout 2021

Our Elizabethan Banquets continue to be a smash hit thanks to a fantastic theatrical performance that will transport you back in time 500 years.

Come live like lords and ladies of a bygone age and enjoy an evening of fun, laughter and merriment.

Enjoy a Five Course Banquet Feast, Goblet of Wine and Goblet of Mead, Entertainment by the Lords and Ladies of the Court and Disco music in our Dungeon.


Check Dates Across The Summer

Get Ready! With the world being vaccinated in 2021 it’s never been a better time to start planning getting out and about and start enjoying life again. The Lumley Castle Summer Party Nights need little introduction.

The live music, black light disco, dramatic setting and street food buffet all combine to create a fantastic party night of freedom in 2021, a night to enjoy that marks a journey back to normality.

Help us make sure when the world gets busy this summer that you’re not still at home.

It’s time for you and your partner to seriously chill in 2021 as we discover our freedoms and get away post lockdown. 

Your get-away-from-it all luxury Date Night package includes:

  • Chocolate dipped strawberries & bottle of chilled prosecco in your room on arrival.
  • Complimentary canapes in the bar before dinner.
  • Dinner allowance of £30.00 per person in our recently refurbished Knights Restaurant, with a tucked away table.
  • Luxury Bubble Bath.
  • Full English breakfast.
  • Lazy late check-out.

Iconic History

We recently had the pleasure of welcoming Joanna Lumley to the Castle as part of her new show (‘Home Sweet Home’) which aired in the spring of 2021. But this wasn’t just a random coincidence that Joanna chose to film with us – Lumley Castle is actually the place from which her family name is taken.

If you’re wishing to follow in Joanna’s footsteps book to day and plan to look Absolutely Fabulous!

No More Wedding Deposits!

From April 1st 2021 we’re making changes around how our wonderful couples fund their weddings at Lumley.

Historically to book a wedding couples would have had to pay a sizable deposit. From April 2021 we’ll be moving onto simple and affordable payment plans with monthly payments by Standing Order from the date of booking to the month before your big day.

So rather than maybe securing your booking with a potential £2000 deposit, it could from April 2021 be as little as £200.

We love weddings at Lumley Castle and your big day is what we specialise in. If we can make getting married easier for you, why wouldn’t we?

For more information please email us at marryme@lumleycastle.com

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Have You Discovered the North East?

In the year of the Staycation this is the perfect opportunity to spend time in your own country and explore the history, future and diversity of the UK.

When you’re staying at Lumley Castle we have an exciting list of activities that will keep you busy. From incredible Roman history to world class retail experiences the North East has it all.

If we can help you plan your stay just get in touch and we’ll be right there for you.  TOP 10 ATTRACTIONS

The Perfect Classic Car Destination

In a world increasingly dominated by electrical cars and technology we know so many love to share their passion for classic cars.

At Lumley Castle we literally have acres of secure space and the catering capability to host both the small and large event.

We have three overnight packages designed for just what you’re looking for and includes complimentary accommodation (subject to availability) and free room hire for you to dine together as a group.


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.

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