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Chillingham Castle

Address: Chillingham, Alnwick NE66 5NJ, England
Phone Number: 44 (0)1668 215359
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Ranked #8 of 16 Attractions in Alnwick
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Castles, Sights & Landmarks
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Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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New Ulm, Minnesota
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Castle is fun with antiques from all eras and the Wild White Cattle tour was awesome. Need a whole day!

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Morpeth, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
19 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

We visited Chillingham castle courtesy of a discount offer, accompanied by our 2 grandchildren, and had a great visit. The eclectic collection amassed by Sir Humphrey, is unique and very different to many historic homes, in that you are not roped off from the exhibits but actually encouraged to touch and experience many of the objects, which makes for a... More 

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Lovely place to visit and stay castle lovely plenty to see and do with plenty of interesting history

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turnerjs08
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43 reviews 43 reviews
18 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Another fabulous castle in Northumberland but the torture chambers ensure it sticks in your memory. Nice tea rooms too. I would love to have a special event here!

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Bromsgrove, United Kingdom
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63 reviews 63 reviews
23 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Utterly overrated and high costs for what is really a mess inside, extra charge to see the cattle, if you have seen one cow why bother

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Morpeth, Northumberland, England
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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

This is an interesting castle - with a really scary torture exhibition and tales of ghosts! It has one of the most eclectic mixes of exhibits I've ever seen! It's supposed to be one of the most haunted castles in the country! It also has lovely gardens and - if you can get there early enough - you can see... More 

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Alnwick, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

A very"quirky" castle,full of the weirdest of artifacts Well worth a visit. The gardens are extensive and dogs can be walked in the gounds outside. Beware of the cafe---we had cheese scones which may well have been baked when the castle was built!!! Stale did not begin to describe their antiquity The coffees were also only luke warm and the... More 

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Gateshead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

This is my 3rd year going to Chillingham Castle for the weekend. It's a fascinating place, beautiful grounds & so much history. The rooms, well u are in a castle that is extremely old, & therefore furniture is old & the whole castle is dated, but that's what a castle of this age & history is all about. The bedding,... More 

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
22 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

We visited the castle on Hallowe'en. Our first stop was the herd of wild cattle at the castle. We spent half an hour with a guide explaining the origins if the herd, and how they came to be as they are today. A fascinating talk and well worth taking the time out to visit this add on attraction at the... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Looks promising from the outside. Once inside it's disappointing; grim and dirty. The rooms are so full of junk it's hard to work out what's worth looking at and the artefacts lack cohesion. There's no sense of history, which the place obviously has. Although the guides are friendly and knowledgeable, the written guides are terrible quality. The furniture looks dirty,... More 

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