Ros Castle, Northumberland
Not a castle so much as a landmark and, when you see the position and view, you can't help but wonder if
at one time this had not been a hill fort which is what wikipedia suggests and dates it back 3000 years
It is on the hillside immediately above Chillingham.
Areas near by:-
Doddington and views across the Millfield plain. Chillingham with castle and cattle and Other
Ros Castle on Kyloe hills blog
On Google maps. Follow the road from the west ( left hand side ) lower section. Park the car and follow the
track alongside the wood and you can see the higher area almost like a "v" shape.
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We found an archaelogical survey of the area here
This was particularly rewarding as there is very little on the internet about Ros Castle. Because the elevated
position is so good you tend to forget that the castle must have been part of the Chillingham estates just below it
and this survey starts to put Ros Castle in context.
Quotes from the survey are as follows
Areas of holloways are located at various points in the
Park. Some of these had been identified by the Till-Tweed Project, but new features were discovered below and
to the west of Ros Castle.
Read more here
Holloways...see note here