The ancient 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

Bath and Wales have amazing castles, ruins, food, and more, and there are some special haunts to visit. 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 …

Spectacular abandoned castles around the world

(CNN) — An abandoned castle always cuts an impressive figure — a blast from the past submerged behind ruined walls. Says author Kieron Connolly, whose new book “Abandoned Castles” explores the world’s most spectacular forgotten fortresses, they’re also windows on long gone civilizations. “Societies …

The Most Beautiful Castles in America

Most of these weren’t built for royalty, but you’d never know the difference. Driving through California’s Napa Valley, you’d never expect to happen upon a 13th-century Tuscan castle. But if you head about 3 miles south of Calistoga, that’s exactly what you’ll find. While construction on Castello Di …

Top 10 most amazing castles in Switzerland

Top 10 most beautiful castles in Switzerland The video shows the rankings on the 1st of October 2017 Switzerland has some of the best preserved castles …

10 real-life fairy tale castles

Fantasy in reality Castles are often romanticized in fairy tales. They are homes for royal protagonists and settings for drama and romance. In …

Italy is Giving Away 103 of its Castles for Free

We all know Italy is so hot right now – and not just weather-wise, but as one of the most popular tourism destinations in the world. It’s so filled …

Italy Is Giving Away Castles for Free

You can be the proud owner of your own palazzo — but there’s a catch. …we’re not kidding. Italy is giving away 103 buildings across the country — many of which are historic villas and castles — for those looking to develop them into more than just crumbling landmarks. Recipients of the properties …

England’s smallest castle

Who hasn’t dreamed of owning their very own castle? Well, how about a miniature one to make your fairytale lifestyle come true? Meet Molly’s Lodge, a …

Castles – in pictures

Whether you’re a beauty or a beast (yes, we’re doing a film-themed gallery), perhaps there’s a castle out there where you could be more than a guest