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Portumna Castle
Irish Castles Amy Green 

Portumna Castle

Portumna Castle is a castle in the town of Portumna, County Galway.The castle was built in 1212 AD by William Marshall and given to his son William Martell. Portumna Castle has been occupied since 1212 AD when it was built by Sir William Marshall who gave it to his son as a wedding present. The […]

Malahide Castle Dublin
Irish Castles Amy Green 

Malahide Castle Dublin

Malahide Castle is an aristocratic residence in County Dublin, Ireland. Originally a medieval hall house, it was rebuilt in the early 18th century as a large country house. It derives its name from the Irish language Maol Ítha Cliath meaning “Ó Dubhda’s (Dublin) Mound”. The family seat of the Earls of Dublin for over 300 […]

Brodie Castle
Scottish Castles Amy Green 

Brodie Castle

If you are looking for an experience unlike any other, then Brodie Castle is the place for you. Official site of the Clan Brodie and home to some of Scotland’s most famous ghosts, this castle stands on an ancient site believed to have once been a Roman Fort. Visitors can explore over 68 rooms and […]

Anglesey Castle
Welsh Castles Amy Green 

Anglesey Castle

Anglesey castle is the most impressive in North Wales and one of the finest examples of late medieval architecture. Within it are displays of furniture, tapestries, paintings and sculptures from the 16th through 18th centuries surrounding the 13th century keep which contains a multimedia show on its history. Anglesey Castle affords an interesting and unusual […]

Pembrokeshire Castle
Welsh Castles Amy Green 

Pembrokeshire Castle

The castle was built by English King Edward I for his campaign to conquer Wales in 1277-87 AD. It would then serve as one of his main centres of administration from where he would oversee advances into northern England, including campaigns in Scotland. The castle was later repeatedly captured by Welsh rebels who on several […]

Guthrie Castle
Scottish Castles Amy Green 

Guthrie Castle

Guthrie Castle is one of the most popular castles in Scotland. It is a Category B listed building and is owned by the National Trust for Scotland. The castle was built by William, Earl of Morton, to protect Edinburgh from invasion from the south. Guthrie Castle features a tower house with three storeys and an […]

Floors Castle
Scottish Castles Amy Green 

Floors Castle

The Floors Castle, located in the small town of Bellingham, offers a unique, historic experience. This 13th-century Scottish castle has been privately owned by the same family for 600 years and is now open to visitors year-round. Learn about its long history and the unlikely way it became a tourist destination. About how guests can […]

Oxford Castle
English Castles Amy Green 

Oxford Castle

When William the Conqueror invaded England and won the Battle of Hastings in 1066, Oxford Castle was chosen as the ideal motte-and-bailey castle by the Normans. Over time, the castle was transformed from a castle into a prison, and now it is a visitor attraction in order to tell its tale. The castle played an […]

Warwick Castle
English Castles Amy Green 

Warwick Castle

Warwick Castle is a Medieval castle that was developed from a wooden fort that was built by William the Conqueror during 1068 in order to maintain control of the Midlands as he advanced Northwards. Due to Warwick being an already existing settlement, four houses had to be torn down in order to make way for […]