Standing proud for more than 600 years

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Summer Sizzler Lumley Castle Hotel

The Summer Sizzler Package sets out a luxury 2-night stay that includes dinner on your first night plus a jug of fruity Pimms waiting to greet you in your room on arrival. Also included are full cooked English Breakfasts each day plus a lazy late checkout on the morning you depart

For those looking to explore the amazing North East we’ve built a great list of activities to keep you busy when in the Click here for more info.

However and wherever you spend your summer, add us to the top of your list, you’re top of ours!

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Rooms Castle Superior Lumley Castle Hotel

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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.

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 ❤

June 17th 2022

A BRAND NEW Murder Mystery production sets new heights for skullduggery and raucous humour that will leave you wondering whether to laugh or cry! Read all about it in our latest review.

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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.