Chillingham Wild Cattle

Warden's Cottage
Chillingham
Alnwick
Northumberland
NE66 5NP

01668 215250

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Overview

Come to Northumberland and see the rare and beautiful Chillingham Wild Cattle roaming through their natural habitat. The Chillingham Wild Cattle can be found at Chillingham Park near Alnwick in the north of the county and are truly unique. They are natural clones and are thought to be rarer than the giant panda. Not only are the cattle genetically identical, each one has received identical genes from its sire and its dam - unique among wild living animals. You can see them up close as they roam through the 330 acres of Chillingham Park. The park has spectacular views to the Cheviot Hills and you may also see fallow and roe deer, red squirrels and a fine variety of bird life.

The cattle can breed at any time and are true survivors. It is thought they have been living at the park for more than 700 years and the fierce winter of 1947 almost wiped them out entirely reducing the herd to 13. Today there are now over 100 animals - looked after by a specially formed association and the thriving herd has become one of the county's best loved attractions. This unique herd of wild cattle, in the park at Chillingham, are the sole survivors of herds that once roamed the forests of Britain. They are truly wild and potentially dangerous, so must be approached with care.

Visitors are able to see the cattle only when accompanied by the warden, who will ensure their safety, take them as close as possible and talk about the cattle and the herd's history. This is the total world population. They can only be seen at Chillingham.

Read the blog of Whylde, the latest addition to the Chillingham Wild Cattle herd

Itinerary

Chillingham Wild Cattle features in the itinerary...
A good family day out

Ticket Info

Type Entry for Guide price
Single 1
£7.00
per visit
Child
(Child (4-16 years old))
1
£3.00
per visit
Family
(Family (2 adults + up to 3 children))
1
£15.00
per visit
Concession 1
£5.00
per visit
Family ticket: 2 adults and up to 3 children

Dates

From To
Monday14/04/2014Friday10/10/201410:00 - 16:00
 
Monday14/04/2014Friday10/10/201410:00 - 16:00
 
* Daily guided tours: Mon,Tues,Wed,Thurs,Fri: 10.00;11.00;12.00;14.00;15.00;16.00 Sun 10.00;11.00;12.00 Closed Saturday, no guided tours.

Facilities

Chillingham Wild Cattle

Chillingham Wild Cattle

Warden's Cottage
Chillingham
Alnwick
Northumberland
NE66 5NP

01668 215250

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating:TripadvisorBased on 19 reviews

Overview

Come to Northumberland and see the rare and beautiful Chillingham Wild Cattle roaming through their natural habitat. The Chillingham Wild Cattle can be found at Chillingham Park near Alnwick in the north of the county and are truly unique. They are natural clones and are thought to be rarer than the giant panda. Not only are the cattle genetically identical, each one has received identical genes from its sire and its dam - unique among wild living animals. You can see them up close as they roam through the 330 acres of Chillingham Park. The park has spectacular views to the Cheviot Hills and you may also see fallow and roe deer, red squirrels and a fine variety of bird life.

The cattle can breed at any time and are true survivors. It is thought they have been living at the park for more than 700 years and the fierce winter of 1947 almost wiped them out entirely reducing the herd to 13. Today there are now over 100 animals - looked after by a specially formed association and the thriving herd has become one of the county's best loved attractions. This unique herd of wild cattle, in the park at Chillingham, are the sole survivors of herds that once roamed the forests of Britain. They are truly wild and potentially dangerous, so must be approached with care.

Visitors are able to see the cattle only when accompanied by the warden, who will ensure their safety, take them as close as possible and talk about the cattle and the herd's history. This is the total world population. They can only be seen at Chillingham.

Read the blog of Whylde, the latest addition to the Chillingham Wild Cattle herd

Chillingham Wild Cattle features in the itinerary...
A good family day out

Ticketing and entry prices for Chillingham Wild Cattle

Type Entry for Guide price
Single 1
£7.00
per visit
Child
(Child (4-16 years old))
1
£3.00
per visit
Family
(Family (2 adults + up to 3 children))
1
£15.00
per visit
Concession 1
£5.00
per visit
Family ticket: 2 adults and up to 3 children

Dates & times for Chillingham Wild Cattle, Alnwick

From To
Monday14/04/2014Friday10/10/201410:00 - 16:00
 
Monday14/04/2014Friday10/10/201410:00 - 16:00
 
* Daily guided tours: Mon,Tues,Wed,Thurs,Fri: 10.00;11.00;12.00;14.00;15.00;16.00 Sun 10.00;11.00;12.00 Closed Saturday, no guided tours.

Special offers

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Monday 14/04/2014 - Friday 10/10/2014
Chillingham Wild Cattle Park

10% discount on tickets purchased from any of the Northumberland Tourist Information Centres. 

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Chillingham Wild Cattle

Alnwick
Northumberland
NE66 5NP

01668 215250

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