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Lumley Castle Hotel

  • B1284 Map It
  • Chester-le-Street
  • Fodor's Choice
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  • Lumley Castle Hotel, Beamish Open-Air Museum

    Lumley Castle Hotel


  • Great for antiques lovers
  • Festive meals
  • Good value for such a historic place


  • It's easy to get lost down the winding corridors

Published 08/18/2015

Fodor's Review

This is a real Norman castle, right down to the dungeons and maze of dark flagstone corridors—one room even has a bathroom hidden behind a bookcase. Antiques and rich fabrics lend the rooms a sumptuous feel. Those in the courtyard annex are less expensive, but also less atmospheric. Join in the merriment of the Friday and Saturday Elizabethan banquets (£35; two goblets of wine and two of mead included!) or dine in the modern and surprisingly inexpensive Black Knight. The hotel is just east of Chester-le-Street, about 8 miles north of Durham.

Hotel Information


B1284, Chester-le-Street, DH3 4NX, England

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Hotel Details:

  • 59 rooms
  • Rate includes: Some meals

Published 08/18/2015

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