Explore the castles of England,
Scotland and Wales
Great Britain is full of castles and fortifications
to explore. Some are large, famous and easy to find, while others
are almost forgotten ruins. We love visiting castles and we've made
this website to provide information about the castles that we have
visited. There are currently over 180 castles featured on this site.
Use the Find a Castle
facility to search for castles in Britain using the interactive
maps or the
alphabetical listing. Each castle
has a description, photographs, directions and a link to a map.
The History of Castles section
gives a short overview of the origin of castles, the development
of medieval castles, and
the eventual decline of castles.
There is also an extensive glossary
of castle terminology.
The General Information
section includes information about this site, details about organisations
that maintain historic properties, and links to other sources of
information about castles, heritage and tourism in Britain. There is also information about getting
married in a castle and short reviews of the books that we have found useful in our own explorations of the castles