Discover Breathtaking Castles Hidden Throughout Europe

Goodrich Castle, England

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.

Edd M. Elephant and Castle, London, UK (2015).

PS. I'm really excited to announce I've written a beautiful, print book, 'Exploring English Castles'. It was just released in April. . .


Hey - I'm Edd.

I've always loved visiting amazing old castles.

I've created this site to share my favourites.

If you're enjoying this website, don't miss my beautiful new hardback book!

English Castles

Framlingham Castle Across Mere

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.

Welsh Castles

Harlech Castle panorama

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.

Scottish Castles

Edinburgh Castle, Scotland

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.

Other European Castles

Burg Eltz, Germany

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.

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Lewes Castle

Lewes Castle, Sussex, England - June 6 2015

Lewes Castle is a beautiful motte and bailey fortress in Sussex.

It was built in 1067, just after the Norman conquest of England. The castle has a spectacular barbican, with a very cool example of a fearsome weapon - machicolations. Discover more. . .

Dunstanburgh Castle Gatehouse

Legends from Dunstanburgh Castle, Northumberland - Feb 2 2015

The windswept ruins of Dunstanburgh Castle, in North England, are spectacular.

This remote castle is the setting of age-old legends, including the tale of Sir Guy the Seeker: a knight cursed to roam the fortress forever more. Read more about Dunstanburgh. . .

Carew Castle Panorama

Carew Castle, Wales - January 12 2015

Carew is one of the most picturesque castles in the whole of Wales.

Born as a Medieval fortress, it transformed into a decadent Tudor palace - with a spectacular view over a glistening mill-pond. Discover more. . .