11 Abandoned Castles Around the World That Are as Beautiful as They Are Mysterious

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 …

9 castles just one hour away from Glasgow

From the south side to Ayrshire, here are the castles you can get to in less than 60 minutes from Glasgow Some people make the mistake of thinking …

The Most Spectacular Castles in Germany

Germany is naturally a beautiful country. But when you start thinking about castles, you will love it even more. And all of that because Germany is, …

#CastleWeek: 7 castles you can rent in the UK

We will unveil one new property every day for the next four days… It’s #CastleWeek on the @countrylivinguk Instagram page meaning that, for seven …

Ten of the world’s most child-friendly castles

Castles are amazing places to explore as a family. Younger kids can enjoy playing the chivalrous knight or the warrior queen, older children can soak …

The One UK Castle You Need to Visit This Year

According to the UK Heritage Awards. Every year, a group of judges get together and choose a selection of British properties that rank among the …

The Luxurious Castle Hotels of Ireland

Have you ever dreamed of experiencing a medieval life filled magic and mystery? The answer to your fantasy may be closer than you think. Ireland’s …

The 7 best tours of Ireland 2019

Stunning landscapes, irascible locals and historic landmarks – Ireland packs it all into a small, easy-to-navigate package. Discover why everyone …

8 Incredible French Castles You Need to Visit In Your Lifetime

France’s Loire Valley is a fantasyland of charming châteaux. Did you know that 2019 marks 500 years since the birth of the French Renaissance? That grand era of art, music, and architecture—wait, don’t tell me you’re not celebrating this momentous occasion?! Well, lucky for you the fantastically …

Movie tourists boost castle visitor numbers

Film tourists helped Scotland’s castles enjoy an increase in visitors, new figures suggest. Historic Environment Scotland said more people were visiting after Scotland was used as a location in films such as Mary Queen of Scots. Fans of the TV shows Outlander and Outlaw King also boosted numbers.

The castle Cardiff never knew it had

Cardiff Castle is a well-known city symbol, but there’s a ruin just a few miles north which most people know nothing about As you drive out of Cardiff …

The Norman Conquest of 1066 CE

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 beautiful fairy tale castles in Germany

They are truly magical… Germany is home to some of the most beautiful castles steeped in history. Appreciate the country’s breathtaking architecture by taking a look at these 10 fairy tale castles – and tick them off your bucket list the next time you visit Germany.

Ten of the world’s most child-friendly castles

Castles are amazing places to explore as a family. Younger kids can enjoy playing the chivalrous knight or the warrior queen, older children can soak up the fascinating history, and parents can marvel at the architectural prowess involved in creating such incredible edifices. And the best thing …

10 Best Castles in Edinburgh

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, built by King Ludwig II, remains the biggest tourist magnet in Bavaria. Bayreuth and Munich are also popular with …

Historic castles of Sistan and Baluchestan

These are some of the stories covered in this episode of the Iran program: Historic castles of Sistan and Baluchestan province The Sistan and …

Castles of Wales ‘offer visitors a tangible link to the past’

Architectural historian Mark Baker explains how the hundreds of castles that dot the Welsh landscape are monuments to the nation’s proud heritage There were once around 600 castles in Wales, of which more than 100 are still standing. Some have been restored to at least part of their former glory and …

Inc. Best-Kept Travel Secrets: Bath and Wales

England has many interesting places to see outside London, and one of the most interesting but overlooked is definitely Wales. Having just visited, I thought to provide readers with some fun tips on things to see in Bath and Cardiff, the enigmatic Welsh Capital. Bath is best enjoyed as a 1-3 day …