What made Shane Watson spend the night with Brett Lee?
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- 2 of 13The fort gives a picture perfect view to the setting.
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The fort was constructed by Sir Ralph Lumley in 1389, and is still known as Lumley castle.
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In 9th century, the fort became the official address of Bishop of Durham, and later beca,e a part of University of Durham.
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In 1960, the University sold it off, and since then, it was converted to a luxury hotel.
- 6 of 13In 2005, Riverside Stadium hosted a day-nighter between Australia nd England. The Aussie team was lodged in this hotel.
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It is learnt that Brett Lee and Shane Watson freely roamed about the castle, and enjoyed the view of the city.
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Post match, Watson, who had retired to bed, sensed something unusual and sinister in his room.
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Badly afraid, Watson somehow managed to exit his room and ended up in Brett Lee’s room. Watson slept in Lee’s room that night.
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Legend goes that the soul of Sir Ralph’s wife Lily still resides in the castle.
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Lumley castle is widely recognised as one of the most spooked places of Durham.
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History suggests that Lily was murdered in the castle and her body was dumped in a well located within the castle.
- 13 of 13Lily was apparently murdered by two fathers for not adopting Catholic faith, and Sir Ralph was duly informed that his wife had disappeared to become a nun.