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King Bull

An image of massive power … the great, perhaps the greatest icon of British natural history … Simon Schama’s words. Where did these beasts come from? How have they survived? Maybe one day science will unlock these mysteries but until then we are free to speculate.

This combination of an ancient castle and these amazing cattle is totally unique worldwide. Has the herd roamed the woods and forests of Britain since prehistoric times? Are they connected with the bulls sacrificed by Roman soldiers on Hadrian’s Wall? Were they put together in late medieval times by a baron keen to upstage his neighbours’ deer parks?

Come and work it out for yourself!