Castles & forts


Beeston Castle

Beeston Castle in Beeston, Cheshire, England was built in the 1220s by Ranulf de Blondeville, 6th Earl of Chester, (1170–1232), on his return from the Fifth Crusade.

Castle Hill

Castle Hill is a scheduled ancient monument overlooking Huddersfield in Kirklees, West Yorkshire.

Cluny Castle

Cluny Castle was originally built in about 1604 as a Z-plan castle replacing either a house or small peel tower. Sited in the parish of Cluny, it is south of Monymusk and north of Sauchen in Aberdeenshire, north-east Scotland.

Crathes Castle

Crathes Castle, in Aberdeenshire, Scotland is a classic Scottish tower house, built in the 16th century.

Dunham Castle

An early medieval moated motte and bailey castle just to the northwest of present-day Dunham Massey Hall in Greater Manchester, England.

Ellon Castle and gardens

Historic ruined castle remains, formerly Fortalice of Ardgith, focal point within a formal walled garden in Ellon

Inchdrewer Castle

A 16th-century tower house in the parish of Banff, Aberdeenshire, in the northeast of Scotland.

Mellor hill fort

Mellor hill fort is a prehistoric site dating from the British Iron Age, situated on a hill in the village of Mellor, Greater Manchester, on the western edge of the Peak District.

Roundwood

Roundwood is a wooded peninsula on the River Fal in Cornwall, where there is evidence of occupation and settlement since at least the Iron Age.

Sandal Castle

A ruined medieval castle in Sandal Magna, Wakefield in West Yorkshire, England. One of two castles built overlooking the River Calder, it was built by the Warrennes, the Earls of Surrey who were Lords of the Manor of Wakefield.

Scottish tower house

Characteristic style of Scottish castle building in the form of a tall tower, surrounded by one or more wings in L or Z-shaped floor plans in its later development.

Slack Roman Fort

Slack Roman Fort, a castellum (fort) in the Roman province of Britannia may have been the Cambodunum mentioned as a station on this route in the Antonine Itinerary.

Udny Castle

Udny Castle is a tower house in the parish of Udny, southwest of the village of Pitmedden and northeast of the hamlet of Udny Green, Aberdeenshire, in the northeast of Scotland.

Ullerwood Castle

An early medieval fortification, possibly a shell keep, in Ringway, Greater Manchester, England.

Wakefield Castle

Wakefield Castle, Lowe Hill or Lawe Hill was a fortification built in the 12th century on a hill on the north side of the River Calder near Wakefield, England.