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Chillingham Castle

Chillingham, Alnwick NE66 5NJ, England
+44 1668 215359
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Ghost Tour at this Wonderfully historic Castle

Had a fantastic Ghost Tour last wednesday night with Mark Trotter as our Guide . I'm a Professional... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Pikey4
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Durham
A superb, quirky castle

The visit was a most unexpected find; the restoration works area great testament to the current... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
MikenMissy
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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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Chillingham Castle is open to the public between Easter - End of October. Hours open is 12 noon - 5pm.
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good27%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“torture chamber” (55 reviews)
“sir humphrey” (34 reviews)
“wild cattle” (54 reviews)
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Chillingham, Alnwick NE66 5NJ, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a fantastic Ghost Tour last wednesday night with Mark Trotter as our Guide . I'm a Professional Tour Guide myself and have got to say Mark was excellent , his Knowledge , manner and delivery were superb , overall it was a great experience...More

1  Thank Pikey4
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The visit was a most unexpected find; the restoration works area great testament to the current owner, who has also had the great delight to fill the various rooms with all types of memorabilia! Among the historical artifacts, there are random collections of items from...More

1  Thank MikenMissy
Reviewed 18 November 2017

Spent the weekend here for my birthday a few years ago. It's a really spooky atmospheric place. My husband (a Scottish man) still refers to how scary the ghost tour was in the woods where his countrymen were killed. The ghost tour is great fun...More

Thank Vol3
Reviewed 10 November 2017

We visited Chillingham Castle in October after deciding to visit both the Castle and the Cattle on the same day, The Castle itself is well worth a visit if only to see the eclectic mix of mismatched items the owner has collected while on his...More

1  Thank Tim B
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

Supposedly a very haunted castle. Could do with a good tidy up and a good dusting! Lots of eclectic items dotted about and no particular theme. Give it a miss if your wanting to see something spectacular!!More

1  Thank Charlotte W
Chillingham, Estates Office at Chillingham Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2017

I am so sorry you feel our loved Castle needs dusting. Maybe ancient castles love a bit of dust? Chillingham Castle has a great history and Sir Humphry likes to demonstrate this in his vast collection of antiques and artefacts shown throughout. I know the...More

Reviewed 5 November 2017

Fascinating time exploring the nooks and crannies of the castle . Full of lots of artefacts. Lots of personal touches from the owners own history. Nice to go to such a personal home .

Thank Andria H
Reviewed 2 November 2017

Fresh from our meeting with the Chillingham cattle we were ready for anything at the Castle.I really thought initially that it was very odd with the initial emphasis on torture - iron maiden, stretching on the rack etc etc and I was almost prepared for...More

Thank HappyChappy70
Reviewed 30 October 2017

Very disappointing with no more than an hours worth of visit.... It is a very impressive castle with masses of history as we had read up on the place before we visited however the castle makes no reference to its huge and varied history but...More

Thank SamiJWald
Chillingham, Estates Office at Chillingham Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2017

I am so very sorry you felt the history of the Castle was not fully represented. The many Royal visits and fierce sieges are written up in the Castle Guidebook, but it is hard to read all that detail as you tour the Castle. Do...More

Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

Booked a ghost tour for my partner's birthday at the end of August and we had almost 2 months to wait as I wanted it to be near Halloween. We were sent instructions, which included a recommendation to bring a torch - this was good...More

Thank Alan S
Reviewed 26 October 2017

We really enjoyed our visit. Lots of clutter, but very interesting. The room guides were very knowledgeable and gave us lots of information about the castle and the Wakefield and Grey families. We had coffee and scones in the cafe and they were delicious. The...More

1  Thank Moyra A
Chillingham, Estates Office at Chillingham Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2017

Thank you for your comments. I am pleased that you appreciate the history and the feel of this ancient castle with all its quirky charm. Chillingham Castle has a lot to offer and our Room Stewards are very knowledgeable of the castles steeped history. Thank...More

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Talia H
21 January 2017|
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Response from Cangothere | Reviewed this property |
Think it cost around £10 each
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jackie k
12 May 2015|
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No dogs allowed. The ONLY exception is for assistance/guide dogs. Please note that NO DOGS AT ALL are permitted near the Wild Cattle (No Exceptions).
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