History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
In the 18th century Baron John Hilton (note how the family name changed to its more modern spelling) added a pair of crenellated wings to the gatehouse. These were demolished in the 19th century, leaving the gatehouse as we see it today.
The castle is accessible at any time (grounds only).
About Hylton Castle
Address: Craigavon Road, Hylton Dene, Tyne and Wear, England, SR5 3PA
Attraction Type: Castle
Location: Just north of the A1231. Parking in the town centre.
Website: Hylton Castle
English Heritage - see also: English Heritage memberships (official website)
Photo Credit: C G Burke, licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Licence.
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