7 of the coolest castles around the UK


Visit the most majestic castles the UK has to offer!

The UK is full of rich history and stunning architecture, and nothing compares to the monumental beauty of our castles. Some have stood for hundreds of years, through countless wars, plagues, riots, and filming crews. Every castle has something unique, so why not delve into the past and discover their secrets for yourself?

Alnwick Castle, Northumberland

Hogwarts itself! Looking at Alnwick castles beautiful grounds and tall towers, it’s no wonder Warner Bros chose this spot to found a wizarding school. Alnwick also boasts the UK’s only Poison Garden, filled to the brim with the deadliest of plants and, following a strict set of rules, you’ll be able to check them out for yourself.

Windsor Castle, Berkshire

Queen Elizabeth II’s most loved home. Windsor Castle is set deep within the town centre, surrounded by artisan shops, pubs, and cobbled streets. With plenty to see within the castle grounds and a gorgeously green walk up The Long Mile to look back towards the castle, Windsor is a day trip fit for a queen.

Bamburgh Castle, Northumberland

Featured heavily in the hit Netflix series ‘The Last Kingdom’ Bamburgh Castle was once the home of Uhtred of Bebbanburg, a Saxon born Dane who changed the minds of Kings. You can find exclusive props and costumes from the series as well as discover tales of Vikings, knights, and dragons from within the castle grounds.

‍Stirling Castle, Scotland

Visit the stunning Stirling castle’s Great Hall which has been restored to the original 16th century grandeur. Discover the history of Scotland throughout the ages and delve deep into the life of Mary Queen of Scots, who spent her childhood in this royal palace.

Conwy, Dolbadarn, and Caernarfon Castles, Wales

This hat trick of North Wales castles tour is a great way to see Eryri (Snowdonia) National Park and marvel at the castle ruins at Dolbadarn, as well as explore the still very much standing Conwy and Caernarfon castles.

Warwick Castle, Warwickshire

One of the more famous castles in the country and originally built by William the Conqueror, Warwick is certainly packed with history and entertaining events and activities. Medieval jousting tournaments, archery and trebuchet displays are on the list for attendees to participate in, as well as the freedom to walk the many halls, corridors, and grounds, living your medieval fantasies.

Dunrobin Castle, Scotland

The most northerly of castles in the Highlands and the largest with over 189 rooms, Dunrobin castle has been continuously inhabited for over 700 years. This castle has had a multitude of uses throughout its history and you’ll be able to discover them all whilst taking a stroll next to its stunning spires.