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Chillingham Castle

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

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Queerly Quirky

We have talked about visiting this place for some time but never actually got around to it until last week when we decided to go and see what it was all about. Having read about... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Northumberland, United Kingdom

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Barnoldswick, England
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20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Came with my partner and our 3year old whilst on holiday in the area..we all really loved it..staff helpful and friendly and love how the castle is so random and full of interesting things.

Thank zhoddy
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39 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Visited this site as we are historic houses members really glad we visited . The castle is totally different from others in the area . The guides are very helpful in providing information regarding how the castle was purchased by the present owner in a derelict state and how it has been transformed over the last 30years .

Thank Kathleen R
Ilkley, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Took the grandchildren to visit this castle, 14 Aug 2016. It's been reconstructed (in part) from a ruin, and now it's filled with the most eclectic collection of artefacts I've ever seen in one place. It's still the home of the Wakefield family (Sir Humphry, the baronet, married to a daughter of Lady Grey). He worked for Christie's Auctioneers, and... More 

Thank Alan E
County Durham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A short woodland walk takes you to the stunning castle and gardens. Inside, the castle is atmospheric and crammed full of totally random "stuff", adding to the unique and bizarre experience! Lots of the exhibits are labelled with homemade laminates, which presents a refreshing personal touch to the visit. The guides were very enthusiastic and knowledgable. We ended our visit... More 

Thank lovelyeverafter
Weymouth, United Kingdom
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90 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I came across this crumbling pile entirely by chance some years ago when work was just getting underway to renovate certain areas of this truly magnificent building. The cost of restoring this edifice is substantial and to fully restore it would involve mind boggling expenditure affordable only by people like Donald Trump. There is a patina of age present which... More 

Thank Roger W
Northumberland, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We have talked about visiting this place for some time but never actually got around to it until last week when we decided to go and see what it was all about. Having read about the place and seeing bits on TV about it we weren't disappointed at all. There really is so much to see and if you want... More 

Thank MIndandMork
Rushden, England, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I`d seen the episode of Salvage Hunters that featured Chillingham , and could n`t wait to visit for myself . I was not disappointed. I`m not knocking the NT, as they do fine work, but there`s always a place for the quirky and the eccentric. Sir Humphrey is a proper old school aristo, with a background as a buyer for... More 

Thank Daryl C
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Lovely old castle with tremendous history but cluttered with not very interesting rubbish and with curios and specimens of different eras in the same case (WW11 commando knife with a Bronze age item!). Looked like they had gathered all the unsaleable lots from the local auction to fill the place up!. Signage and parking is a lottery. Really needs someone... More 

Thank trevormac51
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Where to begin.... very chaotic layout. The castle is crying out for a curator to organise the displays and impose some sort of structure and flow to the place. Quirky is one word to describe it, but at £23 for a family of 3, I would expect better.

Thank esj1342
Leicester, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

What a bizarre house this is. Our group was divided - some loved the chaotic rooms with amateur labelling, that encouraged you to actually poke your fingers into history. Others were disturbed by too much of everything cluttered together all sealed under a layer of grot. There's a feeling that health and safety's gone AWOL here leaving a trip hazard... More 

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