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Chillingham Castle

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Address: Chillingham, Alnwick NE66 5NJ, England
Phone Number: +44 1668 215359
12:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Fri 12:00 - 17:00

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Happy Halloween

My girlfriend and I were recommended to this venue by our fabulous B'n'B hostess on a Halloween weekend. Fantastic fireworks and a fun family evening would recommend it to anyone... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 30 October 2016
Manchester, United Kingdom
via mobile

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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went Halloween weekend and had a fantastic time, the guide had an extensive knowledge of the history of the castle and its ghosts. The eeriness of the castle was added to by it being a dark quiet night. Would have enjoyed a longer tour and will definitely be back when possible for an over night stay. A great taster tour... More 

1 Thank ckw311112
Leeds, United Kingdom
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194 reviews
132 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Most of the rooms that can be visited are very dark, making photography difficult. There is an information leaflet in each room, but they are poorly produced, although they convey the owner's sense of humour. Some of the items in the rooms are really quite strange. There is a torture gallery, which for me, was perhaps the highlight of the... More 

Thank Michael T
Whitley Bay, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

My husband and I are members of Chillingham Friends and have visited many times. We love the atmosphere here as well as the history associated within its walls. Well worth a visit if you are interested in the history of England. P.S. nice little cafe within castle. Staff are very pleasant and helpful. The castle is privately owned and is... More 

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458 reviews
101 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 276 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

This castle is over 800 years old packed from floor to ceiling with memorabilia. Very old and original complete with torture chamber and dungeons. This is one hell of a mixture of eccentric items on exhibition. A must to visit complete with a excellent café.

1 Thank David S
Berwick-upon-Tweed, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Excellent ghost tour of this magnificent castle staff all so friendly would highly recommend you visit this stunning castle and ground and also the wild cattle

1 Thank murphy1409
Manchester, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

My girlfriend and I were recommended to this venue by our fabulous B'n'B hostess on a Halloween weekend. Fantastic fireworks and a fun family evening would recommend it to anyone looking for ghoulish frights in a family friendly environment. Good value and well organised with some great volunteers we felt lucky to have 'stumbled' across it.

1 Thank cubster62
Sleaford, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

OMG...this place is absolutely amazing. It's eerie, haunting and just wonderful. I've never been in a castle quite like this one with such an eclectic mix of exhibits and things to see. It's goes from one contrast to another as you explore...from the chilling torture chambers and dungeons, to the cosy café, the hotchpotch of articles crammed into every space... More 

1 Thank Tracy T
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

If you like "jumble" laid out in various rooms from centuries past then this is the place for you ! The gardens I think would be nice on a warm sunny day !

1 Thank howard m
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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435 reviews
179 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 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 

2 Thank Stuart N
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205 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

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 

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