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BERKELEY CASTLE sits overlooking the Welsh borders and is a real gem.Owned by the same family for over 900 years, the main keep is spectacular and gives us a real picture of medieval life.It is a unique 6-sided C14th tower house built as a luxurious and lightly fortified country home.In the C18th, it became a romantic tourist attraction.Complete our enquiry form to find out more » Travelling east our first castle is ROCHESTER.Set on 3 floors, the keep is an imposing 113 feet high.
The hilltop site of OLD SARUM is an iron age earthwork.LUDLOW CASTLE rests serenely on the edge of the lovely market town of Ludlow.It was the location of the Lords of the Marchers - where control of the borders with Wales was administered and where Henry VIII’s older brother died. Set just inside Wales, POWIS CASTLE rests high on a rock above the terraces of the castle’s world famous gardens.The seat of the Dukes of Northumberland and has 1000 years of history, opulent State Rooms and is used in many movies. As C11th motte and bailey keep was the king’s representative’s power base here.KENILWORTH CASTLE has been described as the finest surviving semi royal palace of the middle ages.
The main period of castle building was in the Middle Ages but, in England and Wales, there are many earthworks and structures from well before this period some, stretching back into pre-history. The aim of this tour is to give you a cross-section of England and Wales’ castles.