Castles in Berkshire

Windsor castle in Berkshire

Berkshire is one of England’s nine Home Counties that surround the capital city of London. It has one of the strongest links with British royalty, who have lived here since Windsor Castle was built in the early 12th century. As well as the royal association, there are several picturesque villages, usually on the banks of … Read more

Castles in Hampshire

Southampton Castle in Hampshire

Located on the south coast of England, Hampshire is packed full of fascinating history. The ancient cathedral city of Winchester was where Kings Alfred, Knut, and William the Conqueror all based themselves when they were the rulers of England. Not only are the towns and historical buildings of interest, but you can discover the county … Read more

Castles in Lancashire

Lancaster Castle - Lancashire

This county in north-western England has the Lake District to the north, Yorkshire Dales to the east, and the cities of Liverpool and Manchester to the south. However, there’s plenty to see in Lancashire too. The coastline includes Morecambe Bay, one of the most important wildlife sites in Europe. Here, you can see a range … Read more

Castles in Herefordshire

Wilton Castle in Herefordshire

Herefordshire is the bridge between the Cotswolds and the border between England and Wales. The mostly rural county is a paradise for walkers, with miles of paths crisscrossing the rolling hills or passing through the Forest of Dean. Usually, after a bracing walk, you’ll end up in a village or a market town, where you … Read more

Castles in Lincolnshire

Burghley House in Lincolnshire

One of the most sparsely populated counties in England, Lincolnshire is the perfect place for nature lovers. It has tranquil and picturesque waterways and miles of walking trails, all crossing flat farmland, and some gentle hills. The historic county also has pretty stone-built towns that are just one of the signposts to its interesting past. … Read more

Castles in Suffolk

Orford Castle Suffolk

Located in the East of England, Suffolk is one of the counties of East Anglia. It is blessed with a beautiful coastline as well as several medieval towns and charming villages. You can see signs of its wealthy past in the huge Tudor homes and magnificent churches throughout the county. And of course, its castles! … Read more

Best Castles in the Cotswolds

Blenheim Palace

The Cotswolds is one of the largest Areas of Natural Beauty in the UK, covering more than six counties. Throughout the rolling hills, you’ll find quaint villages, churches, and country pubs, where you can stop off for a hearty lunch and a pint (if you’re not driving). A wealthy area since the Medieval wool trade, … Read more

Castles in Northumberland

Chillingham Castle - best castles in Northumberland

Just south of the border with Scotland, Northumberland is one of the largest counties in England – and arguably one of the prettiest. Despite being so large, there are no cities in Northumberland; the closest is Newcastle upon Tyne, which is a county in itself. However, there are a number of market towns, such as … Read more