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What's New:

Updated: 19 March 2017

Added a new profile for
Château de Chinon.

Added a new profile for
Raby Castle.

Added a new profile for
Burg Sooneck.

A new ghost story for
Nottingham Castle.

The gallery for Kenilworth Castle now has all new pictures.

Castle Events:

Beaumaris Castle

Easter Medieval Weekend
15 - 17 April 2017
11am - 4pm

Warkworth Castle

St George’s Day Pageant
22 - 23 April 2017
11am - 5pm

Coming Soon:

A new profile for Harlech Castle in Wales.

A new ghost story for Scotney Castle in England.

A new profile for Chateau de Langeais in France.

A new ghost story for Rochester Castle in England.

A new profile for Stirling Castle in Scotland.

Château de Chinon, Indre-et-Loire France

Château de Chinon - Indre-et-Loire France

This Week in History:

25 March 1199

Richard the Lionheart is injured by a crossbow arrow through his left shoulder while besieging the castle of Chateau de Chalus-Chabrol in France. He would die from this wound on April 6th.

27 March 1625

Charles I is crowned King of England, Scotland and Ireland.

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