Controversial and late, Tintagel footbridge in Cornwall to open

Controversial and late, Tintagel footbridge in Cornwall to open

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 controversial heritage projects seen in the UK in recent years, will, says English Heritage, …
World’s most beautiful castles

World’s most beautiful castles

(CNN) — What is it about castles that fascinates so many people around the globe? A lot of the allure derives from the history and human drama that played out within the walls, as well as the astonishing architecture that features on so many castles. But they're also romantic and somewhat mystical, …
Nine castles you can visit an hour or less away from Glasgow

Nine castles you can visit an hour or less away from Glasgow

It can be hard to believe that some castles, as beautiful, mysterious, and alluring as they are, were once so unloved that they ended up being abandoned. Turrets and towers were sometimes left to fall into ruin or the once mighty palaces were deliberately damaged to stop them from being useful any …
The Most Spectacular Castles in Germany

The Most Spectacular Castles in Germany

A POPULAR Irish castle has been ranked among the 10 most beautiful castles in the world. Kilkenny Castle has been named as part of an impressive list …
#CastleWeek: 7 castles you can rent in the UK

#CastleWeek: 7 castles you can rent in the UK

Ever thought you'd like your own Casterly Rock or Red Keep? Then these properties might be for you... If we put aside the inevitable desolation of …
Ten of the world’s most child-friendly castles

Ten of the world’s most child-friendly castles

HISTORY will be brought to life this Easter with re-enactments and more at various Cadw sites. Wales’ biggest fortress, Caerphilly Castle, will …
The Luxurious Castle Hotels of Ireland

The Luxurious Castle Hotels of Ireland

Ask a child where a king and queen live, and they’re likely to say a castle or a palace. But what’s the difference between the two? Here’s how to …
The 7 best tours of Ireland 2019

The 7 best tours of Ireland 2019

It can be hard to believe that some castles, as beautiful, mysterious, and alluring as they are, were once so unloved that they ended up being abandoned. Turrets and towers were sometimes left to fall into ruin or the once mighty palaces were deliberately damaged to stop them from being useful any …
Movie tourists boost castle visitor numbers

Movie tourists boost castle visitor numbers

Day One of #CastleWeek takes us to Pembrokeshire in Wales and the gorgeous Roch Castle. Set in 10 acres of private grounds, it's just a short drive …
The castle Cardiff never knew it had

The castle Cardiff never knew it had

With its bloody history, it's hardly surprising that Scotland is reputedly the home of hundreds of supernatural spirits. Skaill House is built in the …
The Norman Conquest of 1066 CE

The Norman Conquest of 1066 CE

I once read somewhere that there were “no impressive castles in Provence”. And while I understand where the writer was coming from with this …
10 beautiful fairy tale castles in Germany

10 beautiful fairy tale castles in Germany

The Norman Conquest entirely changed the history of England from 1066 CE onwards. After Harold II's defeat and death at the Battle of Hastings in …

10 Best Castles in Edinburgh

The Norman Conquest entirely changed the history of England from 1066 CE onwards. After Harold II's defeat and death at the Battle of Hastings in …
7 castles to visit in France besides Versailles

7 castles to visit in France besides Versailles

Whether you want to spend the night at a historic castle, or just visit for the day, you'll have plenty of options in Edinburgh. So you thought Edinburgh only had one castle? Think again. Scotland’s capital and its surrounding areas are positively brimming with historic castles—there are castle …
Neuschwanstein Castle is top, again

Neuschwanstein Castle is top, again

In the same way that traveling to France should never be limited to visiting Paris, learning about its rich history and checking out some of its …
Motte and baileys, a decisive factor in the Norman conquest of Britain

Motte and baileys, a decisive factor in the Norman conquest of Britain

Whether you want to spend the night at a historic castle, or just visit for the day, you'll have plenty of options in Edinburgh. So you thought Edinburgh only had one castle? Think again. Scotland’s capital and its surrounding areas are positively brimming with historic castles—there are castle …