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

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 …

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, …

The Ultimate Ireland Road Trip

The Ultimate Ireland Road Trip

The Wild Atlantic Way stretches from the very top of Ireland to the bottom, following the west coast from Inishowen, in Donegal, to Kinsale, in Cork. …

The Most Spectacular Castles in Germany

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

#CastleWeek: 7 castles you can rent in the UK

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 …

Ten of the world’s most child-friendly castles

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 Palace You Need to Visit This Year

The One UK Palace You Need to Visit This Year

Every year, a group of judges get together and choose a selection of British properties that rank among the highest in the country on a number of …

8 Incredible French Castles You Need to Visit In Your Lifetime

8 Incredible French Castles You Need to Visit In Your Lifetime

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 beautiful Loire Valley is celebrating. The Loire’s dreamy array …

The 7 best tours of Ireland 2019

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 …

Movie tourists boost castle visitor numbers

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

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 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

10 beautiful fairy tale castles in Germany

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 …

7 castles to visit in France besides Versailles

7 castles to visit in France besides Versailles

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 …

Neuschwanstein Castle is top, again

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 …

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 …