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Standing proud for more than 600 years

Book Your Lumley Castle Experience

Explore our range of Accommodation Packages, Wedding Offers, Special Events and Gift Vouchers

Northeast Heritage Package

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 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.

Please check before booking that The Beamish Museum is open here to avoid disappointment.

Murder Mystery Dinner

An experience like no other… One of the best nights out in the North East, The Lumley Castle Murder Mystery Production.

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 of pure mystery!

Current Wedding Offers

We understand that every wedding is different. Your journey begins with a viewing and consultation with our wedding specialist team. Arrange your private viewing today by emailing

Knights Restaurant


Sophisticated private dining rooms provide the perfect backdrop for any occasion. Your taste buds will savour the glorious flavours of Lumley’s fine, AA Rosette winning food. We pride ourselves on serving food with the freshest ingredients, cooked & presented to perfection.

Grand 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. Click the link below to book now.

Events & Banquets

Elizabethan Banquet Lumley Castle Hotel

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.

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.

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.

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

All the amazing menu of the Knights restaurant with the privacy of our gorgeous private dining spaces & a team of waiters to handle your every whim. Sounds just perfect.

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Staycastion Lumley Castle Hotel

We have 68 unique, individually styled bedrooms, evoking a classical era long forgotten. Think four poster beds, feature baths and rooms with stunning views over the local parkland.

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 & honour.

Lumley Castle is undoubtedly one of the most iconic hotels in the region, effortlessly combining old and new to create a truly unique and memorable travel experience. Located between historic Durham and the vibrancy of Newcastle & Sunderland we are perfectly situated for you to explore the Northeast of England.

We invite you to experience Lumley Castle Hotel, a four star unique and inspirational venue; perfect for weddings, conferences, celebrations, private dining and leisure breaks.

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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