Chillingham Castle Open Garden Day

Sunday, July 21, 2019

Sunday, July 21, 2019

12:00 pm To 5:00 pm

Chillingham Castle, Chillingham NE66 5NJ, United Kingdom

Events Description

Welcome to Chillingham Castle Red Cross Open Garden Day

This rare survival from 1828 is the work of Royal garden designer, Sir Jeffrey Wyatville: fresh from his royal triumphs at Windsor. The urns and statues are inexpensive modern composite copies, but give an atmosphere of originality. The famous herbaceous border is the longest in Northern England. The far wall, fifteen feet thick, was a jousting ‘grandstand’ in ancient days, and it once extended around the castle grounds.

  • 12pm-4pm
    Entrance: Adult:  £9.50 Child: £5.50 Concession: £8.50 Family ticket: £23
    £3 from Castle admission tickets will be donated to the British Red Cross.
  • Address: Chillingham Castle, Chillingham, ALNWICK, Northumberland, NE66 5NJ
  • Directions:
    If you are travelling from the south, take the A1 North towards Berwick upon Tweed. Approximately 15 miles North of Alnwick, you will approach the Purdy Lodge service station. Drive about 200 yards North of here until you come across a sign to Chillingham Castle, on the left side of the road. Turn left here off the A1. Follow signs to Chatton. Drive through the village of Chatton. When you exit the village, turn left and follow this road for just over one mile, until you reach the main gates on the left.
  • By kind permission of: Sir Humphrey Wakefield
  • For all enquiries, please get in touch with Margaret Musgrave by email at MMusgrave@redcross.org.uk or by phone on 0191 2334173

This ancient Castle has survived many battles and many kings. The Garden was designed by Sir Jeffrey Wyatville (fresh from his Royal works at Windsor Castle) around the Urns given by the king of France. Do explore the woodland walks and lakes.  No dogs allowed.

Castle open to visit:  £9.50 Adult, £5.50 Child, £8.50 Concession, £23 Family ticket
(£3 from Castle admission tickets will be donated to British Red Cross.)

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