Hylton Castle

Free Entry

Open for bookable guided tours. Please see below for booking information.


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.

Hylton Castle is managed on our behalf by Hylton Castle Trust.

Read more about the history of Hylton Castle.

Before You Go

Tours: Guided tours are available to pre-book for selected days. Please visit Hylton Castle Trust's website to book: https://hyltoncastle.org.uk/

Parking: Car parking is available at the site.  

Facilities: There is a tearoom on site managed by Hylton Castle Trust. The tearoom is open for takeaways and drop-in visits on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, 11am-2pm. Please check their website or Facebook page for up-to-date information: https://hyltoncastle.org.uk/

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

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.