Work is well underway on a new and exciting visitor attraction at one of the North East’s most historic properties – and it’s set to open this month.
Over the course of its 630-year history Lumley Castle, at Chester-le-Street, has played host to kings, princes, princesses and countless visitors to the World Heritage Site of Durham City – and now it’s preparing to welcome would-be detectives keen to take part in a thrilling game to reveal the tragic story of Lumley Castle’s most famous ghost.
The escape room is being created in the castle’s former beer cellar and is scheduled to launch on Thursday 14th February – with the aim being for visitors to unlock the mystery in order to complete the game.
Lumley Castle’s sales manager, Lauren Colledge, said it is a major development for the hotel and for the region: “Lumley Castle’s charm is that its history – from its medieval construction to some of the finest Georgian plasterwork in existence – is evident at every turn.” She added: “The ancient cellars are the perfect setting for a game which sets visitors the task of unlocking the secret of a tragic heroine.”
The escape room experience will be open to residents and non-residents alike with the option to add an overnight stay, afternoon tea package, or dinner in the hotel’s highly acclaimed Black Knight restaurant at the time of booking.
For more information or to make a booking visit escapedurham.co.uk.