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Chilly Visit

I took my wife mother in law and two boys to the Castle for 2 nights and stayed in the Dairy room... read more

Reviewed 19 February 2018
John T
Darlington, United Kingdom
via mobile
Amazing place, horrible history

I came to the castle with a large group of co-workers for a fun and adventurous weekend. Our first... read more

Reviewed 12 February 2018
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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Chillingham Castle is open to the public between Easter - End of October. Hours open is 12 noon - 5pm.
Chillingham, Alnwick NE66 5NJ, England
+44 1668 215359
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Reviewed 12 April 2018

This castle visit is not for the faint hearted with lots of torture equipment! Think some members of our party enjoyed it more than others but it was nevertheless very interesting.

1  Thank amatty222
Reviewed 11 April 2018

We had missed coming here for years but as we were staying nearby we thought we'd go and wow was it worth it. It was incredible and me and wife were agog at all the things that were there. Our two teenage sons (15,13) notoriously...More

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Reviewed 8 April 2018

It was very wet when we arrived and a bit of a walk from the car park. The drive was covered in rain filled potholes and the forest walk required waders. The castle itself was very cold as it had just recently opened for the...More

1  Thank Allandot
Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

Visited with 6 adults and 5 kids, and we all loved it, an eccentric castle after a hair raising drive to get there on narrow roads. More like the kind of castle you'd find in France, in that its quirky and unsanitised by ropes and...More

Thank Jen W
Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

We have visited numerous Castles all over Britain. Chillingham has to be one of the most fascinating and atmospheric Castles we have ever visited.We felt the staff were genuinely friendly and well informed.An absolute treasure trove. Thank you.

1  Thank Kevin P
Reviewed 19 March 2018

Unfortunately, we did not have a good experience here. I suggest you go to Alnwick or Bamburgh instead. Very unhelpful and rude staff. No interest in visitors. The grounds are gorgeous and impressive, but it's not worth it to be treated with such scorn for...More

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Chillingham, Estates Office at Chillingham Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2018

Thank you for your comments and I am sorry that your visit to Chillingham Castle was not as expected. I am surprised that you felt some of our staff were unhelpful and rude as we pride ourselves in passing on knowledge of the Castle to...More

Reviewed 27 February 2018 via mobile

Had a lovely trip with my wife who is a gordie. My wife has stayed before. We had a night in the guard room. Very nice but cold in February despite the lovely log burner. ( first basket of logs free) we did the ghost...More

2  Thank Nick S
Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

I took my wife mother in law and two boys to the Castle for 2 nights and stayed in the Dairy room. The apartment was in two levels with 2 bedrooms downstairs and sofa bed upstairs. On arrival it was cold but once we got...More

2  Thank John T
Reviewed 12 February 2018

this is my most favourite place to stay in the whole of Northumberland. We have stayed her many times and we never tire of it. Love the apartments, Love the Castle and Love the grounds.

1  Thank arnella63
Reviewed 12 February 2018

I came to the castle with a large group of co-workers for a fun and adventurous weekend. Our first night the sky was clear and with no light pollution the stars were just incredible. The apartments we stayed in were off to the left side...More

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Wendy T
14 July 2018|
Response from Charlie H | Reviewed this property |
I wouldn't recommend a visit personally. Much of the castle was up and down steps and think it would be a nightmare personally. A shame as was a brilliant castle. Not sure about the disabled toilet, sorry.
Talia H
21 January 2017|
Response from Cangothere | Reviewed this property |
Think it cost around £10 each