Category: English Castles

Lydford Castle
English Castles Amy Green 

Lydford Castle

This post will be about Lydford castle. One of the most haunted castles in England, this castle is steeped in history and has done battle to claim its place as one of the oldest and best-preserved castles in England. It’s inhabitants include ghosts, spirits, and wraiths. With a past this rich it is no wonder […]

Castles near London
English Castles Amy Green 

Castles near London

The Tower of London is one of the most famous castles in England. It was built by William the Conqueror, partly to protect London from foreign invaders, and partly as a statement of power for his royal dynasty. Anyone who has spent any length of time in or around London will be well aware that […]

Spofforth Castle
English Castles Amy Green 

Spofforth Castle

Spofforth Castle is a ruined medieval building in the village of Spofforth, about 9 miles south of Morpeth, Northumberland. The first castle on the site was built in 1122 by Ralph de Merlay. Little now remains above ground save for rock-cut ditches used as moats around and between two baileys and a three-storey keep. The […]

Top Castles in Cumbria
English Castles Amy Green 

Top Castles in Cumbria

The county of Cumbria in northern England has a rich and interesting history, with many castles dotted throughout the region. The following article will detail some of the most interesting and well-known castles in Cumbria. Castles in Cumbria Borrowdale Castle Borrowdale Castle sits imposingly on a hilltop above this beautiful valley, which is framed by […]

Beaconsthorpe Castle
English Castles Amy Green 

Beaconsthorpe castle

This article is about how old Beaconsthorpe castle is. It’s also about the history of the place and why it’s called Beaconsthorpe. The castle is an English Heritage property, and has been since 1981. It was built in 1700 by John Vanbrugh for Sir William Fermor. Beaconsthorpe Castle has a round tower with a clock […]

Prudhoe Castle
English Castles Amy Green 

Prudhoe Castle

Prudhoe Castle is a ruined castle in Prudhoe, Northumberland. It was built in the 12th century. In 1614-1615, it became central to the siege of the castle by James I and VI who captured it from rebels holding it for King Charles I. He ordered the destruction of its fortifications to prevent them being used […]

3 Captivating Castles in Derby
English Castles Amy Green 

3 Captivating Castles in Derby

Welcome to today’s blog about the three most captivating castles in Derby: Bolsover castle, Codnor castle and Peveril Castle. Castles in Derby Bolsover Castle The first castle built in Derby is thought to be Bolsover Castle. The castle stands on a hill, overlooking the River Derwent and the town below. It was probably built sometime […]

Pontefract Castle
English Castles Amy Green 

Pontefract Castle

Pontefract Castle, also known locally as Pontefract Castle Museum and Art Gallery, is a restored medieval castle in the town of Pontefract. The castle is one of the finest examples of a Norman fortress in England. It was originally constructed by William the Conqueror in 1067 to protect against rebellion within the kingdom, as well […]