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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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York, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

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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sheffield
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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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107 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 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
32 helpful votes 32 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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97 reviews 97 reviews
33 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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
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10 reviews 10 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
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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Alfreton, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Chillignham Castle is definitely different. From the outside you would think you were stepping into an exciting experience. Well, experience it was. It is full of the owner's own artifacts, nothing whatsoever to do with the history of the castle. I understand that the owner bought the castle in a near ruined state and has spent a lot of money... More

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knaresborough in yorkshire
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We had looked forward to visiting this castle for a long time and were not disappointed as was truly a fantastic and unusual place but very difficult if like myself walking is difficult and a lot of very narrow spiral stone steps

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Durham, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Chillingham Castle is being lovingly restored, and it shows! So many wonderful artefacts to peruse over: The torture chamber is not advisable if you are squeamish! Going from room to room, up and down the stone stairs, I was amazed at each turn to find yet another fascinating item, or story to be told. The Staff were very friendly and... More

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