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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.



April to October, 12 pm to 5pm (last admission 4pm).

Please check their website for more details.

Find Us
Find us

Located 2 miles south of B6348 at Chatton. 6 miles south east of Wooler.

Nearest stations are Alnmouth or Berwick upon Tweed, take a taxi to the castle.

  • Offers bike storage

Car park on site

  • Free


Historic Houses members visit for free.

Adults £9.50

Concessions £8.50 

Children £5.50

Family ticket £23.00

Group Visits
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: £7.50pp

Cost per guide: £35.00

Groups of more than 20 will require two guides.


Chillingham Castle is a truly unique setting for the most wonderful weddings. With a licence to hold marriages, the castle can host ceremonies as well as celebrations.

The Elizabethan and Mediaeval State Rooms have housed many historic wedding feasts, and the Courtyard has seen all that colourful pageantry.  The South Lawn fountains and the glorious Italian Garden are ideal for lasting wedding photographs. 

The castle provides a setting for a truly memorable occasion and can accommodate 40 guests in the Minstrels’ Hall and 100 guests in the Great Hall.

Our Offer

  • Overnight guest accommodation
  • Guest parking

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