Ever dreamed of exploring some of the most incredible castles in Europe?
Well, I've a passion for visiting amazing castles, all around the world. And I'd love to show you some breathtaking places!
I've explored red-stone ruins hidden throughout rolling green England.
I've toured dusty Islamic fortresses lurking within the arid Spanish plains.
And I've searched for sea-splashed stone strongholds, guarding North Wales.
This site is filled with my tales and photographs of castles I've loved. I hope it inspires you to get out there and see these places for yourself.
Elephant and Castle, London, UK (2013).
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Since 1066, England has been peppered with castles, built for defence and prestige.
Discover some of the most amazing castles in England, ranging from the famous to the truly forgotten.
North Wales has a stunning selection of world-class castles. Many are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Uncover the most remarkable Welsh castles, and learn more about Edward I - the man who forged them.
The battle for Scottish independence has left Scotland with many majestic castles.
Discover the greatest castles in Scotland, and unpick the history behind Scottish Independence.
The Moors - Muslims from North Africa, who shaped Southern Spain in Medieval times - left an amazing architectural stamp upon the country.
Discover the greatest Spanish castles, including the mighty Alhambra of Granada - one of the jewels of Europe.
If you're looking for true fairytale castles, or for fearsome fortresses, Germany will not disappoint.
Germany is home to some of the world's most recognisable castles, including the mighty Neuschwanstein.
It's not just the countries of Western Europe which are filled with amazing castles.
Throughout the continent, there are incredible examples of castle architecture. Uncover the highlights of Europe's castles - from tiny ruins to mighty fortresses.
What Was a Castle Gatehouse? - 5th November 2013
Castle gatehouses were filled with traps and obstacles to prevent an intruder from entering a Medieval castle.
Over the Medieval period, these vast buildings became increasingly formidable to protect the castle - and to exaggerate its importance to visitors arriving in times of peace. Read more. . .
Defending a Medieval Castle - 22nd October 2013
Most Medieval castles were built to be as strong as possible.
The mightiest castles were almost impregnable to attackers. They were equipped with vast gatehouses, deep moats, and traps and tricks to keep intruders out. Discover more about how castles defended themselves. . .
Dolwyddelan Castle - Snowdonia's Sentinel - 23rd August 2013
Dolwyddelan Castle is an isolated little fortress, standing alone on a rocky hill at the heart of the mountainous Snowdonia National Park.
The castle is particularly notable because it was built by the Welsh Princes - rather than being constructed by the English during the conquest of Wales. Read more. . .
Hey - I'm Edd.
I've always loved visiting amazing old castles.
I've created this site to share some of the most incredible spots in Europe.
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