CASTLES, BATTLES & GHOSTS
We now embark on the final stage our journey together ending up at the most haunted castle in the world and also on a par with Bamburgh as being the most spectacular with stories to make your toes curl, but first, we must get there.
Back on the bike returning to the A697, head south to Wooler at which point you see a sign to Belford over an old iron bridge.
Take this route all the way through to Chatton (allow me to digress a touch as this village always reminds me of Glen Miller with – Pardon me, boy Is that the ‘Chatton’ of the choo choo? track twenty-nine, oh okay then, moving on……).
Immediately on entering this village turn right and head south once more. After a couple of miles, you reach Chillingham and its fabulous Chillingham Castle.
This Castle, for me, epitomises every boy’s dream of a castle steeped in history and ghosts.
From clashing of swords and shields to the discovery of a small boy encased in the wall of a bedroom and believe it or not it even hosted Edward Longshanks on his way to fight William Wallace.
It is now time to discover more…………