Category Archives: Castles

St Michael’s Mount: Facts and Information

Here are some facts about st Michael’s Mount. St Michael’s Mount is a small island located off the south coast of Cornwall. It is connected to the mainland by a man-made causeway, which can be crossed only at low tide. About 2,000 years ago, the Mount was an important centre of the tin industry. It… Continue Reading

Urquhart Castle: Facts and Information

Here are some facts about Urquhart Castle. Urquhart Castle is situated on the bank of Loch Ness in the Highlands of Scotland, home of the famous Loch Ness Monster. It was built during the 13th and 16th centuries. The castle grounds and towers offer some of the best views of Loch Ness, and many supposed… Continue Reading

Balmoral Castle: Facts and Information

Here are some facts about Balmoral Castle. Balmoral Castle is located in Royal Deeside, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. It is a large estate house and it’s been one of the Royal residences of the British monarchy since 1852. Balmoral was purchased by Prince Albert, husband of Queen Victoria. Prince Albert helped architect William Smith design the current… Continue Reading

Richmond Palace: Facts and Information

Here are some facts about Richmond Palace. Richmond Palace was built by Henry VII in the early 1500s. It was built on the site of a former palace. It is located on the south bank of the River Thames in London, upstream of the Palace of Westminster. In 1502, at Richmond Palace, Henry’s daughter, Princess… Continue Reading

Roman Forts: Facts and Information

Here are some facts about Roman Forts. Roman forts, also known as castra, could be found all over the Roman Empire, to protect it from attack. The huge empire stretched from northern England to North Africa and from Portugal to the Middle East. Some Roman forts could hold up to 6,000 people. As well as… Continue Reading

Welsh Castles: Facts and Information

Here are some facts about castles in Wales. There are over 400 castles in the small country of Wales. Some are in ruins and many date¬†from the Middle Ages. Wales is said to have more castles for than any other country in Europe. Some of the most spectacular castles in Wales are those built in… Continue Reading

Powis Castle: Facts and Information

Here are some facts about Powis Castle. Powis Castle was built in the 13th century as a Royal residence. Other nearby castles, such as Caernarfon Castle and Conwy Castle were built to help the English control the neighbouring Welsh population. It is located near the town of Welshpool, in the county of Powys, mid-Wales. The… Continue Reading

White Castle: Facts About Llantilio Castle

Here are some facts about White Castle. White Castle, or Llantilio Castle is located about 1.5 km from Llantilio in Monmouthshire, South Wales. Along with nearby Skenfrith Castle and Grosmont Castle, they are sometimes called the Three Castles. The castle is situated close to Offa’s Dyke. This 240 km 8th century earthwork¬†was built to form… Continue Reading

Pembroke Castle: Facts and Information

Here are some facts about Pembroke Castle. Pembroke Castle is in Pembroke, west Wales. The medieval castle was built on the site of an earlier Norman castle, on a rocky outcrop overlooking the estuary of the Cleddau River. It was built by the Earl of Shrewsbury, Roger Montgomery and during the next few centuries owned… Continue Reading

Chepstow Castle: Facts and Information

Here are some facts about Chepstow Castle. Chepstow Castle is in Chepstow, in the county of Monmouthshire, in South Wales. It is situated on a cliff overlooking the River Wye, close to the Welsh / English border. Chepstow Castle was built during the 11th and 12th centuries by Lord William Fitz Osbern. It is the… Continue Reading