have been meaning to visit this castle for ages and we were so pleased we made the effect. the castle is so full of fabulous things to see and is very atmospheric. the staff seem quite passionate about where they work which is nice. we had lunch in the tea room which was lovely. the open roaring fire was fantastic and a really nice focal point. cafe was cosy selling home made food which was lovley although it was over priced i felt but worth it for the atmosphere and fire alone. upstairs is a museum which was fantastic and you could have a good old look at everything from years and years ago really interesting. the gardens were lovely too and we would have liked to have gone down to the lake but it was to muddy. the dungeons were really interesting and the things that had gone on there were a total nightmare really hard to imagine. i would have loved to have gone on a ghost tour maybe next time. all in all well worth a visit but check opening times before you go.
- Also Known As:
- Chillingham Castle Alnwick
- Chillingham Castle Hotel Alnwick