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york to durham- lumley castle hotel

We will be staying in York for two nights but we're interested in going to Lumley castle Hotel for the evening for an Elizabethan banquet. It looks like Durham is a 45 min train ride from York. Does anyone know if this hotel is within walking distance of the train station or would we need to take a cab?
Thanks in advance.

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The closest train station to Lumley Castle is Chester-le-Street, not Durham (Durham is the name of both a town and a county, so it's easy to get confused). Anyhow, I'd say it's a 20-25min walk to Lumley Castle from the station, so you may want to take a taxi.

Trains stop at Chester-le-Street less frequently than at Durham, so you'll need to check timetables to see if the train stops after your meal, or if you'll need a taxi to Durham for the train back.

Oh, and while at Lumley Castle, be sure to ask the staff about Lily Lumley. ;)