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Lumley Castle opens up state rooms for events  

An historic castle which has welcomed kings and princes is now lowering its drawbridge to conference delegates keen to mix business with pleasure.
Standing proud for more than 600 years, Lumley Castle, at Chester-le-Street, County Durham, is one of the North East’s most well-known landmarks and is now a magnificent 73-bedroom hotel which effectively combines medieval grandeur with modern luxuries and amenities.  

Now, it has opened some of its impressive state rooms to corporate guests looking to for a unique venue in which to hold a wide range of events from small scale meetings to product launches, seminars, AGMs and dinner dances.

Located just off the A1(M) Junction 63, Lumley Castle offers guests a choice of 11 conference rooms – some dating back to the 14th century - accommodating up to 200 delegates and all with wireless and cabled broadband, LCD projectors, screens and PC laptops.

In addition the hotel, which has ample free parking and a helipad, can provide a secretarial service and arrange a variety of team building activities and entertainment, such as Elizabethan banquets and murder mystery dinners.

Its nine acres of grounds provide an ideal setting for outdoor activities such as clay pigeon shooting, while Lumley Castle’s renowned Black Knight restaurant is able to cater for formal or buffet lunches and dinners and can also offer private dining.

“Easily accessible for guests travelling by road, rail or air, Lumley Castle Hotel offers an escape from the city in a peaceful, inspirational setting,” said Business Development Manager Samantha Buchanan-Robinson.

“It’s just the place to stimulate, motivate and then in which to relax at the end of a successful day.”

The hotel offers a selection of corporate packages with day delegate rates starting from £38.50 per person and from £135 per person for a 24hr rate.

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