For me, I don’t think there could be anything more exciting in terms of accommodation, than staying inside a 14th century castle. Especially one that still emanates an original medieval feel in its hallways and rooms. Lumley Castle is an unbelievable experience, even if you aren’t a history geek like me. There are several styles of rooms to choose from throughout the courtyard and castle itself. We stayed in a feature room, which was like taking a step back in time. The decor was phenomenal, as were the amenities in the room. There’s a very unique restaurant in the castle called the Black Knight Restaurant, which is very popular and stays with the medieval theme. We had breakfast in the restaurant, where you can choose between a continental or hot breakfast. There’s lots to choose from so you won’t be disappointed! The castle is located about 25 minutes drive from Sunderland and Newcastle, so is in an ideal location to explore the area. Would you rather stay in a standard hotel, or an actual castle with centuries of history behind it? Is that even a serious question? Check out my photos from my stay below, even though I know you’re already checking out their website!
Safe to say as I was driving up the long driveway and this came into sight, I was extremely excited!
The courtyard rooms look like individual cozy cottages, and were originally used as the stables.
The inside of the castle is stunning, with its medieval style hallways and decor still very prominent.
The Black Knight Restaurant is a must try in the castle. We had breakfast here, but they also serve dinner which you should book in advance as it fills up very quickly.
Our feature room was located on the top floor, which meant a lot of stairs but the whole experience is so unique, just embrace it!
There was a charming courtyard to sit out in as well if you fancied grabbing a drink from the library bar.
Is this a bed made for the nobility? Pretty much. The four poster bed even had a rope hanging from the middle of it that switched on the lights.
Bathrooms are usually not too different from one another. But this one was hidden behind a wardrobe! Yes like Narnia! The toilet was in a separate room next to it. Very, very fun!
What’s behind the curtain? The bath and shower of course, because you’re in a castle, so why not have it at the top of some steps?
Bubble bath anyone? There are bathrobes on hand, so take some time to relax and enjoy.
Imagine opening your door and seeing this! I was so excited! There was also a seating area in the windowsill, so you could look out over the countryside. A television, writing desk, and a kettle were also provided in the room.