Those who find secret underground tunnels and warfare fascinating will love the three miles of secret wartime tunnels under Dover Castle. These tunnels used to shelter troops during the Napoleonic wars and were used as air-raid shelters during World War II. One of the biggest castles in Britain

If you’re a big fan of English history and would love to see more artefacts from the English Civil War in the 17th century, make sure you pay Goodrich Castle a visit. Originally built back in the 11th century, it looks out over an ancient crossing point of the River Wye and was constructed to guard the Anglo-Welsh border.

Lancaster Castle boasts over 1,000 years of dark history and has witnessed religious persecution, executions and the infamous trials of the ‘Lancashire Witches’. Many of the inmates who have been imprisoned at the castle over the centuries either met a nasty end by hanging or were transported to Australia for various crimes.

Chillingham Castle in Northumberland is said to be one of the most haunted historic castles in the UK, so if you like the paranormal you should certainly pay it a visit. Owned by a continuous bloodline since 1246, it’s been the scene of many battles as it was often besieged due to its strategic position overlooking Northumberland.

The stunning 800-year-old Fyvie Castle is a magnificent fortress that standing grandly in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Rich in history, folklore and also home to several ghosts, it boasts an impressive collection of furniture, porcelains, tapestries and weapons

The prize for my idyllic setting must go to Munster Castle in Cumbria. Located in the picturesque Lake District, the castle dates back over 900 years and boasts tranquil historical gardens, cultivated lawns, woodlands and even play areas for the younger ones

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