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Dominating the landscape for the past 600 years, Lumley Castle cannot help but impress. The place has a real sense of theatre and as a guest you are left in no doubt that you are in a genuine castle. The magnificent state rooms, along with other public areas, are very well presented in accord with all guest expectations. Bedrooms differ in style, size and type but all make good use of the available space. The staff are warm and welcoming, and quality food is served throughout.

Awards, Accolades & welcome Schemes

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4 Star Hotel

A unique guest experience in a dramatic and imposing castle

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- AA Inspector
Lumley Castle Hotel
Lumley Castle, CHESTER-LE-STREET, DH3 4NX

Features

Rooms
  • En-suite rooms: 73
  • Family rooms: 9
  • Bedrooms Ground: 27
  • Free TV
  • Broadband available
  • WiFi available
  • Hearing loop installed
Children
  • Children welcome
  • Laundry facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Cots provided
  • High chairs
  • Children's portions or menu
Leisure
  • Christmas entertainment programme
  • New Year entertainment programme
Facilities
  • Lift available
  • Night porter available
  • Outdoor parking spaces: 150
Accessibility
  • Accessible bedrooms: 1
  • Walk-in showers
Room Rates
  • Single room, minimum price: £79
  • Double room, minimum price: £99
Weddings
  • Maximum number of guests: 144

About The area

Discover County Durham

County Durham reaches halfway across England, from the North Pennines in the west, to the sea in the east. Much of it is very sparsely inhabited, and is naturally beautiful; a mix of rolling hills, monumental valleys, lush farmland and unforgiving moors. It’s strong on industrial heritage as well, and remnants of the now all-but-vanished mining industry are everywhere.

The City of Durham has a magnificent Cathedral which can be traced back to the establishment of a church in the 10thcentury as the final resting place of the miraculous remains of Saint Cuthbert. The Cathedral, alongside the city’s Castle (an 11th-century structure that now houses University College), were created a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1986. The area’s mining past is fully documented at the Durham Mining Museum; an amazing resource. Bishop Auckland is the other major settlement, and for centuries was run almost as an independent state by the powerful Bishops of Durham. These days it is still a bustling town with plenty of shops, historical interest and events like the annual food festival. The coastal town of Peterlee is unusual; it was set up as a new town to house Durham miners after WW2. 

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