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Britain's Best Historic Castles

With a long history of bloody, violent clashes and battles, castles were originally designed as territorial fortresses and used as symbols of wealth and power by kings, queens and lords through the ages. We take a look at some of Britain's best castles to visit.

The widespread construction of British castles began around 1066 when Duke William of Normandy arrived on the shores of England. With a long history of bloody, violent clashes and battles, they were originally designed as territorial fortresses and used as symbols of wealth and power by kings, queens and lords through the ages. We take a look at some of Britain's best castles to visit.


Windsor Castle

Set in the beautiful English county of Berkshire, Windsor Castle is the largest inhabited castle in the world, dating back to the time of William the Conqueror 900 years ago. Windsor Castle is centred on the motte on which William the Conqueror built the first castle from wood between 1070 and 1086.

Windsor Castle is one of the finest examples of Gothic architectureThe castle, one of the finest examples of Gothic architecture in Britain, contains impressive State Apartments furnished with priceless treasures from the Royal Collection, St. George's Chapel and Queen Mary's Dolls House. Although a working royal palace used as an official residence of Her Majesty The Queen, parts of the castle is open to the public, including several of the Semi-State rooms.


Warwick Castle

Built in 1068 by William the Conqueror, Warwick Castle was originally used as a fortification until the early 17th century, when it was converted into a country house and owned by the Greville family, who became the Earls of Warwick in 1759 until 1978. Home to Caesar's Tower and Dungeon, and Guy's Tower, Warwick Castle has seen a bloody and often violent history over the last 1000 years, and is home to ancient myths, magical tales,knights, princesses and adventure.

The gardens cover 690 acres, which include landscaped formal gardens in the grounds, created in 1869. Supposedly haunted by Fulke Greville, the Watergate Tower is known as the Ghost Tower, and a live-action show tells his fascinating story of his murder.


Tower of London

Discover the Tower of London's fascinating sights and stories at one of Britain's iconic castles, built in the early 1080's by the Norman, William the Conqueror, and overseen by Gundulf, the Bishop of Rochester. At that time, nothing had ever been seen like it in the history of England. At 90 feet tall, the Tower of London dominated the capital's skyline, and it was frequented by many kings and queens.

With its four distinctive turrets at the centre, it was created as a fortress and stronghold, the castle has also been used as a powerbase in peacetime and a refuge in times of crisis. Home to the Crown Jewels in the Jewel House, it houses the greatest working collection of Crown Jewels in the world, including the Koh-i-Noor and the Cullinan I.


Ludlow Castle

Ludlow Castle is set in the tranquil Shropshire countryside in the heart of the bustling black and white Tudor town of Ludlow. Get a glimpse into the lifestle of medieval society at this magnificent castle, built in the late 11th century and originally a Norman Fortress and fortified Royal Palace. Its long history is reflected in its varied architecture, including Norman, Medieval and Tudor construction.

Owned by the Earls of Powis, Ludlow Castle is home to many of Ludlow's festivals and fayres, including the Ludlow Festival, annual Shakespeare performances, and the Ludlow and Marches Food and Drink Festival.


Leeds Castle

Leeds Castle has been used as a prison, a convalescent home and a military garrisonSet on two islands on the River Len on the outskirts of Maidstone in Kent, Leeds Castle has been fortified for more than 900 years. Visitors to the magnificent castle are transported through the castle's turbulent history. Visited frequently by Henry VIII in Tudor times, Leeds Castle has been used as a prison, a convalescent home and a garrison.

With Norman foundations, a medieval gatehouse, a Tudor tower and a 19th century country house, the castle is brimmed with history, and visitors can see an eclectic mix of period architecture, interiors and priceless treasures, see the internationally renowned aviaries, or stroll through the quintessentially English gardens.


Arundel Castle

Set in sweeping gardens and grounds, Arundel Castle is the seat of the Dukes of Norfolk. Built at the end of the 11th century by the Earl of Arundel, Roger de Montgomery, the castle's oldest feature is the motte, constructed in 1068, and was occupied by King Henry I in 1068-1135, and passed to King Henry II who continued the construction of the stone castle.

One of the finest treasure houses in Britain, Arundel Castle is home to many priceless works of art, paintings, furniture, heraldry and tapestries.


Conwy Castle

Conwy Castle was built during King Edward I's military campaign between 1283 and 1289, costing 15,000 to build (162m in today's money), and is the largest sum of money that he spent on any of his Welsh castles. The castle, an impressive achievement of medieval military architecture, was built to defend Conwy's river and town harbour, and occupies a magnificent spot above the town on Conwy.

With a long history of seiges and captures throughout its turbulent history, it is an important reminder of Wales' colourful heritage throughout the middle ages. Conwy Castle is now a Scheduled Ancient Monument and part of a World Heritage Site.


Caernarfon Castle

Caernarfon Castle was the setting for the investiture of The Prince of WalesDesignated a World Heritage Site, Caernarfon Castle's majestic persona is no architectural accident. Having been built to echo the magnificent walls of Constantinople, Turkey's then capital, construction began in 1283 by Edward the First as both a military stronghold and a seat of government, as well as his royal palace.

Dominating the Menai Strait that separates Anglesey with North Wales, Caernarfon Castle now houses the Royal Welsh Fusiliers Museum, and was the setting for the investiture of Prince Charles as the Prince of Wales in 1969.


Balmoral Castle

Set within the beautiful area of Royal Deeside at the foot of Lochnagar is the stunning Balmoral Castle. Bought by Queen Victoria in 1848, the original castle was rebuilt as it was not considered large enough for occupation. The Estate is now owned and funded by Her Majesty The Queen, and comprises over 18,000 hectares of forest and pasture.

Parts of the castle, gardens and exhibitions are open to the general public between the months of April and July. We recommend at least one and a half hours for your visit to Balmoral Castle.


Beaumaris Castle

Beaumaris Castle was the last castle of Edward I reign in North WalesLocated in Beaumaris, Anglesey, Beaumaris Castle was build in 1295, but unfortunately never reached completion. Beaumaris (beau mareys - fair marsh) was the last Castle of Edward the First's reign in North Wales.

At the time it was built, it cost a whopping 15,000, translating to around 5m in today's money, the castle took 35 years to build.

Now designated a World Heritage site, Beaumaris Castle is managed by Cadw, the Welsh Assembly's agency for historic monuments, there is a gift shop selling souvenirs and guidebooks, an exhibition, and picnic facilities available.


Other Castles in Britain

ROKEBY CASTLE
Rokeby Castle, Durham
1 Jan 2001
Palladian style country house, setting for Sir Walter Scotts ballad Rokeby. Unique collection of 18…


Berkshire

WINDSOR CASTLE
Windsor Castle, Windsor
1 Jan 2001
Windsor Castle has been named one of the Seven Wonders of Britain in a major survey by Yellow Pages,…


Berwickshire

THIRLESTANE CASTLE
Thirlestane Castle, Lauder
1 Jan 2001
The ancient seat of the Earls & Duke of Lauderdale, Thirlestane Castle has exquisite 17th century ce…


Cheshire

BEESTON CASTLE
Beeston Castle, Beeston
1 Jan 2001
Standing majestically on a sheer rocky crag, Beeston has perhaps the most stunning views of any cast…


Cornwall

PENDENNIS CASTLE
Pendennis Castle, Falmouth
1 Jan 2001
The land on which the castle stands was originally owned by the Killigrew family, governors of Pende…

ST CATHERINES CASTLE
St Catherines Castle, Fowey
1 Jan 2001
St Catherine's Castle is a small 16th century castle fort built by Henry 8th to defend Fowey Harbour…

LAUNCESTON CASTLE
Launceston Castle, Launceston
1 Jan 2001
Launceston Castle is set on the high motte of a stronghold built soon after the Norman Conquest. It…

RESTORMEL CASTLE
Restormel Castle, Restormel
1 Jan 2001
Surrounded by a deep moat and perched on a high mound, the huge circular keep of this castle, built …

ST MAWES CASTLE
St Mawes Castle, St Mawes
1 Jan 2001
This, the most perfectly preserved of Henry VIII's coastal fortresses, was built to counter the inva…

TINTAGEL CASTLE
Tintagel Castle, Tintagel
1 Jan 2001
On the mainland itself, the gaunt remains of the medieval castle represent only one phase in a long …


Cumbria

CARLISLE CASTLE
Carlisle Castle, Carlisle
1 Jan 2001
Carlisle Castle amply repays those wishing to explore its 900-year history. Once commanding the west…

BROUGHAM CASTLE
Brougham Castle, Brougham
1 Jan 2001
Brougham Castle was built by Robert de Vieuxpont in 1214 on the site of a Roman fort. The great tow…

MUNCASTER CASTLE
Muncaster Castle, Ravenglass
1 Jan 2001
Historic Castle, Gardens and world owl centre, yearly events programme and daily displays something …


Denbighshire

DENBIGH CASTLE
Denbigh Castle, Denbigh
1 Jan 2001
The site of the castle was probably occupied from the early Christian period, with the possibility t…


Derbyshire

BOLSOVER CASTLE
Bolsover Castle, Bolsover
1 Jan 2001
Venue for the recent Im Famous and Frightened on Living TV, Bolsover Castle regularly hosts conce…

PEVERIL CASTLE
Peveril Castle, Castleton
1 Jan 2001
Peveril Castle, perched high above the pretty village of Castleton, offers breathtaking views of the…


Devon

COMPTON CASTLE
Compton Castle, Paignton
1 Jan 2001
Built between the 14th and 16th centuries, the castle has been home to the Gilbert family for most o…

DARTMOUTH CASTLE
Dartmouth Castle, Dartmouth
1 Jan 2001
This brilliantly positioned defensive castle juts out into the narrow entrance to the Dart Estuary, …

TIVERTON CASTLE
Tiverton Castle, Tiverton
1 Jan 2001
Few buildings evoke such an immediate feeling of history as Tiverton Castle. Visitors to the Castle…

POWDERHAM CASTLE
Powderham Castle, Exeter
1 Jan 2001
Powderham Castle was built by Sir Philip Courtenay, ancester of the present 18th Earl of Devon, in 1…

OKEHAMPTON CASTLE
Okehampton Castle, Okehampton
1 Jan 2001
The remains of the largest castle in Devon, in an outstandingly picturesque setting on a wooded spur…

TOTNES CASTLE
Totnes Castle, Totnes
1 Jan 2001
A classic Norman motte and bailey castle, founded soon after the Conquest to overawe the Saxon town.…


Dorset

SHERBORNE OLD CASTLE
Sherborne Old Castle, Sherborne
1 Jan 2001
Sherborne Old Castle was built on a grand scale in the 12th century by Roger de Caen, Bishop of Saru…

LULWORTH CASTLE
Lulworth Castle, Lulworth
1 Jan 2001
Lulworth Castle House stands in the 18th Century Park at East Lulworth, 200 yards from the family se…

CORFE CASTLE
Corfe Castle, Corfe Castle
1 Jan 2001
Corfe Castle is a thousand-year-old castle rising above the Isle of Purbeck

One of Britain's most…

PORTLAND CASTLE
Portland Castle, Portland
1 Jan 2001
The history of this fortress, which overlooks Portland harbour, is diverse and fascinating. Built by…

SHERBORNE CASTLE
Sherborne Castle, Sherborne
1 Jan 2001
Built by Sir Walter Raleigh in 1594, Sherborne Castle has been home of the Digby family since 1617. …


Durham

BARNARD CASTLE
Barnard Castle, County Durham
1 Jan 2001
Imposing Norman stronghold, now extensive ruins standing high above the River Tees. Inclusive audio…

DURHAM CASTLE
Durham Castle, County Durham
1 Jan 2001
Dating from 1072, one of Englands largest surviving Norman castles and grandest Romanesque palaces.…

AUCKLAND CASTLE
Auckland Castle, Bishop Auckland
1 Jan 2001
Once principal country residence of the Prince Bishops and now the official residence of the Bishop …

BOWES CASTLE
Bowes Castle, Bowes
1 Jan 2001
Massive 12th Century stone keep overlooking the Greta Valley. Built on the site of a Roman fort gua…

RABY CASTLE
Raby Castle, Staindrop
1 Jan 2001
Medieval, Marvellous and Magnificent

One of the largest and most impressive of English medieval …


Essex

HADLEIGH CASTLE
Hadleigh Castle, Leigh on Sea
1 Jan 2001
The impressive remains of a mighty fortress constructed over seven centuries ago; overlooking the Es…

MOUNTFITCHET CASTLE
Mountfitchet Castle, Stansted
1 Jan 2001
Mountfitchet Castle is a unique history time capsule, enabling the visitor to travel back to Norman …


Glamorgan

CARDIFF CASTLE
Cardiff Castle, Cardiff
1 Jan 2001
Cardiff Castle is one of Waless leading tourist attractions. Situated in the very heart of the capi…

CHIRK CASTLE
Chirk Castle, Wrexham
1 Jan 2001
Chirk Castle is a 700 year old marcher fortress, which commands fine views over the surrounding coun…


Gloucestershire

BERKELEY CASTLE
Berkeley Castle, Berkeley Castle
1 Jan 2001
Completed in 1153 by Lord Maurice de Berkeley at the command of King Henry II, view our timeline and…


Gwent

CHEPSTOW CASTLE
Chepstow Castle, Chepstow
1 Jan 2001
The ruins of Chepstow Castle have a spectacular setting on cliffs over the River Wye. This powerfu…


Hampshire

SOUTHSEA CASTLE
Southsea Castle, Southsea
1 Jan 2001
Built in 1544, the Castle was part of a series of fortifications constructed by Henry VIII around En…

HURST CASTLE
Hurst Castle, Hurst Castle
1 Jan 2001
Hurst Castle is situated at the seaward end of the shingle spit that extends 1 mile from Milford-On…

PORTCHESTER CASTLE
Portchester Castle, Portchester
1 Jan 2001
Portchester can be considered a complete history of England in one place.

First used by the Romans…

CALSHOT CASTLE
Calshot Castle, Southampton
1 Jan 2001
Calshot castle was built by Henry VIII in 1539, as part of his chain of defences along the English s…


Herefordshire

CROFT CASTLE
Croft Castle, Croft
1 Jan 2001
Croft Castle is an imposing country house containing fine Georgian interiors and furniture, and with…

GOODRICH CASTLE
Goodrich Castle, Goodrich
1 Jan 2001
Goodrich stands majestically on a wooded hill commanding the passage of the River Wye into the pictu…

EASTNOR CASTLE
Eastnor Castle, Ledbury
1 Jan 2001
Eastnor Castle, in the dramatic setting of the Malvern Hills and surrounded by a beautiful deer park…


Hertfordshire

BERKHAMSTED CASTLE
Berkhamsted Castle, Berkhamsted
1 Jan 2001
The substantial remains of a strong and important motte and bailey castle dating from the 11th to 13…


Isle of Wight

CARISBROOKE CASTLE
Carisbrooke Castle, Carisbrooke
1 Jan 2001
Carisbrooke Castle is in the care of English Heritage. It offers seven acres of castle and earthwor…


Kent

DOVER CASTLE
Dover Castle, Dover
1 Jan 2004
Explore the Secret Wartime Tunnel hidden deep beneath Dover Castle. Tour the underground hospital a…

TONBRIDGE CASTLE
Tonbridge Castle, Tonbridge
1 Jan 2004
When William the Conquerer came to England in 1066 he brought with him the concept of the castle. He…

DEAL CASTLE
Deal Castle, Dover
1 Jan 2001
Deal Castle has stood since the 16th century when it was built by Henry VIII to defend our shores fr…

RICHBOROUGH CASTLE
Richborough Castle, Richborough
1 Jan 2001
A Roman fort was built in the 3rd century AD at Richborough. Inside the fort is a large cross of mas…

EYNSFORD CASTLE
Eynsford Castle, Eynsford
1 Jan 2001
One of the first stone castles to be built by the Normans, the moat and remains of the curtain wall …

CHIDDINGSTONE CASTLE
Chiddingstone Castle, Chiddingstone
1 Jan 2001
Chiddingstone Castle, a squire's home with Tudor roots, hidden in lovely unspoiled Wealden countrysi…

WALMER CASTLE
Walmer Castle, Deal
1 Jan 2001
The spirit of Napoleon's nemesis and the victor of Waterloo still lives on at this former coastal ar…

LULLINGSTONE CASTLE
Lullingstone Castle, Eynsford
1 Jan 2001
Lullingstone Castle. One of England's oldest family estates. Set within 120 acres of beautiful Ken…

ROCHESTER CASTLE
Rochester Castle, Rochester
1 Jan 2001
The great keep of Rochester Castle towers over the River Medway and by its side, an inseparable twin…

UPNOR CASTLE
Upnor Castle, Upnor
1 Jan 2001
This attractive, turreted castle is set in a picturesque village area that is backed by rolling, woo…


Lanarkshire

BOTHWELL CASTLE
Bothwell Castle, Bothwell
1 Jan 2001
Bothwell is Scotland's largest and finest 13th century castle. Part of the original circular keep su…

CRAIGNETHAN CASTLE
Craignethan Castle, Lanark
1 Jan 2001
Craignethan Castle is a ruined castle in South Lanarkshire, Scotland.

Built in the first half of …


Leicestershire

ASHBY-DE-LA-ZOUCH CASTLE
Ashby-de-la-Zouch Castle, Ashby De La Zouch
1 Jan 2001
Ashby Castle forms the backdrop to the famous jousting scenes in Sir Walter Scott's classic novel of…

BELVOIR CASTLE
Belvoir Castle, Belvoir
1 Jan 2001
Belvoir Castle is the ancestral home of the Duke and Duchess of Rutland for one thousand years. Cur…

KIRBY MUXLOE CASTLE
Kirby Muxloe Castle, Kirby Muxloe
1 Jan 2001
Kirby Muxloe Castle is currently closed while conservation work is ongoing, due to reopen 2006. Alt…


Lincolnshire

GRIMSTHORPE CASTLE
Grimsthorpe Castle, Grimsthorpe
1 Jan 2001
The Castle is the centrepiece of the Grimsthorpe Estate. It is a large quadrangular house with a ce…

LINCOLN CASTLE
Lincoln Castle, Lincoln
1 Jan 2001
Many visitors come to the castle to see the original Lincoln Magna Carta. This 780-year-old documen…

TATTERSHALL CASTLE
Tattershall Castle, Tattershall
1 Jan 2001
Dramatic 15th-century red-brick tower, with six floors to explore

This vast fortified and moated …


Norfolk

BACONSTHORPE CASTLE
Baconsthorpe Castle, Baconsthorpe
1 Jan 2001
Baconsthorpe Castle, more accurately described as a fortified manor house, is the remains of a 15th-…

CASTLE RISING CASTLE
Castle Rising Castle, Castle Rising
1 Jan 2001
A fine 12th-century domestic keep, set amid huge defensive earthworks and once the palace and home t…

NORWICH CASTLE
Norwich Castle, Norwich
1 Jan 2001
One of the city's most famous landmarks, Norwich Castle was built by the Normans as a Royal Palace 9…

WEETING CASTLE
Weeting Castle, Weeting
1 Jan 2001
Ruins of an early C12th defended manor house, built by Hugh de Plais in the 1130's on the site of a …

BURGH CASTLE
Burgh Castle, Burgh Castle
1 Jan 2001
Burgh Castle, the Roman Gariannonum, one of the surviving nine Roman forts of the Saxon Shore, is th…

CASTLE ACRE PRIORY AND CASTLE
Castle Acre Priory and Castle, Castle Acre
1 Jan 2001
Castle Acre Priory was inspired by the monastery at Cluny in France and was home to a community of m…


Northamptonshire

ROCKINGHAM CASTLE
Rockingham Castle, Rockingham
1 Jan 2001
Winners of the Leicester & Leicestershire "Best Attraction Award" 2003. For centuries Rockingham Ca…


Northumberland

ALNWICK CASTLE
Alnwick Castle, Alnwick
1 Jan 2001
To many people, their first sight of this glorious medieval castle can seem foreboding, and certainl…

CHILLINGHAM CASTLE
Chillingham Castle, Chillingham
1 Jan 2001
This remarkable castle with its alarming dungeons and torture chamber has, since the twelve-hundreds…

PRUDHOE CASTLE
Prudhoe Castle, Prudhoe
1 Jan 2001
Begun between 1100 and 1120 to defend a strategic crossing of the River Tyne against Scottish invade…


Nottinghamshire

NOTTINGHAM CASTLE
Nottingham Castle, Nottingham
1 Jan 2001
Nottingham Castle is a magnificent 17th century ducal mansion built on the site of the original medi…


Oxfordshire

DEDDINGTON CASTLE
Deddington Castle, Henley on Thames
1 Jan 2001
Buffy Heywood

The site of Deddington Castle lies to the east of the town and comprises some…


Rutland

OAKHAM CASTLE
Oakham Castle, Oakham
1 Jan 2001
The splendid Great Hall of Oakham Castle is one of the finest examples of late 12th century domestic…


Shropshire

LUDLOW CASTLE
Ludlow Castle, Ludlow
1 Jan 2001
Ludlow Castle, the finest of medieval ruined castles, set in glorious Shropshire countryside, at the…

MORETON CORBET CASTLE
Moreton Corbet Castle, Moreton Corbet
1 Jan 2001
The castle may date from as far back as the 12th century. It was partially demolished in the 16th ce…

ACTON BURNELL CASTLE
Acton Burnell Castle, Acton Burnell
1 Jan 2001
Tucked away in a quite backwater of Shropshire stand the remains of a thirteenth century fortified m…


Somerset

DUNSTER CASTLE
Dunster Castle, Dunster
1 Jan 2001
Dramatically sited on a wooded hill, a castle has existed here since at least Norman times. The 15th…

FARLEIGH HUNGERFORD CASTLE
Farleigh Hungerford Castle, Farleigh Hungerford
1 Jan 2001
Farleigh Hungerford was begun in the 1370s by Sir Thomas Hungerford, Speaker of the Commons, and ext…

NUNNEY CASTLE
Nunney Castle, Nunney
1 Jan 2001
Nunney Castle is a castle in Nunney, Somerset, England.

Nunney Castle

Nunney Castle showing col…


Staffordshire

TAMWORTH CASTLE
Tamworth Castle, Tamworth
1 Jan 2001
Tamworth Castle is a Norman motte and bailey castle set in the south-west corner of what was a Saxon…


Suffolk

FRAMLINGHAM CASTLE
Framlingham Castle, Framlingham
1 Jan 2001
Framlingham is a magnificent example of a late 12th-century castle. Built by Roger Bigod, Earl of No…

ORFORD CASTLE
Orford Castle, Orford
1 Jan 2001
This unique polygonal keep survives almost intact. It was built between 1165 and 1173 by Henry II t…


Sussex

PEVENSEY CASTLE
Pevensey Castle, Pevensey
1 Jan 2001
Discover the history of the Norman Pevensey Castle where William the Conqueror landed in 1066 and es…

ARUNDEL CASTLE
Arundel Castle, Arundel
1 Jan 2001
There is nearly 1,000 years of history at this great castle, situated in magnificent grounds overloo…

BODIAM CASTLE
Bodiam Castle, Bodiam
1 Jan 2001
One of the most famous and evocative castles in Britain, Bodiam was built in 1385, as both a defence…

LEWES CASTLE
Lewes Castle, Lewes
1 Jan 2001
From the high towers of Lewes Castle visitors can see both the town and the distant views of downs, …

BRAMBER CASTLE
Bramber Castle, Bramber
1 Jan 2001
Bramber Castle is a Norman Motte-and-bailey castle built shortly after the Conquest by William de Br…


Warwickshire

KENILWORTH CASTLE
Kenilworth Castle, Kenilworth
1 Jan 2001
Kenilworth Castle has been intimately linked with some of the most important names in English histor…

WARWICK CASTLE
Warwick Castle, Warwick
1 Jan 2001
Britains greatest Mediaeval experience at Warwick Castle. castle was created as a fortification in …


Wiltshire

OLD WARDOUR CASTLE
Old Wardour Castle, Tisbury
1 Jan 2001
One of England's most romantic castles, in a secluded lakeside setting Built in the late 14th centur…


Yorkshire

BOLTON CASTLE
Bolton Castle, Leyburn
1 Jan 2001
Bolton Castle is open to visitors all year round. There are five floors, sparsely furnished with tab…

PICKERING CASTLE
Pickering Castle, Pickering
1 Jan 2001
This splendid motte-and-bailey castle is well-preserved, with much of the original keep, towers and …

HELMSLEY CASTLE
Helmsley Castle, Helmsley
1 Jan 2001
Helmsley Castle is situated amid an elaborately and purposefully designed landscape on the edge of t…

MIDDLEHAM CASTLE
Middleham Castle, Middleham
1 Jan 2001
Before the present castle was built in the 12th century, a Norman motte-and-bailey fortification exi…

SKIPTON CASTLE
Skipton Castle, Skipton
1 Jan 2001
Skipton Castle is one of the most complete and well preserved medieval castles in England. Fully roo…

RIPLEY CASTLE
Ripley Castle, Ripley
1 Jan 2001
Welcome to Ripley Castle, home of the Ingilby family for the last 700 years. Just a short drive fro…

SCARBOROUGH CASTLE
Scarborough Castle, Scarborough
1 Jan 2001
Situated at the edge of a cliff along the North Yorkshire coast, a naturally defended area and a per…

CONISBROUGH CASTLE
Conisbrough Castle, Conisbrough
1 Jan 2001
Conisbrough Castle boasts the finest Circular Norman Keep Tower in the UK. This testament to the St…




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