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Must-visit historic castles in the United Kingdom

Must-visit historic castles in the United Kingdom

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One of the best parts about embarking on a UK staycation is that you can explore the masses of rich cultural heritage you may not have visited before. This includes some of the most iconic historic castles in the United Kingdom.

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From the picturesque coastlines of Cornwall to the enchanting landscapes of Scotland, there are so many landmarks to explore within the UK.

This article will take you on a quick tour of the best castles to visit whilst you’re staying in a variety of UK holiday parks, so carry on reading to find out more…

Tintagel Castle, Cornwall

Starting off in the southwestern part of England, this stunning location is known for its coastline and quaint villages.

A key place of interest to visit is the Tintagel Castle – during the 5th to 7th Century AD it was most likely a residence of Cornish rulers.

Steeped in Arthurian legend, these associations led the wealthy Richard, Earl of Cornwall, to build this castle in the 1230s.

Long after the castle had fallen into decay, its mythical associations made this a popular site of interest for visitors today!

So, why not become part of history and explore this legendary castle?

Carisbrooke Castle, Isle of Wight

Staying south, nestled off the southern coast of England, this island includes a wide range of attractions to suit many.

If you’re going down more of the historical route, why not try visiting Carisbrooke Castle and making a day of it?

With historical findings waiting, you can also meet the castle’s resident donkeys and watch them draw up water in the well-house and get up close!

There’s a museum and chapel to explore, then you can get some tasty refreshments from the tearoom – treat yourself, you’re on holiday! 

Edinburgh Castle, Scotland

Heading to Scotland now, Edinburgh Castle is known around the world as an iconic symbol of the city of Edinburgh with an especially rich history.

Being one of the oldest fortified places in Europe there’s plenty to see and do, with itineraries available online to plan the perfect day out – it’s as simple as that!

Visiting a castle has never been easier and you may even catch a performance from your favourite star, as each summer Edinburgh Castle’s Esplanade is transformed into an amazing concert venue.

What will you decide to do with all of your available options?

Conway Castle, North Wales

The next stop on this UK castle guide is Conwy Castle, a UNESCO World Heritage site that showcases the architectural prowess of the 13th century.

If you’re up for it, you can walk a complete circuit around the battlements of Conwy Castle to view everything that these Medieval fortresses have to offer.

If you visit here, you’ll even be able to see Snowdonia, which is another great place to enjoy whilst you’re away!

You’ll be sure to get some picture-perfect moments, so why not explore North Wales?

With so many castles in the United Kingdom to discover and learn something new whilst you’re away, which one is first on your bucket list?

Disclosure: this is a guest post from Away Resorts.

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