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.
Culzean Castle
Scottish Castles Amy Green 

Culzean Castle

Culzean Castle is a 19th-century stately home in Ayrshire, Scotland. It has been described by Historic Scotland as “one of the finest examples of French Renaissance architecture to be found in Scotland”. The castle is owned by the National Trust for Scotland and is open to visitors year round. The architect was Robert Lugar who […]

Aboyne Castle
Scottish Castles Amy Green 

Aboyne Castle

A few miles north of Ballater and south of Braemar sits the old castle and town of Aboyne, which is one of the oldest parts of Aberdeenshire. The lands have been owned by the Gordon family since at least 1226, when William I de Gordun appears in a charter. It is an ancient stronghold that […]

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 […]