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Chillingham Castle

Closed Now: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Open today: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Sir Humphry Wakefield’s eclectic renovation has to be seen to be believed. The bluest of blue blood... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Peter N
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Wonderful Stay once again

This was my second stay at Chillingham and I absolutely did not want to leave! The apartments are... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Zoë S
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Chillingham Castle is open to the public between Easter - End of October. Hours open is 12 noon - 5pm.
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Chillingham, Alnwick NE66 5NJ, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was my second stay at Chillingham and I absolutely did not want to leave! The apartments are clean with wood burner and heaters, beds are comfy too. You are able to go into the inner courtyard in the evening which makes for dramatic photography...More

Thank Zoë S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Sorry Sally cannot agree we thought the castle was amazing, not only were the artefacts very interesting but inspirational peace’s of his families achievements & adventures. The staff were very knowledgeable & friendly which helped to make our visit unforgettable, we will be back. On...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Northumberland is awash with castles and fortifications so I would recommend that you try one of these. Chillingham is a storage unit for a personal collection of fairly tatty antiques and memorabilia, dark and dusty. Did nothing to appeal to me at all.

Thank Sallyhs55
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Chillingham Castle offers dinners and functions in its Banquetting Room. However, this is a very old stone castle which seems to have no internal heating so it is necessary to wrap up to avoid being very cold whilst dining - even in summer. The stone...More

Thank rafaman2018
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My brother, son and I stayed at CHILLINGHAM in the Grey apt and Oh My goodness what a treat! One felt as if they stepped back in time. If you don't mind climbing the medieval stairs it is so well worth it. We saw deer...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Having planned a couple of hours to visit the castle and grounds, we were still there some four and a half hours later. It definitely does not possess the regimented, manicured atmosphere of a National Trust property; it is more an exuberant testament to Sir...More

Thank Jon C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Parking in the lumber yard, or car park with lumber storage as some might say was OK, the pathway to the Castle was OK if you're fit and healthy, but otherwise beware and if it's raining you'll be wearing most of the path. I don't...More

Thank Richard-de-G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From the outside, Chilligham is an interesting melange of building styles from different periods producing a somewhat thrown together feel. But this proves to be the perfect stage to hold the collection of often eccentric (meant purely in a positive sense) items that the current...More

1  Thank Clive M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Sir Humphry Wakefield’s eclectic renovation has to be seen to be believed. The bluest of blue blood runs throughout the entire enterprise. Delightfully bonkers.

Thank Peter N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The castle itself is lovely as are the surrounding grounds/gardens. Full of all sorts of odds and ends, there is certainly plenty to look at. The sheer amount of taxidermy and animal skins put me off the place a bit but otherwise there were some...More

Thank Emma B
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Stacee G
4 September 2018|
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Response from Linda P | Reviewed this property |
If you arrive before 5pm you can access all the grounds and the castle. The Ghost Walk starts at 9.00pm - 11.00pm well worth the money.
14 August 2018|
Response from Chillingham | Property representative |
Hi, we only allow guide and assistance dogs.
11 August 2018|
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Response from Chillingham | Property representative |
Hi, yes you can stay at the castle. We have 8 self catering apartments. Details, prices and availability can be found on our website.