Luxury castle with own dungeon on sale with £6m price tag


Lumley Castle Hotel in Durham has gone on the market with Christie + Co for £6m.

The 14th century grade-I listed castle, which has been the seat of the Earl of Scarbrough for more than 700 years, is located within six acres of parkland overlooking Durham County Cricket ground.

The four-star hotel features 74 opulent bedrooms and suites, conference and banqueting facilities, as well as its very own dungeon.

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The property has been under the same ownership for the past 43 years and over this time the business has enjoyed continued success and hosted some of the most prestigious weddings in the region.

The sale is being handled by Christie + Co Directors; Simon Stevens from the London office and Mark Worley, based in Newcastle.

Stevens comments: “This is a genuine retirement sale following 43 years of continuous ownership by passionate clients who have developed the castle from a medieval banqueting venue to one of the regions foremost hotels with a profitable trading reputation to support the business.”

Christie + Co is seeking offers in excess of £6m for the long leasehold interest in Lumley Castle.