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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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Sir Humphry Wakefield’s eclectic renovation has to be seen to be believed. The bluest of blue blood... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Peter N
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Well worth a visit

It has been a long time since we visited this great castle and home and we were really glad that we... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bisley, United Kingdom
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  • 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
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Parking in the lumber yard, or car park with lumber storage as some might say was OK, the pathway to the Castle was OK if you're fit and healthy, but otherwise beware and if it's raining you'll be wearing most of the path. I don't...More

Thank Richard-de-G
Reviewed 2 days ago

From the outside, Chilligham is an interesting melange of building styles from different periods producing a somewhat thrown together feel. But this proves to be the perfect stage to hold the collection of often eccentric (meant purely in a positive sense) items that the current...More

1  Thank Clive M
Reviewed 2 days ago

Sir Humphry Wakefield’s eclectic renovation has to be seen to be believed. The bluest of blue blood runs throughout the entire enterprise. Delightfully bonkers.

Thank Peter N
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The castle itself is lovely as are the surrounding grounds/gardens. Full of all sorts of odds and ends, there is certainly plenty to look at. The sheer amount of taxidermy and animal skins put me off the place a bit but otherwise there were some...More

Thank Emma B
Reviewed 6 days ago

Being on holiday in the area I was looking for places to visit. Being a member of Historic Houses I found this in the free to enter book. Really glad I found it. The car park is some way from the castle through a woodland...More

Thank Ludders_11
Reviewed 1 week ago

It has been a long time since we visited this great castle and home and we were really glad that we went back. Parking in the woods is a short walk from the castle (blue badge holders can park more or less right outside the...More

Thank GTSSurrey
Reviewed 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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

Thank J_Jarndyce
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 Ian W
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Stacee G
4 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.