The ancient castles that are scattered across the length and breadth of Britain are testaments to the country’s fascinating past. Some have weathered and crumbled in time, leaving ruins ready to be explored. Others stand as proud as they once did when they were first built. However, they have all witnessed some of the world’s most significant events in history, from monumental invasions and the highest of celebrations to the bloodiest of battles.
The history of London’s castles
The capital is home to many palaces that have been impeccably preserved but London’s castles are a little more elusive. Here are four of the castles in London to have withstood the test of time
Six medieval castles near London
You don’t have to leave the capital far behind to immerse yourself in history. Pay a visit to one of these medieval castles near London for an unforgettable day trip…
Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo: five things you might not know
Scotland’s military tattoo is welcoming 1,200 performers from across the globe, including more than 250 piers and drummers, five UK military bands and a performance team from Japan
Exclusive: Stunning photos of Arundel Castle
Take a look at these beautiful photos of Arundel Castle, which show the true majesty of the West Sussex castle in its 950th year
WIN a luxurious night at Hever Castle’s B&B
Did you know you can stay at Hever Castle? Enter our competition for your chance to win an overnight stay for two, plus tickets to the castle and gardens. We’ve teamed up with Hever Castle…
Castles you can stay in: book a room in a British castle
From dungeons and haunted turrets to four-poster beds and glorious spas, a stay in one of Britain’s castles is a magical and mysterious experience.
Amazing aerial view of Hever Castle
Hever Castle in Kent is a beautiful Tudor castle that is perhaps best known as the childhood home of Anne Boleyn – watch incredible aerial footage of the castle and grounds here.
The most besieged place in Britain, Scotland’s biggest attraction still stands proud above its capital city 900 years after its inception
10 of the best stately homes
Britain has a wealth of beautiful stately homes, many of which are used as sets for filming period dramas for film and television. Here is our pick of the best.
Help restore Culzean Castle’s kitchen garden
The historic kitchen garden at Culzean Castle in Carrick, Scotland, set to be restored using funds raised by the National Trust for Scotland’s US Foundation.