The UK’s heritage castles are the most popular attractions. Pushing around well-preserved palaces and overthrown remains of former forts are like traveling back to a fairytale time of kings, feudal lords, and knights. Any guest with a transitory interest in history will enjoy touring these formidable formations that have stood the test of time. While there are hundreds of high and dirty castles strewn throughout the British Isles, the following are among the best and most unique.
Check out these few most amazing castles in the UK.
1. Leeds Castle, Kent
Magnificent Leeds Castle is associated with Catherine of Aragon, the first wife of Henry VIII. Dating back to 1119, Leeds Castle features a story-book design with its classic moat and towers. Travelers have been ready to tour this well-preserved formation and its enchanting grounds since the 1970s. Today, the castle grounds offer falconry displays, a hedge maze, a Knight’s Realm playground, and a golf course.
2. Windsor Castle, Berkshire
Built-in the 11th century, Windsor Castle is the biggest and largest occupied castle in the world. This famous Palace is like with the British royal family and has been since the time of Henry I. It’s an authentic residence of Her Majesty The Queen, and according to reports, it’s her favorite weekend retreat.
3. Stirling Castle, Scotland
Stirling Castle is an imposing and regal structure atop a hill in the Scottish city of Stirling. Surrounded by three cliffs, this historically and architecturally significant structure illustrates the romance of those early ages when castles dominated the landscapes of the British Isles.
4. Caernarfon Castle, Wales
Caernarfon Castle is a mighty motte-and-bailey castle that dates to 11th century Wales. A World Heritage Site, Caernarfon Castle’s grounds were used by the Romans for their early fortifications in the area. It’s one of the Iron Ring of castles built by Edward I to secure English rule over Wales.
5. Warwick Castle, Warwickshire
The world’s largest trebuchet, a creepy dungeon and fun birds of prey show make it fun and educational for young and old.