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Chillingham Castle

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Chillingham NE66 5NJ, England
Chillingham Castle
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 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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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited this 'real' castle last Friday. What a treat! Having done some prior research I knew this castle was a crumbling ruin back in 1982 when Sir Humphry Wakefield bought and practically rebuilt it and made it his family home through link by marriage into the Grey family. It's a pity that some of these negative reviewers fail to realise... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had to come and write a review on this castle, we have been on many occasions, during the day, and at night on vigils and ghost tours, and we love the place, the staff are friendly, the food is lovely, and the castle is full of atmosphere and steeped with history.. cannot recommend it enough.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

WoW..what a place..My family and I have visited this venue on a number of occasion We did the Ghost Walk a number of years ago.I was a bit of a sceptic in this area...however after this experience I just wonder.My daughter and I both experienced inexplicable problems with both cameras.I became aware of a a presence ' almost from the... More 

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Thelwall, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

May 2015 - lots of castles in Northumberland but we decided to go to Chillingham and we were not disappointed, it was totally different to any other castle we had ever visited. It was very quirky and very interesting, you never knew what you would find in each room, anything from a hat collection to an Arctic sledge complete with... More 

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Cramlington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We come here every Halloween, we stop for two nights, dress up do the ghost walk and enjoy the firework display, music and pumpkin competition. So much fun for all ages over the Halloween. People leaving comments like dirty and horrible... It's a castle!!! If you enjoy history and understand there is only so much you can do to a... More 

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited the castle on a groupon voucher - had not been before so was not sure what to expect. Absolutely loved it - the castle is a restoration project having been something of a derelict shell when Lord and Lady Wakefield acquired it in 1982 - loads of before and after pictures as you are going around, which really brings... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited 30th April 2015, opting for both the wild cattle tour and visit to castle - what a complete waste of money! The castle was like a huge antique/junk shop, I think Steptoe & Son would have been proud!! No clarification or relevance to what things were in certain rooms. I could make a whole suggestion of ideas for... More 

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Northumberland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Totally agree with Georgina. Dirty, poorły maintained place.with no regard for conservation or interpretation. Great for ghost hunts as it is like a set for. Scooby Doo with about as much historical context. There are ample poorly lit stairwells and passages and things to slip on and trip over. The tea room is the mankiest place I have ever seen.... More 

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Cumbria, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We visited Chillingham Castle for the afternoon while on holiday in the area having looked forward to the visit for weeks and were very happy to be there. Sadly The whole experience was shocking through and through, so much so that I was genuinely left speechless and quite frankly depressed by the visit for hours after! As there would be... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

What can I say other than a very unique and visually stimulating experience not your typical castle in terms of detailed notes fact and figures. However what a collection of artefacts and a credit to the owners hard work

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