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Released4 January 2001 (Update)
Also calledLumby, Lummy
InhabitantsHumans and goblins
Teleports Home Teleport
Lumbridge Teleport
Teleother Lumbridge
Advanced data
Lumbridge logo.png
Location on World Map
Draynor Village Lumbridge Al Kharid
Lumbridge Swamp

Lumbridge is the town where players begin their RuneScape journey. New players are sent here from Tutorial Island to learn the game of RuneScape from various tutors across the town. Lumbridge gets its name from the bridge that crosses the River Lum.

After death, Lumbridge is the player's default respawn point, although players can change their respawn to other locations. The main feature of Lumbridge is the Lumbridge Castle, where players can start several quests and access its bank at the top floor.

Buildings and places of interest[edit | edit source]

Central area[edit | edit source]

Lumbridge Castle[edit | edit source]

Duke Horacio and his advisor Sigmund are found on the 1st floor[UK]2nd floor[US]. The spinning wheel, used in Crafting, is also located upstairs. If you have started the Recipe for Disaster quest, there is a bank in the Cook's basement, as well as a wide variety of cooking ingredients and cooking implements to buy. Along with the Lumbridge tutors update, a free bank was added to the top floor of the castle, which is easily accessible after casting the default Home Teleport spell.

The basement is a place of interest for new players, as it has some level 2 spiders with which low level players can train and a spawn of leather boots. It also contains the entrance to the Dorgesh-Kaan mine and the Culinaromancer's Chest, which becomes accessible after the completion of Recipe for Disaster.

Saradomin Church[edit | edit source]

Father Aereck watches over his 230+ year old church of Saradomin here. There is also an altar to recharge Prayer points and the Prayer tutor.

Bob's Brilliant Axes[edit | edit source]

Owned by Bob, this store buys and sells a limited range of axes, which include pickaxes; bronze, iron and steel axes; and iron, steel and mithril battleaxes. He also repairs Barrows equipment, axes and pickaxes for a price. The store is advertised on flyers dropped by many monsters.

Graveyard[edit | edit source]

The graveyard and back of the church.

South of the Saradomin Church, the graveyard is the direct link between the central zone of the city and the Lumbridge Swamp. It is full of gravestones, by which stand Nigel and Count Check. Next to the southern exit, a mausoleum house containing a coffin plays an important role in The Restless Ghost.

Northern buildings[edit | edit source]

Furnace[edit | edit source]

Useful for players using the Agility shortcut from the mine, but generally unpopular as there is no bank or mine nearby, though it is well located for players wishing to string amulets or symbols immediately after crafting them.

An anvil is also found here, although it can only smith bronze equipment.

General store[edit | edit source]

Run by Donie and her shop assistant, this shop sells some items useful for new players. It also buys items from players for a small amount of coins.

The Sheared Ram[edit | edit source]

A bar in Lumbridge, players can get beer from here. Veos, a treasure hunter from Great Kourend, allows players to start a treasure hunting quest here. Players who are new to clue scrolls may speak to Arthur the Clue Hunter to learn more about them. If players have Adventure Paths, Adventurer Jon is found outside the pub on the southern wall.

Surroundings[edit | edit source]

Goblin house[edit | edit source]

On the east side of the river, goblins and spiders have overrun the entire area. A building located across the river houses large numbers of level 2 and 5 goblins and an iron dagger spawn, though the entire area is crawling with spiders and goblins. This area is a very popular area for new players to start training. Between the house and the river there are a canoe station and a few fishing spots.

Toll gate[edit | edit source]

It is located right east of the goblin house, connecting Lumbridge and its neighbour city Al Kharid. Until the player has completed Prince Ali Rescue quest, it will cost 10 coins to pass either way through this gate to Al Kharid, though it can be avoided with a long detour north of Groats' Farm.

Fred the Farmer's Farm[edit | edit source]

Farmer Fred's is an excellent place to shear sheep to obtain wool which may be spun at the castle. Onions can be collected from the farmer's garden. Also, there is a log standing on the ground outside of Fred the Farmer's house from which a bronze axe may be taken. There are also many chickens here that new players can kill.

Groats' farm[edit | edit source]

The farm consists of a great pen full of level 2 and 5 cows and calves, which are useful for low level players who wish to train their first combat levels by directly facing other attackable monsters. They also have a 100% drop rate of raw beef, cowhide, and bones. A dairy cow is also available for milking, being part of Cook's Assistant quest.

Chicken coop[edit | edit source]

The chicken coop is a bit to the west of the cow pasture. Chickens can be killed there, dropping feathers and raw chicken along with bones. The chicken coop is commonly used for players to train in Prayer since all chickens drop bones and are very easy to kill.

People, townfolks and dwellers[edit | edit source]

Lumbridge Castle[edit | edit source]

Buildings and houses[edit | edit source]

Surroundings[edit | edit source]

Quests[edit | edit source]

The following quests may be started in Lumbridge:

Free-to-play quests[edit | edit source]

Members quests[edit | edit source]

Skilling places[edit | edit source]

Farming[edit | edit source]

Fishing[edit | edit source]

  • Level 1: fish shrimps with a net
  • Level 20: fly fishing trouts near the goblin house.
  • Level 25: bait fishing pikes near the goblin house.
  • Level 30: fly fishing salmon near the goblin house at the same spots as trout.

Smithing[edit | edit source]

Woodcutting[edit | edit source]

  • Level 1: many trees all around the town
  • Level 15: some oak trees west of the Lumbridge Castle
  • Level 30: Willow trees located north-west of the castle.
  • Level 60: two yew trees west of the Lumbridge Castle and one in the graveyard

Item spawns[edit | edit source]

Lumbridge Castle[edit | edit source]

General Store[edit | edit source]

  • 1st floor[UK]2nd floor[US]: Onion

Goblin house[edit | edit source]

Chicken coop[edit | edit source]

  • Inside and next to the coop: egg

Music[edit | edit source]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Changes[edit | edit source]

Date Changes
24 March 2021

2021 Easter event: Gregg may be sometimes found at the Lumbridge sheep pen.

7 February 2019

The house next to the general store was converted into the Sheared Ram.

12 November 2015

Stopped a goblin in Lumbridge spawning in a tree.

16 July 2015

The top two floors of the Lumbridge castle tournament arena map have been removed to prevent players repeatedly going up and down the stairs to lengthen games.

12 February 2015

Due to the upcoming release of permanent F2P, the number of low level monsters in Lumbridge has been increased.

11 July 2013
(update | poll)

Perdu, a travelling dwarven merchant, can now be found in Lumbridge, Falador, Catherby and Edgeville. He will return certain reward items to you if he thinks you've lost them, although his prices are higher than you'd have paid elsewhere.

22 February 2013

This content was included when the Old School RuneScape servers officially launched.

17 July 2007

The Doomsayer was added to Lumbridge.

27 September 2006

Tutors were added to Lumbridge, along with a bank on the roof of the castle.

22 February 2005

Lumbridge was graphically updated. (This update created the modern look of Lumbridge.)

Gallery (historical)[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The name 'Lumbridge' is based on the real life city of Cambridge, England, where the Gower brothers grew up and where Jagex has its headquarters.
    • The cities' name schemes are similar: Lumbridge is built over the river Lum while Cambridge is built over the river Cam.
  • Upon players completing the quest Garden of Tranquillity, the statue of King Roald outside of the Lumbridge castle courtyard becomes an empty plinth and the statue itself is moved to the garden east of the Varrock palace.
  • The fourth god letter contains a response by Saradomin writing about the early days of RuneScape. He says Lumbridge used to host traditional Sunday afternoon craft fairs that were 'a bit of a let down' as a result of there being no Crafting skill at the time.[1]
  • According to another god letter, Lumbridge has a football team called the Lumbridge Eagles.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ Jagex. "God Letter 4 - The All-powerful Jellyfish, Letter 2" (Archived from the original.) RuneScape God Letters.