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.
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 […]

Conwy Castle
Welsh Castles Amy Green 

Conwy Castle

Conwy Castle is an Edwardian castle, built in the 13th century over a period of four years between 1283 and 1287 by King Edward I, with the intention to intimidate. The castle has a spectacular view of the mountains of Snowdonia and retains a reputation for being incredibly well preserved despite being over 700 years […]