Castles

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.
Bailiffscourt Hotel and Spa, West Sussex

Top 10 things to do in the British summer holidays

School’s out – great for your little ones but not so great for you once they start climbing the walls. Here’s our guide to some great British days out to make the summer holidays go…

Tintagel Castle, Cornwall. Credit: Visit Britain

Explore the mystical Tintagel Castle

The jagged Cornish coast is full of surprises, but none as captivating as Tintagel Castle, which has long been associated with the legend of King Arthur For those who like the stuff of legends, this…

Roch Castle, Wales. Credit: Marcus Oleniuk

WIN a stay in a spectacular castle in stunning Pembrokeshire

We’re offering one lucky winner and their guest the chance to win a two-night stay at the spectacular Roch Castle in Pembrokeshire, Wales. The winner and their guest will also be treated to a three-course…

Abbey in Bury St Edmunds. Credit: Visit Britain

History of Suffolk Architecture

The architecture of the county of Suffolk is a mix of colour and character, with timber-frame and flint, pargetting and thatched roofs, moats and chimney stacks By Jenny Woolf Scattered around the flinty-grey churches of…

Windsor Castle

Windsor Castle: The largest inhabited castle in the world

How much do you know about the history of the largest inhabited castle in the world? Though the origins of Windsor Castle go all the way back to 1070 when William the Conqueror ordered the construction…

Alnwick Castle, Northumberland. Credit: Philip Sharp / Alamy

Northumberland Castles

Northumberland is home to more castles than any other English county. We travel to England’s northernmost region to hear tales of theft, murder and spooky apparitions Its location close to the Scottish border has meant…

Video of Hever Castle & Gardens. Credit: Hever Castle & Gardens

Spectacular aerial footage 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    

Hever Castle, Kent, was the childhood home of Anne Boleyn. Castles in England

10 of the most romantic castles in England

From the haunting beauty of isolated ruins to the majesty of some of Britain’s most ostentatious buildings, here are some of the most picturesque castles in England

Early evening over Edinburgh Castle, Scotland. Edinburgh Castle history

Edinburgh Castle history: 900 years protecting Scotland’s capital

Scotland’s biggest attraction still stands proud above its capital city 900 years after its inception

Harlech Castle, Gwynedd, north Wales

The most magnificent castles in Wales

There are more than 600 castles in Wales – a legacy of King Edward I and his determination to subdue Welsh dissidents. Here are some of the most majestic castles in Wales