Category: English Castles

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 […]

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 […]

St Andrews Castle
English Castles Amy Green 

St Andrews Castle

The original castle was under the jurisdiction of the monks of St Andrews Priory. It was a relatively modest structure that guards prevented unauthorised access to the priory’s orchard (now in ruins). In 1078, Queen Margaret built a fortified palace within the castle, which acted as London’s royal residence until King John’s accession in 1199. […]

Bristol Castle
English Castles Amy Green 

Bristol Castle

Bristol castle is an iconic landmark that has remained a central feature of the city’s skyline for centuries, while also providing protection against invaders. This article explores some of the lesser-known facts about the castle and its past. The first notable mention of Bristol Castle is in 1173 when it was granted to Robert Fitzharding […]

Skipton Castle
English Castles Amy Green 

Skipton Castle

Skipton Castle is a large manor house with gardens in Skipton, North Yorkshire, England. Its origins date to the thirteenth century when it was built for the De Lacy family. It has formed part of a local college campus since 1967 and is now open to visitors on some days. The entrance to Skipton Castle […]

Pleshey Castle
English Castles Amy Green 

Pleshey Castle

When we think of castles, we imagine tall, stone structures with soaring turrets and crenelated ramparts. Maybe even something with a moat! But let’s not forget about the lesser (but still fascinating) areas of England’s history—the ruins. Yes, this too is a form of castle! And one such ruin is Pleshey Castle. Introducing Pleshey Castle, […]

Best Sussex Castles
English Castles Amy Green 

Best Sussex Castles

Sussex castles are an ancient symbol of their land. These magnificent buildings were constructed for protection, as a home for the family, or as punishment. Whatever the reason, these structures are just a piece of history that still stand to this day. How Many Sussex Castles are there? There are twenty-seven castles in Sussex and […]

5 Amazing Castles in Suffolk
English Castles Amy Green 

5 Amazing Castles in Suffolk

If you’re looking to explore England’s medieval past, there are few better places than the county of Suffolk! Rich in castles and ancient buildings, this region was once an important military corridor and its architectural legacy is still apparent today. Here are five of the most well-known castles in Suffolk. Best Castles in Suffolk Framlingham […]

Harewood Castle
English Castles Amy Green 

Harewood Castle

Harewood Castle is a 19th-century country house in Harewood, West Yorkshire, England. The house was commissioned by Earl Fitzwilliam to serve as an ornamental residence for his mother, who had recently inherited the nearby Wentworth Woodhouse estate. Built between 1843-8, it was designed by Charles Barry in a neoclassical style and retains much of its […]