Lumley Castle, Durham
Make your date feel like royalty by inviting them for dinner, drinks or afternoon tea at a castle. Standing in its spot in the beautiful County Durham landscape for over 600 years, Lumley Castle harks back to a time when chivalry was very much alive, kicking and fighting for someone’s honour. So if you’d like to be treated like a lady, or feel like a knight in shining armour, this castle is the place to do it.
eHarmony couple Janet and Mel love it – not only because it ended up being the venue for their wedding. “It’s a spectacular location,” they say, “we often sneak away for a special meal there when we feel a little stressed.”
Constructed in the 14th century and surrounded by parklands overlooking the River Wear, it’s a beautiful setting too. As you drive or walk up, it’s sure to top the all-important first impression.
If you’re after dinner, you can feast like Kings at the award-winning Black Knight Restaurant. With rich furnishings, subtle lighting and more food than you can manage on the menu, it’ll feel like a real treat.
Couples after something lighter might want to try the Afternoon Tea in the Black Knight, or the less formal, Library Bar. Or you can skip the food altogether and just work your way through their extensive wine list – there’s even a log fire to complete the scene when it’s chilly.
Visit the website to see what’s on offer – www.lumleycastle.com.
Chester le Street
Tel: 0191 389 1111
Click here for the full downloadable guide (pdf).
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