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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.
Lindisfarne Castle is a fine example of an Edwardian holiday home, and of the work of the young architect Edwin Lutyens.
Protected by the elements, our castle is inaccessible twice a day at high tide but then you reach us we're worth it. Dressed with period items, home to a wind indicator and an abundance of wildlife, come and discover us.
Open only for guided tours, let our volunteers bring this fort to life. Built in 1860s and going through a restoration programme, tours offer you a rare chance to see inside this historic building.
The National Trust is responsible for maintaining Cadbury Camp, gradually restoring this historically important corner of Somerset into a haven for native wildlife.
Learn about the Reigate Fort and how it made London feel secure against the French.
Mysterious hillforts litter the landscapes of the Midlands. Find out more about five of these prehistoric features.
Built between 1643 and 1645 and now just a ruin, the Civil War fort is still an impressive place to explore with amazing 360 degree views across the estuary and inland.
An impressive Iron Age hill fort, Dumpdon sits on one of the largest and most striking hills in the beautiful Otter Valley.
We love bringing the fort to life for visitors and we often have visitors who remember it from its heyday as a factory and those who share their memories of its part in the Second World War.
Walk to the Iron Age fort at Bolt Tail, learn about the shipwrecks that are still submerged along this section of the coastline and find out what part Bolberry Down played in protecting Britain during World War II.
Explore Coniston and enjoy some of the Lake District's most varied landscape. Whether you're there for a holiday or a day trip it'll be a memorable experience.
Built on the shores of Lake Windermere when Cumbria was a land of mountainous warfare, today it's a beautiful spot, steeped in history and perfect for a picnic by the lakeshore.
The Needles Old Battery was built on the orders of Lord Palmerston to protect the naval dockyards at Portsmouth against the threat of attack by the French.
Despite its history of warfare, the fort at St Helens has now become the imposing destination of a mass unofficial walk.
The fort was built at the end of Queen Victoria’s reign to hold tools and ammunition in the event of an attack on London.