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Chillingham Castle nestles in the Northumbrian hills not far from the coast but protected from the wind. There has been a house on the site since before 1255 when Henry III stayed here. Edward I also visited in 1298 and in 1344 a licence to crenellate was granted. It was renovated in the 16th century and extensive gardens added in the 18th century. It was left unoccupied from 1933 until 1983 when Sir Humphrey Wakefield took over the decaying ruin and began a restoration that is still on going today. It is supposed to be haunted and is definitely eccentric.

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Chillingham Castle Great Hall Edward I room The Knot Garden