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“Ghost Tour at this Wonderfully historic Castle”
Review of Chillingham Castle

Chillingham Castle
Ranked #10 of 43 things to do in Alnwick
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Chillingham Castle is open to the public between Easter - End of October. Hours open is 12 noon - 5pm.
Reviewed 17 December 2017

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 in one of the UK's spookiest locations !

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Reviewed 14 December 2017

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 all over the world, all interspersed with some amusing, incisive anecdotes and commentary :) . The guides were also very informative and contributed to a very enjoyable afternoon.

2  Thank MikenMissy
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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 and very creepy. Not sure I saw anything supernatural but we did have lots of orbs in our pictures of the apartment which was a little spooky when we looked at them. I love all that so was in my element. Great place to visit.

2  Thank Vol3
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Reviewed 11 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 travels without the fact they are now housed in a fantastic building. The tearoom is also worth a visit it offers homemade produce at a reasonable price. All the staff are friendly and helpful willing to share their knowledge of the castle. If you do visit please don't expect a National Trust style property or something similar to Alnwick Castle Chillingham is worth a visit just because of it's unique way of working.

3  Thank Tim B
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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!!

2  Thank Charlotte W
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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 'eclectic items' you describe do need the Guidebook to understand them because they come from so many different places in the world. Do, please, visit us again and Sir Humphry would be most willing to explain things to you. I, so, hope you loved our beautiful gardens and Tea Room?

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