Exterior photo © Pamela Barrus; Interior photos courtesy of Langley Castle
18 rooms, including 4 feature rooms and 5 deluxe rooms in the main castle; suites, lodge, and “Castle View” rooms in annex across from the castle.
Single rooms: £199.50–219.50
Double rooms: £245–280
Castle View rooms and suites;
Single rooms: £129.50–150
Double rooms: £159–199
Rates include breakfast and VAT
Open: all year
Langley is off A69—the main highway between Newcastle- upon-Tyne and Carlisle. Just west of Hexham, turn south on A686. The castle is signposted. Hexham is connected by train with Newcastle.
Nearby: excursion t Hadrian’s Wall; Roman Army Museum; Northumberland National Park; historic market town of Hexham; hot-air ballooning; clay pigeon shooting; archery; horseback riding; fishing; hiking: bicycling
Yes. Civil ceremonies. Inquire hotel for details.
Langley is built in a popular 14th-century style, featuring a grand oblong hall with seven-foot-thick walls. Four turrets at each corner contain the main rooms. An added fifth tower that once served a defensive purpose now holds the main entrance, stairway, and guardrooms.
Each of the “feature” guest rooms beautifully integrates with its unique architecture. The Josephine Room has a large alcove set in the wall where you may have breakfast and gaze at the view, while the Cadwallader Room features a stone archway over the bathroom sink and one wall of solid stonework. Each room features wall sconces, rich fabrics, and a different style of canopy bed. A few rooms have sunken bathtubs and saunas.
Castle View rooms—so named because they have views of the castle, not from the castle—are furnished comfortably in keeping with the theme of the castle.
You can relax in front of an open fireplace in the impressive second-floor stone-walled drawing room (once the castle’s main hall), perhaps with a pre-dinner drink from the adjoining oak-paneled bar. Featuring open beams, tapestries, and another fireplace, the Josephine Restaurant offers a traditional English menu.
A unique architectural feature of Langley Castle (and one of the finest remaining examples in all Europe) are the garderobes or medieval latrines, a facility almost unheard of in period castles. Langley has 12 of them.