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Chillingham Castle

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Address: Chillingham, Alnwick NE66 5NJ, England
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Chillingham castle

We went to see the castle. It was ok. Very cluttered place. There is also on the grounds the oldest cattle breed. Which are wild and you can have a tour to see them.

Reviewed 6 days ago
Sharon M
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newcastle upon tyne
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great day out - fantastic castle The dungeon is spoooky with lots of examples of olde torture items (my grandkids would love it - but might not be for all kids ??) The castle is full of artifacts from all over the world and wonderful pictures and items that have their place in history. There is plent of helpful advice... More 

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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Weird atmospheric crazy castle..... loved it !!! Unique exhibits, and wonderful tea room... can see why people think it may be haunted.

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Thank Steve W
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We went to see the castle. It was ok. Very cluttered place. There is also on the grounds the oldest cattle breed. Which are wild and you can have a tour to see them.

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Thank Sharon M
Louth, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Has been in the same family almost 900 hundred years, it became dererlict. but the present owner bought it for his wife so the line could continue. The restoration is probably almost complete and is magnificent. The torture chamber is not for the faint hearted, it is not easy going with anyone with limited ability, but with effort it is... More 

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Thank Brian L
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33 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I visited Chillingham Castle as part of our trip to Northumberland. I had a booked a 'ghost tour'. We were a little disappointed. I've read other reviews and I had to agree that half the castle is filled with junk which doesn't seem to relate to the castle's history. The paranormal team seemed to be profiteering from... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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115 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

For those wanting the National Trust style presentation of a historic house this may not be the place for you. However I felt it was so good to see a place with so many historic artefacts displayed in a very different way. The owner obviously is a keen to display many unusual items within the castle and I feel it... More 

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Thank Beechwood24
London
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24 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is one man's vision to restore a much neglected castle and fill it with his treasures. Some are marvellous, others junk, but a torrent of things pours through every room and spills out onto every stair. Hugely eclectic, often shabby, the contents give real character to the grand old house, and I wandered round with a big grin on... More 

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Thank vicarage
England
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81 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

First visited several years ago and I doubt much has changed. Not well signposted round the lanes and nothing at entrance to car park so not surprising that there were not many visitors. Good cake in the tea room. Room guides enthusiastic and informative. No ghostly experiences as it was mid afternoon when I was there

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Thank birder35
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8 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

20 miles from Embleton. Opens at 12. About £9 per person. Really interesting and querky. Lovely and strange. Compact castle. The collection of the Wakefield family. Good dungeon. Really good tea room with huge open fire. No dogs though. Have been several times. And it's meant to be haunted. Has that feel when you walk into small entrance area.

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Thank Steve B
Swaffham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I came across Chillingham almost by chance. I am very glad I took the time to visit. It is a private property and, as such, does not suffer from National Trust uniformity. It is filled with an eclectic collection of artefacts put together by the owner. His instruments of torture were a speciality. The tea room was also very good... More 

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