First off, as a couple we loved it!
We stayed in the Courtyard Room / apartment, which is on 2 floors. Ground floor is where a double room, twin room, and bathroom are. Stairs up to 1st floor is to an open plan kitchen, lounge and diner, with loads of space. There is a log burner stove in the lounge part plus electric heaters and a storage heater. It was a couple of degrees when we stayed and were plenty warm. Decor is in fitting with the rest of the castle, a right old mix! That said it made the place feel just right. Many won't like to stay here as it could be seen as rough by some. Think 'glamping'and you should be OK:-) We were given a large basket of logs with the option to buy more, the basket lasted from about 5pm till very late!
Our room was in the main part of the castle, and you do get to look at a part of the castle when you stay.
We had a good read of the reviews before we went, most who liked it described it as we expected. Being honest most who didn't like it didn't take on board these reviews and would have been better off with a hotel or bnb, which this ain't.
Go there with a sense of humour and to have a bit of fun and you will have a unique experience. We plan to go back.
- Also Known As:
- Chillingham Castle Alnwick
- Chillingham Castle Hotel Alnwick