British Castles | Imposing Fortresses From The Past 1000 Years
British castles showcase some of the most impressive buildings in Europe.
We’ve featured several of these imposing structures – please find below a selection of castles from England, Scotland & Wales.
Amberley Castle | Now A Luxurious West Sussex Hotel
Share Tweet Pin Ever wanted to stay in a castle? Well, you can by staying in Amberley Castle in West Sussex – on the south coast of England – which was turned into a hotel at the end of the last century. Here’s more about this special place: Where Is Amberley Castle? Amberley is situated … Read more
Discover The Charm Of Belvoir Castle: A Faux Historical Castle In Eastern England
Belvoir Castle is a ‘faux historical’ castle in England‘s East Midlands, overlooking several English counties in the picturesque Vale of Belvoir. The current fairytale castle was built in the 1830s, but there has been a castle on the site since the Norman Conquest. Here’s our guide to the castle and its sumptuous grounds. Where Is … Read more
Fotheringhay Castle: Richard III & Mary Queen Of Scots
Fotheringhay Castle may not be much to look at now, but it was the locations of several important historical events, especially the birthplace of Richard III and where Mary Queen Of Scots was executed. Here is our guide. Where Is Fotheringhay Castle? Fotheringhay Castle is located in the village of Fotheringhay, Northamptonshire, England. It’s just … Read more
Hever Castle | Anne Boleyn’s Childhood Home
Hever Castle is a beautiful medieval castle located in England and has been called one of the most romantic and picturesque buildings in Europe. Almost everybody who loves castles and English history should visit Hever Castle. In particular it was the childhood home of Anne Boleyn, second wife to Henry VIII. Where Is Hever Castle? Hever Castle is … Read more
Tamworth Castle: A Norman Castle With A Saxon History
A little over 900 years ago, the first Tamworth castle was built overlooking the River Anker where it flows into the River Tame, in what is now Tamworth, England. Unlike many castles on this site which have Norman origins – castles are basically a Norman/continental European invention – the site predates 1066 with Anglo Saxon roots. … Read more
Highclere Castle | Downton Abbey Meets Ancient Egypt
Highclere Castle is home to Crawleys on Downton Abbey & the Earls of Canarvon (one of whom funded finding Tutankhamun’s tomb) in real life. Here’s our guide. Highclere Castle is more of a stately home than many castles on this site. However it is still very special and world famous now as the home of … Read more
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Urquhart Castle, Scotland: Visitor’s Guide of Loch Ness’s Ancient Fortress
Urquhart Castle, Scotland’s third most visited castle, after Edinburgh Castle and Stirling Castle, is an imposing ruin set on the banks of the iconic Loch Ness, deep in the heart of the romantic yet unforgiving Scottish Highlands. Urquhart Castle History Sitting on the shore of Loch Ness, Urquhart Castle’s history goes back some 800 years. … Read more
Caerlaverock Castle: Scotland’s Triangular Fortress
A detailed guide to Caerlaverock Castle, Scotland’s mighty fortress. Discover the castle’s history, architecture and ghosts!
Fyvie Castle | 800 Year Old Aberdeenshire Fortress
Fyvie Castle has been home to some of Scotland’s oldest families figures, and it’s said to be haunted by more ghosts than any other castle in the country.
Kilchurn Castle, Scotland | Gorgeous Castle On Loch Awe
Kilchurn Castle is one of the most picturesque castles in Scotland. This beautiful castle, located on the shores of Loch Awe, has a rich history and stunning setting. It was built in the 15th century by the Campbells of Glenorchy and has since been passed down through generations of this powerful Scottish clan. Today, the … Read more
Eilean Donan Castle | Scotland’s Most Photographed Castle
Eilean Donan Castle is one of the most famous castles in Scotland. It is a classic Scottish castle that attracts tourists worldwide, all eager to witness this breathtaking place and the majestic view it offers.
Edinburgh Castle | The Scottish Capital’s Imposing Fortress
Edinburgh Castle holds a long history and several years of battles. It is one of the most enthralling sites in Scotland. With breath-taking views and stories, this Castle is open to the public after serving as a home to many monarchs and military bases.
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Castell Coch | Discover This Fairytale Welsh Castle
The magnificence of Castell Coch in South Wales is due to its distinctive conical roofs. This castle is a wonderful image of an imagined medieval world. Even today, people vote it as their favorite building in Wales regularly. So, let us get to know a bit about this fortress in detail. Where Is The Castle? Castell Coch, … Read more
Edward I’s Ring Of Iron Castles | Caernarfon, Conwy & More
The English King Edward I conquered Wales in the late 13th century. In order to consolidate his power, and cow the rebellious Welsh into submission, he built a series of castles in the north of the Wales – known as the ‘Ring of Iron’. Most were built by his master architect, James of St.George, from Savoy near the modern … Read more
Cardiff Castle | Medieval Castle In Welsh Capital
Cardiff Castle is a Norman keep and Victorian Gothic revival mansion in Wales. The castle has been used as a filming location for many movies and TV shows, including Doctor Who and Sherlock Holmes. Visitors can explore the tunnels, towers, courtyards and gardens of the castle grounds. But always be on the lookout for the infamous ‘Dragon’ of Cardiff Castle…
Beaumaris Castle | Explore Edward I’s Unfinished Masterpiece
Beaumaris Castle was built to be the titan of castles: four rings of fortress-style defence walls and a moat so vast it needed its own dock. Yet more intriguing still is that it has been unfinished ever since the 1320s.
Harlech Castle | Spectacular North Wales Fortress
(Originally posted on our sister site: British-Castles.com) Harlech Castle looks out from an imposing rocky bluff, with the sheer peaks of Snowdonia as its backdrop. Located in North Wales, Harlech Castle has been awarded World Heritage Site status along with Caernarfon, Beaumaris and Conwy Castle. Local legends place the site of Harlech Castle as the … Read more
Caernarfon Castle | Longshanks’ North Wales Fortress
Time Resting on the River Seiont banks in northwestern Wales, Caernarfon Castle more than earns its reputation as a crowning achievement of Middle Ages architecture. Taking its name from the once-sleepy fishing hamlet of Caernarfon, Gwynedd, the castle now stands as a grounding structure in the World Heritage Site, which also includes Beaumaris, Harlech and Conwy … Read more