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Chillingham is located in north Northumberland, off the B6348 between Wooler and Adderstone (on the A1). It takes about 20-25 minutes to drive there.

Chillingham Castle

This stunning medieval fortress with Tudor additions has benefited from a major restoration programme. It has been the continuous home of the Lords Grey and their relations for over 600 years. Features include a torture chamber, antiques shop, woodland walks, furnished rooms, topiary garden and traditional crafts displays. The castle is becomingly increasingly well known for its ghosts and regularly hosts all night ghost vigils - especially at Halloween.

Open: Easter - 30th September, daily except Saturday, Grounds and tea room from 12:00pm - 17:00, Castle, 13:00 - 17:00 (last admission 4.30). Adults: £6.00 Concessions: £5.50 Children (5-16) £3, under 5s £1 (2005). Tel: 01668 215359.

Wild White Cattle

The famous herd of Chillingham Wild White cattle are the sole survivors of the cattle which once roamed the forests of Britain from earliest times. They have lived undisturbed in the same 365 acre walled park for over 700 years, on an adjacent estate which is not part of the castle grounds. All visits must be accompanied by a warden.

Open: Easter - October 10:00am - 12:00pm & 2:00pm - 5:00pm, except Tuesdays and Sundays, 2:00pm - 5:00pm. Admission: £4.00 (2005). Winter opening by appointment only. Tel: (01668) 215250.


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