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What's New:

Updated: 16 June 2019

Added a new profile for
Edinburgh Castle.

Added a new profile for
Beaumaris Castle.

Added a new profile for
Bowes Castle.

Added a new ghost story for
Hermitage Castle.

Added a new profile for
Burg Katz.

Added a new profile for
Hailes Castle.

Castle Events:

Kenilworth Castle

Legendary Joust
22 - 23 June 2019
11am - 5pm

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Caerlaverock Castle

Spectacular Jousting
27 - 28 July 2019
12:30pm - 4:30pm

Coming Soon:

A new profile for York Castle in England.

A new profile for Smailholm Tower in Scotland.

A new profile for Burg Lahneck in Germany.

A new profile for Château de Chambord in France.

Edinburgh Castle - Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh Castle - Edinburgh, Scotland

This Week in History:

19 June 1306

The Battle of Methven. Robert Bruce’s troops are defeated by English forces led by the Earl of Pembroke.

23 June 1314

The Battle of Bannockburn. Scotland's forces led by Robert the Bruce defeat the English led by King Edward II, during the first War of Scottish Independence. Edward II flees the battle and retreats to Dunbar Castle before returning to England by ship.

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