Welsh castle dating 1219
Visitors can still climb the tower and discover the underground passage from the kitchen to the tower. Complete medieval fortified manor house, now part of organic and rare breeds farm.Built around 1300 originally as an unfortified manor house, the two crenellated towers were added at either end of the hall in the early 16th century in order to strengthen its defences. Originally built as an undefended manor house, it was fortified on the outbreak of Anglo-Scottish Wars.
This ruined castellated 19th century mansion house and remains of a 14th century tower house stand on what may have been an earlier motte and bailey castle.Welcome to Historic UK's interactive map of castles in England.From the smaller motte and bailey earthworks to the world famous Leeds Castle, all have been geotagged onto the Google Map below.These latter defences are thought to be the work of Thomas Lord Dacre (1467-1535). It was captured by the Scots in 1315, seized by English rebels two years later, and again occupied by Scots in 1346.Recently restored to its medieval appearance, entrance charges apply.The present castle has remained within the Berkeley family since they reconstructed it in the 12th century.
It is believed to be the scene of the murder of King Edward II in 1327.
Treasure belonging to Richard II is rumoured to be hidden in the castle grounds.
Restricted opening times and entrance charges apply.
We have also included a short synopsis of each of the castles, including the history behind them and who they are now owned by.
To get the most out of our interactive map, please select the 'Satellite' option below; which in our opinion, allows you to more fully appreciate the castle and its defences from above.
The mansion house suffered serious fire damage in 1901, whilst the older remains were allowed to fall into decay.