Due to an exciting new Heritage Lottery project with Sunderland City Council, building works will be on-going at Hylton Castle throughout 2018
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: There is no access to the interior. The grounds are closed over Christmas and New Year.