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.
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 […]

Dublin Castle Ireland
Irish Castles Amy Green 

Dublin Castle Ireland

A labyrinth of history. A medieval city under the shadow of a 13th century fortress. The centre of British rule in Ireland for 800 years and seat of British government since 1801. And yet, it is an Irish story and an Irish place – with a past that stretches back to Celtic times. Located in […]

Castles in London
English Castles Amy Green 

Castles in London

 London is the capital city of England, and one of the most populous metropolitan areas in Europe. Many historical, notable, and royal events have happened here. So it should come as no shock that there are many castles in London. We’re going to take a look at five of those castles now. Tower of London […]

Castles near Aberdeen
Scottish Castles Amy Green 

Castles near Aberdeen

Aberdeen is a city in Scotland, date of registration as a city 1091. Inhabitants: 220,200. Distance from Edinburgh: about 132 km. There are several castles of various complexity near Aberdeen: Craigievar Castle, Drum Castle, Dunnottar Castle, Stonykirk Tower (ruined). Nearby places of interest: City Wall (partially), Stonehaven (the town is small but lovely), Dinnet National […]

Oswestry Castle
English Castles Amy Green 

Oswestry Castle

If you’re looking for a place to explore England in, Oswestry Castle is an excellent choice. This two-hour drive from Birmingham and just under four hours from London, it’s not a particularly long journey. A lot of people who come here are visiting the border town of Oswestry, but never venture into the castle. We […]

Kildrummy Castle
Scottish Castles Amy Green 

Kildrummy Castle

Kildrummy Castle is a tower house in the parish of Kildrummy near Braemar in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, about 10 miles west of Ballater. History of Kildrummy Castle The castle was originally constructed by John Erskine, Earl of Mar around 1420 and it has been inhabited by various earls of Mar since then. The castle has only […]

Cardiff Castle
Welsh Castles Amy Green 

Cardiff Castle

Cardiff Castle was erected in 1090 by Robert FitzHamon on a bluff overlooking the river Taff. Covering an area of 189,000 sq ft (17,800 sq meters), it is the largest medieval castle in Europe apart from Windsor Castle and includes concentric rings of defences, including two moats and a series of towers and curtain walls. […]

Powis Castle
English Castles Amy Green 

Powis Castle

If you’re a fan of castles and want to visit one that’s both stunning and a bit off the beaten path, Powis Castle in Montgomeryshire should be on your list. This castle features turrets, battlements, secret passages, and a riotous range of color. Constructed in the 13th Century for the powerful lords of Powis this […]

Scottish Castles Amy Green 

Aboyne Castle

Aboyne Castle is a Scottish baronial castle in the village of Aboyne, near Ballater, in Aberdeenshire. The original castle was built by the Frasers of Oliver in around 1240. Built of hard pink sandstone it has a square tower with some round turrets and was surrounded on four sides by a moat which can still […]