Your Visit


Visitor Information

From the 25th July 2020 the Castle, gardens and ground will be open to day visitors.  

There is no need to book in advance.

The Tearoom will be open for the October half term week (24th October – 1st November).

Face masks/covering must be worn when you are inside the castle.

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.

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.

Fishing.  Come and enjoy a wonderful fishing experience in beautiful surroundings.  Fly fish in our well stocked lake for various species of trout, including: Golden, Rainbow, Brown and Tiger to name but a few.  Contact 324 9275 for prices and further details.


Finding Us

By Car:

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. Disabled parking is adjacent to the castle.

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By Air:

Chillingham Castle is 47 miles from Newcastle airport and 75 miles from Edinburgh airport.

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