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.
Hohensalzburg Castle, Salzburg - 15th May 2013
I visited Hohensalzburg Fortress whilst in Austria, a few weeks ago.
It's a truly formidable fortress that rises impressively above the delicate streets of Salzburg.
And, strangely, its emblem is a turnip! Discover more. . .
Harlech Castle, North Wales (entirely revised) - 10th April 2013
I braved the Welsh winter to explore spectacular Harlech Castle.
Harlech Castle is one of the mightiest fortresses in the whole of the UK. Its massive gatehouse and vast walls make it an incredible demonstration of Medieval military strength. And the views are quite incredible! Read more. . .
The Castles of 'Mad' King Ludwig: Schloss Hohenschwangau - 3rd April 2013
I've recently been exploring the fairy-tale castles of King Ludwig II in Germany.
Custard-yellow Hohenschwangau is a special spot where little Prince Ludwig grew up - and influenced his obsessions with knights, chivalry, and fairytale castles. Read more. . .