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What's New:

Updated: 15 December 2018

Added a new ghost story for
Hermitage Castle.

The gallery for Dirleton Castle
has been completed.

The gallery for Tantallon Castle
has been completed.

Added a new profile for
Burg Katz.

Added a new profile for
Hailes Castle.

Added a new ghost story for
Scotney Castle.

Castle Events:

Framlingham Castle

Festive Falconry
27 - 28 December 2018
11am - 3pm

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Kenilworth Castle

Knights and Princesses
16 - 24 February 2019
10:30am - 3:30pm

Coming Soon:

A new profile for Bowes Castle in England.

Hermitage Castle, Scottish Borders, Scotland

Hermitage Castle - Scottish Borders, Scotland

This Week in History:

16 December 1653

Oliver Cromwell becomes Lord Protector of England, Scotland, and Ireland. He and the Parliamentarian Army are also responsible for partially destroying lots of castles in England to make them indefensible by the Royalists during the English Civil War.

22 December 1135

Stephen of Blois becomes King of England.

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Visit the Timeline to see a chronological list of historical events.