Category: English Castles

20 Best English Castles
English Castles Amy Green 

20 Best English Castles

There are so many different castles in England, it’s hard to choose which ones the best English castles are! From Oxford to Durham, the following are some of the best English Castles and what makes them so special. 1. The Tower of London The Tower of London is a landmark building in the United Kingdom, […]

Dinefwr Castle
English Castles Amy Green 

Dinefwr Castle

Dinefwr Castle is a 12th century fortified castle located on the banks of the River Gwaun in Pembrokeshire, Wales. The earliest surviving parts of Dinefwr Castle date from around 1155, and by 1178 it was home to Welsh ruler Rhys ap Gruffydd along with his wife Margaret. The castle was constructed by Rhese ap Tewdws, […]

Visiting Stirling Castle
English Castles Amy Green 

Visiting Stirling Castle

Stirling Castle is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Scotland.Hundreds of years ago, Stirling Castle was a stronghold for Scottish Kings and Princes. Today you can explore the rooms and passages that still have medieval features including moss-covered walls, dungeons, huge fireplaces and a gridiron. There are cannon and gun displays and a […]

Caerlaverock Castle
English Castles Amy Green 

Caerlaverock Castle

Caerlaverock is a castle in the Dumfries and Galloway area of Scotland. The earliest record of this site dates back to 1150, and it was given to John de Moreville by Alexander II. In 1296 Caerlaverock Castle was seized by King Edward I of England. The English army spent two days stripping everything they could […]

Dudley Castle
English Castles Amy Green 

Dudley Castle

Dudley Castle is an English medieval castle located in Dudley in the West Midlands. It was built by Earl William de Ferrers, who died before its completion, and it subsequently became a royal castle and one of the most important military fortresses of England. Dudley Castle had grown in importance over the centuries as successive […]

Raglan Castle
English Castles Amy Green 

Raglan Castle

Raglan Castle (Welsh: Castell Rhaglan) is a late medieval castle located just north of the town of Raglan in the county of Monmouthshire in south east Wales. The castle was built between 1405 and 1420 following the establishment of a permanent English military presence in South Wales against the threat of French attack. It was […]

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 […]