CHILLINGHAM CASTLE – A PERFECT DAY OUT
Just 20 minutes from the seaside, Chillingham Castle is open to the public from Easter to the end of October. Gardens, Lakes and Parklands, Castle State Rooms, Dungeons and the Torture Chamber are also open.
Sir Humphry Wakefield has produced a room-by-room guide, which can be purchased on arrival at admissions priced at £2.50.
The beautiful Medieval Castle Tea Room (which can be accessed FREE of charge, even if you are not visiting the castle) has a wonderful log fire and serves delicious home-made soup with a selection of fresh artisan breads, quiches, bacon sandwiches, toasties, cakes, scones and much more.
We regret there is limited disabled access. The castle may not be suitable for anyone with mobility difficulties, due to uneven floors and steep spiral staircases. To access the toilets and tearoom, spiral stone steps with a rope handrail also need to be negotiated.
Dogs are not allowed in the castle or grounds with the exception of Guide and Assistance Dogs (an independent licensed company “The Dog Bed” based in the West Lodge of the castle do offer day care & B&B for your dog. Please contact Iona Straughan on 07958 651161 for details).
Clearly marked from the Alnwick/Berwick A1. Ignore first sign Chillingham/North Charlton and take the Chatton/Wooler road, a few hundred yards north of the Purdy Lodge/Bamburgh turn. At night, follow signs at Chillingham Village to Wild Cattle/Castle side entrance. We are clearly marked from the Newcastle/Wooler A697 (nearer to Wooler and also marked from Wooler). For a short cut from Alnwick to Chatton, take the Wooler road from Alnwick.
Enter through Main Gates. Free parking signposted. Disable parking is adjacent to the castle.
Chillingham Castle is 47 miles from Newcastle airport and 75 miles from Edinburgh airport.