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Chillingham Castle

Chillingham, Alnwick NE66 5NJ, England
+44 1668 215359
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Not really sure what to make of it.

This is really a review of the tea shop mixed with general impressions. It's a remarkable place... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Trek2k
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London, United Kingdom
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Superb eclectic mix, a true representation of Englands history.

Although well off the beaten track, you will love how well this castle represents life many... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
edward p
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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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Chillingham Castle is open to the public between Easter - End of October. Hours open is 12 noon - 5pm.
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good26%
  • Average10%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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“torture chamber” (56 reviews)
“sir humphrey” (35 reviews)
“ghost tour” (44 reviews)
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Chillingham, Alnwick NE66 5NJ, England
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+44 1668 215359
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"torture chamber"
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"sir humphrey"
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"ghost tour"
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"wild cattle"
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"tea room"
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"hand written"
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"uneven floors"
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"ghost hunt"
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"torture room"
in 9 reviews
"minstrels gallery"
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"touch things"
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"eclectic mix"
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"ghost walk"
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"roaring log fire"
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"well worth a visit"
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"national trust"
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is really a review of the tea shop mixed with general impressions. It's a remarkable place. Very old and tired looking. Some would call it authentic but you can't escape the fact it's dusty and dirty in places. Having said that the Tea Shop...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Although well off the beaten track, you will love how well this castle represents life many centuries ago. Definitely a touch and feel attraction and so much better for the attention span of children, not the typical National Trust.

Thank edward p
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I had never heard of this castle but thoroughly enjoyed the guided tour. All the items have been collected by the current owner, who still lives there. Originally four separate towers with a moat, joined into a castle after the union of England and Scotland....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived and asked if it was national trust, English heritage or other as we are HHA as well. Was told no and paid 2X £8.50 as Oaps ticket no 298 and 299 after leaving we found it was HHA and we had been got!!?...More

Thank Robert C
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The castle may be fine for a short stay, but the historical visits are a waste of time. The various rooms are a storage and display for antiquities and random artifacts from past eairas. Even Mick Jagers bath???? The rooms are a mish mash of...More

Thank cragside d
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On vacation from the US my wife, who is history buff, was primed to visit the castles of Northumberland. We saw Chillingham, Alnwick, Bramburgh, Warkworth and Edinburgh (in Scotland). Chillingham was my favorite because, although it's not as restored and splendid as some of the...More

Thank Chuck D
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have to admit I hadn't heard of Chillingham but a leaflet in our holiday welcome pack led us to this fantastic castle. So many weird and wonderful things to see. The staff were so friendly and informative. As the most haunted castle in the...More

Thank Pat H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wow! What a place. This castle is just jammed from top to bottom with interesting ‘stuff’. This is just the best castle we have ever visited, and we have been to loads. The staff are helpful, told us loads of interesting things about the contents,...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

10 of us, 2 apartments, 3 nights, we all loved every minute of it, the castle is amazing, lots to look at & so much history, staff were very helpful & informative, the grounds were lovely & well kept, we all did the ghost tour...More

1  Thank colette k
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really weird place. The whole place is just a set of rooms in a castle crammed from floor to ceiling with random old junk and bric-a-brac. Some no doubt with historical interest, some just worthless. Good luck picking out the gems. The whole place is...More

2  Thank 3001Dave
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Talia H
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Response from Cangothere | Reviewed this property |
Think it cost around £10 each
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jackie k
12 May 2015|
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No dogs allowed. The ONLY exception is for assistance/guide dogs. Please note that NO DOGS AT ALL are permitted near the Wild Cattle (No Exceptions).
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