Your Visit


Visitor Information

Just 20 minutes from the seaside, Chillingham Castle, it’s Gardens, Lakes and Parklands, Castle State Rooms, Dungeon and the Torture Chamber will be open daily from Saturday 30th March 2024 – Sunday 3rd November 2024, 11am-5pm (last admission 4pm). The Minstrels Hall Tearoom will also be open from 11am – 5pm daily. (Hot food stops being served at 4pm, tea/coffee and cake 4.30pm)

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 very 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 Dogs.

In adverse weather , we would advise ALL visitors to check their route for road closures and floods prior to setting off. The B6346 Alnwick road would usually be the best option.

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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