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Castle Coch
Welsh Castles Amy Green 

Castle Coch

Castle Coch is a ruined Victorian castle in the southern Welsh town of Tongwynlais. It was once the home of one of lowland Wales’ richest ironmasters, William Rees. The castle was built in 1811 by John Nash, who also designed Kennington Park and Downing Street in London. Castle Coch is now maintained by Swansea City […]

Aberdour Castle
Scottish Castles Amy Green 

Aberdour Castle

Aberdour Castle stands on a site that has been occupied since at least the Iron age. It is also known as Invermarky Castle and was built in the 1500s by Alexander Gordon, 2nd Earl of Huntly. Aberdour Castle was rebuilt following a fire in 1877. The castle is now home to the Balfours who manage […]

Linlithgow Castle
Scottish Castles Amy Green 

Linlithgow Castle

Linlithgow castle is an example of Scottish architecture on an impressive scale. It’s located in Linlithgow, West Lothian and it was once the official residence of the Kings of Scotland during the Middle Ages. In fact, it’s the oldest inhabited castle in all of Scotland and, since 1971, it has been open to the public. […]

Braemar Castle
Scottish Castles Amy Green 

Braemar Castle

Braemar Castle is a historic house, perched on the edge of the Cairngorm Mountains. It’s been witness to many events throughout its 800-year lifespan and today it’s still being used for a variety of purposes: as a private residence, corporate event venue, and wedding venue. In this post we will explore everything this beautiful building […]

Castles in Dumfries and Galloway
Scottish Castles Amy Green 

Castles in Dumfries and Galloway

There are many castles in Dumfires and Galloway, Scotland. Dumfries and Galloway, part of the south-west region of Scotland houses a number of impressive castles. Most are quite small and date back to the medieval period (12th – 15th century), while some were built in later centuries: Drumlanrig Castle (1675) and Threave Castle (1424). There […]

Castles near Inverness
Scottish Castles Amy Green 

Castles near Inverness

Castles in the area of Inverness are scattered all over the region, and some are even centuries old. Read on to explore these castles and what they can offer. The Garden Castle of Strathpeffer was founded in 1774 by Alexander Gordon, the third Earl of Aberdeen. The castle has beautifully manicured gardens which can be […]

Castles near Tenby
Welsh Castles Amy Green 

Castles near Tenby

Tenby is a town in Pembrokeshire, South Wales. It has natural harbour and holds a yearly medieval festival at the beginning of August every year. Near Tenby, there are many castles. This article will describe all of them and briefly explain their history and what they look like today. Tenby Castle The main castle in […]

Stirling Castle History
English Castles Amy Green 

Stirling Castle History

Stirling Castle is one of the largest and most important castles in Scotland. It is situated on a crag, or small hill, close to Stirling, in the county of Stirlingshire. It has been one of Scotland’s most important fortresses since it was first built about 2,500 years ago by the Picts. Today’s blog explores Stirling […]

Swords Castle
Irish Castles Amy Green 

Swords Castle

A ruined castle on a hill overlooking the town of Swords, County Dublin. It is close to the M11 motorway from Dublin to Belfast and may not be open all year round. Swords Castle was built in 1232 by the King of Connacht Aedh mac Ruaidri Ua Conchobair, with support from Henry III, King of […]

Canterbury Castle
English Castles Amy Green 

Canterbury Castle

The article will be about the ruins of the Canterbury Castle. The article will mainly be factual with some information about what Canterbury Castle is and where it is located. Canterbury Castle is a medieval ruin located in Canterbury, England. Originally built as a motte-and-bailey castle, it was remodeled by King Henry II into an […]