Castles and Fortifications of England and Wales

Links to Castle Websites in the UK

Bamburgh Castle photo Ian Brereton

Many thanks to the sites below as well as all those who have offered photos including Paul R. Davis, Trish and Chris Seymour, Eric Dewhirst, Chris Fawcett, Andrew Coulsdon, Paul Bobrucki, Ian Brereton, Louise Mallard, Alex Smith, Luc Hermans, Kevin Angel, Julian Thurgood, Graeme Dougal, Andrew Rowland, Douglas Cox, Liam Snell, Mike Griffiths and Laurie Jonas.

I would like to particularly thank Andrew Tivenan, Gregg Archer and Matthew Emmott who have provided photos for over 400 sites.

Castle Sites

Gatehouse Gazetteer

Detailed information on all English & Welsh castle sites by Philip Davis
Castles on the Web An excellent collection of castle sites from around the world.


An interesting selection of family friendly castles.

The castles and towers of Cumbria

Castles and historic sites around Cumbria, and sometimes farther afield.

Exploring Castles

Castles around the World : Exploring the Worlds's Best Castles

Cardigan Castle

The Friends of Cardigan Castle restoration site

Medieval History Timelines Detailed history of medieval times, castles and castle design
Visit Cumbria Cumbria's castles, buildings, beautiful scenery

Bolingbroke Castle

Extensive details from the Friends of Bolingbroke Castle

The Great Castles of Wales The major castles in Wales
In Britain Risto Hurmalainen's photographs of British Castles & Stately Homes
Last Refuge Professional photographers, aerial photography a speciality
Castles Abbeys Medieval Buildings Michael Cooke's detailed and well photographed site of medieval buildings.
Mathew's Pictures Mathew Rees' scenic photo albums
Anglo-Norman Castles Paul Remfry's Anglo-Norman Castle site
Welsh Castles in Wales Ancient Welsh Castle sites and antiquities

Fort Sites 

Palmerston Forts Society Extensive info on 19th century forts, the best reference site on the web
Western Heights Preservation Society Help preserve Western Heights
Cliffe Fort History and remains of Cliffe Fort and the Brennan Torpedo launcher
Landguard Fort Trust Full information about Landguard Fort
Shoreham Fort New site with information on Shoreham Fort
Portsdown Tunnels Underground and surface sites of Portsdown, Portsmouth, UK
Bunker Tours Portland ROTOR
Exploring Portland Portland views and fortifications
Cyber Heritage Steve Johnson's extensive aerial views of Plymouth & Devon
 Coalhouse Fort The Coalhouse Fort Renovation Project Charity

 Fortress Study Group

International society studying military architecture and fortifications

Other Sites


Project to collect photographs for every square mile of Great Britain and Ireland

Wealden Cave & Mine Society

Sport caving and the investigation of Surrey Mines

Haunted Rooms

Haunted places to stay and visit

Weddington Castle

History of a castle destroyed in the 20th century


The unofficial guide to Great Britain

UK Castles

Discover the rich history of castles built in UK

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