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Unforgettable Chillingham

We now plan to open 15th April. At present, we recommend that all visitors pre-book a tour as they are currently restricted to 20 visitors. Should your booking be cancelled due to a resurgence of COVID, we will re-schedule or refund.

The Visitor Centre will be open seven days a week 9.30am – 2.00pm.

Chillingham Wild Cattle has achieved the “We’re Good to Go” accreditation from Visit Britain to demonstrate that we conform to COVID bio-security best practice. As an outdoor attraction involving few people, this was not difficult.

Please note that we recommend that visitors should pre-book their visits via the Book Now page on this website (click on big red button in top right corner). Each tour will be limited to only 20 people. Out of respect for our staff and other visitors, please do not attend if you have any of the COVID symptoms.

All visitors will travel in their own vehicles from the Visitor Centre, along a country track to the start of the Cattle Tour. There will be a short walk from the cars to enter the Cattle Park.

You can buy joint tickets covering a tour of the Wild Cattle and a visit to Chillingham Castle.

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. The ground can be uneven and muddy in parts. We recommend suitable footwear. Flip-flops and sandals are not advisable.

Then 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.

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 cattle, to dogs of any size, can be unpredictable.
  • Wheelchairs 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 her vehicle, at her discretion and with a minimum of 24 hours notice. Please note this vehicle can only accommodate two visitors. (Subject to COVID restrictions.)

For directions, please visit our Location page.