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York Castle – the Fortress of the Viking Capital

York Castle sits strategically between the rivers Ouse and Foss in York, the old Viking capital of the Danelaw. With an established Norman Motte and Bailey design, originally of earthworks and timber, York Castle has...

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Windsor Castle

Windsor Castle is the largest and oldest inhabited castle in the world. For almost 1000 years Windsor Castle has been home to 39 Kings and Queens, and continues to do so. It is the...

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Dunster Castle – Somerset

Dunster Castle, a grand medieval stronghold and now a fine fortified house, has been home to the Luttrell family for 600 years. Commanding a superior defensive position above Dunster medieval village, the stronghold was...

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Arundel Castle in Sussex

Arundel Castle has been a family home to the Dukes of Norfolk and their ancestors for nearly 1000 years, and is one of the longest inhabited country houses in all of England. Arundel Castle...

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Warwick Castle

Warwick Castle lies in the heart of the ancient kingdom of Mercia, on a bend on the River Avon. It was originally the site of an Anglo-Saxon burgh, constructed by Æthelflæd, daughter of Alfred...

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Medieval Castles

Medieval castles can be seen today standing imposingly across the lands of Europe and further to the East and South. The castle was designed to provide positions of strength for the local Lord, and strike fear...