Standing proud for more than 600 years, the magnificent spectacle of Lumley Castle dominates the County Durham landscape. 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.

Located between the historic city of Durham and the vibrant beats of Newcastle, perfectly situated to explore the North East of England. Lumley Castle is untdoubtedly one of the finest Durham hotels and UK business and leisure destinations, effortlessly combining old and new, to create a truly unique and memorable travel experience.

We invite you to experience Lumley Castle Hotel, a four star unique and inspirational venue; perfect for weddings, conferences, celebrations, luxury dining and leisure breaks.

Look inside Lumley Castle


73 unique and individual bedrooms, all decorated with furnishings which evoke a period of a bygone era – elegant drapes, four poster beds, feature baths and stunning views.

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Whether you are planning an intimate gathering or larger celebration, we are sure that the magnificent state rooms and sumptuously decorated dining rooms will not fail to impress.

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Lumley Castle is certainly ‘no ordinary’ conference venue. Considered one of the best conference venues in the North East, it will inspire and impress your delegates right from the start.

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"Lumley has a real castle feel; I loved the stone walls and knights in shining armour. The bedrooms are all unique; I stayed in a courtyard room, which was lovely and very much in keeping with the rest of the property."

Louise Firth, Castle Sales Advisor