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What's New:

Updated: 23 July 2017

Added a new profile for
Rhuddlan Castle.

Added a new ghost story for
Rochester Castle.

Added a new profile for
Château de Chinon.

Added a new profile for
Raby Castle.

Added a new profile for
Burg Sooneck.

Added a new ghost story for
Nottingham Castle.

Castle Events:

Scarborough Castle

Hands on History
22 - 28 July 2017
11am - 5pm

Warkworth Castle

Medieval Season - Falconry
25 - 26 July 2017
11am - 5pm

Beaumaris Castle

Medieval Festival
26 - 28 August 2017
10am - 5pm

Coming Soon:

A new profile for Chateau de Langeais in France.

A new profile for Stirling Castle in Scotland.

A new ghost story for Scotney Castle in England.

Rochester Castle, Kent England

Rochester Castle - Kent England

This Week in History:

28 July 1540

Thomas Cromwell, 1st Earl of Essex, is executed on Tower Hill on charges of treason and heresy on orders from Henry VIII. Cromwell was held prisoner in the infamous Tower of London for just over a month prior to his execution by beheading.

29 July 1567

James VI is crowned King of Scotland at the age of 13 months.

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