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Chillingham Castle

Certificate of Excellence
, Chillingham NE66 5NJ, England
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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30 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Really enjoyed our visit here. You know when you normally visit a castle and it's all 'cleaned up', no clutter, everything in its place with accompanying info of its relevance. Well this is nothing like that! You can visit the dungeons, look at all the torture equipment, go up on the roof and view the vista as well as all... More 

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Ponteland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in the Grey Apartment for 3 nights with my son and his wife to celebrate his newly awarded PhD in Archaeology and could not have chosen better. If you are after a luxurious 5 star experience then this will not be for you. Yes, it is all a little eccentric and does creak and groan giving a slightly... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dirty, drab and dangerous. We stayed for 3 nights in one of the apartments. Tired and a mish mash of furniture. No proper handrails on stone stairs. Threadbare carpets. Mould on the walls. The whole building needs a good clean.Tea room is the only reason this didn't get 1 star. Staff there are lovely and the food is very nice... More 

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What can i add that hasn't already been said, not just in the first few recent reviews, but under the ones marked as 'Terrible'. One lady said it left her feeling depressed .. it left me feeling much the same ... not to memtion robbed, sad, freaked out. if scary is what they're trading on, then it works. i wonder... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you like a dusty atmospheric castle, this is interesting and fun. It might help children conjure up the magic and history of the past. But it is too cluttered and rather 'mad' overall to work. The kitchen restaurant is interesting with a super log fire but the food was extremely poor and both my husband and I had dodgy... More 

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Gateshead
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited & purchased the combined Cattle & Castle tours. Roads to get to the Top car park for Cattle tour are poor. Cattle tour was not good value. £8 to see a few cattle that feed off the land ; Do not see a Vet even if injured - so where is the cost other than a single guide... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Set in some wonderful atmospheric woodland the building looms up imposingly and forbiddingly! Do not expect pristinely displayed artefacts behind glass cabinets with instructions not to touch. This is a hodgepodge of collections of all sorts with time ranges from medieval to the Second World War. The building was bought in 1982 after 50 years of decay by sir Percy... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed here with my wife for our anniversary and stayed in the Library Room. We stayed for 3 nights and it was a fantastic experience to stay in such a place steeped with history. We experienced very odd noises such as the sound of movement on the battlements and also a lady coughing in our room which was the... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took our three year old and four month old kids to visit Chillingham Castle. Although the leaflet stated that prams/pushchairs could not be taken on the Wild Cattle tour, there was absolutely nothing advising us that the castle itself is also completely inaccessible to them. We had to physically lift our baby's pram up and down flights of stairs... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I was aware of the great history attached to this castle and I also knew that the building lay open to the elements from 1933 to 1982/3 after the lead was stripped off the avoid death duties but I was not prepared for the disorganised, almost shambolic state, of most of the rooms. I accept it must still be a... More 

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