Castles · England · Travel · Wales

Exploring Buildwas Abbey in Shropshire – Review

Built: Buildwas was founded in 1135 Location: Nr Ironbridge, Telford, Shropshire, TF8 7BW History: Founded by the local bishop in 1135, it was sparsely endowed at the outset but enjoyed several periods of growth and increasing wealth: notably under Abbot Ranulf in the second half of the 12th century and again from the mid-13th century, when large… Continue reading Exploring Buildwas Abbey in Shropshire – Review

Castles · England · Travel · Wales

Exploring Wenlock Priory in Shropshire – Review

Built: The priory was built between 1140 and 1180 and largely rebuilt from 1200 to 1240. Location: Bull Ring, Much Wenlock TF13 6HS History: The tranquil ruins of Wenlock Priory stand in a picturesque setting on the fringe of beautiful Much Wenlock. An Anglo-Saxon monastery was founded here in about 680 by King Merewalh of Mercia, whose abbess daughter Milburge… Continue reading Exploring Wenlock Priory in Shropshire – Review

Castles · England · Travel · Wales

Exploring Clun Castle in Shropshire – Castle Review

Built: The original motte-and-bailey castle here was built in the late 11th century. It was then rebuilt sometime before 1233 Location: Newport St, Clun, Craven Arms SY7 8JT History: Clun Castle sits high on a natural rocky mound in a loop of the river Clun, on the edge of the small, picturesque town of the same name. Founded shortly… Continue reading Exploring Clun Castle in Shropshire – Castle Review

Castles · Republic of Ireland · Travel

Must See Castles in the Kingdom of Kerry

Living in a country with thousands of castles can make it easy to lose sight of their magnificence. Even if there is a castle not far from where you live, you may not be aware of its history. County Kerry, in Ireland's southwestern area, is a location of natural grandeur and beauty. The Lakes of… Continue reading Must See Castles in the Kingdom of Kerry

Castles · Guest Posts · Historical Story Time

What would it be like to live in a Medieval Castle?

Good Morning! This post comes from the lovely Casey Raye Hakenson who has been published in History is Now Magazine and has her own blog (which you can read about here: Rayeshistory)... She's written this article about living in a medieval castle and it is a really enjoyable read, so I hope you all enjoy! ***… Continue reading What would it be like to live in a Medieval Castle?