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Unforgettable Chillingham

The Park and new Pavilion will open again on 29th March 2024.

Until the 3rd November, there will be four tours every day, including Bank Holidays. The Visitor Pavilion will be open 9.30 – 3.30 but so much the best to book your tour on line. Joint tickets, to include access to Chillingham Castle and its gardens, can also be purchased.

Each tour is limited to only 20 people and so, to guarantee a place on your chosen day and time, we recommend pre-booking your tickets. To book, please click HERE or via the red button which appears at the top right of each page. It may be necessary to rotate your device to see this button!

**PLEASE NOTE: Tours leave promptly. Please arrive at the Visitor Pavilion at least 10 minutes before your tour time**

Before the 29th March, it is still possible to visit the Cattle in their Park, but this is on a pre-arranged basis, so please contact the Warden on 01668 215250.

For directions, please visit our Location page.

To make sure you get the most out of your visit, please check our Opening Times & Tours and What To Wear pages.

Out of respect for our staff and other visitors, please do not attend if you have COVID symptoms.


We are now offering specialist tours, offering you the opportunity to get in amongst the Cattle, just as Robson Green did. Perfect for photographers or artists or if you just want to get a closer look at the cattle and spend a bit more time watching them, we call these our “Up close and personal tours” because that is just what they are!

Linda said, “Thoroughly interesting and enjoyable photography tour! Thank you. We loved every minute of it!”

For these tours, the Warden will take you in our Polaris 4×4 ATV right in amongst the Cattle and to the far flung parts of the Park. Please go to the Opening Times and Tours page for more information!

Please contact the Warden on 01668 215250 to find out more and book a specialist tour.

Chillingham offers an outstanding day out in one of the most beautiful parts of Northumberland. You will never forget your visit to the wild white cattle. These unique beasts fight for the chance to mate. Bulls can – and do – kill each other. The guided tours take you close, but not too close, to these extraordinary animals.
Please note this is a walking tour and the ground can be uneven and muddy in parts. We recommend suitable clothing and stout footwear. Flip-flops and sandals are not advisable. Please also note umbrellas are not permitted – the Wild Cattle really don’t like them!

After your cattle tour, why not visit “England’s most haunted castle” for lunch or coffee? Brace yourself for a terrifying tour of a real castle; fearsome torture chamber, eerie dungeon and magnificent state rooms. If you’re really brave, join a nerve-jangling night-time ghost tour!

It is possible to buy joint tickets, covering a tour of the Wild Cattle and a visit to Chillingham Castle.

There is no direct access from Chillingham Castle to the Cattle Park.

Important Notes:

  • Dogs, including guide and assistance dogs, are not allowed into the Cattle Park. This is because the responses of the wild cattle, to dogs of any size, can be unpredictable.
  • Wheelchairs can access the new Pavilion but are not suitable in the Cattle Park due to the unevenness of the terrain. However, our warden will be happy to show you around in his vehicle, if suited, subject to staff availability and with a minimum of 24 hours notice. Please note this vehicle can only accommodate two visitors. (Subject to any current COVID restrictions.) Please phone 01668 215250 or email [email protected] to enquire.