We will be reopening on May 17th 2021

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We will be reopening on May 17th 2021

We'd like to thank all of our wonderful guests who have supported Lumley during the Covid-19 pandemic The feedback around our Covid safety delivery was both humbling and inspiring. We look forward to welcoming you back from May 17th 2021. Gordon Cartwright General Manager

We all love a family get together and to see Dad at the head of the table carving the roast joint. 

Our We Cook You Carve family dining allows families to enjoy private dining away from the madding crowd and distractions – Just you and your loved ones in one of our luxury private dining rooms.

Our new three-course private roasts commence with a drink on arrival, an antipasto sharing board with fresh bread, followed by a Roast of your choice, with all the trimmings served on a carving board ready for you to carve at your table – Chef’s hat and apron provided. Followed by a selection of mini desserts, whilst we sort out the washing up!

Sunday March 14th 2021

There’s absolutely no doubt that we all owe our Mum’s a special day once a year. Whatever your age Mother’s Day is a time to spoils Mums everywhere with treats and surprises.

This year we’re celebrating Mother’s Day by offering a Grand Afternoon Tea which you can come and collect from the Castle. Whilst we maybe shut Mums everywhere are working harder than ever during the lockdown. What better time to say Thank You.

Simply place your order and then collect between 12 Noon and 2pm.

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.

With so many wedding plans postponed in 2020 we think 2021 is going to be a bumper year for couples tying the knot. 

Our expansive wedding brochure underpins our reputation as being one of the finest wedding venues in the North of England, a reputation also supported by the grandeur and majesty of our amazing 600 year old castle.

Our new wedding brochure majors on the bespoke and ensuring that your special day is totally unique, a moment in time you’ll never forget.

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. 

Easter Sunday Grand Afternoon Tea

Sunday April 4th 2021

Although we’re currently closed due to lockdown, some traditions really do endure. This year we’re opening our Drive Thru to allow families to enjoy a luxurious Afternoon Tea and to forget about the lockdown. Just imagine, freshly baked pastries, cakes and scones along with lushish clotted cream and lashings of strawberry jam! Not forgetting precision cut freshly made sandwiches! 


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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