Escape Rooms Durham
Escape Rooms Durham
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11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
About
A real life escape game has arrived in Durham. You and your team will need to solve a series of puzzles in under an hour, can you beat the room? Great for team building, stag/hen do's or just a great way to spend an hour with friends or family!
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • Harry W
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing escape rooms
    We went to escape rooms durham and we had a amazing experience! The staff were extremely friendly and very kind. The escape rooms were very realistic and very fun as we got the opportunity to do both of the rooms. would recommend going and we are definitely going again. Ps thanks alot to elainea Pss these escape rooms are for over 12s Lots of love the midgets and a lanky
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written July 24, 2023
  • Dave S
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A great activity
    Had an absolute blast in the escape room. The setting inside the beautiful castle is just perfect. I’d never done an escape room before, so really appreciated the little clues whenever we got a little stuck. Highly recommended. The young gentleman that was looking after us was lovely. Thank you.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written July 27, 2023
  • Heather B
    63 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great escape rooms!
    Done the 3 current rooms currently available. Enjoyed all of them! Just completed the Lily of Lumley room today. Great location, clever puzzles to solve and very well put together. 100% recommend giving it a go! We did it as a couple.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written August 5, 2023
  • Amanda T
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    WT's
    We had lots of fun as a family of 6 doing the Lumley castle, which was slighty over priced for an hour. The setting was beautiful. Helena was brilliant, very friendly. My dad has mobility issues amd can not walk and stand for long this was a good venue for him because we had no stairs, and he was able to sit in the room even though the seats were low.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written August 17, 2023
  • Jon B
    Manchester, United Kingdom6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic experience for adults and kids
    Booked as a last minute event and went with two adults and 4 kids. Kids were aged 8,910 and 11. Plenty of parking available when you arrive, and lovely grounds with a hotel that looks like a castle. We were met by the person looking after us for the hour slot, she explained the rules and the background to the escape room. The kids managed to solve a lot of the clues (with some help) and the adults helped with some of the harder ones. The lady who looks after you can also give you hints and tips ad well via a screen, for example at one point we were solving a clue but we’d mis read a letter which meant we would never have solved it, and we were told via the screen that the letter was a T and not an S. So with the ages of our group, this way of assisting when needed was really handy I’ve not done an escape room before, but if this is the benchmark then it would be hard to beat
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written August 31, 2023
  • Freya
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lily of Lumley
    Amazing first time experience at an escape room, Lumley castle is such a nice venue for it and our host Chloe was great! Highly recommended this for anyone to go to! Really fun! Escaped with 1:03 remaining
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written September 3, 2023
  • Matt D
    Lincoln, United Kingdom81 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lily of Lumley - Great Fun
    We had a brilliant time taking on the Lily of Lumley escape room. Firstly the setting of the escape room in Lumley Castle Hotel was brilliant. The venue was stunning and we enjoyed a coffee in the bar area before taking on the escape room. The escape room itself had used the setting to it's full advantage and this really added to the immersion and theming. The puzzles were fun, varied and the right level of challenging. The story linked to the room/location was great and the story developed as you progressed through the room. Our host Tom was very friendly and ran the game perfectly.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written September 27, 2023
  • kirsty_weasel
    Durham, United Kingdom11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Brilliant! Highly recommended
    We did the Lily of Lumley escape room based at Lumley Castle - there was a bit of an initial hiccup with the booking but the team could not have been more helpful, we had fantastic customer service and can't thank Helena and Sam enough! The escape room was brilliant, just creepy enough without being terrifying and the puzzles were perfectly pitched. We really enjoyed ourselves - thank you!
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written October 9, 2023
  • Jamie E
    Leeds, United Kingdom2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lily of Lumley - Not to be missed!
    Well, where do I start? Me and my partner (escape room enthusiasts) booked in to do the 'Lily of Lumley' escape room. Located at Lumley Castle. The Location is a great setting and this is the only escape room that we have done where there is a bit of a true background to the game. This alone, set a great tone for the room. I won't give anything away, but this really was one of, if not... The best. That we have ever done.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written October 11, 2023
  • Kath W
    6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fun family time
    Lots of fun with our family in this escape room. We did the study of Mr Borrowdale. By some miracle we escaped! This was really good for a family with young people of different ages, our youngest was 13. The staff were friendly and we enjoyed our evening. Recommended!
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written October 26, 2023
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Lainey
11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021
Such fun taking part in the Lily of Lumley Castle Escape Room experience. Matt was really great setting the scene perfectly and giving the occasional hint when we got a little stuck. Found the puzzles challenging but enjoyable and achievable (most of the time lol). We succeeded in helping Lily just in time. Would recommend giving this Escape Room experience a go if only for the fantastic setting in an actual castle.
Written September 24, 2021
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Lealu
Durham, UK3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Friends
Had a great afternoon at Lumley Castle on Sunday. We booked the Lily of Lumley escape room. We’ve heard about the Lumley Castle ghost before but didn’t know about her gruesome end so it was an interesting cross between learning the history of the story and solving difficult puzzles. Our host was brilliant (sorry I’m not great with names) at telling us a bit about the history and setting the scene for the game. She also set our minds at rest with any queries we had beforehand. The game wasn’t as scary as I thought it might be due to it being about a ghost but I was pleased as I’m a wimp, it was a suitable amount of creepy that I could handle. 😂 The setting definately added to the atmosphere of the story and there were plenty of interesting things to find and puzzles to solve. Two members of our team have done escape rooms before, which really helped and we worked great as a team. We managed to escape with just 1 second on the clock. 😅 We got a voucher for money off at the bar as part of booking the game so we decided to go to the bar to have a drink to celebrate our win. I also e-mailed a few questions after booking tickets and received answers promptly. We all enjoyed this escape room a lot and are looking forward to trying one of the other escape rooms soon.
Written August 5, 2020
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john w
uk31 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
Great experience at Lumley Castle. 2 adults + a 12 year old ( doing his first escape room...threw him in at the deep end :) )
Helena was a great host - sets the scene very well and then monitors the need for clues really well
We got about half way though apparently. Not bad for our first family effort
The adults in our party have done a couple of escape rooms before. This Lumley one is really good based on the host, the location, and that, without spoiling anything, it's not just one room that you work in. Great experience.
Written August 30, 2020
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Josey-Lou
Stockton-on-tees, United Kingdom9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
Visited Escape Rooms Durham yesterday with my husband and our two kids. It was the first time we'd tried an escape room but we were looking for something a bit different to do for my birthday on a rainy day. We chose the Lab Heist story as this looked more suited to our 12-year-old. We had an absolute blast (even though we weren't that good at it, tbh!) The whole premise is about solving clues to find codes to open locks, etc. This is a linear game so things really needed to be solved in order to enable us to move on. We were all fully immersed in the experience and there weren't as many arguments between us as I expected there to be! :) Matt, our game host, kept an eye on us remotely and dropped hints to us via a tv screen when he felt we were really stuck. The clock counting down on the wall makes you feel panicked the whole way through, which adds to the atmosphere. We managed to escape the room with 3 seconds to spare which we were all very excited about. Highly recommended.
Written August 26, 2020
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Rachel J
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 • Couples
We took part in the lab heist escape room today for my birthday. The host (who's name I can't remember I have a memory like a sieve) was absolutely amazing. Very enthusiastic and made us feel very welcome!! Explained thoroughly before we entered the idea of the mission. And got us very excited and raring to go. The escape room it's self was brilliant. Lots of different things going on to get brain going!! The room itself was decorated perfectly for the theme. There is also a screen that keeps you aware of how much time you have left and the host can also send clues on it when really needed which was helpful!! Would definitely go back to try the other escape room! Was the best way to spend my birthday
Written July 26, 2021
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Melissa
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022 • Friends
First time doing an escape room last night, despite getting trapped so close to the end, we had an amazing time. Our host (can’t remember her name, sorry) done well at describing the background story, also giving us clues when we needed it. I defo recommend it, I was happy there were no jump scares, but be weary of Jack!
Written January 23, 2022
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Frankie
Leeds, UK5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 • Friends
We went to the escape rooms yesterday (25th June) in the city centre and we loved it! The guy who welcomed us and helped us was incredibly nice. The puzzle was a good level of challenge, we liked the mr borrowdale theme. We are a group of students so I would definitely recommend it for a bunch of friends, and can imagine it is suitable for most ages
Written June 25, 2021
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swilson8047
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
Brilliant! We’ve done a few Escape rooms, but this was by far the best. Much harder but so much more fun. Lots of things to work out and clues to solve. The crow giving clues with a squawk was a great touch too. Chloe was a great gamesmaster and helped us along the way. We escaped with two minutes to spare, so great sense of achievement. Give it a go, it’s good fun.
Written April 25, 2022
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Richard D
Newton Aycliffe, UK34 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Family
Did an Escape Room in Durham for my daughter’s birthday.
Did the Lumley Castle one last year so decided to do one of the City Centre ones this year.
We booked late so the only availability was Mr Borrowdale’s Study.
It was different from Lumley as it was only set in one room which was ok for three of us but might be congested for a larger group or if you suffer from claustrophobia.
It was a very challenging escape room and we managed to get out with time to spare.
Although my brain did hurt on the walk back to the car!
All in all a very enjoyable experience and would like to try the Lab Heist next time.
Written October 10, 2022
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janette r
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Family
We had a great time locked in The Bio Lab in Durhams escape rooms. Tons of tricky puzzles to solve that occupied our brains so thoroughly that time just flew by. Tom our guide was excellent and really added to the experience. This was our first experience of escape rooms and we loved it! We will be back to tackle The Study soon. Thoroughly recommend this for a fun hour that will leave you talking about it for hours more.
Worth mentioning are the flights of stairs up to the rooms as this is an old building, typical of atmospheric and beautiful Durham, which could prove difficult for anyone with mobility issues so worth checking out with staff before booking.
Written September 1, 2022
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