Featured in Castle Magic, January 2010.

Chillingham’s ghosts

“Its current owners market the castle as being the most haunted castle in Britain. It has been investigated on television and radio (namely, Most Haunted, I’m Famous and Frightened!, Scariest Places On Earth, Holiday Showdown, Alan Robson’s Nightowls) and now Ghost Hunters International.

The most famous ghost of the castle is the “blue (or radiant) boy”, who according to the owners used to haunt the Pink Room in the castle. Guests supposedly reported seeing blue flashes and a blue “halo” of light above their beds after a loud wail. It is claimed that the hauntings ceased after renovation work revealed the bodies of a man and a young boy bricked inside a 10-foot-thick wall. The owners also claim that the ghosts of John Sage, a former torturer, and of Lady Mary Berkeley haunt the castle. Guests have reported hearing screams for help and doors slamming mysteriously."

I really feel that this image captures the intended spooky atmosphere of Chillingham Castle. What lurks beyond? Mwah ha ha :o

Shot taken at Chillingham Castle, Northumberland, with a Panasonic Lumix G1, 14-45mm lens (1/60, f/4.0).

RAW conversion via Lightroom and CS3.

Best viewed in large format.

Also from the Chillingham series:


The Tree

Steps to the Castle

The Steps

“It begins with a single flake of snow…” – Auguste Garamonde

“You don’t take a photograph, you make it” – Ansel Adams

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  • BCImages
    BCImagesalmost 5 years ago

    nice one ryan mate

  • cheers mate

    – Ryan Davison Crisp

  • Bob Culshaw
    Bob Culshawalmost 5 years ago

    nicely framed Ryan.

  • thanks Bob

    – Ryan Davison Crisp

  • Simon Penrose
    Simon Penrosealmost 5 years ago

    great perspective, lovely black and white

  • thanks ever so much Simon, for the fav as well as the comment

    – Ryan Davison Crisp

  • Paul Thompson Photography
    Paul Thompson ...almost 5 years ago

    Nice work Ryan

  • thanks Paul

    – Ryan Davison Crisp

  • Tibby Steedly
    Tibby Steedlyalmost 5 years ago

    Wonderful shot of this spooky old place! I’ll have to watch Ghost Hunters, Intl. to see the episode. Don’t think I would spend the night there!

  • cheers Tibby

    – Ryan Davison Crisp

  • Jadon
    Jadonalmost 5 years ago

    Lovely B&W shot here and very well framed too.

  • thanks Jason

    – Ryan Davison Crisp

  • Tambala
    Tambalaalmost 5 years ago


  • thank you ever so much, not just for this feature, but for all my others as well, the support is much appreciated and I hope you enjoy future castle images as muh

    – Ryan Davison Crisp

  • Palynn
    Palynnalmost 5 years ago

    Well Done Ryan Fab Work I Love your angle all your other images on the side are also worthy

    Cheers For Kind Comments Mate Great Info on the Side As well Best Wishes Keep Em Coming Frank
  • thank you kindly Frank for your wonderful comment

    – Ryan Davison Crisp

  • Larissa  White Brown
    Larissa White...almost 5 years ago

    Congratulations Ryan on your feature!

  • thanks Larissa

    – Ryan Davison Crisp

  • Martina Fagan
    Martina Faganalmost 5 years ago

    wonderful shot :)

  • cheers Martina

    – Ryan Davison Crisp

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