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Culzean Castle & Country Park

Culzean Castle & Country Park, Maybole, Ayrshire

Maybole 41.1 miles away

Set on a wonderful dramatic cliff top and a fine advert for Robert Adam architecture, Culzean Castle and Country Park is one of Scotland’s most popular visitor attractions. This 242-hectare estate is a wonderland of lush woodland, rugged coastline... more

Thirlestane Castle

Thirlestane Castle, Lauder, Scottish Borders

Lauder 52.3 miles away

Castle closed for 2013 due to refurbishment, grounds open as normal. Thirlestane Castle is one of the oldest and finest castles in Scotland and holds a uniquely important place in Scottish History. The castle has its origins in the 13th century. It... more

Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle, Castlehill, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh

Castlehill, Edinburgh 53.9 miles away

Edinburgh Castle is famous worldwide as an icon of Scotland. Once the home of kings and queens it is now the country´s premier visitor attraction. It boasts a magnificent Great Hall, with an ornate ceiling and fine collection of weapons, plus... more

Kelburn Castle

Kelburn Castle, Fairlie, Largs, Ayrshire

Fairlie, Largs 56.2 miles away

Set in 3,500 acres of stunning west coast countryside, with parts dating back to the 13th century, Kelburn Castle is believed to be the oldest in Scotland to have been continuously inhabited by the same family. There's an eccentric and homely blend... more

Floors Castle

Floors Castle, Roxburghe Estates Office, Kelso, Scottish Borders

Roxburghe Estates Office, Kelso 57.4 miles away

Floors Castle, the largest inhabited castle in Scotland, is home to the Duke of Roxburghe. Designed and built by William Adam, it was begun in 1721 and transformed by Playfair in 1849 by adding domes and spires. The interiors are filled with... more

Brodick Castle, Garden & Country Park

Brodick Castle, Garden & Country Park, Brodick, Isle of Arran, Ayrshire

Brodick, Isle of Arran 59.8 miles away

Oh, there’s nothing quite like a brooding country castle and a pretty surrounding estate for a grand day out (especially when they have a tea room as nice as the one here, in the old servants quarters, serving local beers and ice-creams made in... more

Muncaster Castle

Muncaster Castle, Ravenglass, Cumbria

Ravenglass 63.0 miles away

Muncaster Castle, home of the Pennington family since 1208, is probably built on Roman foundations. Anthony Salvin remodelled the Castle in the 1860s. The Great Hall is filled with paintings and heraldic windows, and the Octagonal Library rises to a... more


Sizergh, Kendal, Cumbria

Kendal 76.8 miles away

The medieval Sizergh Castle has been the home of the Strickland family for over 750 years. The 14th century tower was extended in Tudor times. It has an exceptional series of oak-panelled interiors with intricately carved chimneypieces and early oak... more

Kellie Castle & Garden

Kellie Castle & Garden, Pittenweem, Fife

Pittenweem 79.4 miles away

The first records of Kellie Castle date back to the 12th century, and it was restored by James Lorimer in the late 19th century. It is a very fine example of Scottish domestic architecture with its gables, towers and chimneys. Among the contents are... more

Lindisfarne Castle

Lindisfarne Castle, Holy Island, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland

Holy Island, Berwick-upon-Tweed 83.5 miles away

Lindisfarne Castle was built in 1550 to protect Holy Island, this Tudor fort was converted into a private house in 1903 by the young Edwin Lutyens for Edward Hudson. It can only be reached at low tide over a causeway. The small rooms are full of... more

Inveraray Castle & Garden

Inveraray Castle & Garden, Argyll Estates Office, Inveraray, Argyll & Bute

Argyll Estates Office, Cherry Park, Inveraray 86.2 miles away

Inveraray Castle was erected between 1745 and 1785 to replace an earlier traditional fortified keep. It was designed by Roger Morris and decorated by Robert Mylne. On display are the famous Armoury Collection, French Tapestries that were made... more

Raby Castle

Raby Castle, Staindrop, Darlington, Durham

Staindrop, Darlington 89.1 miles away

Raby Castle; This dramatic medieval Castle, built by the mighty Nevills has been home to Lord Barnard´s family since 1626. Set within a large deer park, with delightful rolling landscape and walled gardens. Highlights include the Barons' Hall where... more

Skipton Castle

Skipton Castle, Skipton, North Yorkshire

Skipton 112.0 miles away

Skipton Castle is one of the most complete and well preserved medieval castles in England, and withstood a three year siege by the Roundheads during the Civil War. Oliver Cromwell ordered the roofs to be removed in 1645, but these were allowed to be... more

Crathes Castle, Garden & Estate

Crathes Castle, Garden & Estate, Banchory, Aberdeenshire

Banchory 136.4 miles away

A wonderful 16th century granite tower house decorated with dramatic gargoyles, overhanging turrets and little conical roofs, Crathes Castle has four storeys and an attic to explore. The stand-out features of this classic L-tower house are the lovely... more

Castle Howard

Castle Howard, York, North Yorkshire

York 136.6 miles away

Forever famous as the setting for the fabulous Granada TV 1981 series of Waugh’s Brideshead Revisited, Castle Howard in North Yorkshire is a wonderful 18th century house created for Charles Howard the third earl of Carlisle – whose descendants still... more

Penrhyn Castle

Penrhyn Castle, Bangor, Gwynedd

Bangor 139.4 miles away

Penrhyn Castle is a massive 19th century neo-Norman castle, built for the wealthy Pennant family. It is crammed with fascinating things including a one-ton slate bed made for Queen Victoria. It houses one of the best art collections in Wales,... more

Drum Castle, Garden & Estate

Drum Castle, Garden & Estate, Drumoak, Banchory, Aberdeenshire

Drumoak, Banchory 140.0 miles away

The keep at Drum Castle is one of the three oldest tower houses surviving in Scotland. The original house was enlarged with the creation of a very fine Jacobean mansion in 1619 and a later addition during the reign of Queen Victoria. The castle was... more

Castle Fraser, Garden & Estate

Castle Fraser, Garden & Estate, Inverurie, Aberdeenshire

Inverurie 145.1 miles away

If you have seen the movie The Queen starring Helen Mirren, you may recognise Aberdeenshire’s Castle Fraser, its elaborate façade featuring in a scene or two. The castle is a five-storey Z-plan castle first constructed in 1575 with a gorgeously... more

Cawdor Castle

Cawdor Castle, Nairn, Highland

Nairn 158.0 miles away

Shakespeare lovers may already be acquainted with Cawdor Castle, eight miles east of Culloden, as it plays an integral role in the story of Macbeth. But whether you’ve read the play or not, the sight of Cawdor’s fairy tale turrets, gargoyles and... more

Chirk Castle

Chirk Castle, Chirk, Wrexham, Wrexham

Chirk, Wrexham 161.4 miles away

The National Trust lays on entertainment by the bucket load at its Chirk Castle property, the Welsh castle built in 1310 and the last one of Edward I’s reign to be inhabited. Explore the medieval fortress with its dungeon and murder holes, meet Will... more

Fyvie Castle

Fyvie Castle, Fyvie, Turriff, Aberdeenshire

Fyvie, Turriff 161.7 miles away

Fyvie Castle was once a royal stronghold, one of a chain of fortresses throughout medieval Scotland. The five towers are traditionally associated with the five successive families that lived there. The oldest part dates from the 13th century, and an... more

Brodie Castle

Brodie Castle, Forres, Moray

Forres 163.1 miles away

Set aside a couple of hours to get your teeth into Scottish clan history, courtesy of the lovely rose-coloured Brodie Castle which sits majestically amid scenic grounds (in spring, the daffodils are just lovely here) in Forres, Moray. This 16th... more

Powis Castle & Garden

Powis Castle & Garden, Welshpool, Powys

Welshpool 180.5 miles away

Powis Castle is built on a high rock overlooking the garden terraces and has been the home of the Earls of Powis for many generations. There is a wealth of fine paintings and furniture, one of the finest collections in Wales. The sister of the 2nd... more

Nottingham Castle

Nottingham Castle, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

Nottingham 188.8 miles away

Situated high above the city, Nottingham Castle is a 17th century Mansion built over 300 years ago, on the site of a medieval castle originally built by William the Conqueror. A vibrant museum that houses a range of collections including historic and... more

Dunrobin Castle & Museum

Dunrobin Castle & Museum, Dunrobin Castle, Golspie, Highland

Dunrobin Castle, Golspie 189.9 miles away

Stride up to the main entrance to Dunrobin Castle, past the spectacular formal gardens (the Moray Firth crashing just beyond the grounds) and you are entering this grand chateau-like fairytale of a building just as the Duke and Duchess of Sutherland... more

Belvoir Castle

Belvoir Castle, Belvoir, Grantham, Leicestershire

Belvoir, Grantham 200.2 miles away

Belvoir Castle in Leicestershire as it exists today is the fourth castle to stand on the grounds and this current incarnation was built in the early 19th century after a fire ravaged what stood there before. The home of the Duke and Duchess of... more

Croft Castle & Parkland

Croft Castle & Parkland, Yarpole, Leominster, Herefordshire

Yarpole, Leominster 207.6 miles away

Croft Castle is 15th century and has recently had a major refurbishment and has been the home of the Croft family since Doomsday. Fine interiors display period furnishings and paintings, including works by Gainsborough and Lawrence. Many of the books... more

Grimsthorpe Castle

Grimsthorpe Castle, Bourne, Lincolnshire

Bourne 213.7 miles away

Grimsthorpe Castle, dating from 13th century, has been the home of the de Eresby family since 1516 when it was granted to the 11th Baron Willoughby de Eresby by Henry V111. The State Rooms house stunning collections of paintings, furniture, family... more

Oakham Castle

Oakham Castle, Market Place, Oakham, Rutland

Market Place, Oakham 214.0 miles away

Oakham Castle was built in the 12th century by Walkelin de Ferrers, the Great Hall is one of the finest examples of domestic architecture for that period in Britain. In the hall is a range of 12th century sculpture and, although damaged, is of superb... more

Rockingham Castle

Rockingham Castle, Market Harborough, Northamptonshire

Market Harborough 223.5 miles away

Rockingham Castle was built by William the Conqueror and was regularly used by the early Kings of England until it was granted to Edward Watson in the 16th century, whose ancestors still live there. It is a Tudor building within Norman walls, but... more

The Castle & Gardens of Mey

The Castle & Gardens of Mey, Mey, Thurso, Highland

Mey, Thurso 235.7 miles away

With a rich and bloody history that involves aristocratic brothers locking one another up and fratricide, the Castle of Mey on the northern shores of Caithness in Scotland is a historic treasure to savour. The castle was built by the fourth Earl of... more

Broughton Castle

Broughton Castle, Broughton, Banbury, Oxfordshire

Broughton, Banbury 239.8 miles away

Described by historian Sir Charles Oman back in 1898 as “about the most beautiful castle in all England”, Broughton Castle near Banbury is the sort of fairytale building that tourists flock to the country to see. A glorious combination of ... more

Picton Castle

Picton Castle, Rhos, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire

Rhos, Haverfordwest 242.8 miles away

A beautiful hybrid, Picton Castle consists of a 13th century castle with splendid Georgian wing added in 1790s. Guided tours span nearly 800 years, starting in the medieval castle, elegantly remodelled with plaster and fireplaces by Sir Henry Cheere,... more

Dunster Castle

Dunster Castle, Dunster, Minehead, Somerset

Dunster, Minehead 280.7 miles away

Originally built in Norman times, Dunster Castle was remodelled in the late 19th century for the Luttrell family, who lived here for 600 years. Only the 13th century gatehouse has survived from the original building. During the civil war soldiers... more

Highclere Castle

Highclere Castle, Highclere, Newbury, Hampshire

Highclere, Newbury 286.5 miles away

Highclere Castle is the ancestral home of the Earls of Carnarvon. In the 1830s the 3rd Earl commissioned Sir Charles Barry to transform the original Georgian house into this soaring pinnacled mansion. The splendid State Rooms are rich in treasures... more

Windsor Castle

Windsor Castle, Windsor, Berkshire

Windsor 287.8 miles away

Windsor Castle, one of three official residences of The Queen, has been home to the Sovereign for over 900 years and not only is it the largest inhabited castle in the world but is the oldest in continuous occupation. The imposing towers and... more

Tiverton Castle

Tiverton Castle, Park Hill, Tiverton, Devon

Park Hill, Tiverton 299.6 miles away

Originally built by order of Henry I in 1106, Tiverton Castle was then rebuilt in the 13th/14th centuries and altered down the ages. It is part Grade I Listed and part Scheduled Ancient Monument. Fascinating history. Once home of the poweful medieval... more

Sherborne Castle

Sherborne Castle, New Road, Sherborne, Dorset

New Road, Sherborne 300.9 miles away

Sherborne Castle is an historic country house, built by Sir Walter Raleigh in 1594 and extended by the Digby family whose stately home it has been since 1617. The rooms are a variety of styles from Tudor, Jacobean, Georgian to Victorian. Prince... more

Castle Drogo

Castle Drogo, Drewsteignton, Exeter, Devon

Drewsteignton, Exeter 314.0 miles away

Designed by Edward Lutyens, Castle Drogo in Exeter is an imposing granite edifice created for millionaire Julius Drewe at the first part of the 20th century. In dire need of renovations, it is currently the subject of a fund-raising campaign by the... more

Hever Castle & Gardens

Hever Castle & Gardens, Edenbridge, Kent

Edenbridge 319.0 miles away

Hever Castle, a romantic 13th century moated castle, was the childhood home of Anne Boleyn, Henry VIII´s second wife - inside there are prayer books signed and inscribed by Anne Boleyn. In 1903 the estate was bought by American William Waldorf Astor,... more

Leeds Castle

Leeds Castle, Broomfield Road, Maidstone, Kent

Broomfield Road, Maidstone 325.7 miles away

Looming up from the glorious moat and surrounded by 500 lush green acres of land, Leeds Castle near Maidstone lays claim to being one of the most stunning castles in the world. The Norman stronghold, which has been the property of six of England’s... more

Arundel Castle

Arundel Castle, Arundel, West Sussex

Arundel 328.3 miles away

You can see the mighty medieval Arundel Castle from miles away and as you approach it, its grandeur only seems to increase. Dating back to the Norman Conquest, the castle is groaning with terrific historical artefacts and you can’t swing a cat... more

Walmer Castle & Gardens

Walmer Castle & Gardens, Kingsdown Road, Deal, Kent

Kingsdown Road, Walmer, Deal 345.5 miles away

Walmer Castle was one of a chain of coastal artillery forts built by Henry VIII that has been transformed into an elegant stately home. It was the official residence of the Lords Warden of the Cinque Ports that included William Pitt the Younger and... more

Mont Orgueil Castle

Mont Orgueil Castle, Gorey, St Martin, Jersey

Gorey, St Martin 423.0 miles away

Mount Orgueil Castle protected the people of Jersey from French invaders for some 600 years and presents a fabulous opportunity for exploring its many towers, secret rooms and networks of staircases. Rather cutely, there is also a series of hidden... more

Elizabeth Castle

Elizabeth Castle, St Aubin's Bay, St Helier, Jersey

St Aubin's Bay, 3 Mulcaster Street, St Helier 423.9 miles away

Built on a rocky islet in St Aubin's Bay, Elizabeth Castle has watched over Jersey’s main seaway for more than 300 years. At low tide you can walk out along the causeway or, if you want to experience a different way to travel, catch the amphibious... more

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