Author: Amy Green

Hi, my name is Amy and I am a UK based teacher and blogger. I spent most of my childhood summers exploring castles of England and Wales, and most of my adulthood teaching humanities in Secondary schools. I love visiting and learning about Norman and Medieval Castles.
Kendal Castle
English Castles Amy Green 

Kendal Castle

Kendal castle in Lake District is well known for its historical site. It stands on the top of a little hill which is very much similar to Egdon Heath. The old ruins are still there owned by English Heritage, which are added with additional safety measures to make it safe for visitors. There are various […]

Castles near Glencoe
English Castles Amy Green 

Glencoe Castle

Glencoe castle is a famous stately home, located in the south-west part of Scotland. It was built on an island between 16th and 18th centuries. The castle owner was William Campbell – Duke of Argyll. Now it’s one of the most visited places in Scotland, famous for weddings and clan gatherings, with a long and […]

Castles near Glencoe
English Castles Amy Green 

Castles near Glencoe

The area around Glencoe is rich in history and beauty. Looking out from the Inn at Ardgour, or one of the nearby castles near Glencoe, provides a unique perspective over Loch Linnhe to mountains such as Ben Nevis. There are many other amazing castles near Glencoe including Lismore Castle, Dunoon Castle and of course Glencoe […]

Drum Castle
Scottish Castles Amy Green 

Drum Castle

One of the best castles near Aberdeen to visit is Drum castle, with it’s fantastic Medieval style grand hall. It’s one of Scotland’s oldest tower houses and also boasts a beautiful chapel built in the 1500’s. It’s well kitted out for tourists with toilets and tea rooms. Drum Castle makes for a lovely day out. […]

Craigievar Castle
Scottish Castles Amy Green 

Craigievar Castle

Craigievar Castle is one of the most popular castles near Aberdeen to visit. It’s around a 50 minute drive West (inland) from Aberdeen. It’s the best preserved 16th Century tower in Scotland and it’s pink spellbinding tower is said to be the inspiration behind Disney’s Cindarella castle. Craigievar Castle was built by Sir William Forbes […]

Castles near Brecon
Welsh Castles Amy Green 

Castles near Brecon

Brecon is a beautiful location in Wales, positioned in the North of the Brecon Beacons National Park. It’s the perfect destination for hiking and enjoying the countryside. There are a number of castles in the Brecon Beacons national park, here are my favourites. The Best Castles near Brecon Llandovery Castle Llandovery Castle is located near […]

Castles near Liverpool
English Castles Amy Green 

Castles near Liverpool

The region of Merseyside has, like every other region in the UK, its fair share of castles. Most people would think of Edinburgh Castle or Windsor Castle when thinking of castles but there are many others to be seen across the country. The following text will provide you with an introduction to some of the […]

Drummond Castle Gardens
Scottish Castles Amy Green 

Drummond Castle Gardens

The Drummond Castle Gardens was created in the early 1900s and is situated within 10 acres of land on the banks of the River Clyde in North Lanarkshire. The castle, which is now home to Scotland’s National Galleries of Fine Arts, is set in a romantic 15th century garden designed by Sir William Bruce. The […]

Bothwell Castle
Scottish Castles Amy Green 

Bothwell Castle

Bothwell Castle was one of the castles in Scotland and is consider to be one of the most well-preserved Scottish medieval castles that never fell into ruin. It was thought to have been built sometime around 1300 AD. It is initially believed that this castle was used as a stronghold for knights in order to […]