Chillingham Wild Cattle

Overview

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

Ticketing and entry prices for Chillingham Wild Cattle

Type Entry for Guide price
Single 1
£8.00
per ticket
Child
(Child (4-16 years old))
1
£3.00
per ticket
Family
(Family (2 adults + up to 3 children))
1
£16.00
per ticket
Concession 1
£6.00
per ticket

Joint tickets for the Wild Cattle and Chillingham Castle are available.

Car parking available at Chillingham Wild Cattle Nature and Wildlife Attraction Car parking available

Fantastic Experience

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12/07/2019

A unique experience

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09/07/2019

Amazing. You have to do this.

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05/06/2019

Historic herd of wild cattle.

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31/05/2019

Wild Cattle not domesticated

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27/05/2019
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