The UK: a country of kings and queens, knights and castles. It is certainly one country that is well known for its ruins and rich history. It has plenty of historical houses, stunning villages and impressive bridges (such as Swarkestone Bridge - I just love it for some reason) and iconic cathedrals. But there’s also… Continue reading 5 Most Beautiful Medieval Abbeys in the UK to Visit!
Warkworth Castle – Castle Review
Built: 1150s Location: Castle Terrace, Warkworth NE65 0UJ History: Warkworth Castle and Hermitage form one of the most unusual pairs of medieval monuments in Britain. The castle was probably laid out in its present form in about 1200 and was the favoured residence of the powerful Percy family from the 14th to the 17th centuries. As the… Continue reading Warkworth Castle – Castle Review
Built: Around the 13th Century Location: Trapp, Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire, South Wales History: The site may well have been used by the Romans, as finds of Roman coins and even earlier skeletons have been made here. Lord Rhys (Rhys of Deheubarth) built a more permanent castle here in the late 12th century, though it was taken by Edward I of England… Continue reading Carreg Cennen
Tretower Court and Castle
Built: Around the 14th Century Location: Tretower, Powys, Wales History: The Tretower Court and Castle make up a property which for over 900 years has been altered and adapted to keep up with the style and tastes of the time. The castle was used for defensive purposes but also as a place of residence. However, by 1400… Continue reading Tretower Court and Castle
Built: 1295 (but never completed) Location: Castle St, Beaumaris LL58 8AP History: Building for it began in 1295, it was the last and largest of the castles built by King Edward I (1272-1307) in north Wales. Review: This castle is very well preserved and well presented. The first viewing I had of this castle was when… Continue reading Beaumaris Castle