Two four-night MBT Immersive Experiences are planned for January 2019 at Lumley Castle hotel in the United Kingdom. This glorious and extremely authentic 14th Century castle has been a luxury boutique hotel since 1996. We are thrilled to be taking over the whole castle for what promises to be two amazing events. Lumley Castle is situated just outside the medieval city of Durham in the north east of England. In the past, the castle, whose origins go back over a thousand years, has played host to kings and princes. Standing proud for more than 600 years, the magnificent spectacle of Lumley Castle dominates the County Durham landscape. Surrounded by beautiful parklands overlooking the River Wear, it is a magnificent monument to a bygone age of chivalry and honor.
January 13-17, 2019 SOLD OUT
January 20-24, 2019 SOLD OUT
Lumley Castle has a total of 73 unique bedrooms spread over three areas. There are rooms in the castle, in the courtyard annex which used to be the castle stables and in the newly built castle mews. All the bedrooms are en-suite and beautifully decorated to an extremely high standard with furnishings which evoke a period of a bygone era – elegant drapes, four poster beds, feature baths and rooms with stunning views over the surrounding parkland. At Lumley Castle, the practical meets the unusual and the historical meets the present – ensuring a stay that you will never forget.
In addition, a number of the bedrooms do have two twin beds in them so we can offer shared accommodation at the double occupancy rate. You can bring a friend with you or we can pair you up with a room mate
All meals, snacks and drinks are included with the MBT Immersive Experience. Lumley Castle has a distinguished catering team so you can be assured of great food and that any dietary requirements you may have will be well catered for. The first meal will be dinner on the day of arrival. Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be served over the next four days. All breakfasts, lunches and dinners will be served buffet style in one of the hotel's banqueting rooms. The final meal will be breakfast on the last morning.
There will be snacks such as fresh fruit and nuts available throughout the day. Bottles of still and sparkling water along with a selection of juices will be available at all times along with tea or coffee. Because of the nature of the experience, soft drinks and alcohol will NOT be served. We strongly recommend that you refrain from drinking these kinds of beverages while you are with us!
If you will be flying in to join us your nearest major airport will be Newcastle International which is located 18 miles away from the castle. Driving time is about 25 minutes depending on traffic. If you wish to rent a car, there is plenty of parking at the castle.
We will be providing one coach transfer in each direction to and from Newcastle International airport airport for those that need it. It is estimated that the pick up service will depart from the airport at 3.30pm on the day of arrival and depart from the castle at 10.30am on the day of departure, so we suggest you try to plan your trip to arrive in Newcastle late morning or early afternoon on the day of arrival and then plan to get to the airport for your flight home sometime around noon on the day of departure.
When you first arrive at the castle, you will be given an mp3 player that has been preloaded with new binaural beats that Tom will have created especially for these Immersive Experiences. You will also be sent a link to the files about a week prior to the event should you prefer to download them to the device of your choice instead.
These binaural beats are not available anywhere else.
This mp3 player will be your key to accessing each of the exercise sessions that Tom has devised for the experience. This mp3 player will be yours to keep.
The schedule for both of the MBT Immersive Experiences at Lumley Castle is the same. Attendees will arrive at the castle from mid-afternoon onwards on the Sunday and settle in to their accommodation. Airport transfers will be provided from Newcastle airport for those who need it. There is ample parking at Lumley Castle for those of you who wish to drive yourselves. That evening, there will be a welcoming group dinner with Tom at 6pm followed by an introductory talk and the first set of exercises. The evening will finish around 10pm.
The next three full days (Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday) will follow a similar pattern*. Breakfast at 8am, two sessions in the morning, lunch at 1pm, two sessions in the afternoon and dinner at 6pm. Each day finishes with Tom discussing the next day’s objectives followed by your chance to ask Tom questions about the day's experiences or whatever is on your mind. Each evening will finish with you heading off to your bedroom to listen to the binaural beats of your choice.
*The one exception is that while Monday is a full day, both Tuesday and Wednesday have some down time in the afternoon built into them.
There will be no sessions or binaural beats on the Thursday morning as you prepare for your re-entry into the world. Breakfast will be served at 8am and after breakfast there might be time for one final discussion before everyone says their fond farewells.
Because of the different number of room types available at Lumley Castle the price for each 4 night immersive experience depends on the room type selected:
Courtyard and Mews bedrooms are priced at £1,500 for single occupancy or £2,400 for double occupancy
Castle Keep bedrooms are priced at £1,600 for single occupancy or £2,500 for double occupancy
Castle Standard bedrooms are priced at £1,700 for single occupancy or £2,600 for double occupancy
Feature bedrooms are priced at £1,800 for single occupancy or £2,700 for double occupancy
Suites are priced at £1,900 for single occupancy or £2,800 for double occupancy
All prices include the full immersive experience program, accommodation,
round trip airport transfers if required and all food and drinks.
If you would like to join us at Lumley Castle please email firstname.lastname@example.org to register your interest. Once we have confirmed availability for your requested dates and room type you will be asked to pay a £500 per person deposit within 30 days to confirm that reservation. For those of you living in Europe, we now have a way of accepting your payments by direct transfer in Pounds Sterling, Euros or several other currencies. We have opened bank accounts in both London and Germany and these bank details will be sent to you when you book. You can also call us with credit/debit card details or send us your payment via PayPal (although in each of these two cases a 4% fee will apply). If you do not make your deposit payment within 30 days, MBT Events reserves the right to cancel your reservation and offer your place to the next person on the waiting list. Your balance will then be due no later than 90 days prior to the start date of the immersive you have booked to attend. Once again, we recommend using Transferwise to make your balance payment. You can also call us with debit/credit card details or pay via PayPal (once again, a 4% fee will apply).
We are closely monitoring the ongoing situation in Eastern Europe and will make decisions as and when we need to ensure the safety of our attendees. As a contingency plan, this may mean moving the venue for this immersive from Krakow to somewhere else in Europe, probably Germany, but only time will tell if we have to do this. We hope to be able to make a definite decision one way or the other in July.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause but hope you can understand and bear with us!