Chillingham Castle is a 12 century fortress with gardens and parkland in Chllingham village in Northumberland.
Only 10 miles from the coast the Castle interiors feature ornamental plasterwork, Gothic windows, huge fire places, period furniture and decoration. Viewable areas include the great hall, the Plaque Room, a chapel, the minstrel’s hall, a stone-flagged Medieval courtyard, the Armoury with armour and weapons, dungeons and torture chamber with an Iron Maiden, scold’s bridle, thumb screws and an executioners block. There is also a Museum room with photographs and items relating to the family. Some areas not available to be viewed during Winter months.
Formal gardens include an Italian garden with parterres and statues. Capability Brown parkland with lakes and woodland. The herds of wild cattle within an enclosed area inside the parkland (the only wild cattle in the world) can only be viewed when paying an additional fee.
- Free car parking.
- Medieval Castle tea room serving home baked cakes, afternoon teas, snacks and drinks.
- Chillingham Castle is open to the public from Easter and through October.
- Opening times: 12:00 – 17:00
- Last entry 16:00
- Adults – £9.50
- Concessions – £8.50
- Children (5 to 15 yrs) – £5.50
- Under 5’s – FREE
- Family Ticket (2 adults and up to 3 children) – £23.00
Prices and opening hours correct as at February 2017.
Before you start your journey to Chillingham Castle for your day out, we recommend that you check their website or contact them to confirm opening times and admission prices.