Hylton Castle

Unfortunately it is not possible to open Hylton Castle. The site will be closed until further notice.

Free Entry

Access to grounds only during project works


Craigavon Road, Castletown, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, SR5 3PA

Before You Go

This distinctive and highly decorative gatehouse-tower of a castle was built by the wealthy Sir William Hylton shortly before 1400.

Originally containing four floors of self-contained family accommodation, its entrance front displays royal and family heraldry, including Richard II's white hart badge.

Read more about the history of Hylton Castle.

Before You Go

Parking:  Car parking is available at the site.   

Access: There are pathways around the grounds with reasonably good disabled access.

Opening Times: An exciting HLF funded project is due to complete, and the castle itself is due to open, in summer 2019. Please see hyltoncastle.org.uk for additional information.

Plan a Great Day Out

Extend your day out with a trip to Tynemouth Priory and Castle. The site boasts an interactive 'Life in the Stronghold' exhibition and offers fantastic views over the River Tyne and North Sea.

Also nearby are St Paul's Monastery, Jarrow and Finchale Priory.

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