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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 2485 Reviews
Lumley Castle
Reviewed 3 days ago

We had a lovely stay at Lumley. Everything was perfect ...we loved the castle, the dinner was delicious and the restaurant had such a lovely lay-out wth cosy and semi-sectioned off areas. The library bar was relaxing and cosy fires...the breakfast was yummy too. Would have no hesitation about recommending this hotel.

A great stay which I strongly consider to repeat with my family
Reviewed 5 days ago

The hotel is an amazing, old Northern English castle and felt like the manifestation of all the clichés that come with this description. It is huge and can easily make you go in circles without noticing. It has dungeons in the cellar (sometimes used as a bar and disco). It has a cozy bar with two gas lit chimneys, a really nice dining room used for breakfast and many special rooms for all kinds of occasions, like a large Harry Potter style hall for seminars and similar events. My room was well heated, had a very comfy bed and made my stay in the cold month of January a pleasure. I'd recommend coming here for a romantic weekend or with children with a creative imagination and interest in a Harry Potter style environment. In the next town called Durham there is even a cathedral that has actually been used to shoot various scenes for the Harry Potter movies.

The only minor downsides were the shower head in the bathtub, which was a bit too low for a person of my height and you had to let the hot water run for several minutes until it got actually warm. Also the so called "electric toilet" only allowed for a weak flush, which severly limited the amount of toilet paper you could flush away at once. But it is an old castle from the 14th century and thus comes of course with natural limitations since it was never designed to function as a modern 21st century hotel. So you should be able to overlook such minor issues, if you want to have the real castle experience.

Weekend Break
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The best bit about this hotel is it's staff helpful and smiley The restaurant for dinner was excellent but was a little disappointing for breakfast, plenty of choice and served well but a bit tasteless. not cheap but would use it again. We used it to go to Beamish which is a 10min easy drive.

Great surroundings
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic castle with many quirky features and great history. The staff are very friendly and attentive. Food is excellent and well worth the money. The surrounding countryside is well worth a relaxing walk

Fantastic stay
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here for burns night. What a great stay and evening. The room would have been hard to find had we not got a lovely young man to show us where to go and carry some of our bags. The room was amazing. Very warm and clean. We had a great evening at the burns night supper. The food was great. The entertainment was good. My only criticism was that the dance floor for the celeih was a bit small for the type of dancing and there wasn't enough chairs for everyone to sit down. The breakfast the next day was delicious. All the staff were very pleasant and courteous. We'll definitely be back.