Langley Castle

Hexham, Northumberland

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Langley Castle is a 14th-century fortified castle, set in its own 10-acre woodland estate; its 7-foot-thick walls and individually designed bedrooms provide a peaceful refuge in which to escape from today's hustle and bustle.


It is located in the Northumbrian countryside, 30 miles from Newcastle and close to Hadrian's Wall. Ideal for short breaks, weddings and events.

Available for Christmas

Bedrooms

Castle Rooms


Within the castle itself there are 9 spectacular guest bedrooms.


Langley Castle Bedroom 1
Langley Castle Bedroom 2
Langley Castle Bedroom 3
Langley Castle Bedroom 4
Langley Castle Bathroom

The rooms are individually designed and are named after historical figures from the castle's past. Each has a large four-poster bed and many feature high ceilings, exposed stonework and have window seats set into the castle's 7-foot-thick walls! Some additionally feature a sauna, spa bath or a fire place.


All castle rooms have luxurious en-suite bathrooms.


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Castle View Rooms


The Castle View Rooms are a recent addition to Langley Castle. Located less than 100 metres away from the main castle, each of the 18 rooms commands a magnificent view of the 14th-century castle.


Castle View
Castle View Bedroom 1
Castle View Bedroom 1

Rooms range from Castle View Standard to Castle View Superior rooms and suites, some of which have a lounge separate to the bedroom, complete with sofa bed; perfect for families. Some are also able to be used as twin bedded rooms. All rooms are en-suite.


Guests enjoy full access to the castle, including the drawing room, bar, public areas and 'Josephine' restaurant.


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Events

Could you imagine having an entire castle for the 'exclusive use' of your friends, family and colleagues?


Langley Castle has 27 luxuriously appointed guest rooms, all set within a 10-acre woodland estate, plus banqueting facilities for up to 120 people, making it ideal for celebrations, conferences and events. The entire castle and grounds can be exclusively yours from midday until 11am the following morning.


To discuss your requirements with our events coordinator, please get in touch.

Weddings

Langley Castle could certainly have stepped right out of a fairytale!


Set on a 10-acre woodland estate with beautifully landscaped gardens, it boasts the amazing castle as a backdrop.


Langley Castle Weddings

Be pictured in window seats set into 7-foot walls and descend down spiral staircases, past shining suits of armour and under sparkling chandeliers.


The magnificent drawing room is the perfect venue for a smaller ceremony (up to 22 guests), be that when spring and summer sunshine cascades through the window, or the log-fire crackles in winter. The Josephine room, on the other hand, is ideal for a larger celebrations (up to 120 guests).


If the weather is fine, the outdoor gazebo offers another appealing option.


Your wedding day can be tailored around your interests, desires and whims. The dedicated wedding team have many years' experience in organising, planning and hosting weddings at the castle.


We can arrange a visit for you to see the facilities first-hand and allow you to discuss your specific requirements in greater detail.


To talk to us about Langley Castle weddings in more detail, please get in touch!

Elopement Package

We are delighted to be able to offer this very popular all-inclusive 2 or 3-night elopement package, including dinner, accommodation and your wedding ceremony.


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Dining

Langley Castle provides the perfect setting whether it's a morning coffee, afternoon tea or fine-dining in the Josephine restaurant.


Langley Castle Dining

Only the freshest ingredients and locally sourced produce, wherever possible, will make it to your plate.


The Drawing Room with its high-beamed ceiling, stained glass windows, roaring log fire and exposed 7-foot-thick walls is a great place to enjoy a pre-dinner drink.


Pavilion External
Pavilion Inside

For private dining for up to 30 guests, The Pavilion is a contemporary glass extension to the main restaurant with views of the castle and surrounding woodland.

Activities

The World Heritage Site of Hadrian's Wall is only 10 minutes away. The Northumberland region is great for walking, cycling and other outdoor activities, as are The Lake District and The Yorkshire Dales, which are just over an hour away. The historic city of Durham is close by, along with the cities of Newcastle and Sunderland. You can visit the local market town of Hexham, and the castle's proximity to the border means that within an hour's drive you can reach the colourful countryside of Scotland.

History

Built in 1350 during the reign of Edward III, Langley Castle has retained its architectural integrity throughout the years and is regarded as one of the few Medieval fortified castle hotels in England. Over the past 600 years, the castle has been owned, together with its estate, by lords and ladies, whose names were frequently associated with the turbulent history of the kingdom.


During the 17th century, the Langley estates became the property of the Earls of Derwentwater, Viscounts Langley. James, the third Earl, and Charles, his brother, took part in the Jacobite risings of 1715. They were subsequently executed at The Tower of London. A cross stands by the road from the castle to Haydon Bridge commemorating their loyalty to the King of Scotland.


The property was confiscated by the Crown and its administration passed to The Royal Naval Hospital at Greenwich in London. Signs of the Admiralty's influence can still be seen in the area.


In 1882 a local historian, Cadwallader Bates, purchased the property. The restoration of the castle to its original 14th-century structure became a life's work, not only for Cadwallader, but also for his wife, Josephine, who continued his work after Cadwallader's death in 1902. Josephine rebuilt the original chapel on the castle roof in memory of her husband and worked tirelessly until her own death in 1933. She was buried alongside her husband in the castle grounds.

Prices

Room Bed & Breakfast
Feature Room From £259
Deluxe Room From £199
Castle View Suite From £169
Castle View Superior Room From £159
Castle View Standard Room From £149
Castle View Lodge Room From £139

The rates above are based on two people sharing a twin/double room on the indicated basis. Upgrade to dinner, bed and breakfast for £45 per person, per night.


Langley Castle and its 27 luxury bedrooms may be taken on a private-use basis for a wedding, a celebration, conference or event. The price varies depending on the season and choice of meal package, so please contact us for the best available rates.

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Location

Langley Castle is only 30 miles from Newcastle, just outside the market town of Hexham. The castle is just over two hours from Manchester, Leeds and Edinburgh.