Feature Rooms

The five feature rooms at Langley Castle have been individually designed to offer the ultimate in luxury accommodation. Chandeliered high ceilings, exposed stonework and window seats set into the walls give the feeling of grandeur only to be expected from a 14th century castle.

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  • Derwentwater

    Super king-size canopied four-poster bed with a sofa-bed.

    In 1705 the Langley Estates became the property of the Earls of Derwentwater, Viscounts Langley. James, the 3rd Earl and his brother Charles were strong Jacobites and took leading parts in the "Glorious Rebellions" of 1715 and 1745, which ended the Stuart Dynasty. Both brothers were captured at Preston in 1715. Charles escaped to France and James was executed. Charles returned to England to aid the 1745 Rebellion, but was caught and beheaded as well.

    On the roadside between Haydon Bridge and Langley Castle is a stone cross with an inscription, which was erected to commemorate the execution of James and Charles.

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  • Josephine

    King-size half-tester bed with a double air bath and sofa-bed.

    The Josephine Room is named after Josephine d'Echarvines, who married the local historian, Cadwallader John Bates, in 1895.

    Upon his death in 1902, Josephine dedicated herself to carrying on Bates' work in the restoration of Langley Castle. Josephine was granted an audience with Pope Leo XIII in 1902 and given permission to build the chapel on the roof, which was to be in memory of Cadwallader Bates. She spent the next 20 years alone at Langley with just her memories, until her death in 1932. She is buried within the grounds, alongside her husband.

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  • Radcliffe

    Super king-size four-poster bed with sunken bath, sauna and sofa-bed.

    Sir Edward Radcliffe's connection with Langley Castle began in the 16th century when his grandfather leased one of the baronies from Henry VIII in 1514. Sir Edward bought the Langley Barony from the Earl of Annandale in 1631. In fact, he busied himself buying numerous properties, including the lucrative Alston lead mines, so that he could proclaim himself as top aristocrat in Northumberland.

    Due to events in the civil war, all his properties were impounded. His son quickly raised £10,000 by selling his mother's manors in Yorkshire, so redeeming all his father's properties. However, he cared little about Langley Castle and so let the property to the West in 1671 for an annual rent of £30.

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  • Greenwich

    Super king-size four-poster canopied bed with a sofa-bed.

    In the year 1749, Langley Castle was seized by the crown from the Radcliffe family and was given to the governors of the Royal Hospital for Seaman in Greenwich. The hospital had an interest in this gift purely as a source of income from the associated rented farms, lead mines at Alston and smelting mills at Langley.

    Until 1882 the castle was left in the hands of the hospital governors who, when on discovering that the mines and smelting mills were suffering badly from foreign competition, were quick to sell. They found a buyer in Cadwallader John Bates, a former Sheriff of Northumberland.

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  • Tower

    King-size four-poster bed.

    Being 'Sent to the Tower' in centuries past could result in losing one's head. At Langley Castle in the 21st century, the Tower Room provides a standard of comfort undreamt of by past treasoners.

    James Radcliffe, who succeeded to the family honours as Earl of Derwentwater, Viscount Langley, opposed the 1705 Glorious Revolution which unseated the Stuart Dynasty. His part as a leader in the Jacobean Rebellion of 1714 led to his capture at Preston and his subsequent execution at the Tower of London in 1716. His brother, Charles, was also beheaded some forty years later in 1746 for his involvement in the Rebellion. A stone cross, situated between Langley Castle and Haydon Bridge, commemorates their deaths.

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  • It has been a life long dream of mine to stay in a castle and Langley fulfilled this beyond all expectations. I will treasure these memories for the rest of my life.

    Private Castle Guest, USA