A handy guide to England's most dramatic castles and strongholds, many of which are open to visitors. Includes an eight-page map section showing the locations of castles covered in the book.
Features historical background and architectural details for each of the castles, accompanied by beautiful colour photographs. The book covers the major sites of Windsor, Warwick and Leeds Castle, as well as lesser known fortresses scattered across the country.
Includes details on the property's custodianship, whether cared for by the National Trust, English Heritage or another body, a description of the gardens where relevant, location, website and phone number.
* A concise guide to English castles in an accessible format.
* Of interest to English, local and architectural historians, as well as international visitors to England.
Dedicated to promoting the history and heritage of Britain, Historic UK started life in 2000 and has grown to be one of the largest history websites in the country. The website offers an accommodation guide showcasing castle stays, historic hotels and unique holiday cottages. Accompanying this is a history magazine featuring the strangest, most gruesome and interesting stories from Britain's rich and varied heritage. A must-visit for any history lover!