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!