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.
Spectacular photos of North Wales
The castles, mountains, beaches, lighthouses and waterfalls of North Wales, including its five UNESCO World Heritage sites, have been captured by photographer Simon Kitchin in his book, Photographing North Wales.
Top 10 August bank holiday days out
Summer bank holidays can go either way – glorious sun or endless showers – but with these wonderful events, you’re sure to have great time whatever the weather.
Secrets and mysteries of historic homes inspire tales
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Secrets of Scotland’s stately homes and castles
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Hever Castle wins ‘Garden of the Year’ award
The gorgeous gardens of Hever Castle in Kent have been voted ‘Garden of the Year’ by Britain in Bloom…
Inside Britain’s Palaces
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The Real Downton Abbey: Highclere Castle
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Scotland’s spectacular castles
Scotland is home to a host of spectacular castles. Famed for their breathtaking surroundings, they are also key to unlocking the country’s remarkable history In a nation swirling with stories of ferocious clan rivalries and battles against the…
Britain’s greatest castles in pictures
Think of Britain and you will think of its magnificent castles, all unique and standing proud across the entire stretch of the country
Ancient Welsh palace wins European award
The Bishop’s Palace at St Davids in Pembrokeshire celebrates success at European Conservation awards.