Castles & Palaces

The Royal Castles Neuschwanstein & Linderhof: Daytrip from Munich

Tickets for The Royal Castles Neuschwanstein & Linderhof: Daytrip from Munich. A guided daytrip from central Munich to see two of the worlds most beautiful German castles in the Bavarian countryside, the Neuschwanstein Castle and Linderhof Palace, which was King Ludwig II’s homage to Versailles, or so they say! Neuschwanstein is a real-life version of …

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The Pirate Castle

The Pirate Castle is a boating and outdoor activities charity based in a unique, fully-accessible community centre on the Regent’s Canal in the heart of Camden Town, London. Our mission is to promote life chances, learning and healthy living through canal-based and community activities that are stimulating, inclusive and accessible. Canoeing, kayaking and canal boating …

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Ashby de la Zouch Castle

Ashby de la Zouch Castle was the purpose-built seat of one of the most powerful men in late 15th-century English politics, William, Lord Hastings. His adaptations to the relatively modest existing manor house at Ashby began in 1472?3, but by the time of his sudden fall from grace and execution in 1483 only about half …

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Sudeley Castle

Surrounded by stunning views of the Cotswold Hills, the setting of Sudeley Castle is breathtaking in itself. With royal connections spanning a thousand years, Sudeley Castle has played an important role in the turbulent and changing times of England?s past. Today Sudeley Castle remains the only private castle in England to have a queen buried …

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Tamworth Castle

Step back in time through 900 years of history in Tamworth Castle. Wander the chambers and hallways of this unique building and get a real sense of how the Saxons, Normans, Tudors and Victorians spent their time in the castle. There are more than 15 fully furnished rooms to discover and everything is clearly signposted. …

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Severndroog Castle

Severndroog Castle was built by Lady James, probably as a memorial to her husband. It was used as a museum, to house some of the mementoes of his career. Its style reminds us of castles built as fortresses, and its high location makes it an impressive feature in the landscape. But, unlike such castles, Severndroog …

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Shrewsbury Castle

Shrewsbury?Castle houses the spectacular collections of the Shropshire Regimental Museum Trust including pictures, uniforms, medals, weapons and other equipment from the 18th Century to the present day. The Castle is a popular venue for licensed?civil ceremonies, with the grounds providing a lovely setting for photographs.??See our Castle Weddings page for further information. Re-opened at the …

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Ludlow Castle

Ludlow Castle is a ruined medieval fortification in the town of the same name in the English county of Shropshire, standing on a promontory overlooking the River Teme. The castle was probably founded by Walter de Lacy after the Norman conquest and was one of the first stone castles to be built in England. During …

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Goodrich Castle

Rising from a high spur of land overlooking an ancient crossing point of the river Wye, Goodrich Castle towers over the surrounding countryside. A castle has stood here since the 11th century, but most of what we see today was the work of William de Valence, Henry III?s half-brother, in the late 13th century. His …

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Guildford Castle

Although there are no documents about the early years of Guildford castle, it is almost certain that it was built shortly after the Norman conquest of 1066. Guildford was an obvious site for a castle as it was the only town in Surrey (apart from Southwark). It was also on an important route between London …

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Highclere Castle

Highclere Castle has a rich, multi-faceted heritage. The first written records of the estate date back to?749?when an Anglo-Saxon King granted the estate to the Bishops of Winchester. Bishop William of Wykeham built a beautiful medieval palace and gardens on the park. Later on, the palace was rebuilt as Highclere Place House in?1679?when it was …

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Dinefwr Castle

Tradition relates that a castle was first constructed on this site by?Rhodri the Great, but there are no remains from this period. Dinefwr later became the chief seat of Rhodri’s grandson?Hywel Dda, first ruler of Deheubarth and later?king of most of Wales.?Rhys ap Gruffydd, ruler of Deheubarth from 1155 to 1197, is thought to have …

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Farnham Castle

With Farnham Castle fully renovated and brought back to life it is finally licensed for civil ceremonies – having hosted many special occasions and wedding celebrations in the years prior to this. Farnham Castle opened its doors to its first wedding celebration The Great Hall is repaired and redecorated, followed by the restoration and renovation …

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Cardiff Castle

Cardiff Castle is one of Wales? leading heritage attractions and a site of international significance. Located within beautiful parklands at the heart of the capital, Cardiff Castle?s walls and fairytale towers conceal 2,000 years of history. The Roman fort at Cardiff was probably established at the end of the 50s AD, on a strategic site …

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Berkhamsted Castle

DEFENCES Berkhamsted Castle was extremely well defended, with two ditches and three sets of earthworks around the oblong bailey, and a further ditch around the motte. Although no worked stone remains on the curtain wall, its flint rubble core survives for amost the full circuit of the bailey. The outer defences also survive well, although …

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Audley End House and Gardens

Audley End was one of the greatest houses of early 17th-century England. In about 1605?14 Thomas Howard, 1st Earl of Suffolk, took an earlier house created by his grandfather Lord Audley on the site of Walden Abbey, and rebuilt it on the scale of a royal palace. Robert Adam transformed this house for Sir John …

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Wadhurst Castle

Wadhurst Castle is 19th-century castellated mansion just to the west of the village of Wadhurst built on the site of a much older house which was mentioned in records of the 14th Century. In an elevated position, the Castle commands magnificent panoramic views of the gloriously beautiful Sussex countryside to the South and West. First …

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Warwick Castle

Tickets to Warwick Castle. What’s Included Entrance to Warwick Castle (entrance to Castle Dungeon is not included but can be upgraded on site) Entrance to Warwick’s stunning gardens Entrance to daily shows (check timetable on arrival) Warwick Castle – A great child-friendly interactive attraction and a great family day out! Warwick Castle dates back to …

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Witley Court and Gardens

Witley Court was once of the great country houses of England, reaching its peak in the Victorian period when it was the setting for extravagant parties and royal entertainments. After a devastating fire in 1937, however, it became one of the country?s most spectacular ruins. It is still possible to gain a sense of the …

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Berkeley Castle

The most remarkable thing about the Castle is that for nine centuries, the building, the Berkeley family, the archives (which go back to the 12th Century), the contents, the estate and the town have all survived together. Its place in history is significant, not just because it is still intact, but because the Berkeley family …

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