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Chillingham Castle

Closed Now: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Interesting visit

It was a different visit to the usual castle - it catered more to the ghosts & gruesome side of... read more

Reviewed 1 August 2018
Newcastle upon tyne England

If you like weird and wonderful, this is the visit for you. The castle has quite an interesting... read more

Reviewed 29 July 2018
Judith K
Manchester, United Kingdom
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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
+44 1668 215359
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Reviewed 1 August 2018

It was a different visit to the usual castle - it catered more to the ghosts & gruesome side of history. We did enjoy it but I thought the admission charge was a bit high for the experience of the castle.

Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

I love exploring and learning about the history of castles, houses, buildings etc. and their previous owners. So yesterday it was Raby Castle, today Chillingham Castle. Two very very different experiences. Whilst Raby offered me very good value for money, unfortunately Chillingham most certainly did...More

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Reviewed 29 July 2018

If you like weird and wonderful, this is the visit for you. The castle has quite an interesting history in itself but the present owner has transformed the place into an eclectic mix of the antiques and film props. There is no guide as such...More

1  Thank Judith K
Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

If you can work out what’s going on in this castle, then you’re ahead of me. Brilliant castle with a huge array of seemingly random artefacts- most of which you are free to handle. Want a go with a mace? Go for it. Is that...More

1  Thank Slangers123
Reviewed 23 July 2018

The day we chose to visit was the only rainy day in a very sunny and warm July but we were not to be disappointed! The castle has an amazing and eclectic collection of artefacts including a huge 2000 year old pig's skull and, in...More

Thank Brian S
Reviewed 22 July 2018

This castle is brill, just so different to the norm - it has risen like a Phoenix from the ashes thanks to the dedication and passion of Sir Humphrey - a lovely gentleman whom I was lucky enough to meet and chat to. Amazing building,...More

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Reviewed 19 July 2018

Visiting this twelfth century castle is definitely a must, when you're in Northumbria. Tragically, it has a dark and very bloody history, however its well worth visiting, a remarkable place that's packed full of a history, antiquities, quirky, and unusual items, its not roped off...More

3  Thank Lyndsay A
Reviewed 18 July 2018 via mobile

I’d heard of the Chillingham cattle but wasn’t aware there was a castle! We weren’t disappointed. Really interesting castle, stuffed full of eclectic relics and historical artefacts. Nice grounds with woodland walks to lake. Joint ticket to see wild cattle also available. Will definitely visit...More

Thank Carol W
Reviewed 18 July 2018

Unfortunately we had just been to Bamburgh Castle so Chillingham was quite a disappointment. We did not stay for the ghost tour.

Thank Kate L
Reviewed 17 July 2018

Chillingham castle is stuffed to the brim with the most eclectic mixture of objects. From the 2000 year old pigs skull to a room full of boots there is truly something for everyone. The joy is that the contents are not roped off or placed...More

3  Thank watsonmelmore
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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.