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 (2016).

PS. I'm really excited to announce I've written a beautiful, print book, 'Exploring English Castles'. Discover it for yourself. . .


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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Distance view of Tintagel Castle

Tintagel Castle and the Legend of King Arthur - Feb 5 2016

Was King Arthur really born in Tintagel Castle?

Well, Tintagel has given rise to a multitude of myths and legends. And even if the stories of King Arthur aren't... well.. strictly true, there're many more tall tales to discover...

1066 Battle of Hastings

1066: The Bloodstained Battle of Hastings - Oct 22 2015

In 1066, the death of the old King of England lead to a succession crisis.

William of Normandy had his eyes on the throne. He set sail for England - and fought the Anglo-Saxons at Hastings.

It was a hard fought, blood-stained battle. And it changed the course of England forever. Discover the bloodshed of 1066. . .

White Tower, Tower of London

Tower of London: Ghosts, Ghouls, and Terrifying Apparitions - Oct 3 2015

Innumerable ghosts and ghouls are said to stalk the Tower of London.

From the headless haunt of Anne Boleyn, to strangling-spooks and the wails of the executed, there are plenty of tales from the Tower which will chill your bones. Discover the ghosts of the Tower of London. . .