Welcome to Hylton Castle

Castle in the Community

Experience Hylton Castle

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Experience Hylton Castle

Hylton Castle Trust, supported by Sunderland City Council, National Heritage Lottery Fund and English Heritage, has created a new and vibrant future for this iconic local landmark. Inside the remains of the 14th century medieval gatehouse, Hylton Castle is now a bright, modern multi-use heritage-led venue which offers a unique meeting exhibition and celebration space with disabled access via a lift to three floors and a viewing gallery on the roof accessible only via a stone spiral staircase.

Hylton Castle's community-led Board of Trustees and the vast majority of its on-site staff are completely unpaid volunteers who are passionate and enthusiastic about the Castle's future. 

Offering training, volunteering opportunities, community events, and education programmes, there is something for everyone to get involved in.