The first comprehensive book about Chillingham in Northumberland-its unique wild cattle, its historic castle and church, and the family associated with them since the twelfth century. Julius Caesar admired the cattle’s ancestors for their brute strength, Sir Walter Scott immortalised them. They were painted by Sir Edwin Landseer and Archibald Thorburn, and depicted at their […]
News and Events from Chillingham Wild Cattle
Our beloved cattle will be featured on Countryfile Sunday 14th June at 19:00 on BBC1.
The actor explores some of the region’s greatest natural wonders. When visiting Chillingham, he encounters one of the world’s oldest breeds of cattle, which, he finds out, is also one of the most dangerous. The Chillingham cattle tell us as much about our past as Bamburgh Castle and Hadrian’s Wall, and we need to treat […]
The schools have gone back and a different sort of person has appeared at Chillingham. These are the connoisseurs of the British countryside. They understand that September and October are the best times to see the country. It is the season of “mists and mellow fruitfulness”, nature’s bounty is at its peak. The heat from […]