Castles in Great Britain.
English jurist Sir Edward Coke (1552-1634) was once quoted as saying: 'For a man's house is his castle, et domus sua cuique tutissimum refugium' and if you were to travel across the length and breadth of Britain there are literally thousands of castles to explore of all ages, shapes, sizes and condition. Many of them were erected between the 11th and 15th centuries and were built as a fortress to defend the coast or border country against the enemy. Each and every one has a myriad of stories to recount - some are derelict and awaiting a costly overhaul but most are standing in all their grandeur awaiting your discovery. They are hired out for weddings and other special functions, sometimes used as conferences centres and, of course, many are used as fantastic film locations but most importantly they are open to the public to discover and enjoy at your leisure.
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Castles by County
Castles in England
Berkshire | Bristol | Cambridgeshire | Cheshire | Cornwall | Cumbria | Derbyshire | Devon | Dorset | Durham County | Essex | Gloucestershire | Hampshire | Herefordshire | Hertfordshire | Kent | Lancashire | Leicestershire | Lincolnshire | London | Norfolk | Northamptonshire | Northumberland | Nottinghamshire | Oxfordshire | Rutland | Somerset | Staffordshire | Suffolk | Surrey | Sussex | Warwickshire | Worcestershire | Yorkshire |
Castles in Scotland
Castles in Wales
Castles in Northern Ireland
Castles in Ireland
Castles in The Channel Islands and The Isle of Man
| Bath | Bedfordshire | Berkshire | Birmingham | Bristol | Buckinghamshire | Cambridge | Cambridgeshire | Cheshire | Cleveland | Cornwall | Cumbria | Derbyshire | Devon | Dorset | Durham County | Essex | Gloucestershire | Hampshire | Herefordshire | Hertfordshire | Isle of Wight | Kent | Lancashire | Leicestershire | Lincolnshire | Liverpool | London | Manchester | Merseyside | Norfolk | Northamptonshire | Northumberland | Nottinghamshire | Oxford | Oxfordshire | Rutland | Shropshire | Somerset | Staffordshire | Suffolk | Surrey | Sussex | Tyne and Wear | Warwickshire | West Midlands | Wiltshire | Worcestershire | York | Yorkshire |
Aberdeenshire | Angus | Argyll, Mull, Bute | Ayrshire | Clackmannanshire | Dumfries and Galloway | Dunbartonshire | Dundee | Edinburgh | Falkirk | Fife | Glasgow | Highlands and Islands | Isle of Arran | Kincardineshire | Lanarkshire | Lothian | Moray | Orkney Islands | Perth and Kinross | Renfrewshire | Scottish Borders | Shetland Islands | Stirlingshire |
Anglesey (Isle of) | Bridgend | Caerphilly | Cardiff | Carmarthenshire | Ceredigion | Conwy | Denbighshire | Flintshire | Gwent | Gwynedd | Merthyr Tydfil | Monmouthshire | Neath Port Talbot | Newport | Pembrokeshire | Powys | Rhondda | Swansea | Torfaen | Vale of Glamorgan | Wrexham |
Carlow | Cavan | Clare | Cork | Donegal | Dublin | Galway | Kerry | Kildare | Kilkenny | Leitrim | Limerick | Longford | Louth | Mayo | Meath | Monaghan | Sligo | Tipperary | Waterford | Westmeath | Wexford | Wicklow |
The Channel Islands and The Isle of Man