Ghosts

HAUNTED CHILLINGHAM – ARE YOU BRAVE ENOUGH?

Ghost Tours and Ghost Hunts run all year round.

Please check below for availability or if you have a group of 10 or more of you, get in touch and we can organise a private tour or hunt for you – email; enquiries@chillingham-castle.com or call +44 (0) 1668 215359

Please note that in adverse weather, we advise you to check your route prior to leaving for flooding and road closures. 

Chillingham Castle boasts some of the highest levels of paranormal activity in the country, with a large collection of spectres and apparitions spotted by visitors over the years.

The poet Longfellow begins an apt description of Chillingham with the following verse:
”All houses in which men have lived and died are haunted houses:
Through the open doors the harmless phantoms on their errands glide,
with feet that make no sounds upon the floors.”

Ghost Tours

You might be lucky enough to spot them during the day but for the best chance, you should visit the castle at night on one of our highly-popular, guided ghost tours – exploring the haunted areas of the castle and grounds.

Ghost Tour & Ghost Hunt Dates

Jul 2024Aug 2024Sep 2024Oct 2024
Ghost Tour. Monday 29th July 2024. 7.30pm-9.30pm (Over 16's only)Ghost Hunt. Saturday 17th August 2024. 10pm-2am (Over 18's Only) SOLD OUTGhost Hunt. Friday 13th September 2024. 10pm-2am (Over 18's only) SOLD OUTGhost Hunt - Saturday 12th October 2024. 10pm - 2am (Over 18's only) SOLD OUT
Ghost Tour. Friday 26th July 2024. 7.30pm-9.30pm (Over 16's only) SOLD OUTFamily Ghost Hunt. Sunday 4th August 2024. 5.30pm - 7.30pm (Open to all ages)Ghost Tour. Friday 13th September 2024. 7.30pm-9.30pm (Over 16's only)Family Ghost Hunt. Saturday 12th October 2024. 5.15pm - 7.15pm (Open to all ages)
Ghost Tour. Saturday 27th July 2024. 7.30pm-9.30pm (Over 16's only)Ghost Tour. Saturday 24th August 2024. 7.30pm-9.30pm (Over 16's only)Ghost Tour. Saturday 14th September 2024. 7.30pm-9.30pm (Over 16's only)Ghost Tour. Saturday 12th October 2024. 7.30pm-9.30pm (Over 16's only)
Ghost Hunt. Saturday 27th July 2024. 10pm-2am (Over 18's Only)Ghost Tour. Tuesday 13th August 2024. 7.30pm-9.30pm (Over 16's only)Ghost Tour. Saturday 21st September 2024. 7.30pm-9.30pm (Over 16's only)Ghost Tour. Friday 4th October 2024. 7.30pm - 9.30pm (Over 16's only)
Ghost Hunt. Saturday 24th August 2024. 10pm-2am (Over 18's Only) SOLD OUTGhost Tour. Saturday 7th September 2024. 7.30pm-9.30pm (Over 16's only)Ghost Tour. Saturday 5th October 2024. 7.30pm - 9.30pm (Over 16's only) SOLD OUT
Family Ghost Hunt. Saturday 24th August 2024. 5.15pm - 7.15pm (Open to all ages)Ghost Hunt - Saturday 14th September 2024. 10pm - 2am (Over 18's only)Ghost Tour. Friday 18th October 2024. 7.30pm - 9.30pm (Over 16's only)
Ghost Tour. Friday 2nd August 2024. 7.30pm-9.30pm (Over 16's only)Ghost Tour. Sunday 29th September 2024. 7.30pm-9.30pm (Over 16's only)Ghost Tour. Wednesday 23rd October 2024. 7.30pm - 9.30pm (Over 16's only)
Ghost Tour. Friday 16th August 2024. 7.30pm-9.30pm (Over 16's only)Ghost Tour. Friday 6th September 2024. 7.30pm-9.30pm (Over 16's only)Family Ghost Hunt - Saturday 12th October 2024. 5.15pm - 7.15pm (No age restriction)
Ghost Tour. Friday 30th August 2024. 7.30pm-9.30pm (Over 16's only) SOLD OUTGhost Tour. Friday 27th September 2024. 7.30pm-9.30pm (Over 16's only)Family Halloween Ghost Hunt - Thursday 31st October 2024. 5.15pm - 7.15pm (No age restriction)
Ghost Tour. Saturday 31st August 2024. 7.30pm-9.30pm (Over 16's only) SOLD OUTGhost Tour. Saturday 28th September 2024. 7.30pm-9.30pm (Over 16's only)Ghost Tour. Friday 25th October 2024. 7.30pm-9.30pm (Over 16's only)
Ghost Workshop & Hunt. Sunday 4th August 2024. 8pm - 11pm (Over 18's only)Family Ghost Tour. Saturday 26th October 2024. 5.30pm-7.30pm (No age restriction)
Family Ghost Tour. Friday 30th August 2024. 5.15pm-7.15pm (No age restriction)Family Ghost Tour. Friday 27th September 2024. 5.15pm-7.15pm (No age restriction) (Copy)
Family Ghost Hunt Saturday 17th August 2024. 5.15pm-7.15pm (No age restriction)Halloween Ghost Tour. Thursday 31st October 2024. 7pm - 9pm (Over 16's only)
Ghost Hunt. Friday 30th August 2024. 10pm-2am (Over 18's Only) SOLD OUTGhost Tour. Wednesday 30th October 2024. 7.30pm - 9.30pm (Over 16's only)
Ghost Tour. Thursday 10th October 2024. 7.30pm-9.30pm (Over 16's only)

Please note that we are unable to provide refunds. Payments are accepted in GBP only.

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If none of the above dates suit and you have a party of 10 or more, please contact us and we’ll organise a date to suit, wherever possible.

No refunds for cancelled bookings.

Ghost tours sell out fast, so please book early to avoid disappointment!

Extracts from recent visitors in Chillingham’s Haunted rooms.

“I felt this hand on my arm.  It was a most friendly feeling and I believe someone was trying to guide me to see something”.

“My camera just would not take a picture of the orbs and lighting I actually saw.  Yet, when I developed my film, there were just those same orbs, but in different places and rooms. Literally, all over the place!”

“The guide told me not to be frightened, and funnily I was quite happy, even with the distinct whispering I heard in the King Edward Room”.

MEET THE GHOSTS

The White Pantry Ghost

In what is called ‘The Inner Pantry’, a frail figure in white still appears.  The silver was stored here and a footman employed to sleep here and guard it.

Historically, one night, when the footman had turned in to sleep, he was accosted by this lady in white. Very pale, she begged him for water. Thinking it was one of the castle guests, he turned to obey.  Suddenly he remembered he was locked in and no visitor could have possibly entered!

This same pale figure is seen today, and it is thought the longing for water suggests poisoning.

The Ghost in the Chamber

Not all the ghosts are those we see.  Some are merely felt as ‘Impalpable impressions on the air,’ as the poet, Tennyson, says.  There is this sense of something unseen, yet distinctly moving. It can be a chill, dark, creeping sensation, or maybe just an oppressive atmosphere.

Voices in the Chapel

In the Chapel, beside the Great Hall, the voices of two men are often heard talking.  It is never possible to follow their words, and they stop talking if one makes serious efforts to trace them.

Ghosts in the Courtyard

When the moonlight casts shadows of the battlements across the worn flagstones, it is positively hard not to see the shades and shadows come to life.


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