One of the most horrible and fascinating places in the fortress is a torture chamber.
It is nevertheless feasible to locate a horrible weapon, which the executioners tortured their victims 900 years ago.
Interestingly, the majority of them are nevertheless in perfect working order.
And in a large enclosed park on the grounds of the castle for many centuries lived a herd of cows is very rare breed "Chilingem Cattleya" that worldwide, there are only 90 goals.The first fort on the site used to be constructed in the XII century.
Due to its strategic area close to the coast and the English-Scottish border, the castle played a main function in the bloody war between the English and the Scots in the XXV century. According to some historians, over 7,500 Scots, together with men, female and teens of all ages, have been tortured and killed in this dungeon for solely three years.
During the Second World War the fortress was once used as a barracks.
During this time, most of the ornamental timber around the fortress have been cut down for firewood and put troopers stationed in Chillingeme. After the war, the fortress started out to fall into disrepair final.
It was once used as a staging point the English army, certain for Scotland, in response to the Scottish troops and subversive companies have repeatedly attacked and precipitated Castle. Until 1982, the citadel was once in ruins, and he collapsed roof.
The front entrance of the fortress was constructed in the seventeenth century, and its lovely landscaped park was once built in the early 19th century with the aid of Sir Geoffrey de Vyatvillem, architect of Windsor Castle.
For many centuries, the seem Chillingema virtually did no longer change. The citadel is nevertheless the fortress appears impregnable medieval fortress.Only then Tankervill Lady Mary, a descendant of the household Gray gave Chillingham possession, then her husband, Humphrey Wakefield started out to repair the 900-year old castle.