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.
Inside Britain’s Palaces
The dramatic exteriors of Britain’s royal residences shape the country’s historic landscape
The Real Downton Abbey: Highclere Castle
The Earl of Carnarvon has welcomed cameras back into his home, Highclere Castle, for a further series
Scotland’s greatest 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
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
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.
Langley Castle Hotel
Langley Castle Hotel is a genuine 14th-century castle set in a 12-acre woodland estate, nestling in the Northumbrian valley of the River South Tyne. It’s the perfect getaway to be pampered in