Chillingham Castle, Alnwick

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Chillingham Castle is a medieval castle in the village of Chillingham in the northern part of Northumberland, England. It was the seat of the Grey and Bennett (later Earls of Tankerville) families from the 15th century until the 1980s, when it became the home of Sir Edward Humphry Tyrrell Wakefield, 2nd Baronet, who is married to a member of the original Grey family.

A large enclosed park in the castle grounds is home to the Chillingham cattle, a rare breed, consisting of about 90 head of white cattle.
The castle is a Grade I listed building.

In addition to the castle itself, a number of structures on the grounds of the castle are listed Grade II on the National Heritage List for England. These include the West Lodge and gateway, the garden wall to the west, the gateway and garden wall to the north, the gateway and garden wall to the south east, and the garden wall to the west.
A pair of urns in the Italian Garden are also listed Grade II.
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  • We did the ghost tour last year and it was very poor - not a patch on the one at Alnwick which we did the year before and was significantly better/slicker all round. Chillingham Castle is a...  more »
  • My husband and I stayed here in the Tower Apartment for a week in September. The accommodation was comfortable and warm, all we needed was on hand or provided by the staff who were friendly and...  more »
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  • Unique. This privately owned estate is like no national trust. Its cobbled together displays feel authentic. The collection has a strong sinister tone with various weapons and traps littered around. It doesn't feel like a museum but it's rich with history. Definitely a location you will want to investigate.
  • Chillingham is a most interesting and unusual place to visit. The castle and grounds are very attractive and the contents are remarkably eclectic, coming from a wide range of places and times. The staff are helpful and knowledgable. Altogether a great place to go.
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