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Kids Love Castles!

This website is aimed at sharing our experiences  of visiting castles with our two children . We have listed some of the castles we have visited as a family with photos, tips and comments. I have thrown in a bit of history of each castle as well, although mostly this is gleaned from guide books- sadly I can not claim to be a qualified historian!


Our visits span a period of more than ten years , so the children were young when we started, but not so young now. I think our photography has improved over the years too! As this is an ongoing project the site will be updated whenever we have more castle reviews to add, so do keep checking back.






Most of the castles featured are within day tripping distance of the South West of the UK, which is where we live, but there are some holiday visits too which are further afield. I have included the date of our visit, the information I state was current at that time, but if the visit was a few years ago now you may want to check out the current situation yourself. I would certainly recommend checking prices/opening times before you embark on a trip. The official website of each castle is listed at the bottom of the page for your further information.




All the views expressed are my own, I try to be as honest as possible. The photos are all from our family album, the graphics created by my children. Please do not reproduce any of the pictures without permission. Don't forget to click on the photos to see them in full size.

Have Fun At Castles !


News from the Gatehouse- Our Blog


January 2020

We wanted to start the year with some new reviews and suggestions for trips so that once the spring weather comes we can all go off castle hunting again! In the meantime we give you:


Clifford's Tower

Eboracum Roman Fort

Kentchurch Court

Kilpeck Castle

Longtown Castle

York Town Walls


We have also reviewed a couple more for the Abbeys & Religious Sites section:


St Mary's Abbey, York

St Nicholas Priory





September 2019


Well, we have certainly had some interesting summer weather. First the heat then the pouring rain for days. We have managed to get out and about ok but the rain has curtailed our visits somewhat!


Candleston Castle

Laugharne Castle

Llansteffan Castle

Narberth Castle

Ogmore Castle

St Catherine's Fort

Upton Castle





If you scroll down you will see we now have a Twitter account, follow us for updates and general history related tweets.



Don't forget to look at our 'Other Places of Interest' page, with recommendations of other places to visit, all tried and tested by the C4K team!





C4K-  visiting castles since 2008



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Site last updated February 2020


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