SE 609-766 Yorkshire England
Gilling Castle was originally a late 12th century fortified manor house, founded by the Etton family. In the mid to late 14th century, Thomas de Etton erected a large and complex three storey tower house, which was square in plan. In the late 16th century, Sir William Fairfax dramatically transformed the house, leaving the ground floor intact he rebuilt the first and second floors. In the early 18th century the house was again remodelled and the projecting wings were also added, to make a U-shaped Georgian country house. 5 miles north is Helmsley Castle and 7 miles south-west is Crayke Castle.
Gilling Castle is located west of Gilling East, off Main Street. 19 miles north of York, on the B1363.
The site is an independent Prep school and is strictly private. The view from a public footpath to the south is restricted.
Car parking is by the side of the road.