Author: Amy Green

Lake District Castles
English Castles Amy Green 

Brougham Castle

Brougham Castle is situated in an excellent defensive position above the River Eamont, within sight of the Roman fort at Low Borrowbridge. The castle was built in 1120 by Robert de Romille, a Norman baron who had arrived with William the Conqueror’s army in 1066. Construction began just after 1120 when de Romille was granted […]

Lake District Castles
English Castles Amy Green 

Lake District Castles

The Lake District is home to many castles, some of which are still used as private homes by the aristocracy. Others are now open to the public, like Muncaster Castle, where you can see falconry displays and medieval banquets. Today’s article is all about the best Lake District Castles including Wray Castle, Muncaster Castle and […]

Top Castles in Cumbria
English Castles Amy Green 

Top Castles in Cumbria

The county of Cumbria in northern England has a rich and interesting history, with many castles dotted throughout the region. The following article will detail some of the most interesting and well-known castles in Cumbria. Castles in Cumbria Borrowdale Castle Borrowdale Castle sits imposingly on a hilltop above this beautiful valley, which is framed by […]

Blackwatch Castle
English Castles Amy Green 

Blackwatch Castle

The history of Blackwatch Castle is shrouded in mystery, with the origin of its name unknown. The most popular theory about the name, however, makes reference to a wrecked ship that was once moored nearby and named “Blackwatch”. It’s thought that the castle was built by a man called Sir Richard Dawson for his daughter […]