Chillingham Castle (Northumberland) Reviews
Description:13th century stronghold reputedly the most haunted castle in Britain.
Newest Review: ... of many secrets. Some of these secrets are only now being discovered thanks to very patient research. Old stairwells have been found in the deep walls of the southern towers, original floors have been traced behind the old east hall. A ncient windows and fireplaces, long lost behind plaster have been retrieved, ... more
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by Samantha Nash - written on 10/04/07
Visited Chillingham Castle at Easter. Castle was the most welcoming aspect of the trip. The castle & grounds are stunning. The promised access was not granted and the staff were rude and very above themselves, including the owner. We paid good money to stay in the Courtyard apartment which was misleading. The locals do not make you feel welcome. Will not return. Samantha. Wigan
by - written on 26/11/03, updated on 27/11/03 (Very useful, 2262 readings)
Today Chillingham Castle is one of the most important examples of fortified domestic architecture in England. It is a stunning medieval fortress with Tudor additions and has been the home of the Lords Grey and their families for over six hundred years. During the 13th Century it was little more than a tower with mansion house used as a resting place by Henry lll in 1255 on his return from the Borders, and in 1298 Edward I stayed at Chillingham on his way to Scotland. In 1344 Sir Thomas de Heton was granted a Royal Licence to fortify Chillingham Tower and he extended the building and erected battlements around the perimeter to create Chillingham Castle. The work ... Read the complete review
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