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.
Visiting Windsor Castle: HM The Queen’s weekend home
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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…
10 of Britain’s 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.
Six medieval castles near London
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Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo: five things you might not know
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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
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.
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.
Edward IV: the first Yorkist king
Jeffrey James, author of book Edward IV: Glorious Son of York, introduces the charismatic older brother of King Richard III, a key figure in the Wars of the Roses.
Life inside the real Downton Abbey
Listen to audio extracts from our exclusive chat with Lady Carnarvon, mistress of Highclere Castle – setting of everyone’s favourite period drama, Downton Abbey