Castles and Forts in All Regions.

Balmoral Castle
In the heart of Scotland lies the magnificent valley of the River Dee. Rising high in the Cairngorm Mountains and running east to its mouth at Aberdeen the river flows through some of Scotland's finest scenery.
Berkeley Castle
In 1153 Maurice Berkeley completed this fortress by the Severn Estuary at the command of Henry II, and ever since has been the home of the Berkeley family.
Dudley Zoological Gardens
At Dudley Zoological Gardens there's a chance to get close to some of the rarest animals in the world.
Edinburgh Castle
Everything you need to plan a visit to Edinburgh Castle: what to see, visiting with kids, tickets, fireworks, parking and more. Superb photos and video.
Leeds Castle
Set in 500 acres of beautiful parkland, a visit to Leeds Castle is full of discovery.
The Tower of London
For over 900 years, The Tower of London has dominated the capital. As a Royal Palace, fortress, prison, place of execution, arsenal, Royal Mint and jewel house, it has witnessed many great events in British history.
Warwick Castle
Imagine a totally electrifying, full day out at Britain's ultimate castle.
Abergavenny Museum & Castle
Abergavenny Museum presents the story of this historic market town from Prehistoric and Roman times right through to the present day.
Alnwick Castle
The mighty medieval fortress of Alnwick Castle is one of Europe's finest, set in a stunning landscape.
Arbeia Roman Fort and Museum
Situated beyond the easternmost point of Hadrian's Wall, Arbeia Roman Fort stood guard at the mouth of the River Tyne.
Arundel Castle & Gardens
Built at the end of the 11th century, Arundel Castle is both ancient castle and stately home. It has been the home of the Dukes of Norfolk and their ancestors for 850 years.
Ashby de la Zouch Castle
Ashby - a royalist stronghold. Tour the impressive ruins of a grand medieval castle within extensive and beautiful grounds.
Auckland Castle
Auckland Castle is the home of the Bishop of Durham, and has been for the past 900 years.
Balvenie Castle
Balvenie is a castle of enclosure, with a massive 13th century curtain wall.
Bamburgh Castle
Standing on a rocky outcrop overlooking miles of beautiful sandy beach, Bamburgh Castle dominates the Northumbrian landscape.
Beaumaris Castle
Beaumaris is a great, unfinished masterpiece. It was built as one of the North Wales "iron ring" of castles by the English Monarch, Edward 1, to stamp his authority on the Welsh, but it was never finished.
Beeston Castle
Perched on a sandstone escarpment five hundred feet above the Cheshire Plain, on a clear day Beeston Castle enjoys fabulous views extending to the Pennines and the Welsh Mountains.
Belvoir Castle
Belvoir Castle has been the ancestral home of the Duke and Duchess of Rutland for one thousand years. The name Belvoir means 'beautiful view' and dates from Norman times.
Berry Pomeroy Castle
This former home of the Pomeroy and Seymour families, in a beautiful woodland setting, is shrouded in sinister folklore and legend.
Birdoswald Roman Fort
Visit the fascinating hands-on interactive visitor centre and remains of the Roman fort where you become part of Birdoswald's 2000 years of history.
Blackness Castle
Blackness Castle was built in the 1440s, and was restored in the 1920s by the Office of Works.
Blaise Castle House Museum
The museum features displays of everyday life in and around Bristol, including toys, costumes and domestic equipment. It stands in extensive grounds and woodland.
Bodiam Castle
A castle always makes an exciting day out, and Bodiam Castle in East Sussex is no exception.
Bolsover Castle
Bolsover Castle in Derbyshire is well off the beaten track in a former coal-mining area. It offers three wonderful buildings in one unique attraction.
Bolton Castle
Bolton is one of the country's best preserved medieval castles, situated in the heart of Wensleydale with stunning views over the Yorkshire Dales National Park.
Bothwell Castle
Bothwell Castle is the largest and finest 13th century stone castle in Scotland, much fought over during the Wars of Independence.
Braemar Castle
The impressive fortress of Braemar Castle was built in 1628 by the Earl of Mar on the site of an even older habitation.
Brodick Castle
This is a castle you will never forget! The tall, stately building beckons you with the glow of its warm red sandstone. The setting is superb - fronted by a magnificent bay, surrounded by gardens and overlooked by the majestic mountain of Goatfell.
Brodie Castle
Home to the Brodies for over 700 years, this lovely castle glows a rich warm pink in the sunshine.
Broughton Castle
The home of Lord and Lady Saye and Sele, and owned by the same family for over 600 years.
Caerlaverock Castle
One of the finest castles in Scotland, Caerlaverock Castle is on a triangular site surrounded by moats.
Caernarfon Castle
King Edward I intended this castle to be a royal residence and seat of government for North Wales. The castle's symbolic status was emphasized when Edward made sure that his son, the first English Prince of Wales, was born here in 1284.
Caerphilly Castle
Caerphilly Castle effortlessly dominates the town of Caerphilly. It sprawls over a huge area (30 acres in all) making it the biggest in Wales.
Caldicot Castle & Country Park
Magnificent Welsh border castle set in fifty-five acres of beautiful parkland. Founded by the Normans, developed in royal hands as a stronghold in the Middle Ages.
Canterbury West Gate Towers
One of England's finest mediaeval fortified gatehouses, with arms and armour displays, prison cells and panoramic views from the battlements.
Cardiff Castle
Located in the heart of the Welsh capital, Cardiff Castle enjoys 2000 years of history. In the 19th Century, the Castle was transformed into a carved and gilded fantasy by eccentric architect William Burges.
Cardoness Castle
Cardoness Castle is the well-preserved ruin of a tower house of 15th century date, the ancient home of the McCullochs.
Carew Castle and Tidal Mill
Carew is one of the few castles to display the development from Norman fortification to Elizabethan country house. There is evidence of a much earlier settlement, dating back perhaps some 2,000 years.
Carisbrooke Castle
Famous for its donkeys and as a royal prison to Charles I and now the location of the stunning new Edwardian-style Princess Beatrice Garden.

Carlisle Castle
Standing on the site of a Roman fort, Carlisle Castle is one of Cumbria's best loved landmarks. The sturdy walls of this well-maintained fortress have dominated Carlisle for the last 900 years.

Carreg Cennen Castle
There are few castles in Wales which can boast a more spectacular location than Carreg Cennen. Its stout, weatherbeaten ruins crown a precipitous limestone crag overlooking the remote Black Mountain.
Castell Coch
Castell Coch is a late nineteenth-century fairytale-style castle, built on medieval remains.
Castle Campbell
Traditionally known as the "Castle of Gloom", Castle Campbell is beautifully sited at the head of Dollar Glen.
Castle Cornet
Castle Cornet's amazing history spans more than eight hundred years.  Today visitors will see several fascinating museums within the castle walls.
Castle Fraser
A visit to Castle Fraser is a great day out for the whole family. The castle is one of the finest in Aberdeenshire and is the largest, most elaborate Scottish castle built on the traditional 'Z' plan.
Castle Menzies
This spectacular sixteenth century castle, restored by the Menzies Clan Society welcomes visitors. Seat of the Chiefs of Clan Menzies for over 400 years.
Chepstow Castle
Chepstow Castle, on its rock above the swirling waters of the River Wye, stands guard over a strategic crossing point into Wales.
Chesters Roman Fort
Chesters Roman Fort and Museum is the best preserved Roman cavalry fort in Britain and as such makes a very interesting place to visit.
Chillingham Castle
Visitors to Chillingham may recognise this wonderful 12th Century castle from its frequent appearences on TV and in films, including Elizabeth, The Real Harry Potter and many others.
Chysauster Ancient Village
Chysauster Ancient Village offers a glimpse into the life of Celtic Cornwall. The Original inhabitants of this ancient settlement occupied the site almost 2,000 years ago.
Cilgerran Castle
Cilgerran's towers appear amongst woods on the rim of a steep gorge in the Teifi Valley. The timeworn, beautifully located castle has a romantic air.
Cliffords Tower
Visitors to the historic city of York cannot miss the historic Clifford's Tower sitting incongruously on its grassy mound in the centre of the bustling city.
Compton Castle
This magical fortified house, one of the few to survive so unaltered, was built at three periods 1340, 1450, 1520 by the Gilbert family.
Conisbrough Castle
Those who have read Sir Walter Scott's novel Ivanhoe will immediately recognize Conisbrough Castle which was featured in the famous story, set in Medieval England.
Conwy Castle
This gritty dark-stoned fortress has the rare ability to evoke an authentic medieval atmosphere. Conceived and created in just four years, Conwy Castle remains one of the outstanding achievements of medieval military architecture.
Corfe Castle
On the site of the ruins of Corfe Castle in Dorset there once stood the most magnificent castle of Middle Age England. Even in its current ruined state it is very easy to imagine its former grandeur.
Craignethan Castle
Craignethan Castle is in a very picturesque setting overlooking the River Nethan.
Criccieth Castle
Criccieth Castle, standing on its headland between two beaches, is a prominent north Wales landmark.
Crichton Castle
Crichton is a large and sophisticated castle with a spectacular Italian-style range.
Croft Castle
Croft Castle was a fortress that gradually transformed itself into a family home in more peaceful times. The Croft family built the existing castle in the 15th century.
Dartmouth Castle
For 600 years Dartmouth Castle has stood in a superb waterfront setting as the guardian of the Dart estuary.
Denbigh Castle
The striking ruins of Denbigh Castle, crowning a steep hill above the town, enjoy commanding views of the pastoral Vale of Clwyd and the round backed hills of the Clwydian Range.
Dinefwr Park & Newton House
Dinefwr Park and Castle is a very special and beautiful place. Now, thanks to a £5 million, three-year project the Park is being transformed and is getting even better!
Dolwyddelan Castle
In a land of castles, Dolwyddelan stands apart not as a stronghold erected by Norman or English forces but as a fortress of the native Welsh princes.
Dover Castle
Secret tunnels, an underground hospital, a defensive keep and a Roman lighthouse - these are just some of the unique features awaiting visitors at Dover Castle.

Drum Castle
This castle, one of the most beautiful in Royal Deeside, was owned by the Irvine family of Drum for 653 years.
Drumlanrig Castle Gardens and Country Estate
Set on the 80,000 acre Queensberry Estate complete with Country Park and Victorian Gardens, Drumlanrig Castle presents one of the finest examples of late 17th century Renaissance architecture
Duart Castle
Duart has been the home of the Macleans since Lachlan Lubanach Maclean, the 5th chief married Margaret, the daughter of the Lord of the Isles in 1360. Duart and the surrounding lands were her dowry.
Dunrobin Castle
Dunrobin Castle is the most northerly of Scotland's great houses. It is the largest house in the highlands, and is one of Britains oldest continuously inhabited houses, dating in part from the early 1300s.
Dunstanburgh Castle
Standing on a dramatic headland overlooking the North East coast, Dunstanburgh was once the largest castle in Northumberland.
Dunster Castle
Dunster Castle's main claim to fame, besides being more than 1000 years old, is that it is the home to the British national collection of strawberry trees and to the oldest lemon tree in England.
Durham Castle
Durham Castle, together with the Cathedral, was awarded the status of a World Heritage Site in 1986 providing international recognition for this unique, historic and scenic site.
Eastnor Castle
In the dramatic setting of the Malvern Hills and surrounded by a beautiful deer park, arboretum and lake, this fairy-tale castle is the home of the Hervey-Bathurst family.
Edzell Castle & Garden
This is a remarkable and very beautiful complex, with a late-medieval tower house incorporated in to a 16th century courtyard mansion.
Elizabeth Castle
Built on a rocky islet in the 1590s, the castle was named after Queen Elizabeth I
Farleigh Hungerford Castle
Farleigh Hungerford was begun in the 1370s by Sir Thomas Hungerford, Speaker of the Commons, and extended in the 15th century by his son Walter, Lord Hungerford, Agincourt veteran.
Floors Castle
The largest inhabited house in Scotland, home to the Duke and Duchess of Roxburghe and set in the heart of the Scottish Borders Countryside.
Fort George
Following the defeat of Bonnie Prince Charlie and his Jacobite army at Culloden, the Hanoverian King George II put up the ultimate defence against any further unrest - Fort George.
Fort Grey
Fort Grey, which is known locally as 'the Cup and Saucer', overlooks the magical west coast bays. The Martello Tower now houses a Shipwreck Museum.
Framlingham Castle
Framlingham is a delightful market town, near the beautiful Suffolk coast.
Fyvie Castle
Undoubtedly one of the finest castles in Scotland, Fyvie can trace its royal connections back to 1211 and William the Lion.
Glamis Castle
Glamis Castle is the family home of the Earls of Strathmore and Kinghorne and has been a royal residence since 1372.
Goodrich Castle
Goodrich Castle is the most complete medieval castle in Britain, despite its turbulent history. Built on a rocky outcrop with exhilarating views over the Wye Valley, it gives a fascinating insight into fortress life seven centuries ago.
Harlech Castle
Spectacularly sited Harlech Castle seems to grow naturally from the rock on which it is perched. Like an all-seeing sentinel, it gazes out across land and sea, keeping a watchful eye over Snowdonia.
Hedingham Castle
Come and see England's finest and best preserved Norman Keep. Children love to explore the interior of the castle which is 110 feet high with walls 12 feet thick.
Housesteads Roman Fort
Housesteads claim to fame is that it is the most complete example of any Roman fort remaining in Britain.
Huntingtower Castle
Huntingtower Castle has two fine and complete towers, one of 15th to 16th century date, the other of 16th century origin.
Huntly Castle
Remarkable for its splendid architecture, Huntley Castle served as a baronial residence for five centuries.
Kelburn Castle & Country Centre
Kelburn Castle provides an impressive background to exotic gardens, famous trees and many features of historical interest.
Kenilworth Castle
Take a journey through British history on a visit to Kenilworth Castle, scene of ancient battles and Royal grandeur.
Kidwelly Castle
This castle is one of Wales's best kept secrets. Kidwelly, on a steep bluff overlooking the River Gwendraeth, presents a vision of medieval times.
Kilchurn Castle
A square tower, built by Colin Campbell of Glenorchy c1550, Kilchurn Castle was much enlarged in 1693, incorporating the first purpose built barracks in Scotland.
Kinnersley Castle
Kinnersley Castle was one of the many Marches castles sited by the Normans along the Welsh border. As seen today it is mainly the remodelled Elizabethan manor house of the Vaughan family.
Knaresborough Castle
A stronghold of Medieval Kings, Knaresborough Castle still stands towering above the River Nidd.
Lancaster Castle
One of the best-preserved and hardest-working Castles in the country, Lancaster Castle is used as Courts and Prison. The Castle is owned by HM The Queen in right of her Duchy of Lancaster.
Laugharne Castle
The handsome castle, standing foursquare on the waterfront overlooking the Taf estuary, bears testament to a troubled past when the Normans built a string of coastal strongholds to consolidate their hold over south-west Wales.
Launceston Castle
Fantastic views are on offer from the motte of this imposing Norman castle.
Lincoln Castle
In 1068, two years after the battle of Hastings, William the Conqueror began building Lincoln Castle on a site occupied since Roman times.
Lindisfarne Castle
Perched atop a rocky crag and accessible over a causeway at low tide only, Lindisfarne Castle presents an exciting and alluring aspect.
Lochranza Castle
Lochranza Castle is the ruined remains of a tower house, built on the north of the Isle of Arran off the west coast of Scotland.
Lullingstone Castle and the World Garden
Lullingstone Castle - Historic Family Mansion, Church and home to the World Garden.
Lulworth Castle and Park
Lulworth Castle was built between 1608 and 1610 and became the family home of Humphrey Weld when he purchased the estate in 1641. It was built primarily as a hunting lodge and has played host to a total of seven monarchs.
Lunt Roman Fort
Once inhabited by the Roman Army, this ancient site provides a fascinating snapshot of Roman military life.
MacLellan's Castle
MacLellan's Castle is a castellated town house, which was built in the 1750s.
Mont Orgueil
Perfectly positioned to protect Jersey against French invasion this Medieval castle brings history to life.
Muncaster Experience
Muncaster Castle, beloved family home of the Penningtons since the beginning of the 13th Century, displays treasures collected over 800 years.
Neidpath Castle
An authentic 14th century castle converted to a tower house (17th century), the erstwhile home of Fraser, Hay and Douglas families, set in a wooded gorge of the River Tweed.
Oakham Castle
The splendid Great Hall of Oakham Castle is one of the finest examples of late 12th century domestic architecture in England.
Okehampton Castle
Okehampton Castle was the Medieval home of the Earls of Devon, it is one of the country's most romantic ruins in a stunning setting on the foothills of Dartmoor.
Old Sarum
The great earthwork of Old Sarum stands near Salisbury on the edge of Wiltshire's chalk plains. Its mighty ramparts were raised in about 500 BC by Iron Age people and later occupied by the Romans.
Old Wardour Castle
Beautifully sited beside a lake, Old Wardour Castle was built in the late 14th century by John Lord Lovel as a lightly fortified but showy and luxurious residence.
Oxwich Castle
This "castle by the sea" stands in a lovely spot on a wooded headland above Oxwich Bay on the Gower Peninsular. It is a castle in name only. Although probably occupying the site of an early fortification.
Pembroke Castle
Pembroke Castle is one of the largest castles in Wales. It was not a royal castle but the possession of a private lord - his residence and the administrative centre of his territories.
Pendennis Castle
Discover Cornwall's greatest fortress, journey through 450 years of history from Tudor times to World War II and discover the wartime secrets of Pendennis Castle.
Penrhyn Castle
Built for the wealthy Pennant family on the profits of Welsh slate and Jamaican sugar, Penrhyn Castle is an extravagant example of early 19th century neo-Norman architecture.
Peveril Castle
From the inspiring remains of Peveril Castle - high on a rocky outcrop - there's no more spectacular view of the Peak District.
Portland Castle
Discover one of Henry VIII's finest coastal fortresses - Portland Castle, perfectly preserved in a waterfront location overlooking Portland harbour.
Powderham Castle
Take time to enjoy a visit to Powderham Castle. Entertaining guided tours of this magnificent 600year old Castle - home to the 18th Earl of Devon - reveals secret doors, stunning castle rooms, amazing architecture and intriguing stories.
Powis Castle and Garden
It is hard to believe that the oldest parts of Powis Castle were begun around 800 years ago and some of the oaks were planted at a similar time. The castle was built by the Welsh Princes.
Raglan Castle
Handsome Raglan, set amongst green, rolling border country, marks the end of an auspicious line. Largely the creation of the more peaceful, later Middle Ages, it brings to a close the great castle-building episode in Welsh history.
Restormel Castle
Restormel Castle was once the romantic stronghold of Edward, the Black Prince. Set high on a motted mound, this splendid castle ruin is one of the former strongholds of the Dukes of Cornwall.
Rhuddlan Castle
Rhuddlan may not be as well known as some of the north Wales castles, yet it shares much in common with its illustrious neighbours Caernarfon and Conwy.
Rockingham Castle
Overlooking the beautiful Welland Valley and offering fine views over five counties visitors will immediately understand why William the Conqueror ordered this fascinating Norman Castle to be built.
Rothesay Castle
Rothesay Castle is a remarkable 13th century castle of enclosure, circular in plan, with a 16th century fore-work.
Ruthven Barracks
Ruthven Barracks is an infantry barracks erected in 1719 following the Jacobite rising of 1715, with two ranges of quarters and a stable block.
Scarborough Castle
Castle Hill headland was an excellent choice for building a fortification. The 300-foot high cliffs drop away on three sides of the promontory to North Bay and the harbour below.
Scotney Castle
A visit to Scotney Castle is a great 2-for-1 deal. Start with the 19th century "new" neo-Tudor style house which was built for Edward Hussey in 1837.
Segontium Roman Fort
Overlooking the Menai Strait, Segontium Roman Fort dates back to circa AD77, when Caesar Julius Agricola completed the Roman conquest of Wales by capturing the Isle of Anglesey.
Sherborne Old Castle
Built by Bishop Roger of Salisbury in the 12th century as a strongly defended palace, Sherborne Old Castle became a powerful Royalist base during the Civil War.
Shrewsbury Castle and The Shropshire Regimental Museum
Spanning nearly a millennium of our history, Shrewsbury Castle's origins date back to Norman attempts to secure the border with Wales.  It's now home to the Shropshire Regimental Museum.
Sizergh Castle
The imposing Sizergh Castle stands at the gateway to the Lake District near Kendal. It has been home to the Strickland family for more than 750 years.
Skipton Castle
Skipton Castle is one of the most complete and well preserved mediaeval castles in England - over 900 years old…
Smailholm Tower
Sited high on a rocky outcrop, Smailholm is a small rectangular tower set within a stone barmkin wall.
Southsea Castle
Southsea Castle was built by Henry VIII between 1544 and 1545 to protect Portsmouth against possible French invasion. Its revolutionary design provided for the most efficient use of guns in attack or defence.
St Andrews Castle
St Andrews Castle consists of the ruins of the castle of the Archbishops of St Andrews, dating in part from the 13th century.
St Mawes Castle
St Mawes is in lovely grounds with a breathtaking setting. It is the most picturesque of Heny VIII's costal fortresses.
Stafford Castle & Visitors Centre
This prominent vantage point and strategic site was quickly recognised by the Normans, who built a huge timber fortress here by 1100 AD. Extensively rebuilt in the Gothic Revival Style in 1813, the castle fell into ruin through this century.
Stirling Castle
Towering over the city, Stirling Castle is amongst Scotland's most celebrated visitor attractions.
Stokesay Castle
This is one of England's best preserved fortified manor houses. Stokesay's Great Hall is unchanged since the days of baronial feasts.
Sudeley Castle Gardens & Exhibitions
Award winning gardens and medieval ruins surround Sudeley Castle, which sits nestled in the Cotswold Hills on the edge of the historic town of Winchcombe.
Tamworth Castle
Tamworth Castle is the number one heritage attraction located in the town centre of Tamworth. A visit to Tamworth Castle any time day or night is packed full of fun, mystery and adventure.
Tantallon Castle
Tantallon Castle is a remarkable fortification, on a promontory, with earthwork defences, and a massive 14th century curtain wall with towers.
Tattershall Castle
For those who like to explore a property at their own pace, Tattershall Castle is ideal as all visitors receive an audio guide to help them explore this unique building.
The Island's Treasure House
The Story of Mann is full of fascinating stories which bring our unique past alive for you with an Island-wide presentation. The chapters of our story will reveal themselves as you travel through some of the finest cultural landscapes in Europe.
Thirlestane Castle
Thirlestane, one of the oldest and finest castles in Scotland is set in lovely Border hills at Lauder, 28 miles south of Edinburgh and 68 miles north of Newcastle, on the A68.
Threave Castle
Threave Castle is a massive tower built in the late 14th century by Archibald the Grim, Lord of Galloway.
Tintagel Castle
In all seasons, Tintagel is truly a magical place. With its spectacular location on Cornwall's most dramatic Atlantic coastline, Tintagel is a place of myths and magic, where the legend of King Arthur was born.
Tiverton Castle
Few buildings evoke such an immediate feeling of history as Tiverton Castle. Now some 900 years old, it was enlarged and rebuilt during the 14th Century.
Tonbridge Castle
Medieval Gatehouse and Motte and Bailey Castle Grounds.
Torosay Castle & Gardens
A beautiful and welcoming Victorian family home surrounded by 12 acres of spectacular gardens.
Totnes Castle
Totnes Castle is a unique treasure in an area rich with character and history. It is one of the best surviving examples of a Norman motte and bailey castle.
Tretower Court and Castle
A visit to Tretower Court and Castle reveals two historic sites for the price of one. In open country against the backdrop of the Brecon Beacons stands a stark, round tower and its companion piece - a handsome stone manor house.
Urquhart Castle
Urquhart Castle, a dramatic attraction which overlooks the water of Loch Ness, is surrounded by some of Scotland's most stunning Highland scenery
Weobley Castle
This unusual historic site has one of the most atmospheric locations in Wales. It stands in a lonely spot on the low-lying northern coast of the Gower peninsular, overlooking an eerie, bleak expanse of saltings and marshland.
White Castle
This little-known historical gem is located deep in Wales's border country, today a tranquil landscape but in medieval times hotly disputed territory. Along with Skenfrith and Grosmont, White Castle was one of a triangle of fortresses.
Windsor Castle
Towering above the winding streets of Windsor, the 12th century Windsor Castle is the largest in England.

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