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Chillingham Castle

Closed Now: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Not your average castle

Chillingham Castle has a few things going for it. Its had plenty of action in the Anglo-Scottish... read more

Reviewed 29 August 2013
Pontefract, United Kingdom
A pleasant surprise

This was a little gem. A castle that has character without being pretentious. If you go then take... read more

Reviewed 26 August 2013
Peter J
Sheffield, 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 3 September 2013

Really fascinating castle. A breath of fresh air from the normal sanitised, chocolate boxy NT/EH experience. Plenty of rough edges and all the more fun for it. Well worth a visit.

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Reviewed 2 September 2013

It's an amazing castle, saved by the family from falling into rack and ruin. The history of it is brilliant but it's all over the place, rooms filled with stuff randomly. The owner caminto the tearoom while we were there before going to knock seven...More

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Reviewed 2 September 2013

went on the ghost tour as a complete cynic, enjoyed exploring the castle at night and the history of the place is fascinating, didn't see or experience anything but plenty of the group claimed they did, it is quite an experience and recommended as something...More

Thank ElmoandBert
Reviewed 1 September 2013

A stunning, unspoiled castle full of fascinating exhibits. The perhaps slightly 'amateurish' curating adds to the pleasure.

1  Thank RovingProfessor881
Reviewed 29 August 2013

If you are visiting a castle for inspection of loos and carpets then perhaps you are missing the point but we just adored Chillingham Castle which is bursting with history and interesting collections of past and present open for us all to see. The owner...More

Thank atrist
Reviewed 29 August 2013

Chillingham Castle has a few things going for it. Its had plenty of action in the Anglo-Scottish battles. It has been a springboard for a Northumbrian independance gambit, and has had a few kings drift past. Plenty of people (mainly Scots) lost their lives here,...More

Thank JoyDivOvenGloves
Reviewed 27 August 2013

Not a lot of information provided for visitors. Very haphazard collections of artefacts. Little attention paid to safety many holes and folds in carpets are potential trip hazards. Visitors' toilets in need of a revamp. Very tired cafe with unappetising cakes. Not worth the £9...More

2  Thank 190832Anne
Reviewed 26 August 2013

This was a little gem. A castle that has character without being pretentious. If you go then take the time to visit the Chiilingham wild cattle.

Thank Peter J
Reviewed 25 August 2013

A great castle to visit that has not been upgraded or changed in anyway and you get the feeling of castle life as soon as you enter. Lots of interesting facts about the castle over the years and the gardens are well worth a visit...More

Thank James S
Reviewed 16 August 2013

I was at Chillingham Castle for a friends wedding, I was excited because I love castles as I got married in one and I love the old castle feel but I really didnt like it here. I found it dirty and old and cold and...More

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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.