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Ancient Wonders E03: Ancient Castles and Hulne Priory

Part three of this captivating series considers the turbulent history of Northumberland during the Middle Ages   Wandering the ruins of Mitford Castle captures an eerie sense of history at the site of what was Britain's only five-sided keep. Built in the 11th Century, it was burnt to the...

Ancient Wonders of Northumberland

Ancient Wonders of Northumberland Browsing around YouTube one day, we stumbled on the Ancient Wonders of Northumberland and were hooked. This excellent series by Michael McVay visits some of the county’s remote treasures with suitably reflective commentary. This combined with sweeping video conveys a degree of...

Chillingham wild cattle
Chillingham Castle and the Chillingham wild cattle

Chillingham Castle From the outside, Chillingham Castle appears much as you might expect a 12th Century castle to look. Imposing stone walls topped with battlements rise high overlooking the castle grounds (landscaped by Capability Brown in the 18th Century) and the highly manicured Italian Garden (devised in 1828...