North East News

Lumley Castle's 630th birthday

Lumley Castle is a breath-taking hotel, which has played host to kings and princes and is a magnificent monument to a bygone age of chivalry and honour.

As every proper castle should, it has crenelated turrets, dungeons and even, so rumour has it, a harmless ghost – and now it ready to welcome you.

The hotel’s 73 individually designed bedrooms and suites are sumptuously decorated in keeping with the grandeur of the building yet incorporating a range of modern facilities, such as flat screen TVs, wi-fi and telephone facilities.

In addition, its Black Knight Restaurant offers a stylish and welcoming setting for leisurely lunches, afternoon tea, romantic evenings and special occasions, while a choice of exclusive dining rooms allows guests to host a range of special events, such as christenings or corporate lunches in candlelit privacy.

Those looking to celebrate on a slightly larger scale at Lumley Castle Hotel can choose from a number of stunning reception rooms, which offer the perfect setting for birthdays and prom parties as well as wedding receptions and civil ceremonies.

Not only is the hotel’s Scarbrough State Room licensed to hold ceremonies up until 6pm, but the nine acres of parkland overlooking the River Wear provide a fairytale setting for photographs.

Located just off the A1(M) Junction 63, Lumley Castle Hotel is considered one of the best conference venues in the North East with ample free parking, 11 conference rooms accommodating up to 150 delegates, free WiFi, flexible delegate packages and a range of team building activities.

Between historic Durham city and Newcastle upon Tyne, the capital of the North, Lumley Castle Hotel is is an ideal base from which to explore the North East of England.