Peveril Castle


Peveril Castle is a ruined medieval castle on a high outcrop of rock above the town of Castleton in the Peak District National Park in Derbyshire.


Warwick Castle


Warwick Castle is probably the finest medieval castle in England with medieval towers and battlements alongside later palatial additions.


Windsor Castle


Windsor Castle is one of the oldest inhabited castles in the world. It is now a residence of Elizabeth II of England.


Welcome to  The aim of this website is to give a comprehensive list of the major Castles and Ancient fortifications in the UK.

It’s a massive task to compile the list and give some relevant information about our wonderful historical sites, so if you find any inaccuracies we would love you to contact us so we can update and correct things.

We’d also love to get ratings of the various sites and hear any reviews, good or bad.

Controversial and late, Tintagel footbridge in Cornwall to open

Controversial and late, Tintagel footbridge in Cornwall to open

After 650 years – and four months – visitors can follow in Uther Pendragon’s footsteps A £5m footbridge to a dramatic, wind-battered headland that is at the heart of Arthurian legend will this weekend finally open to the public. The bridge, one of the most ambitious, complicated and at times …

World’s most beautiful castles

World’s most beautiful castles

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