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Lumley Castle Hotel, Durham

Chester le Street, Durham, DH34NX, UK
Lumley Castle Hotel, Durham Lumley Castle Hotel, Durham (0)191 389 1111 Chester le Street Durham
84 out of 100% 15 votes
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  • Free Wifi
  • Accessible Rooms
  • Private Car Park
  • Golf in Local Area

Experience a unique blend of ancient history and modern luxury at the 14th Century Lumley Castle Hotel.

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Rooms & Facilities
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  • Free Wifi
  • Accessible Rooms
  • Private Car Park
  • Golf in Local Area

Number of Bedrooms: 73

Parking Spaces: 80

Steps into Hotel: 15

Check In Time: 3pm

Check Out Time: 11am

Lumley Castle Hotel in Durham has been standing proud for more than 600 years and is a magnificent spectacle that dominates the County Durham landscape. This 4-star castle hotel is 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.

Lumley Castle Hotel offers guests the choice of Courtyard and Castle Doubles, Twins & Singles as well as four-poster feature bedrooms and executive bedrooms. Each bedroom has been decorated with furnishings which evoke a period of a bygone era and has ensuite facilities, flat screen TV and complimentary wireless internet.

Dining at Lumley Castle is a feast for all the senses. While your eyes delight in the elegant surroundings of the Black Knight Restaurant or the sophisticated style of one of the private dining rooms, your tastebuds can savour the glorious flavours of Lumley’s fine food. The exquisite array of dishes is prepared using only the finest and freshest ingredients and is cooked and presented to perfection.

The Lumley Castle Hotel in Durham offers late deals and special offers throughout the year.



tick TV
tick Tea/Coffee
tick Trouser Press
tick Iron/Board
tick Toiletries
tick Hairdryer
tick Telephone
tick Room Service
tick Cots Supplied
tick Ground Floor Rooms
tick Spa Bath in Bedroom(s)
tick Wifi
tick Interconnecting Rooms

At Lumley Castle Hotel the accommodation is worthy of being ‘No Ordinary’. Each of the 73 unique and individual bedrooms has been furnished to the highest of standards – some feature signature secret bathrooms!

Lumley the practical meets the unusual and the historical meets the present – ensuring a stay that you will never forget.

This English Castle with accommodation features the exclusive, King James Suite. This includes a magnificent 20ft high four-poster Queen Anne Bed and boasts its own reception room, en-suite bathroom and Jacuzzi with views over the surrounding parkland.

The Courtyard Bedrooms are located immediately adjacent to the Castle. Originally the stable block of the Castle, the Courtyard has been stylishly converted, each furnished to a high standard.
As in all of the Lumley Hotels bedrooms, you will find full en-suite facilities, flat screen TV, radio, direct-dial telephone, complimentary internet access, trouser press, tea and coffee making facilities, hospitality tray and hairdryer.

The Castle Mews Bedrooms are located immediately adjacent to the Courtyard. Built-in 2006, these bedrooms are stylishly furnished to a high standard.

The Feature bedrooms located in the Castle, Courtyard and Castle Mews give you the opportunity to make your stay extra special. Many of the rooms have four poster beds, feature baths and little surprises such as your bathroom behind the wardrobe door! Each room is uniquely designed.

Bar & Restaurant

tick Pool/Snooker Table

The elegant setting and superb food on offer in our award-winning Black Knight Restaurant make it a popular choice for diners from far and wide. Subtle lighting, lavish furnishings, and unobtrusive yet attentive service makes the Black Knight Restaurant truly memorable. The menu offers classical dishes with an original twist.

Diners can choose from the A la Carte menu and enjoy an extensive selection of fine wines to complement their meal.

A new À la carte menu is launched four times throughout the year, with exquisite courses selected to best match each season.

Sample Breakfast Menu
Sample Restaurant Menu 

Monday – Saturday: 7.00 am – 10.00 am (Last Order)
Sunday: 7.30 am – 10.00 am (Last Order)

Monday – Friday: 12.00 pm – 1.45 pm (Last Order)
Saturday Closed
Sunday: 12.00 pm – 2.00 pm (Last Order)

Monday – Friday: 6.30 pm – 9.45 pm (Last Order)
Saturday: 6.30 pm – 10.00 pm (Last Order)
Sunday: 6.30 pm – 9.30 pm (Last Order)

Lumley’s Library Bar offers stylish comfortable surroundings to sit back and enjoy pre-dinner drinks, an after-dinner coffee or liquor, or why not enjoy an Afternoon Cream Tea. 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.

The cellars boast the widest array of wine and Champagne selections. With something perfect to accompany any course selection, you will be spoilt for choice.

Sample Lumley Castle Wine List

Enjoy a delicious Afternoon Tea in the splendid surroundings, served daily in the Library Bar and Black Knight Restaurant. On busier occasions, this may also be served in one of the State Rooms.

Monday to Sunday 3.00 pm – 5.00 pm

Sample Afternoon Tea Menu

Whether you are ordering dinner, lunch or a bottle of something special, the wide selection of menus at Lumley Castle Hotel caters for all tastes.

Location & Directions

Directions to Lumley Castle Hotel in Durham

Directions by road:
A1(M) junction 63. Take the turn-off for Chester le Street and follow
signs for Riverside. You will then pick up signs for Lumley Castle.

By rail:
Durham 7 miles
Newcastle 11 miles

By air:
Newcastle 19 miles
Durham Tees Valley 33 miles

By ferry:
Newcastle is 14 miles.

Things to See and Do
tick Walking
tick Cycling
tick Golf in Local Area

The North East is rich with places to go, things to do and attractions to visit. Lumley Castle is the perfect base from which to explore all that this exciting region has to offer. Below are a few suggestions…


For more information on things to see in and do in the area, check out our Destination Guide

Does the hotel have accessible rooms?
Yes, There is one disabled access room which is a courtyard classic room found on the ground floor in the courtyard area of the hotel. it has a walk-in shower with handrails and the hotel team can provide a ramp for wheelchair access if required. Due to the period features of the property access may be difficult for people with mobility restrictions. There are lift facilities in the castle; however only on the 1st floor. The main entrance to the hotel is through a small door close to the disabled parking bays. Inside the reception area, the floor is uneven and the corridor access to the bars and restaurants is narrow. If you require this room please call MyHotelBreak on 01357 529 129 to ensure the availability can be confirmed prior to making the booking.
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