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.
Highclere Castle. Creative Commons

The Real Downton Abbey: Highclere Castle

The Earl of Carnarvon has welcomed cameras back into his home, Highclere Castle, for a further series The Crawleys, Earls of Grantham since 1772, occupy the upper floors of their stately home, Downton Abbey. Below, an army of domestic staff...
Castle Fraser. Credit: Creative Commons

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...
Bodiam Castle

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, from the towering peaks of Scotland to the southern most point...

Ancient Welsh palace wins European award

The Bishop's Palace at St Davids in Pembrokeshire celebrates success at European Conservation awards. The major conservation project at The Bishop's Palace St Davids, Pembrokeshire in south-west Wales, has scooped a prize from Europa Nostra,...
Langley Castle Hotel

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 All castle bed chambers are unique and furnished to a high...

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. During the late 19th century, Yorkshire millionaire...
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