You'll be glad you added Lumley Castle to your travel itinerary.
It is located in Chester-le-Street, about 100 miles (161 kilometers) from the much-loved city of Manchester.
Not too far away, there are some great value accommodations the perfect choice for making your daily budget work harder. A couple of your options are the Campanile Washington Newcastle Upon Tyne and the Hot Tub Hideaway.
If you want to splurge on luxury personified, you'll find a handful of top-rated options just a short drive away. Rooms at the Durham Marriott Hotel Royal County and Ramside Hall Hotel, Golf and Spa are worth checking out.
There is nothing like roaming around an unfamiliar place to work up an appetite. After seeing Lumley Castle, you can fuel up just a short walk away, at Riverside Cafe. Chester Le Street Golf Club is a great option that is close by when you want something a bit more substantial. And if the sun's setting light arouses a thirst, pop into Chester-le-Street RFC for an icy beer or relaxing wine on the way back to your place.
A relaxing trip by rail is an excellent way to go to Lumley Castle. The closest station, Chester-le-Street, is just 1 mile (2 kilometers) away.