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Chillingham Castle

Closed Now: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Beautiful castle

There is a bit of a walk from the car park through a muddy wood but it is worth it. The castle is... read more

Reviewed 9 September 2018
Durham, United Kingdom
Definitely worth a visit!

We visited this castle following a recommendation from a friend. We were not disappointed! Our boys... read more

Reviewed 9 September 2018
Grantham, United Kingdom
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  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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Chillingham Castle is open to the public between Easter - End of October. Hours open is 12 noon - 5pm.
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Chillingham, Alnwick NE66 5NJ, England
+44 1668 215359
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 25 September 2011

This is a wonderful and thought-provoking place to see. Visitors who write negative comments about the castle because of the eclectic collection of artefacts miss the point. This is no sanitised version of an ancient monument, frozen in time with every historical detail explained at...More

6  Thank soozib
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Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

This was my first visit to Chillingham. I was really looking forward to a tour hour 2 of the castle where I could learn about the history, the people who had lived there and have a chance to soak up some of the atmosphere. Instead...More

21  Thank victoriap922
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Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

We visited this castle following a recommendation from a friend. We were not disappointed! Our boys are 10 & 11 and they too enjoyed exploring and looking at all the wonderful artifacts. The staff were all really helpful and on hand to tell some fascinating...More

1  Thank payne88
Reviewed 9 September 2018

There is a bit of a walk from the car park through a muddy wood but it is worth it. The castle is Grade 1 listed and is so much like your idea of what a castle should look like that it resembles a Holywood...More

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Reviewed 7 September 2018

we'd been planning for some time to go here but we put off by some of the reviews on trip advisor........What a load of rubbish reviews. first ad foremost, this castle is not what you'd expect, it is an eclectic mix i agree but when...More

1  Thank dramsman
Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

We visited the castle whilst on our first holiday in Northumberland. The castle itself was simply fantastic with beautiful rooms and some fantastic artefacts in most of the rooms. We also thoroughly enjoyed listening to the stories of the ghost tours from two of the...More

Thank 427ianw
Reviewed 31 August 2018

Drove to see the Chillingham cattle. Found the car park, walked across wet fields to the visitors centre to find it closed. Drove out of the car park to find the gate had been closed, had to climb over to open getting trousers filthy. Moved...More

1  Thank Norman W
Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

Take a mediaeval castle, fill it chock a block with a thousand years of stuff gathered around the world by a dynasty of eccentrics, so that wildly eclectic junk rubs shoulders with amazing and priceless pieces of art, many of which you can actually touch!...More

1  Thank Obligato
Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

Stayed in the Tower Apartment..This is our fourth stay in Chillingham and each time we sample a different apartment....each one being very different. It's become a bit of an annual pilgrimage, as the castle draws us back to it like a magnet. The castle is...More

Thank LinT190512
Reviewed 29 August 2018

We've been meaning to visit for years, we come up regularly whether for a day or two or a week and almost made the cattle tour last time but the weather threw a spanner in the works. Anyway, up this bank holiday weekend for a...More

Thank DisneyAJ
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Chillingham has got the lot: ghosts, bats, man-traps, torture chamber, witch ... and fantastic grounds which take a good picture. You can get a very pleasant meal in the cafe warmed by a roaring fire and surrounded by stuffed animals. Did I forget the tower...More

1  Thank linda13blair
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

I'm not usually a fan of castles but my other half is so along we went. This place is fascinating. It was interesting to see that it was being restored as is, no level floors, uneven walls etc. Loads of personal stuff around and an...More

1  Thank barrhead16
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3 September 2018|
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Response from Linda P | Reviewed this property |
If you arrive before 5pm you can access all the grounds and the castle. The Ghost Walk starts at 9.00pm - 11.00pm well worth the money.
14 August 2018|
Response from Chillingham | Property representative |
Hi, we only allow guide and assistance dogs.
11 August 2018|
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Response from Chillingham | Property representative |
Hi, yes you can stay at the castle. We have 8 self catering apartments. Details, prices and availability can be found on our website.