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Spiralling stone tower steps and creaking corridors lead to richly decorated rooms with heavy drapes and patterned wallpapers, many with canopied four-poster beds, at this atmosphere-steeped 14th-century castle (there are also more modern courtyard rooms). Within the castle's hefty walls are a fine-dining restaurant and antiquarian book–lined library bar; regular events include Elizabethan banquets. It's 7 miles northeast of Durham.
Guests can wander through the state rooms when they're not being used for private functions.
Within easy driving distance of Newcastle, Durham and Sunderland, the magnificent spectacle of Lumley Castle has dominated the County Durham landscape for over 600 years. Surrounded by beautiful parklands overlooking the River Wear and Durham County Cricket Ground, the castle is a magnificent monument to a bygone age of chivalry and honour. The hotel boasts 74 luxurious en suite rooms, with complimentary Wi-Fi internet. Dine in the splendour of the Black Knight restaurant, offering varied cuisine and a 3-course table d’hôte menu (table reservations are essential). The hotel is ideally situated to explore the North East of England and more, being just 17.5 km south of Newcastle, 13 km north of Durham and 19 km west of Sunderland.
Please note that due to limited table numbers at The Black Knight restaurant we kindly ask that you book a table as early as possible.