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Chillingham Castle

Chillingham, Alnwick NE66 5NJ, England
44 (0)1668 215359
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Ranked #9 of 16 Attractions in Alnwick
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Luckily we had read a guide before we visited so were expecting oddities. I think the oddest was seeing the bedroom on show which was obviously in use, with a book and glass of water by the bed .... or was this for the ghost?? Great room guides, very helpful, especially in the great hall. Shame you can't take dogs... More

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Northwich, United Kingdom
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58 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

I'd live here! It's just mad Big old empty house filled with junk and clutter from all over the place. If you're after a National Trust place or the well turned out Alnwick or Banburgh then this is not for you. This is a bit more the crazier end of a Game of Thrones set or an undiscovered castle lived... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Forget Alnwick Castle, forget Edinburgh Castle, forget Bamburgh Castle; Chillingham is the real McCoy. Stunning! Repeat visits are justified by the shear complexity of the place, the massive quantity of artifacts and exhibits, the depth and complexity of its history. The gardens, especially the large walled garden, are a delight and a visit to Chillingham's famous wild white cattle, a... More

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

what a great place loved it caught orbs on my camera beautiful garden ,learnt a few things to about chillingham defo going back there ,the restaurant/café was beautiful food ,lovely giftshop / they was staff to chat to about the building .only thing I didn't like was the slaughter house very creepy. and the woods also apart from this as... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

great day at the castle lots to see but all jumbled up and in no particular order, recommend you go and see the wild cattle too but be prepared for a walk across the fields to get to them

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Rochester, United Kingdom
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111 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

A great example of a castle in this part of the world to visit, especially the dungeons to see how people were treated in days past. If in this part of Northumberland then do go there you will not be disappointed, lovely on a sunny day which it was like when we went Paul and Joan Bennett

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
8 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Visiting wonderful homes, castles and gardens is one of life's great delights. Today in Britain we have many wonderfully documented and,illustrated places we can walk around but stand at distance behind a rope. Chillingham Castle is not like this. It is a tactile hands on explore of artefacts and curios, stuffy furniture, threadbare rugs and more antlers than I have... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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33 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 via mobile

Dire - it felt scruffy, lacked consistency (historic house or junk shop?) and the room interpretation often consisted merely of well-worn type written sheets. Compared to its peers in the area, it was amateur. Utter waste of journey-time and entrance fee. Really needs a re-think if it's going to seriously compete with similar properties in Northumberland and Southern Scotland.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

The tea room was dark damp dirty, fly infested, made me feel I'll, could not have eaten anything. Gardens fabulous. Place ridiculously cluttered with fake artifacts on the ground floor and in the tea room.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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17 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We did not know what to expect from our visit to Chillingham Castle. There is such a wide collection of items...from Artic Sledges and clothing....climbing Everest memorabilia.........a room full of 'torture implements galore!...in the 'museum' there were collection of all sorts of unrelated items..........as well as the ''apartments' to see.....which are still in use.....sometimes. We did not get to go... More

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