Fascinated by castles and forts?

Discover new castles to visit or lose yourself in stories of warfare, decadence and romance. Browse all our castle and fort related content in one place.

Corfe Castle, Wareham, Dorset
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Fairytale castles

Are your children knights on horseback or dragon-slaying maidens? Here's our pick of our favourite fairytale castles to get your family's adventure started.

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Find a fort in the South West

From castles to hillforts, take a look at where you can discover defences in the South West.

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Hillforts in the Midlands

Mysterious hillforts litter the landscapes of the Midlands. Find out more about five of these prehistoric features.

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Why Castle Drogo is special

Castle Drogo, Devon

Find out what makes Castle Drogo such a special 20th century building.

Dunster Castle

near Minehead, Somerset

An ancient castle and comfortable country home with dramatic vistas and subtropical gardens

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Powis Castle and Garden

Welshpool, Powys

Medieval castle rising dramatically above the celebrated garden

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Dinefwr

Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire

National Nature Reserve, historic house and 18th-century landscape park, enclosing a medieval deer park

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Bodiam Castle conservation team blog

Bodiam Castle, East Sussex

Watch this space for our conservation blog as we explore the many artefacts that are being cared for in our new conservation studio.

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Christmas in and around East Sussex

From mystical castles, to magical fairy tales and scrumptious treats and eats, our places in and around East Sussex are ready and raring for Christmas this year.

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Walks near Corfe Castle

Corfe Castle, Dorset

Walk in the footsteps of the castle builders, trek the Purbeck Ridgeway or discover history of a different kind on Hartland Moor.

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National Trust treasures in Purbeck

Welcome to the Isle of Purbeck in Dorset, where we look after the historic ruins of Corfe Castle, the beaches of Studland Bay and a wealth of heathland, chalk hills and hidden valleys rich in wildlife.

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Badbury Rings

Kingston Lacy, Dorset

Where ancient ringed archaeology whispers of an Iron Age past

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Hod Hill's archaeology and wildlife boosted by grant

Hod Hill, Dorset

A new project will help to protect this stunning hillfort, important for its archaeology and its wildlife.

Bembridge Fort and Downs

near Bembridge, Isle of Wight

An unrestored Victorian fort set on dramatic chalk cliffs and open downland with coastal views

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Scotney Castle

Tunbridge Wells, Kent

Country house, romantic garden, 14th century moated castle - all in a beautiful wooded estate

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Castle Drogo

near Exeter, Devon

Nothing is normal. Dramatic castle overlooking the Teign Gorge, undergoing a conservation project to make it watertight

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Tattershall Castle

Tattershall, Lincolnshire

Magnificent 15th century red brick castle - what wealth and power looks like

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Places to visit in Wales

We look after some of Wales’ finest castles, gardens and mansions, we’re also guardians of 157 miles of coastline and more than 46,000 hectares of land. We’re sure you can find your perfect day out with us.