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

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 Hever Castle, Kent This 13th-century double-moated castle is a...
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 The 600 or more castles in...
Guards at entrance to Windsor Castle, Windsor, Berkshire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Visiting Windsor Castle: HM The Queen’s weekend home

Find out all about visiting Windsor Castle, the location for this year’s royal wedding between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Set high above the River Thames in the sleepy county of Berkshire, Windsor Castle is often...
White Tower, Tower of London, history of London’s castles

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...

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.
Windsor Castle

Six medieval castles near London

You don’t have to leave the capital far behind to immerse yourself in history. Pay a visit to one of these medieval castles near London for an unforgettable day trip... Windsor Castle, Berkshire Windsor (above) is...
Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo at Edinburgh Castle

Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo: five things you might not know

Scotland's military tattoo is welcoming 1,200 performers from across the globe, including more than 250 piers and drummers, five UK military bands and a performance team from Japan  Every year the British Armed Forces, Commonwealth...
Queen Victoria’s bedroom, Arundel castle, West Sussex, British castles, castle interiors, Victorians

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 Founded on Christmas Day 1067 by a kinsman of William the...
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