Ghosts of Chillingham Castle: England’s most haunted historic castle

Haunted Chillingham Castle
Haunted Chillingham Castle

If you ever plan to visit any type of haunted castles or a hotel in the UK where paranormal activity takes place, then you might be interested to visit Chillingham Castle in England. Even the name suggests chills and thrills! This castle is located in Chillingham, which is on the north side in Northumberland and is surrounded by lawn, gardens and dense woods. You can also view the Chillingham Wild Cattle from the castle grounds as an added bovine bonus.

Chillingham Castle, Northumberland
Chillingham Castle, Northumberland

Haunted Chillingham Castle

Haunted Chillingham Castle
Haunted Chillingham Castle © MRU

Chillingham Castle in England was built during the medieval times and provided a military stronghold as it was located between two nations who were constantly fighting. The English army used the castle to enter Scotland and attack the Scottish army. With a rich history of battles and executions, the castle is known to be haunted and is very popular among several television and radio programs.

The Ghosts Of The Blue Boy, Lady Mary Berkeley And Many More..

Some of the shows that have investigated or reported on this supernatural location include Holiday Showdown, Most Haunted, Scariest Places On Earth, Alan Robson’s Nightowls, I’m Famous and Frightened!, and Ghost Hunters International.

A number of spirits have been reported milling about the vast castle. The most famous is the “Blue Boy.” He is often seen by tourists and cries and moans in agony or perhaps from terror right around midnight. His moans seem to come from an area near a passage carved through a ten foot wall. As the screams fade, a circle of glowing light can be seen surrounding a four poster bed.

Lady Mary Berkeley is another commonly witnessed specter. She is usually sighted wandering around despondent and aimlessly. Many believe that she is on an eternal quest to find her sister, Lady Mary. Others report hearing the rustle of her dress and quiet footsteps.

Another gruesome attraction for this haunted vacation destination is the wicked torture chamber of Chillingham Castle. Several instruments of torture are still on display including a stretching rack, a bed of nails, a nailed barrel and a spiked chair (labeled with a warning not to sit on it!), the Iron Maiden, thumb screws, leg irons, chains and branding irons.

Chillingham Castle – A Haunted Vacation Destination

Today, Chillingham Castle in England can be visited by the public. The gorgeous castle also makes its self available for rent for events like tours, private functions, weddings, and operates self catering apartments. Many weddings have taken place at the Medieval and Elizabethan state rooms. The courtyard has South lawn fountains, which with the Italian gardens make it the best place to host a ceremony. Especially, during the spring and summer season, their lawns are a sight to cherish.

The west front of Chillingham Castle, viewed across the castle's Italian Garden.
The west front of Chillingham Castle, viewed across the castle’s Italian Garden.

Moreover, those who like to go fishing at river Till, can obtain a fishing permit from the Castle. There is a beach nearby that provides you with some beautiful scenery. When you choose Chillingham Castle as your haunted vacation destination, you get plenty of spooks and the lighter side of natural beauty too!

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