Castles & forts

Royal visits, wars and ghosts - our castles and forts have seen them all. Discover the myths, legends and history of the places we care for

A slight mist rises from the moat at dawn at fourteenth century Bodiam Castle, East Sussex.
A photograph of staff from a bygone era at croft castle, Herefordshire

Delve into the history of Croft Castle 

Find out more about the Croft family and their involvement in some of Britain's most famous historical events. What's their connection to the 'Princes in the Tower' and who is buried in Westminster Abbey?

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Ambleside Roman Fort from above

Ambleside Roman Fort 

Dating back to the 1st century, there's plenty of history to uncover at the Roman Fort in Ambleside. Find out more about the beginnings and purpose of the fort and imagine a bustling community on your visit to the remains on the shore of Lake Windermere.

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