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Chillingham Castle

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Address: Chillingham, Alnwick NE66 5NJ, England
Phone Number: 44 (0)1668 215359
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Visited knowing nothing about the place. It was restored from a virtual ruin by an aristocrat with a background in antiques, and stocked with thousands of random items, some very... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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386 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is set in beautiful countryside not too far from the cheviots. We came on an autumn day and the castle looked great. It's very odd inside though and has a weird collection of objects in every room. The torture chamber is very cool and the rooms upstairs all have strange themes. One of the main living rooms has a... More 

1 Thank Stuart N
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204 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Visited knowing nothing about the place. It was restored from a virtual ruin by an aristocrat with a background in antiques, and stocked with thousands of random items, some very interesting some rubbish, you need to understand this is not a reconstruction. Enjoyed the visit, amongst the other stuff lie stacks of invitations to the aristocrat himself who is a... More 

1 Thank chocsEdinburgh
Alnwick, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great hands on experience, lots of fun, really good family trip, dungeons a must see, who knew there's so many ways to die in medieval times.

1 Thank kevin m
Darlington durham
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227 reviews
71 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Interesting castle, spend a couple of hours here, it's very different to other castles but well worth a visit with lovely gardens and great tea rooms.

1 Thank Kevin R
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96 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Found it hard to believe that this castle was empty and almost in ruins when Sir Humphrey bought it for his wife in 1982. Where on earth did he get all the amazing items which are now on display? Lots to see and the gardens look lovely too. Only complaint we had was that the car park is quite a... More 

1 Thank Cangothere
Sydney, Australia
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148 reviews
64 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Looks impressive from the outside, however that's it. A mess of junk in the majority of rooms & stairwells. Overpriced for what you expect from any Castle in the county.

1 Thank Paul R
Kingston-upon-hull, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

An absolute gem of a castle! Steeped in history and in its origins going back to the Middle Ages (with the section of the building where Edward I. stayed still intact), this castle has been well renovated by its present owner, who took the castle over in a dire state. A large section of the castle can now be viewed,... More 

1 Thank Grottenolm2014
Northumberland, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went on a school trip last year to do the 'ghost tour' at Chillingham castle , learning about the history of the castle was very interesting and good but the ghost tour was poor, nothing happened at all and wasn't scary at all, was disappointed with the tour, tour guide also talked way to much

Thank Kieran H
Leicester, United Kingdom
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190 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The most interesting Castle I have ever visited. Quite wonderful & something for everyone! Fascinating artifacts. Most interesting room guides. Fabulous garden even in October. We will look forward to our next visit. I would also love to do a ghost tour & stay in the Castle.

Thank Penny W
Hornsea, United Kingdom
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102 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a visit to Chillingham Castle as part of our tour around that area. This Castle is so different to other castles we have been to we were free to wander round most of it apart from the private quarters. Since 1246 the Castle has been owned by one continuous blood line with the Earls Grey ruling the Castle... More 

1 Thank Vanda M

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