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Lumley Castle Hotel

Chester-Le-Street, Durham DH3 4NX England
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#9 of 20 hotels in Durham
Within easy driving distance of Newcastle, Durham and Sunderland, the magnificent spectacle of Lumley Castle has dominated the County Durham landscape for 630 years. Surrounded by beautiful parklands overlooking the River Wear and Durham County Cricket Ground, the castle is a magnificent monument to a bygone age of chivalry and honour. The hotel boasts 74 luxurious en suite rooms, with complimentary Wi-Fi internet. Dine in the splendour of the Black Knight restaurant, offering varied cuisine and a 3-course table d’hôte menu (table reservations are essential). Lumley Castle is the first and only historic site in the UK to have it's own Escape room - Lily of Lumley - a truly immersive and thrilling Escape experience. The hotel is ideally situated to explore the North East of England and more, being just 10.9 miles south of Newcastle, 8.1 miles north of Durham and 11.8 miles west of Sunderland. This hotel is one of the best-rated locations in Chester-le-Street.
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Becky wrote a review Sep 2020
Doncaster, United Kingdom43 contributions7 helpful votes
I saw some negative reviews so was a little nervous prior to checking in. Those negatives were so wrong and finicky in our experience. We stayed in Richard II suite which was just amazing; to feel transported back to olden times is just what I wanted. Always wanted to stay in a traditional castle and this did not disappoint! The customer service was excellent. Kept to covid restrictions with masks and one way systems. The food was absolutely amazing from yeh Black Knight restaurant. We dined in one night and had room service for one breakfast and meal. The braised pork was actually the best meal I have ever tasted! Literally talked about it for ages! Everything about this place made it special for our anniversary and we loved it. Would definitely come back with our son to show him the castle rooms. There is a golf course on the grounds too if you're interested in that. We drove to Seaham beach which I'm so glad we did as had a lovely time, and found out about Seaham glass and had fun looking for these. Would highly recommend this hotel.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
r00smith wrote a review Sep 2020
Studley, United Kingdom18 contributions15 helpful votes
A very interesting building, We had been looking forward to staying here with some friends. Upon arrival, we were met by a very friendly and helpful receptionist however, after seeing our rooms, both we and our friends had to request room changes. My husband couldn’t stand up in the shower or even access the bathroom very easily due to it being built into a turret, with access via a small door hidden within panelling (very quirky but not terribly easy to use). Our friend’s room was very jaded and on the 2nd floor which had no lift but lots and lots of stairs to drag their suitcases up (with no offer of help from staff). Our replacement room was ok, the bed very comfortable and the en-suite a size my 6’2” husband could fit in, but our friends had to pay for an upgrade. We dined in the restaurant and all felt that the food and quality of service let it down, the only saving grace being the restaurant manager who was friendly and very funny. The waitresses here were lovely girls but there was a distinct lack of training missing over dinner service. Drinks in the very cosy and characterful bar afterwards gave us a waitress with attitude who we felt viewed us as a disturbance to her evening (although the bar staff earlier in the evening had been lovely). All in all our stay was an interesting experience, but a little review on staff training would go a long way in my opinion.
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Date of stay: September 2020
Helen P wrote a review Sep 2020
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Enjoyed this escape room, it was really fun and challenging. It was a great atmosphere being in a real castle.The host was very friendly and explained things well including there covid 19 procedures which were robust.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
leanne r wrote a review Sep 2020
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Had our wedding at lumley castle on Saturday 19th of September 2020 . The place it’s self is so beautiful from the decor to the surroundings, the accommodation rooms are amazing, beds are so comfortable and the whole place is very clean. Our guest loved our venue. Food was all beautiful From breakfast, canapés to main meals. Myself and my bridesmaids stayed the Friday night before the wedding. Upon arrival we were greeted by ALEX the wedding operations manager from the moment I meet him I new our day was going to run perfectly, and I wasn’t wrong. Any think I needed he was there to help not a thing was to much to ask, I really can’t praise him enough for all he did for us on our day. So again thank you Alex. He made everyone feel very welcome and our guest could not emphasise enough how brilliant he was.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
Lesley S wrote a review Sep 2020
King's Lynn, United Kingdom83 contributions45 helpful votes
This was a fabulous break. Visiting during the Covid restrictions meant that the staff were working under extreme pressure but they were unfailingly cheerful, friendly and efficient. The castle is beautiful, the rooms luxurious, comfortable and beautifully furnished with superb plumbing. The food menu was limited asa result of the restrictions but the quality was excellent. Breakfasts were freshly cooked and with a good range. The bar is a lovely restful place to sit and relax, the dining room is beautifully atmospheric. I’ve seldom felt so welcome or received such good service in a British hotel. I’ve recommended it to a lot of people already. We will definitely return.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
$81 - $212 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Lumley Castle Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Lumley Castle Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Crook Hall & Gardens (5.0 miles), WWT Washington Wetland Centre (3.8 miles), and Herrington Country Park (3.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Lumley Castle Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Lumley Castle Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Lumley Castle Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Lumley Castle Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Guiseppe's Italian Bistro, Il Cancello Italian Restaurant, and Sunarga Indian Restaurant.
Are any cleaning services offered at Lumley Castle Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Lumley Castle Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to Lumley Castle Hotel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Crook Hall & Gardens (5.0 miles), Washington Old Hall (3.7 miles), and Houghton Hillside Cemetery (3.4 miles).
Does Lumley Castle Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the park view available here.
Is Lumley Castle Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.