Chillingham Castle

LOCATION

CHILLINGHAM, NORTHUMBERLAND

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Chillingham is a magnificent medieval fortress with Tudor additions. Romantic grounds laid out by Sir Jeffry Wyatville command views over the Cheviots and include topiary gardens and woodland walks. Weddings, private functions and self catering accommodation are available. Please ring for details of special events.

Chillingham Castle
CHILLINGHAM, Alnwick, NE66 5NJ
Phone : 01668 215359

Features

Facilities
  • Parking onsite
  • Cafe
Accessibility
  • Limited access to gardens & castle has steep spiral staircases
Opening times
  • Opening Times: Open Easter-Oct, daily 12-5 (last admission 4). Other times by prior arrangement

About the area

Discover Northumberland

If it’s history you’re after, there’s heaps of it in Northumberland. On Hadrian’s Wall you can imagine scarlet-cloaked Roman legionaries keeping watch for painted Pictish warriors while cursing the English weather and dreaming of home. Desolate battlefield sites and hulking fortresses such as Alnwick, Dunstanburgh, Bamburgh and Warkworth are reminders that this, until not so very long ago, was a contested border region. The ruins of Lindisfarne bear witness to the region’s early Christian history.

Northumberland also has some of Britain’s best beaches. On summer days, and even in winter, you’ll see surfers and other brave souls making the most of the coast. Inland, there are some great walks and bike rides in the dales of the Cheviot Hills and the Simonsides – just hilly enough to be interesting, without being brutally steep. There's dramatic scenery in the High Pennines, where waterfalls plunge into deep valleys, and there are swathes of heather-scented moorland. Northumberland National Park covers over 400 square miles of moorland and valleys with clear streams and pretty, stone-built villages. It’s just the place for wildlife watching too. You’ll find flocks of puffins, guillemots and other seabirds around the Farne Islands, and seals and dolphins offshore.

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