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  •  Free WiFi
  •  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 2445 Reviews
Wedding stay
Reviewed 2 days ago

Stayed here for a wedding night.Lovely atmosphere,lovely room,huge bed and beamed ceiling,well decorated and clean.Beautiful surroundings and the decor in the castle is true to a building of that age.
Only one little niggle,no beans for breakfast! We weren't offered any when we ordered our breakfast,but apart from that ,a lovely experience

Not a bit of plastic in sight
Reviewed 3 days ago

What a joy to experience this genuine castle built in 1389. I slept in the courtyard room which had been the old stables. Beamed ceilings and heavy curtains. The route to the resturant and the bars is through dark corridors and out into the courtyard at times , but you can experience the medieval times that this castle evokes. Its 4* and not a premier inn but at premier inn prices. Fantastic staff and great food . Will i go back - you bet i will

Quite Extraordinary
Reviewed 6 days ago

The Castle looks impressive on arrival. Seen from a distance it is imposing, softened getting nearer by the pretty Golf Course below its battlements. I thought it was a mock Victorian pile, but no, parts remain from 1388, although many furnishings are Victorian heavy and dark. We were housed in the Courtyard, with downstairs bedrooms. They were opposite Reception with parking places, so very convenient. My first impression was of all the fabrics used. I wasn’t sure about sleeping under an upholstered ceiling, shades of a padded cell? Having said that, the bathroom was clean and bright - no door, just more heavy curtaining for privacy. Inside the Castle is dark and quite cold as expected. It would be nice to sit in the central courtyard with its garden and chairs and tables in Summer, but we were hurrying through as you have to go outside to reach the reception rooms. NB pack macs or brollies! Once ensconced in the Bar (the first Lounge vetoed as being too cold and its fire a fake) we had delicious hot soup and warm bread. At night, having pre dinner drinks, it was a bit disconcerting though when people had burgers next to us, which rather spoilt our fizz! Apparently the menu is only changed every quarter with no specials, so having stayed there for a few days, the others had already sampled all their favourites and were a bit grumpy, but I enjoyed my meal very much. Again we were surrounded by fabrics. Breakfast was superb. Best ever. I can see that it is an amazing Wedding venue, fun for children, and my immediate thought on arrival was ‘Americans would love this’. Will I rush back? Possibly not.

Afternoon Tes
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a fabulous afternoon tea. Lovely food in a lovely place. There is ample parking. The access for those with mobility issues is fine. The place is well heated with fires in each room. Seating is spacious and feels secluded; not sitting on top of each other. The afternoon tea is fab; lovely sandwiches, the fruit scone was to die for and each little cake was scrumptious. Coffee and tea enjoyable. The staff were really friendly and most helpful. Well worth a visit for afternoon tea.

Great stay in a castle room
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our castle room was fantastic newly refurbished,staff were brilliant especially JILL who made our stay special,had lunch & dinner in the restaurant food & service was first class.enjoyed our 2 night stay for our anniversary,thanks for the card,hope to return