• Leap Castle is called Ireland’s most haunted castle, and I’ve even seen it said, the most haunted castle in the world.

    The precise date Leap Castle was built is unknown, but it’s estimated to be around […]

  • Sitting on the craggy Antrim coast is Dunluce Castle.
    Built back in the 1500s by the McDonnell family, who were from Scotland, the castle’s precarious position was its downfall. Back in 1639, the kitchen, and […]

  • This 700-year-old castle towers over the narrow streets and harbour of Conwy.
    This is a World Heritage Site and an amazingly preserved medieval castle, built by Edward I in just four years.

  • High on a hill overlooking the town of Welshpool in Powys is Powis Castle.

    This was once a medieval stronghold and has over 700 years of history. Now it’s a great place to take the kids.

  • Though Leith Hall might not look like a traditional castle with battlements, it has been around since 1650, lived in by the Leith-Hay family until just after the second world war.
    After taking a tour of the […]

  • For five hundred years, Spynie Palace was a bishops palace.
    It contains St David’s tower, the largest surviving tower house to survive in Scotland.
    And although this was meant to be a palace for bishops, it has […]

  • Positioned right on the Firth of Forth, the Blackness Castle looks like a ship.
    The castle was built for one of Scotland’s most powerful families, the Crichtons, and it was never a peaceful place.
    It was in use […]

  • Nestled in the beautiful Frome valley are the remains of Farleigh Hungerford Castle.
    This is not a big traditional looking castle. Instead, it’s a 14th Century fortified mansion, that was lived in for 300 years […]

  • Bolsover Castle looks over the Derbyshire castle.
    More of a ‘fancy grand house’ than a traditional castle, the building called Little Castle was built to delight and entertained the likes of King Charles I.
    Now […]

  • Goodrich Castle was obliterated by mortar shells during the English Civil War from ‘Roaring Meg’. See one of the videos below where they blow up a caravan with a Civil War mortar!!
    But despite the damage from the […]

  • This castle inspired the story about the knight Ivanhoe. It’s easy to see why with the 12th Century castle looking just like you would imagine a medieval castle with knights jousting in more peaceful times.
    There […]

  • This hilltop fortress was owned by the Percy family, one of the powerful Dukes of Northumberland, who also owned the nearby Alnwick Castle.
    Warkworth Castle has a great tower, also called a keep, which was built […]

  • This castle has been guarding this spot of Cumbria for about 900 years. But there’s a been fortification here for even longer, as the Romans built a large fort here in AD72.

    Mary, the Queen of Scots, was held […]

  • Before we got a caravan, the thought of towing one wasn’t something I particularly relished. However, after trying out towing with the Camping and Caravanning Club, it was much more comfortable than […]

  • Pitch & Canvas is a small family run campsite based on a working dairy farm in the heart of the Cheshire countryside. The site is designed to provide quality family time and help families reconnect and relax. With […]

  • Brow Farm is nestled in the small village of Ratlinghope, which is nestled in a valley within the Long Mynd hills Shropshire: an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
    Brow Farm is a back-to-basics campsite, with a […]

  • For this walk, you start off at the National Trust car park at Carding Mill Valley.
    There are two car parks. For this walk, it is best to use the upper car park.

    The walk is going to take you about three […]

  • A colander is not the most exciting bit of camping kit; I’ll give you that.

    However, for campsite cooking, we’ve found this bit of kit from Outwell invaluable. We’ve been using this for years!

    As the […]

  • Rhandirmwyn is a Camping and Caravanning Club campsite, just outside the Brecon Beacons National Park.

    The site is nestled in a valley alongside the River Towy.

    The campsite is flat and has three camping […]

  • This is a circular walk around the RSPB Gwenffrwd-Dinas Nature Reserve.

    There are no facilities at this location; just a small car park and a footpath.

    Along the circular walk, you can make a steep climb up […]

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