NU 061-258 Northumberland England
Chillingham Castle was originally a 12th century fortified manor house, founded by the Grey family. In 1344, Sir Thomas Grey was granted a licence to crenellate and he founded the stone quadrangular castle, which is flanked by square angle towers. In 1536 during the 'Pilgrimage of Grace' rebellion, the castle was besieged and damaged by cannon-fire, when being held by Sir Robert Ellerker. Over the centuries, this compact castle of the northern plan, has seen considerable alterations to the buildings ranged around its central courtyard. Chillingham comes complete with a torture chamber and is the most haunted castle in England. Visit pending. 13 miles south-east is Alnwick Castle.
Chillingham Castle is located south-east of the village centre, off the B6348. 52 miles north of Newcastle upon Tyne on the A1-B6346.
The site the home of Sir Humphry Wakefield and his family and is open, Sunday to Friday April to October 12:00-5:00pm. Open all year, for private tours, weddings and self-catering accommodation, check website for details.
There is a car park.