Sunday 29 October 2023

The B Team's Chillingham Castle Selfie on The Sunday Selfies Blog Hop **PLUS** Smooch's UK Historical Travel Guide

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Spooky Sunday greetings furiends

Welcome to another BBHQ selfie selection, this week we decided to visit Cillingham Castle, purrported to be the U.K.'s most haunted castle! EEEEEK!

Anyhoo, we were really lucky that it was a meautiful sunny day when we visited way back in the summer, so it didn't seem that spooky at all, although on a dark, misty moonless night, we can imagine what a fright-fest it would be!

The B Team's Chillingham Castle Selfie

The B Team's Chillingham Castle Selfie ©BionicBasil® The Sunday Selfies Blog Hop and Smooch's UK Historical Travel Guide

It is such a lovely place to visit, and we had the best day, although Melvyn and Fudge did want to explore the dungeons further, but I said no, because the longer we're down here, the more likely one of mew fruitcakes will end up getting an unpurrleasant entity attached to mew and be bringing it back to BBHQ, and we have enough ghosts of our own already! 

Anhoo, if mew love spooky goings on, check out the TV show, Most Haunted and their trip to Chillingham Castle

Here's a little bit of info from BBHQ's Historical Travel Guide, Smooch:

During our recent visit to Chillingham Castle in Northumberland, UK, we were enthralled by the sheer magnitude of its history. Built over 800 years ago during the reign of King Edward I in the 12th Century, Chillingham Castle has stood the test of time and witnessed a great deal of historical events.
Over the centuries, the castle has been home to many noble families, each of whom left their mark on the castle's architecture and design. The castle's construction is an impressive mix of Norman, Gothic, and Tudor styles, adding to its charm and grandeur. And there have been many battles fought in the area surrounding the castle over the centuries. However, what makes Chillingham Castle truly unique is its reputation as the most haunted castle in the UK. The castle's walls have witnessed some of the most gruesome and horrifying fates, and it is said that the spirits of former residents, prisoners, and victims still haunt its halls. One of the most famous ghostly figures is that of the 'Blue Boy,' who was bricked up alive in a chamber known as the Pink Room as a punishment for his disobedience. Visitors have reported seeing the apparition of the boy wandering the halls of the castle, or a blue flash of light in the area where his body was found, and some have even claimed to have felt his cold touch.
Another chilling tale is that of the White Pantry Ghost, a lady in white who appears in the castle's pantry and asks for water, a creepy story is on the Chillingham Castle website. Those who have seen her claim that she disappears before their eyes, leaving behind a sense of unease. Despite its haunted reputation, Chillingham Castle is a fascinating historical site. It has survived sieges, battles, and even a devastating fire in the 19th century. Visitors can explore the castle's many rooms, including the Great Hall, the Torture Chamber, and the Dungeon. Additionally, the castle has an impressive collection of art, tapestries, and furniture, giving visitors a glimpse into the lives of the castle's former residents. Our visit to Chillingham Castle was an immersive experience that allowed us to travel back in time and witness its rich and varied history. Whether mew are interested in ghosts, history, or architecture, Chillingham Castle has something for everypawdy, making it a must-visit destination.



The BBHQ Historical Travel Guide

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We're also joining in Athena's Fabulous Art Hop so do stop by and show off your pawesome arty-farty skills.

And we've added a supurr spooky Halloween selfie to the mix, just in case mew thought we weren't being spooky enough! MOL

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The effect was created with the ios Prisma App, and we used the effect:- Freya to give The B Team that uber-spooky feel.

We also turned this fab arty-farty picture into a puzzle, so do stop by the puzzle page and take the Puzzle Challenge, see if mew can beat our time of 12 mins 02 secs. 

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We're off to snoopervise the summer house getting tidied up and all the garden furniture put away for the winter, before anymore rain assaults Mewton-Clawson in the next few days.

Then it's lunchtime, and mew know Smooch will be sat in front of the oven waiting for his roast beef delicacy! MOL

Do join us again tomorrow, when we're back with this years Halloween Crafting with Cats post, and we know mew won't want to miss that, as we've made something rather epic! 

We do hope mew have an epic day, and remember to always...
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Don't forget to join in the pawesome Sunday Selfies Blog Hop with

 Angel Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy and Sawyer ~ visit them at their pawesome blog:

Link up coming later...

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  1. That was a fun ussie gang and such pretty art too!

  2. Oops, thanks for joining Angel Brian's Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

  3. Tres spooky, kitties!
    Off to puzzle...thanks.

  4. Super cool art. mew guys! And we love your selfie. How epic that it's called CHILLINGham Castle! XO

  5. A haunted castle is plenty spooky enough for me. Excellent post!

  6. A haunted castle! Sounds just about right!

  7. I am a 'fraidy cat soes, I may not go to this castle. It does look like one with a roof on it so Lynn would like to stay there and find the ghosts. Your Halloween art looks purrfect. We gots the rain now and I can not go outside, so I'm in my bed tent. Precious

  8. We love your Halloween art! Sorry you had issues linking to our blog hop. Mum has managed to add you.

  9. guyz....we haza quik minut two stop bye N say HI :) we N joyed de storee bout Chillingham..
    MAY BEE de pantree ladee kneadz two eat sum foodz frum de pantree.... N sted oh water...then
    her could rest in peace !! :) ♥♥ bye de way, did ewe uze de tardis booth over ther in de korner !! :)

  10. Brrrrrrr, now that's a creepy place! Chillingham Castle's story left me with a chill! The presence of the kitties made it look much more inviting, though. Love the Halloween selfie of the kitties!

  11. How fun would it be to visit there on Halloween night?!?!?! Your art is FAB!

  12. OOOh most haunted eh? We are terrible with ghosts and scared stiff of them!!! Chillingham is a CHILLY place to visit I am sure!!

  13. Great selfie and I love the Halloween art. That would be an interesting place to visit. XO

  14. I’ll stay away from the haunted places! Great spooky seflie, gang!

  15. I do think I would only want to see the outside of that castle, given all the tales of horror around it...Yikes!
    I'll stick with your ussie, that's spooky enough, LOL!


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