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Rated from 1 to 5, a higher number of stars indicates a better quality, range of services and facilities with an emphasis on 6 key areas – cleanliness, service, food, bedrooms, bathrooms and hospitality.

The merit score for this hotel is 74%. This helps you to compare quality between hotels of the same star rating.

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Customer rating 9 / 10
Based on 1715 reviews

A unique guest experience in a dramatic and imposing castle

AA Inspector

At a glance

Family rooms
Wheelchair accessible
Dogs welcome
Civil weddings

Dominating the landscape for the past 600 years, Lumley Castle cannot help but impress. The place has a real sense of theatre and as a guest you are left in no doubt that you are in a genuine castle. The magnificent state rooms, along with other public areas, are very well presented in accord with all guest expectations. Bedrooms differ in style, size and type but all make good use of the available space. The staff are warm and welcoming, and quality food is served throughout.


  • En-suite rooms: 73
  • Family rooms: 9
  • Ground-floor rooms: 27
  • Dogs allowed on premises
  • Dogs allowed in bedrooms
  • Broadband available
  • Wi-Fi available
  • Freeview TV in rooms
  • Hearing loop

Room rates

  • Single room, minimum price: £79
  • Double room, minimum price: £99

Opening times

  • Closed: 24–26 December, 1 January


  • Night porter
  • Lift available
  • Outdoor parking spaces: 150


  • Accessible bedrooms: 1
  • Walk-in showers


  • Children welcome
  • Cots provided
  • High chairs
  • Children's portions or menu
  • Laundry facilities
  • Ironing facilities


  • Christmas entertainment programme
  • New Year entertainment programme


  • Theatre-style holds (maximum): 150
  • Classroom-style holds (maximum): 60
  • Boardroom-style holds (maximum): 50


  • Holds a civil ceremony licence
  • Maximum number of guests: 144

Getting here

A1(M) junction 63, follow Chester-le-Street signs. Follow signs for Riverside then Lumley Castle.

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