Chillingham Castle

13th Century Northumberland castle famed for action and battles

Chillingham, Northumberland, NE66 5NJ

Chillingham Castle

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Free for members
  • Bike storage facilities
  • Cafe / restaurant
  • Parkland / open spaces
  • Shop
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Chillingham Castle is a 13th-century, Grade I listed stronghold in Northumberland, famed for action and battles.

With its fine rooms, gardens, lakes, fountains and tea rooms, the castle has an extraordinary ownership bloodline which runs back to the 1200s.

Just twenty minutes from the seaside, this romantic and thriving castle is perfect for short breaks or family days out! Or if you’re looking for a more chilling experience, as one of the most haunted castles in England, our ‘Torture Chamber’ and evening Ghost Tours are sure to entertain.

This remarkable and very private castle has been continuously owned by just one family line since the 1200’s. A visit from Edward I in 1298 was followed by many other Royal visits right down through this century.  The 1100’s stronghold became a fortified castle in 1344 and during the Tudor period additions were made but the underlying medievalism remains.

With gardens laid out by Sir Jeffrey Wyatville and romantic grounds, the castle commands breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside.

Opening Times


11am – 5pm (last admission 4pm) from mid-May until the 31 October.

Please note: The information on the Historic Houses website is advisory, but please always check the website of the house or garden you intend to visit before travelling.

See their website to double check their opening times


Historic Houses members visit for free. There is no need to book: just turn up and show your Historic House membership card.

Adults £10.50

Concessions £9.50

Children £6.50

Family ticket £26.00

Group Visits

Private guided tours to be booked in advance, minimum group of 10 people.

Please phone +44 (0) 1668 215359.

Available Easter to October at 10am daily. Flexible times available during closed season.

Admission: £8.50pp

Cost per guide: £35.00

Groups of more than 20 will require two guides.

Visit the house's website
for the latest information.

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