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What's New:

Updated: 13 January 2019

Added a new profile for
Bowes Castle.

Added a new ghost story for
Hermitage Castle.

The gallery for Dirleton 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:

Kenilworth Castle

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

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Edinburgh Castle

The Road to Bannockburn
25 - 28 February 2019
11:15am - 3pm

Coming Soon:

A new profile for Bolton Castle in England.

A new profile for Beaumaris Castle in Wales.

A new profile for Tantallon Castle in Scotland.

Bowes Castle, County Durham, England

Bowes Castle - County Durham, England

This Week in History:

15 January 1559

Elizabeth I is crowned Queen of England at Westminster Abbey in London England.

16 January 1572

Thomas Howard, 4th Duke of Norfolk is tried for treason for his part in the Ridolfi plot to restore Catholicism in England.

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