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  •  Parking On Site
  •  Restaurant
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With a stay at Lumley Castle Hotel in Chester-le-Street, you’ll be within the vicinity of Adventure Valley and Washington Old Hall. This 4-star hotel is within the vicinity of Penshaw Monument and Herrington Country Park.


Stay in one of 73 guestrooms featuring flat-screen televisions. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available to keep you connected. Bathrooms have complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include phones, as well as coffee/tea makers and irons/ironing boards.

Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities

Take in the views from a garden and make use of amenities such as complimentary wireless Internet access and concierge services.

Food & Drink

Enjoy a meal at a restaurant, or stay in and take advantage of the hotel’s room service (during limited hours). Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.

Business & Travel Amenities

Featured amenities include a business center, a 24-hour front desk, and a library. Free self parking is available onsite.

How to Get There

Lumley Castle Hotel
Ropery Lane
Chester-le-Street, DH3 4NX United Kingdom


4.0 Very Good 2560 Reviews
A Fairytale Anniversary
Reviewed 4 days ago

My husband and I booked a dinner, bed and breakfast package for our 10th wedding anniversary, which included a castle room and £30 each to spend on the a la carte menu in the Black Knight restaurant (see separate review).

The castle itself is magnificent! The interior rooms are drool-worthy, instagrammable splendour! Everywhere you look there are history, myths and folklores, and for me, a family connection I have grown up with....so this hotel had a lot to live up to!

And it did not disappoint! The staff are wonderful. Every staff member who helped and served us had exquisite manners, with just the right level of attentiveness. I especially liked the young lady who prepared our nightcaps in the library bar after dinner - (I don't remember her name, but she shared a laugh with us over our mispronunciations of a couple of the cocktails on the menu). The breakfast ladies were lovely too - full of fun and very attentive. We felt like royalty!

The only quibble my husband had was the patchy wifi, but, as I told him (on our anniversary trip!!) "Who goes away to a fairytale castle to sit and stare at his phone?!")

The room had a beautiful half-tester bed on a balustraded mezzanine, a quirky bathroom accessed via a secret bookcase door, and a corner bath on the same level as the bed. The room (59) was enchanting - and so peaceful and relaxing with a gorgeous view of the former stable block and in luscious, verdant surroundings.

The hotel has a lot of events throughout the year, which I was not aware of, but we are already planning to attend an Elizabethan banquet, the escape room experience (with our teenage son), the Masquerade ball and the Christmas breakfast!!

A very enjoyable and peaceful stay, enhanced by wonderful staff and a memorable meal.

Thank you to everyone who looked after us, we'll be returning later in the year.

Fantastic stay at Lumley castle
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed with a friend in a twin castle room for one night at the end of May. While the castle was quite full due to a wedding we didn't feel that it was overcrowded and it hardly affected our stay at all. All the amenities in our room worked well, the beds were incredibly comfortable and the staff were friendly and attentive. We had breakfast in the morning which was very nice, lots of hot and cold options to choose from.

Engagement celebration
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed at Lumley for my daughters engagement treat. Beautiful luxurious rooms in both the castle and the courtyard. We also partook of the medeival banquet, which was good fun. Not so keen in the disco and music that followed

Special Birthday
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I booked Lumley Castle Hotel to celebrate my Husbands Birthday. The surroundings are sublime. The public areas of the Castle are exquisite and are truly Mystical and Magical and comfortable. However the Courtyard Rooms are tired and in need of some TLC. We were allocated one of these rooms as we were travelling with our dog albeit it didn’t spoil our stay.
Breakfast offers mouthwatering food. The Black Knight Restaurant is a superb setting with Scrumptious food. Big Thanks to Dorina in the Restaurant for making our Birthday celebration extra special.
The Staff are extremely polite and offer a high degree of Customer Care plus pay attention to detail. Special Thanks to Martine in Reception and in particular Sue Hurst, Head of Housekeeping. Thank you for a Lovely few days.

Great surroundings and staff but not the full deal.
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A real castle in the heart of County Durham. Lovely country surroundings and an amazing property and history.

Checking in was easy and staff very friendly.

Room was in a block of 4 apartments in the courtyard. A little tired but generally well equipped and appointed with all the amenities you would expect.

Night times during our stay were noisy with wedding party guests next door shouting and singing until gone 2am.

If you want to eat - you do need to book a table for dinner in the restaurant. We were out of luck and had to eat in the bar.
Whilst the dining room menu has for example, seasonal vegetables, the bar staff refused to serve them stating that "the restaurant has strict rules about serving dining room food in the bar".

A little short sighted perhaps.

On the whole a nice stay - but not a great stay.