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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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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

A Victorian fort gradually being restored and dramatic chalk cliffs, open downland and coastal views

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Dunster Castle

near Minehead, Somerset

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

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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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Powis Castle and Garden

Welshpool, Powys

Medieval castle rising dramatically above the celebrated garden

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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.

Penrhyn Castle and Garden

Bangor, Gwynedd

19th-century fantasy castle with spectacular surroundings

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Eating at Bodiam Castle

Bodiam Castle, East Sussex

From your first cup of coffee to a traditional National Trust cream tea, our tea room and café offer home-made food that will complete your day out.

Downhill Demesne and Hezlett House

Castlerock, County Londonderry

Visit this stunning landscape and beautiful gardens.

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Croft Castle and Parkland

near Leominster, Herefordshire

1000 years of power, politics and pleasure in an intimate family home

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Wray Castle

Ambleside, Cumbria

Gothic Revival castle sitting on the shores of Lake Windermere with turrets, towers and informal grounds

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Farne Islands

Northumberland

Rocky islands, habitat for seals and many species of seabird

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