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Lumley Castle Hotel

The Local Covid Restrictions Update (12th October)

Dining times have changed slightly with last orders for dinner at 8.30pm so our restaurant can close at 10pm. All guests will be asked to confirm that they come from the same household or support bubble.

Bar opening times remain unchanged during the day. All guests however will be asked to vacate the bar at 10pm and asked if they are part of the same household/support bubble. Room Service remains available to all guests without a tray charge after 10pm.

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We're now fully open for Bedroom Bookings, Lunch, Drinks, Afternoon Tea and Dinner

Standing proud for more than 600 years

The magnificent spectacle of Lumley Castle dominates the County Durham landscape. 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.

Where else would you want to spend Halloween than in a Castle steeped in spooky history?

On Friday the 30th and Saturday the 31st of October we have spooky menus for dinner whilst for Saturday lunch we welcome children with their parents who wish to soak up the historic atmosphere.

Make a night of it and explore our accommodation options.


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Whether it’s an intimate wedding, board room meeting or bigger plans for 2021, we have a wide variety of event space to facilitate your every need.

During the pandemic we’re keeping busy with weddings up to 15 guests whilst corporate guests are making great use of our board room meeting space.

Get in touch today to see how we can help you event take place.

Our Romantic Date Night package is aimed that those who think Valentines night can be every night and any night. And why not?

This package includes a bottle of Prosecco chilled in your room on arrival, dinner (£30 allowance per person), Chocolates, Breakfast and a complimentary late checkout.

This package is hugely popular because romance shouldn’t be celebrated just once a year. 

Whether it’s your Birthday or Anniversary, we have just the memorable getaway for you. 

Start your evening with Champagne & Canapes in the Library Bar before tucking into a beautiful dinner (£30 allowance) and a personalised  birthday/anniversary cake. Enjoy a lie-in with a late checkout before departing with afternoon tea for the journey ahead.

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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