Langley Castle Hotel
Langley-on-Tyne, Hexham, Northumberland, NE47 5LU (view map)
Langley Castle Hotel is a 14th Century castle nestling in the Northumbrian valley of the South Tyne.
Built in 1350 during the reign of Edward III, the castle has retained its architectural integrity and is regarded as one of the few medieval fortified castle hotels in England.
Set in its own ten acre woodland estate, the castle’s 7 feet thick walls provide a peaceful and tranquil refuge in which to escape from today’s hustle and bustle to a bygone age. The guest rooms are individually unique all with private facilities, some with four-poster beds and spa bath.
Langley Castle Hotel is the perfect base from which to explore Hadrian’s Wall and the Northumbrian countryside, with southern Scotland, the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales no more than 2 hours drive away.
Built in 1350 Langley Castle has been lovingly restored to provide every modern comfort amidst genuine medieval splendour. Enjoy a romantic candlelit dinner in the award winning 2 Rosette Josephine’s Restaurant. The menu offers a variety of cuisines to please every palate with a modern English twist.
Local produce, seasonal fish and local game are all specialities with fine wines to compliment the innovative cuisine. The sumptuous drawing room with blazing log fire and stained glass windows is the ideal place to unwind with a drink.
Over its long history the castle has seen some turbulent times. At the turn of the 18th century the castle was owned by James the 3rd Earl of Derwentwater. James and his brother took part in the Jacobite risings of 1715 and were executed at the Tower of London. The castle was confiscated by the Crown and its administration passed to the Royal Naval Hospital at Greenwich in London. In 1882 the castle was bought by Cadwallader Bates who restored the building. In 1986 the castle was converted into a luxury hotel.