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Chillingham Castle

Nearest town: Wooler

Site type: castle

Access: Public

Church name: No Data

Diocese: No Data

County: Northumberland

Country: England

Grid ref: withheld

Lost yew site: No

Date visited: 5-Oct-99

Recorded by: Paul Greenwood

Protection & responsibility: Owner

Yews recorded at this site: Ancient 7m+

Notes: A country estate fortified in various stages since the 11th century but the location has been occupied since the Iron Age and was a religious centre in Roman and Saxon times. It is world famous for the prehistoric White Cattle called Oaurochs which still roam wild there. The site contains many yews scattered across the estate.

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Yew trees at Chillingham Castle:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
1957 Chillingham Castle Ancient 7m+ 1000cm at 30cm - view more info