I have just arrived back from an overnight stay at Lumley Castle and there is one word thats sums it up and that is 'Magical'.
I took my fiance for a surprise for his 40th Birthday as a treat and from the minute we got there we were amazed.
The hotel staff are really really friendly and are all dressed in medieval costume. We arrived and our room wasnt quite ready so we had chance to explore the castle. There are plenty of dark winding corridors to explore. We had a drink in the Library bar where you can be served with afternoon tea if you prefer or a spot of lunch. The prices are what you expect to pay at a castle.
We had booked to stay in the courtyard as the feature rooms were a little pricey. It was lovely, very cosy, very warm, wall mounted tele, comfy bed (very high), even with hairdryer and hot water bottle should you require one.
Parking wasnt a problem either.
We had booked for the Elizabethan Banquet and it was great. Dungeon bar opens at 7.00 and as you approach there is a bag piper that pipes you in.
I was very impressed to see so many people in the bar the banquets seem to be really popular. I didnt really know what to wear but quite a few people were really casual so if you go dont be afraid to wear jeans.
At 8.00pm the banquet begins and you are summoned to the dining area by each party which is good then there isnt a great stampede. There must have been 100 + people there and the atmosphere was great.
You are served with Broth which you have to eat with bread, Fish and potato you have to eat with your knife, Spare ribs, chicken, salad and jacket potato but they do treat you to a spoon for dessert which was apple crumble. Red wine and Mead is free flowing and then the waitresses sing a few songs for you telling stories of the castle back in 1590.
A disco finished the night off.........
We had an excellent evening and will definately go back.
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- Also Known As:
- Lumley Castle Durham
- Hotel Lumley Castle
- Castle Lumley
- Castle Hotel Lumley