Your Visit


Visitor Information

From the 4th July we will be opening part of the Castle and the gardens and grounds.  Our ticket prices have been reduced to reflect this.

Hot and cold drinks and light refreshments can be bought from our summer house and toilets are available.

We cannot offer guided tours at the moment.

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.  CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE BUT DRINKS AND A SMALLER SELECTION OF FOOD IS AVAILABLE TO BUY AS TAKE-AWAY FROM THE SUMMERHOUSE.

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.

By Air:

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

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