List of Castles in the United Kingdom

Find our list of castles below and explore our list of castles in england,wales and scotland....The United Kingdom is full of historical medieval castles to visit explore. Some are very famous and easy to find, while others lie almost unknown. We are continuing to develop our comprehensive castles of the uk sightseeing guide, but see below for our current list of castles and use our contact page to suggest any castles to add to our sightseeing guide.

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Warwick Castle Visit Warwick and One of Britain's greatest Medieval experiences at Warwick Castle. From a Mediaeval household in the Kingmaker exhibition to a Victorian 'Royal Weekend

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Arundel Castle The seat of The Dukes of Norfolk and set in 40 acres of sweeping grounds and gardens, Arundel Castle has been open to visitors seasonally for nearly 200 years. It is

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Elizabeth Castle Built on an islet in St Aubins Bay,defended Jersey for more than 300 years. The castle today houses three permanent exhibitions; War and Peace, which tells the story

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History comes to life at Mont Orgueil Castle, which for 600 years protected Jersey against French invasion. Explore the network of staircases, towers and rooms to discover hidden treasures.

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Caerphilly Castle Caerphilly Castle is one of the great medieval castles of western Europe. One of the largest medieval fortresses in Britain, begun in 1268 by the Anglo-Norman marcher

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Camber Castle Camber Castle is the ruins of an unusually unaltered artillery fort, built by Henry VIII to guard the port of Rye. There are monthly guided walks round Rye Harbour

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Leeds Castle Set in 500 acres of beautiful parkland, a visit to Leeds Castle in the garden of England is full of discovery. Open all year round, its special blend of heritage and history,

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Southsea Castle Southsea Castle was one in a series of forts constructed for King Henry VIII, in what was the most ambitious scheme of coastal defence

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Portchester Castle Portchester Castle's commanding location has made it a major factor in the Solent's defences for hundreds of years.The most impressive and best- preserved of the

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Dover Castle Enjoy great family days out in the South East with a visit to Dover Castle! Spectacularly situated above the White Cliffs on the Kent coastline this magnificent castle

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Durham Castle Durham Castle is open to the general public to visit, but only through guided tours, since it is a working castle and the home to over 100 students.  The

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Berkeley Castle has been lived in by the same family for over 900 years. It is where history has been made. Where Edward II was murdered, where the Barons of the West gathered before

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Urquhart Castle Once one of Scotland’s largest castles, Urquhart Castles remains include a tower house that commands splendid views. Urquhart witnessed considerable conflict

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Acton Burnell Castle Acton Burnell Castle - The red sandstone shell of a semi-fortified tower house, built between 1284-93 by Bishop Burnell, Edward I's Lord Chancellor. Parliaments

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Bayards Cove Fort is a Small Tudor artillery fort guarding Dartmouth's inner harbour,picturesquely sited on the quayside. Its free to see, and open all year round.

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Old Wardour Castle This stunning castle is beautifully sited beside a lake surrounded by landscaped grounds and Wiltshire countryside. Set in the peaceful Wiltshire countryside beside

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Located in Devon and tucked away in a deep wooded valley, Berry Pomeroy Castle is the perfect romantic ruin. Visit the castle and try the audio tour and learn about ghostly happenings.

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Pendennis Castle

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Corfe Castle

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Portland Castle Overlooks Portland Harbour in Dorset stands one of Henry VIII’s finest coastal forts, built in the early 1540s to protect against French and Spanish invasion.

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Dartmouth Castle

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Restormel Castle

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Dunster Castle

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St Catherines Castle

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Farleigh Hungerford Castle is a very Impressive 14th century castle with some hidden treasures and a sinister history located In a picturesque valley of the river Frome.

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St Mawes Castle

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Kingswear Castle

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St Michaels Mount is a castle situated on an island in Marazion, cornwall. With amazing gardens and wonderful rooms to explore this is a must see if you are in the area.

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Launceston Castle in cornwall was a symbol of middle age wealth and power. Originally known as Dunheved.

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Sherborne Old Castle is a sixteenth century Tudor mansion located just southeast of Sherborne (Dorset, England)

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Lydford Castle (Dartmoor), is a medieval castle in the town of Lydford, Devon. Lydford might be one of the most haunted places on Dartmoor.

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Tintagel Castle

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Nunney Castle

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Totnes Castle

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Okehampton Castle

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Lewes Castle

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Bodiam Castle is one of the most famous castles in Britain, built in 1385, as both a defence and a comfortable home. The exterior is virtually complete and the ramparts rise dramatically

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Odiham Castle

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Camber Castle

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Pevensey Castle

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Carisbrooke Castle is located on the Isle of Wight, and the castle is best known as the place where King Charles I was imprisoned. You can still play bowls on the very green Charles

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Deal Castle

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Rochester Castle

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Donnington Castle

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Rye Castle

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Eynsford Castle

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Upnor Castle

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Farnham Castle

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Walmer Castle

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Guildford Castle

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Winchester Great Hall Winchester Great Hall was the first and finest of all 13th century halls, and contains greatest symbol of medieval mythology, King Arthurs Round Table. 

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Herstmonceux Castle

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Hever Castle

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Yarmouth Castle Yarmouth Castle, Isle of Wight provides a magnificent picnic spot, with views over the Solent for a lovely relaxing family day by the sea. Step inside and discover

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Visit Berkhamsted Castle and learn how the substantial remains of a strong and important motte and bailey castle dating from the 11th to 13th centuries, with surrounding walls, ditches

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Hadleigh Castle

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Castle Acre Castle in The delightful village of Castle Acre boasts an extraordinary wealth of history and is a very rare and complete survival of a Norman planned settlement, including

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Hedingham Castle Hedingham Castles Norman keep, 110 feet high, was built c.1140 by Aubrey de Vere - A visit to the castle and its beautiful grounds is ideal for a family outing, and

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Castle Rising Castle Castle Rising Castle is one of the most famous 12th Century castles in England.  One of the largest, best preserved and most lavishly decorated keeps in

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Orford Castle Oxford castle was originally built in 1071 for William the Conqueror, to enable the Normans to control the area. A prison was built within the castle, which continued

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Colchester Castle Colchester Castle is undeniably one of the most important historic buildings in the country. Colchester was the first capital of Roman Britain and beneath the Castle

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Tilbury Fort The artillery fort at Tilbury on the Thames estuary protected London's seaward approach from the 16th century through to World War II. Henry VIII built the first fort

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Framlingham Castle Framlingham Castle is a magnificent specimin of a late 12th-century castle. Built by Roger Bigod, Earl of Norfolk, one of the most influential people at the court

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Walden Castle Located in the grounds of the museum at Saffron Walden are the ruins of a 12th century Norman keep.

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Goodrich Castle

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Tamworth Castle

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Kenilworth Castle

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Tutbury Castle

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Lincoln Castle

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Tattershall Castle

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Longtown Castle

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Newark Castle

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Llansteffan Castle

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Carew Castle is set in a stunning location, overlooking a 23 acre millpond, the castle displays the development from a Norman fortification to an Elizabethan country house.  The

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Llawhaden Castle

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Visit Cardiff Castle and Discover 2000 years of history in the heart of the city. From the arrival of the Romans, through the Norman Conquest to lavish Victorian design.  The Castle

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Manorbier Castle

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Carreg Cennen Castle is One of the most spectacularly sited Welsh castles is Carreg Cennen, located north of Swansea, a few miles south-east of Llandeilo on a minor road off the

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Montgomery Castle

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Castell Coch is a Late nineteenth-century 'fairytale'-style castle, built on medieval remains, designed for the third marquess of Bute by William Burges. Lavishly decorated and

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Pembroke Castle

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Chepstow Castle

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Penhow Castle

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Dinefwr Castle

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Raglan Castle

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Dryslwyn Castle

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Skenfrith Castle

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Grosmont Castle

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Weobley Castle is a picturesque medieval fortified manor house. Substantial remains dating principally from the early fourteenth century.

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Kidwelly Castle

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White Castle is the Imposing moated remains of a 12th century castle, likely the work of Henry II. Substantially remodelled in the second half of the thirteenth century. The castle

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Laugharne Castle

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Beaumaris Castle Begun in 1295, this unfinished castle is the last and largest of King Edward I's Welsh fortifications. 

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Denbigh Castle

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Caernarfon is possibly the most famous of Wales's castles. Its sheer scale and commanding presence easily set it apart from others.  The castle's symbolic status was emphasized

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Dolwyddelan Castle

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Castell y Bere is the Distinctive remains of a native Welsh castle, probably begun by Prince Llywelyn ab Iorwerth around the year 1220.

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Ewloe Castle

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Conwy Castle

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Flint Castle

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Criccieth Castle

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Harlech Castle

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Bolton Castle is a spectacular mediaeval fortress, preserved in outstanding condition and situated in the heart of Wensleydale, inside the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Completed in

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Pickering Castle

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Barden Tower In Yorkshire.  The name Barden means “the valley of the wild boar” in Anglo-Saxon and hunting has been popular in the forest since earliest times.

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Richmond Castle

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Cliffords Tower

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Scarborough Castle

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Conisbrough Castle

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Skipsea Castle

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Helmsley Castle

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Skipton Castle

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Knaresborough Castle

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Spofforth Castle

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Middleham Castle

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Appleby Castle in Cumbria is a private residence and has been closed to the public for the last five years. The castle consists of a 12th-century castle keep which is known as Caesar's

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Pendragon Castle

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Beeston Castle is perfect for a family day out in Cheshire.  Situated in Tarporley Beeston fits the bill perfectly. This 'Castle of the Rock' is famous for its spectacular

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Penrith Castle

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Brougham Castle Is set in a picturesque setting beside the crossing of the River Eamont in Cumbria, Brougham Castle was founded in the early 13th century.The keep top provides panoramic

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Carlisle Castle stands strongly in the city of Carlisle. Today, the castle still plays a prominent role in Cumbria as one of its best loved landmarks. With Border Reivers

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Alnwick Castle Alnwick Castle is one of the most stunning castles in Europe. It is the second largest inhabited castle in England and has been home of the Percy's, Earls and Dukes

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Edlingham Castle

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Aydon Castle is Tucked away just one mile from the village of Corbridge and is a perfect location for a family day out.  Almost completely intact, it is one of the finest and most

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Etal Castle

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Bamburgh Castle sits on a basalt outcrop overlooking the Farne Islands and Lindisfarne on the heritage coast in North Northumberland.  Explore 14 public areas, learn more

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Lindisfarne Castle

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Barnard Castle Set on a high rock above the tees was founded in the 12th century.   It was later developed by the Beauchamp family and then passed into the hands of Richard

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Norham Castle

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Located in Northumberland Berwick Castle is the remains of a medieval castle crucial to Anglo-Scottish warfare, superseded by the most complete and breathtakingly impressive bastioned

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Prudhoe Castle

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The massive ruins of Bowes Castle is set within the earthworks of a Roman fort guarding the strategic Stainmore Pass over the Pennines.

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Raby Castle

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Chillingham Castle

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Warkworth Castle

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Dunstanburgh Castle

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Caerlaverock Castle in Dumfries and Galloway with its moat, twin towered gatehouse and imposing battlements, Caerlaverock Castle is the epitome of the medieval stronghold.

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Threave Castle

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The tower house itself is a well-preserved example of a 15th-century Scottish nobleman’s residence. Cardoness Castle was built primarily as a family residence for a well-to-do

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MacLellans Castle

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Morton Castle

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Orchardton Tower

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Aberdour Castle Aberdour Castle was an extremely luxurious castle that is located in Scotland. Aberdour Castle consists of a range of buildings that date from various periods, the

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Falkland Palace

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Castle Campbell Everyone is awestruck by Castle Campbell. The imposing ruin stands in solemn isolation upon a narrow ridge, overlooked by a crescent of the Ochil Hills. Two precipitous

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Hailes Castle

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Castle Stalker

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Huntingtower Castle

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Claypotts Castle

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Kellie Castle

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Craigmillar Castle

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Kilchurn Castle

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Crichton Castle

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Linlithgow Palace

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Dirleton Castle

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Ravenscraig Castle

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Doune Castle

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St Andrews Castle

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Edinburgh Castle

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Stirling Castle

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Edzell Castle

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Tantallon Castle

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Ardvreck Castle is situated on a rocky promontory that juts into Loch Assynt. The three-storey tower was built by the MacLeods of Assynt.  Care should be taken when walking around

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Dunnottar Castle

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Auchindoun Castle Auchindoun Castle stands within the earthworks of an Iron Age hill fort. The castle was derelict by 1725 and Stones taken from the castle have been used in local

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Eilean Donan Castle

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Ballindalloch Castle Ballindalloch Castle is A much loved family home, Ballindalloch is one of the few privately owned castles to have been lived in continuously by its original

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Findlater Castle

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Balvenie Castle - For over 500 years, Balvenie Castle served as the formidable stronghold of the great lords who ruled over this part of north-east Scotland. Originally the

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Fyvie Castle

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Castle Fraser In Southern Scotland is reminiscent of a French château, filled with family treasures, furniture and interesting family portraits. Quirky family contents include

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Glenbuchat Castle

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Castle Sinclair Girnigoe is the only castle in Scotland to be listed by the World Monuments Fund. This once impregnable medieval / renaissance stronghold is now the most spectacular

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Huntly Castle

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Castle of Old Wick

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Kildrummy Castle

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Corgarff Castle

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Rothes Castle

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Craigievar Castle

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Spynie Palace

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Crathes Castle

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Tioram Castle

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Delgatie Castle

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Tolquhon Castle

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Drum Castle

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Duffus Castle

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An award winning attraction and a fine example of an English fortification Newhaven Fort is the perfect place for a great day out.  Offering the perfect family day out, there is

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For a memorable family day out in Sussex visit Battle Abbey, set on the site of the 1066 Battle of Hastings. It’s an exciting way to discover more about the most famous date

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