Castles

Calling all aspiring wizards! Come along and visit the magnificent Alnwick Castle, as seen as Hogwarts in the Harry Potter films! The castle is the second largest inhabited castle in the UK and in the past …

Are you a lover of history? Or do you just want to explore one of the many castles which Ireland has to offer? Whatever the reasoning, make sure you visit Athlone Castle and Visitor Centre on …

Beaumaris Castle is a beautiful unfinished castle on the island of Anglesey. It was originally built as part of Edward I’s campaign to conquer North Wales in 1282 – it’s a huge military build, with almost …

For any historian fans out there, Brodick Castle on the Isle of Arran gives the visitors a truly interactive experience. In the castle there is; a Victorian arcade, mood lighting and evocative sounds, so whilst you …

The site of Bunratty Castle has played an important role in Irish history. In 1250, Robert De Muscegros built a wooden stronghold, that was later converted to a stone castle by his predecessor, Thomas De Clare. …

If you want to see some of Britain’s most fascinating history, then Wales is the place to do it – head down to Caernarfon in North Wales to see this mighty castle that has been recognised …

Built in the 13th Century, Cahir Castle was the stronghold for the Butler Family who, for several centuries, were powerful members of the Lordship of Ireland and the Kingdom of Ireland. The design was cutting edge …

Come and see the fairytale castle of your dreams! Tucked away between the historical beach trees of Fforest Fawr is Castell Coch, or the ‘Red Castle’. It was built by architect William Burges for the third …

Are you up for exploring an old castle and soaking up the glorious scenery of its beautifully kept gardens? Come along and visit Antrim Castle & Gardens when in the County Antrim area and enjoy everything …

Castle Coole, an 18th-century house, not only provides majestic splendour but also action-packed outdoor pleasure. Grab a card or a tracker pack to learn about their exciting family experiences. Explore on foot or bring your bikes …

Calling all history lovers! As you may well be aware, Ireland is scattered with Castles, from many different time periods. If this is something that you wish to explore, then make sure to visit Castle Roche …

Discover the romantic Highland castle, the 14th century home of the Thanes of Cawdor. Located about 5 miles south west of Nairn, Cawdor Castle was built around a 15th century tower house which originally belonged to …

This one is for all you history lovers! Come and see history come to life at one of Britain’s most iconic survivors of the English Civil War: Corfe Castle. Discover 1000s of years of history of …

Looking for something fun to do with the family? Corfe castle model village is the perfect place to take the family! Feel like a giant as you walk around the castle and village all set in …

Corra Castle (also known as Corrax, Corax or Corehouse Castle) is a ruined 16th-century castle within the Corehouse Estate near New Lanark in Scotland. It overlooks Corra Linn, one of the four waterfalls which make up the …

This attraction in a historical, charming town of Merthyr Tydfil not far from Cardiff offers a fun day out indoors or out, with a fascinating museum, gallery and more located in a beautiful 160-acre parkland space …

The iconic ruin of Dunluce Castle bears witness to a long and tumultuous history. First built on the dramatic coastal cliffs of north County Antrim by the MacQuillan family around 1500, the earliest written record of …

On perhaps one of the most breathtaking sites, Dunnottar Castle was built in 1392 on the cliffside by Sir William Keith, Great Marischal of Scotland, 160 feet above sea level and surrounded on three sides by …

Are you interested in medieval history? Or perhaps you’re interested in the history of Fermanagh? If so, Enniskillen Castle is a must-see. The castle has had a long and varied history; originally built in 1428 as …

Resurrect the past and explore history at York Castle Museum. This is a unique and fascinating museum with many genuinely fantastic exhibitions focusing on things like Victorian York, an 18th Century Prison and the first world …

Calling all history lovers! Do you love to explore castles and realize their historical significance? Or are you looking for something interesting to do on your next day off? If so, make sure to visit Larnach …

Are you a lover of history? Or do you just love the plethora of castle ruins that rural Ireland has to offer? If so, look no further than Fore Abbey in County Westmeath! These ruins are …

This magnificent fortress in the heart of Aberdeenshire is a sterling example of Scottish Baronial architecture. Inside, the rooms are filled with antiquities, armour and lavish oil paintings. Out in the grounds the grandeur continues, with …

Glamis Castle is a living, breathing monument to Scottish heritage, hospitality and enjoyment for all. The family home of the Earls of Strathmore and Kinghorne, Glamis Castle is the legendary setting for Shakespeare’s Macbeth, the childhood …

Discover the history of Guilford castle and witness stunning 360 views of Guilford and beyond by climbing the castle tower. You will see the beautiful castle gardens where they display a beautiful and vibrant flower bed …

Hedingham Castle, in the village of Castle Hedingham, Essex, is arguably the best preserved Norman Keep in England. The castle fortifications and outbuildings were built around 1100, and the keep around 1140. However, the keep is the only major …

Visit the amazing Blarney Castle and kiss the Blarney Stone to receive the gift of eloquence! Originally dating back to around 1200, the castle was originally a timber house that was replaced by a stone fortification …

Walk the halls of the birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots and soak up the historic atmosphere of this incredible ruin in Linlithgow. Whether you want to take a tour or wander at your own pace, …

Calling all Medieval history lovers! Do you want to explore one of the most historic castles that Ireland has to offer? Make sure to visit the famous Malahide Castle in Co Dublin! Owned by the Talbot …

Are you a lover of history? Or maybe you just want to explore somewhere new? Nestled in Conisbrough, Doncaster you will find a magnificent medieval castle that dates back to the 12th century. Delve into the …

Want to see inside one of Brighton’s best-kept secrets? Full of mystery and protected by impressive ramparts, Newhaven Fort has been keeping its secrets safe for 150 years. Explore the story from within the grounds of …

The castle has a whopping 101 steps and 1 amazing view! Once you get yourself up the winding steps you can enjoy the panoramic views of Oxford from St. Georges Tower. Why not go underground into …

Calling all history lovers! Do you want to experience one of the most fascinating castles on the island of Ireland. If so, make sure to visit Kilkenny Castle on your next day out in the Leinster …

No visit to Stirling is complete without a trip to the Castle! Once the heart of the Scottish Monarchy and the centre of courtly life, the impressive palace and fortress have roots in ancient times and …

Don’t be fooled by this fake medieval façade even if it is almost 300 years old. The perfectly named stone edifice was originally built to improve the view from a wealthy postmaster’s nearby estate. The towering …

If you want to combine an experience of wild natural beauty and the exploration of history, then we’ve got the perfect day out to add to your stack. Located on the shore of the famous Loch …