Standing proud for more than 600 years


From October 1st 2022 to April 30th 2023 we’ve launched two amazing new wedding packages that deliver huge savings for those seeking value without compromising on quality. The new Radiance and Elegance wedding packages come fully loaded with everything you need to deliver a day you’ll never forget for you and your loved ones.

In addition to value and quality that can’t be beaten, we’re also throwing in one free accessory to enhance your day. From a complimentary Doughnut Wall to a Champagne Reception, just pick the one that takes your fancy, if you book before 31st December 2022

Festive Afternoon Teas have been a big hit at Lumley for as long as we can remember. Whether you enjoy home baked cakes, mince pies and scones in the Knights Restaurant or in our State Rooms, all our guests comment on the wonderfully timeless sense of tradition, incredible seasonal atmosphere, and exquisite quality of food.

Whether you’re looking for an intimate table for two or for larger parties, we will provide an experience to remember.

What’s better than having your Christmas Day Lunch served to you and your loved one’s at a Castle, for a truly unforgettable day.

Due to incredible demand we’ve opened up another 50 Christmas Day lunch tickets which we think we’ll sell out really quickly. 

We look forward to seeing you soon. 🎅


Are you looking for a luxury getaway in December, a mini break where you can kick back and relax and enjoy the Castle fully decorated for Christmas? It’s time to book your stay in our 14th Century Castle.

Our stay-for-two-nights and pay for one (including a full cooked English Breakfast on both mornings) is an advanced nonrefundable payment.

Have You Explored The Incredible North East?

Your opportunity to visit the North East including the incredibly historic County Durham as well as the sweeping beauty and coastline of Northumberland.

Your 2-night stay includes cream tea on first on the afternoon of your arrival, dinner on the second night in the Knights Restaurant, and two tickets to the amazing Beamish Museum.

If you’re discovering the North East for the first time, follow this link for a list of activities that will keep you busy.

This exclusive offer is available on all room types.

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We have 68 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.

Which complimentary Voucher will you choose?

By joining the Lumley Priority Club for free you can select from a range of vouchers to enhance your stay with us. Whether it’s a complimentary Afternoon Tea on arrival, complimentary glass of Champagne before dinner, or even a free upgrade, there’s 10 vouchers to choose from and you get them into your inbox each month.

One of the best nights out in the North East, The Lumley Castle Murder Mystery Production is like no other. Expect mystery most foul but also nine actors dragged screaming and kicking from the Carry-On and Blackadder school of drama. Add in a sumptuous dinner and optional fancy dress and your unforgettable night is murderously complete.

Book your tickets today, they’re in limited supply with summer and Christmas bookings almost sold out. So don’t delay and enjoy a night out like no other.

Read all about it in our latest review.

2023 Event Registration

Lumley Castle are thrilled to host D&D in a Castle and to welcome so many players from around the world.

Registration for 2023 is OPEN!

D&D in a Castle is a four-day luxury adventure filled vacation that offers a truly unique experience for new and experienced players of Dungeons and Dragons

Registration is now available in our from the D&D in a Castle online store.

Click the button below to purchase tickets to your choice of available celebrity Dungeon Masters.

A registration and an accommodation purchase completes your order. Act fast to get your top pick for DM. All prices are in USD.

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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.

Afternoon Tea

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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.

Events & Banquets

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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.

Castle Wedding

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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.

Library Bar

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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.

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.

Private Dining

Private Dining Room Lumley Castle

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

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.

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.