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.
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Hever Castle wins ‘Garden of the Year’ award
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Castles of Britain Quiz
Try your hand at the fourth in our Great British Quiz series and test your knowledge about Britain’s castles.
Ancient Welsh palace wins European award
The Bishop’s Palace at St Davids in Pembrokeshire celebrates success at European Conservation awards.
Cliffe Castle Restoration
Cliffe Castle in Keighley, West Yorkshire sees a restoration of its Great Drawing Room to celebrate its 50th anniversary as a museum. BRITAIN talks to Daru Rooke, director.