Chillingham Castle

On the 22nd September 2013…

Our visit to Chillingham Castle was unforgettable.

 

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The castle was originally a monastery in the late 12th century. In 1298, King Edward I stayed at the castle on his way to Scotland to battle a Scottish army led by William Wallace.  First, we stopped at the cafe, where we could see superb prehistoric elk horns, which were very close to a big and ancient fireplace. The place was so cosy that it was difficult to leave the cafe room after a hot meal. That specific room was used in one of the scenes of the film Elizabeth, with Cate Blanchett.

 

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Chillingham Castle has also the reputation of being the most haunted Castle in Britain. I am sure I would like to participate of one of their Ghost Tours at some point. The castle dungeons and the torture chambers are also very scary, equipped with gruesome devices such as a stretching rack, cages, a bed of nails, a nailed barrel and a spiked chair.

 

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The castle has also many beauties, like the Gardens and the very nicely furnished rooms. I am sure I will visit Chillingham Castle again.

 

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