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Locations of UK Castles

England

Bedfordshire

Bedford Castle [Details]52.13556, -0.463255TL05304970
Biggleswade Castle [Details]52.086242, -0.273039TL18424450
Yielden Castle [Details]52.291632, -0.515037TL01406690

Berkshire

Donnington Castle [Details]51.4199, -1.3384SU46106920
Windsor Castle [Details]51.48365, -0.604464SU97007700

Buckinghamshire

Castlethorpe [Details]52.093549, -0.835471SP79804460

Cambridgeshire

Cambridge Castle [Details]52.211953, 0.11479TL44505910
Rampton Castle52.2915, 0.096759TL43106800
Wisbech Castle [Details]52.66423, 0.16011TF46100950

Cheshire

Aldford Castle [Details]53.13038, -2.869794SJ41905960
Beeston Castle [Details]53.1289, -2.6934SJ53705930
Halton Castle [Details]53.333235, -2.6956SJ53708200
Pulford Castle [Details]53.12179, -2.93537SJ37505870

County Durham

Barnard Castle [Details]54.543479, -1.925711NZ04901650
Durham Castle [Details]54.7751, -1.5776NZ27274232
Raby Castle [Details]54.59263, -1.79987 

Cornwall

Launceston Castle [Details]50.63664, -4.36214SX33008450
Pendennis Castle [Details]50.14722, -5.047777SW82303190
Restormel Castle [Details]50.42178, -4.67047SX10306140
St. Mawes Castle [Details]50.15582, -5.02407SW84003270
Tintagel Castle [Details]50.66694, -4.7575SX05208880
Trematon Castle [Details]50.40043, -4.237704SX41005800

Cumbria

Appleby Castle [Details]54.5742, -2.4888NY68401990
Brough Castle [Details]54.52176, -2.3244NY79001410
Carlisle Castle [Details]54.897223, -2.94207NY39605620
Egremont Castle [Details]54.480195, -3.529643NY00901050
Pendragon Castle54.41837, -2.337449NY78200260
Piel Castle [Details]54.062217, -3.173408SD23306360

Derbyshire

Peveril Castle [Details]53.33999, -1.777414SK14808260

Devon

Bampton Castle [Details]50.992786, -3.485462SS95902250
Barnstaple Castle [Details]51.08086, -4.06287SS55503330
Berry Pomeroy Castle [Details]50.449, -3.63664SX83806220
Bickleigh Castle [Details]50.85092, -3.511427SS93700680
Exeter Castle [Details]50.725894, -3.529779SX92109290
Lydford Castle [Details]50.64379, -4.1096SX51008480
Marisco Castle [Details]51.16227, -4.660081SS14104370
Okehampton Castle [Details]50.73101, -4.007776SX58409430
Plympton Castle [Details]50.383679, -4.048382SX54605590
Totnes Castle [Details]50.43205, -3.69095SX80006050

Dorset

Chelborough Castle [Details]50.84727, -2.637719ST55200550
Chideock Castle [Details]50.73465, -2.817568SY42409310
Corfe Castle [Details]50.6404, -2.0593SY95908230
Lulworth Castle [Details]50.63841, -2.206408SY85508210
Marshwood Castle50.7758, -2.846651SY40409770
Powerstock Castle [Details]50.76075, -2.680423SY52109590
Sherborne Old Castle [Details]50.94955, -2.502458ST64801680

Easy Riding of Yorkshire

No castles documented on this site so far.

East Sussex

Bodiam Castle [Details]51.0021, 0.5427TQ78502560
Camber Castle [Details]50.93302, 0.733898TQ92201840
Hastings Castle [Details]50.85637, 0.584471TQ82000950
Herstmonceux Castle [Details]50.8691, 0.3393TQ64701034
Lewes Castle [Details]50.87351, 0.008484TQ41501010
Pevensey Castle [Details]50.81941, 0.332539TQ64400480
Rye Castle [Details]50.95254, 0.73395 

Essex

Canfield Castle [Details]51.83696, 0.312183TL59401790
Colchester Castle [Details]51.89059, 0.90308TL99802520
Easton Castle [Details]51.9042, 0.3375TL60802540
Hedingham Castle [Details]51.9928, 0.6014TL78703590
Ongar Castle [Details]51.70512, 0.247558TL55400310
Pleshey Castle [Details]51.80342, 0.414906TL66601440
Walden Castle52.0254, 0.24026TL53803870

Gloucestershire

Berkeley Castle [Details]51.6889, -2.4571ST68509900
Beverston Castle [Details]51.64463, -2.200834ST86209400
Brimpsfield Castle [Details]51.8129, -2.086987SO94101270
Dymock Castle [Details]51.9615, -2.421SO71302940

Greater London

Tower of London [Details]51.5076, -0.0763TQ33608050

Greater Manchester

No castles documented on this site so far.

Hampshire

Basing House51.26868, -1.051765SU66505260
Hurst Castle [Details]50.706389, -1.55111SZ31798973
Odiham Castle [Details]51.26165, -0.960903SU72605190
Portchester Castle [Details]50.8376, -1.1138SU62500460
Winchester Castle51.062844, -1.319631SU48302950

Herefordshire

Brampton Bryan Castle52.347663, -2.925781SO37007260
Bredwardine Castle52.09393, -2.972104SO33504440
Ewyas Harold Castle [Details]51.95336, -2.897758SO38402870
Goodrich Castle [Details]51.8761, -2.6173SO57601990
Kilpeck Castle [Details]51.9702, -2.8093SO44403050
Staunton on Arrow Motte [Details]52.23484, -2.9245SO36966003
Weobley Castle (Herefordshire) [Details]51.61276, -4.19937 

Hertfordshire

Anstey Castle51.97683, 0.042719TL40403290
Benington Castle [Details]51.89586, -0.116474TL29702360
Berkhamsted Castle [Details]51.76365, -0.55962SP99500820
Bishop's Stortford Castle [Details]51.871935, 0.162909TL49002150
Hertford Castle [Details]51.79546, -0.080055TL32501250

Isle Of Wight

Carisbrooke Castle [Details]50.6878, -1.312SZ48708780
Yarmouth Castle [Details]50.706658, -1.500281SZ35388978

Isles of Scilly

No castles documented on this site so far.

Kent

Allington Castle [Details]51.29328, 0.511395TQ75205790
Canterbury Castle [Details]51.27568, 1.07461TR14605750
Chilham Castle [Details]51.242997, 0.959893TR06605350
Deal Castle [Details]51.219443, 1.403571TR37705210
Dover Castle [Details]51.1273, 1.3229TR32604170
Eynsford Castle [Details]51.37042, 0.21341TQ54106580
Folkestone Castle [Details]51.09764, 1.160713TR21403790
Hever Castle [Details]51.18722, 0.11365TQ47804520
Leeds Castle [Details]51.2493, 0.6294TQ83605330
Queenborough Castle [Details]51.41689, 0.749738TQ91307224
Rochester Castle [Details]51.3897, 0.502298TQ74206860
Tonbridge Castle [Details]51.19653, 0.272812TQ58904660
Walmer Castle [Details]51.200556, 1.401891TR37205020

Lancashire

No castles documented on this site so far.

Leicestershire

Ashby de la Zouch Castle [Details]52.7467, -1.4652SK36201670
Belvoir Castle [Details]52.894331, -0.782472SK82003470

Lincolnshire

Bolingbroke Castle [Details]53.165106, 0.016992TF35006490
Lincoln Castle [Details]53.23429, -0.540707SK97507180
Owston Ferry Castle [Details]53.49234, -0.786607SE80600020
Tattershall Castle [Details]53.10252, -0.19414TF21005767

Merseyside

No castles documented on this site so far.

Norfolk

Acre Castle [Details]52.70387, 0.692299TF82001520
Baconsthorpe Castle [Details]52.899128, 1.152095TG12203810
Caister Castle [Details]52.650404, 1.70175TG50401220
Castle Rising [Details]52.7933, 0.4694TF66602460
Norwich Castle [Details]52.62834, 1.296553TG23200850
Thetford Castle52.41106, 0.755303TL87508280

Northamptonshire

Astwell Castle52.09192, -1.113968SP60804410
Barnwell Castle [Details]52.454894, -0.457351TL04908530
Fotheringay Castle [Details]52.5246, -0.4361TL06209300
Rockingham Castle [Details]52.5136, -0.72385SP86709140

Northumberland

Alnwick Castle [Details]55.4169, -1.7062NU18701370
Aydon Castle [Details]54.9915, -1.9995NZ00136632
Bamburgh Castle [Details]55.609281, -1.710582NU18303510
Belsay Castle [Details]55.1013, -1.8687 
Berwick Castle [Details]55.7734, -2.01248NT99315334
Bywell Castle [Details]54.9505, -1.9248NZ04916176
Chillingam Castle [Details]55.526, -1.905NU06092581
Dunstanburgh Castle [Details]55.491, -1.593 
Elsdon Castle [Details]55.23561, -2.0995NY93779349
Harbottle Castle [Details]55.336662, -2.1068NT93300480
Norham Castle [Details]55.722, -2.149NT90604740
Prudhoe Castle [Details]54.96515, -1.857839NZ09206340
Thirlwall Castle [Details]54.9888, -2.5338NY65946615
Tynemouth Castle [Details]55.0175, -1.418NZ37316937
Warkworth Castle [Details]55.34562, -1.612077NU24700580

North Yorkshire

Bolton Castle [Details]54.322142, -1.949515SE03409180
Buttercrambe Castle [Details]54.01641, -0.882823SE73305840
Cawood Castle [Details]53.831569, -1.129685SE57303760
Helmsley Castle [Details]54.24535, -1.063873SE61108370
Knaresborough Castle [Details]54.00695, -1.468993SE34905690
Middleham Castle [Details]54.28406, -1.806867SE12808770
Pickering Castle [Details]54.24994, -0.775SE80008450
Richmond Castle [Details]54.40148, -1.735021NZ17300070
Scarborough Castle [Details]54.28769, -0.391571TA04808920
Sheriff Hutton Castle [Details]54.087774, -1.005SE65806630
York Castle (Clifford's Tower) [Details]53.95605, -1.077984SE60605150

Nottinghamshire

Newark Castle [Details]53.07721, -0.812471SK79605410
Nottingham Castle [Details]52.94897, -1.154605SK56903940

Oxfordshire

Ascot D'Oilly Castle51.86965, -1.559876SP30401910
Broughton Castle [Details]52.04063, -1.391994SP41803820
Deddington Castle [Details]51.980924, -1.315687SP47203180
Faringdon Castle [Details]51.65931, -1.572036SU29709570
Hinton Castle [Details]51.6903, -1.457457SU37609920
Oxford Castle [Details]51.75218, -1.262598SP51000620
Swerford Castle [Details]51.97803, -1.46127SP37103120
Wallingford Castle [Details]51.60287, -1.123516SU60808970

Rutland

Burley Castle [Details]52.69741, -0.678542SK89401190

Shropshire

Acton Burnell Castle [Details]52.61286, -2.689676SJ53300180
Bishop's Castle [Details]52.49559, -2.998616SO32308910
Bridgnorth Castle [Details]52.5314, -2.4186SO71709270
Bryn Amlwg Castle [Details]52.453027, -3.226565SO16708460
Caus Castle [Details]52.664047, -2.980755SJ33800780
Cheney Longville Castle [Details]52.457754, -2.858783SO41708480
Clun Castle [Details]52.4216, -3.0337SO29808090
Ellesmere Castle [Details]52.9055, -2.889071SJ40303460
Hopton Castle [Details]52.395835, -2.931867SO36707790
Ludlow Castle [Details]52.36742, -2.72339SO50007400
Shrewsbury Castle [Details]52.71092, -2.75189SJ49301285
Stokesay Castle [Details]52.43037, -2.829469SO43708170
Whittington Castle [Details]52.87312, -3.004296SJ32503110

Somerset

Bridgwater Castle [Details]51.12896, -3.00487ST29803730
Crewkerne Castle50.89286, -2.824601ST42101070
Dunster Castle [Details]51.1811, -3.444SS99204330
Farleigh Hungerford Castle [Details]51.3172, -2.2869ST80105760
Montacute Castle [Details]50.94929, -2.723104ST49301690
Neroche Castle [Details]50.93613, -3.037418ST27201570
Nunney Castle [Details]51.21079, -2.378602ST73654580
Stowey Castle51.14986, -3.163732ST18703960

South Yorkshire

Conisbrough Castle [Details]53.4843, -1.2264SK51709890

Staffordshire

Caverswall Castle [Details]52.982437, -2.074617SJ95104280
Chartley Castle [Details]52.854043, -1.985961SK01002850
Stafford Castle [Details]52.79656, -2.142926SJ90462212
Tamworth Castle [Details]52.6328, -1.6971SK20600380
Trentham Castle52.96529, -2.200953SJ86604090
Tutbury Castle [Details]52.859568, -1.690623SK21002930

Suffolk

Bungay Castle [Details]52.455984, 1.436105TM33608980
Eye Castle [Details]52.32017, 1.149868TM14707370
Framlingham Castle [Details]52.224, 1.3456TM28606370
Haughley Castle [Details]52.223, 0.9645TM02406260
Orford Castle [Details]52.09452, 1.530099TM41904990

Surrey

Abinger Castle [Details]51.20236, -0.406856TQ11404600
Bletchingley Castle51.23925, -0.10617TQ32305060
Farnham Castle [Details]51.2188, -0.8029SU83704730
Reigate Castle51.23905, -0.207893TQ25205040

Tyne and Wear

No castles documented on this site so far.

Warwickshire

Astley Castle52.50161, -1.540338SP31308940
Baginton Castle [Details]52.369685, -1.50004SP34207470
Beaudesert Castle [Details]52.29371, -1.77122SP15606620
Brandon Castle52.37962, -1.402042SP40807590
Brinklow Castle [Details]52.41354, -1.356007SP43907970
Kenilworth Castle [Details]52.3481, -1.5933SP27807230
Maxstoke Castle [Details]52.499, -1.6715 
Warwick Castle [Details]52.27882, -1.586617SP28306460

West Midlands

Allesley castle [Details]52.419128, -1.561339SP29938021
Dudley Castle [Details]52.5151, -2.0795SO94709080

West Sussex

Amberley Castle [Details]50.90915, -0.540636TQ02701320
Arundel Castle [Details]50.8562, -0.5536TQ01900730
Bramber Castle [Details]50.88365, -0.316815TQ18501070
Chichester Castle [Details]50.83978, -0.77582SU86290518
Knepp Castle [Details]50.975581, -0.344004TQ16302090

West Yorkshire

Almondbury Castle [Details]53.62232, -1.77167SE15201400
Pontefract Castle [Details]53.696, -1.3048SE46002240

Wiltshire

Ashton Keynes Castle51.64748, -1.930578SU04909430
Devizes Castle [Details]51.35078, -1.998515SU00206130
Downton Castle [Details]50.99172, -1.743481SU18102140
Ludgershall Castle [Details]51.26025, -1.623042SU26405130
Malmesbury Castle51.58451, -2.098095ST93308730
Old Wardour Castle [Details]51.03611, -2.089228ST93842631

Worcestershire

Beoley Castle [Details]52.32266, -1.904589SP06606940
Elmley Castle [Details]52.06107, -2.030585SO98004030
Holt Castle [Details]53.0779, -2.8802SJ41135377
Inkberrow Castle [Details]52.21391, -1.976537SP01705730
Strensham Castle [Details]52.06273, -2.14046SO90464049
Worcester Castle [Details]52.1867, -2.2223SO84895429

Wales

Blaenau Gwent

No castles documented on this site so far.

Bridgend

Newcastle Castle [Details]51.50912, -3.583549SS90208010

Caerphilly

Caerphilly Castle [Details]51.5767, -3.2192ST15618713

Cardiff

Cardiff Castle [Details]51.4819, -3.1817ST18047654

Carmathenshire

Carreg Cennen Castle [Details]51.8544, -3.9356 
Dinefwr Castle [Details]51.876837, -4.018306SN61102170
Dryslwyn Castle [Details]51.862443, -4.101479SN55392029
Kidwelly Castle [Details]51.7396, -4.3056SN40900700
Laugharne Castle [Details]51.76915, -4.462263SN30201070
Llansteffan Castle [Details]51.7661, -4.3911SN35101020
Pencader Castle [Details]52.00237, -4.267SN44403620

Ceredigion

Aberystwyth Castle [Details]52.413934, -4.090636SN57908160
Cardigan Castle [Details]52.0815, -4.6606088SN16404640
Dinerth Castle [Details]52.238894, -4.206126SN49506240

Conwy

Aber Cafwy Castle [Details]51.79505, -4.470926SN29701360
Conway Castle [Details]53.28013, -3.82581SH78217750
Deganwy Castle [Details]53.29749, -3.830502SH78107940
Dolwyddelan Castle [Details]53.0526, -3.9081SH72205230
Pentrefoelas Castle [Details]53.05552, -3.687425SH87005225
Tomen Castle [Details]53.051539, -3.903762SH72405210

Denbighshire

Denbigh Castle [Details]53.180544, -3.420695SJ05206600
Prestatyn Castle [Details]53.338498, -3.393605SJ07308330
Rhuddlan Castle [Details]53.29012, -3.466517SJ02347802
Ruthin Castle [Details]53.11197, -3.310147SJ12405800

Flintshire

Caergwrle Castle [Details]53.10729, -3.037164SJ30665718
Ewloe Castle [Details]53.19993, -3.06667SJ28806750
Flint Castle [Details]53.2513, -3.13027SJ24497338
Hawarden Castle [Details]53.1807, -3.0198SJ31946533

Gwynedd

Aber Castle [Details]53.233967, -4.014414SH65607260
Caernarvon Castle [Details]53.1394, -4.2768SH47806267
Castell-y-Bere [Details]52.6577034, -3.9717829 
Criccieth Castle [Details]52.916021, -4.232481SH49903770
Cynfal Castle52.5945, -4.046145SH61500160
Dolbadarn Castle [Details]53.1166, -4.1142SH58605980
Harlech Castle [Details]52.8599, -4.11SH58043124

Isle of Anglesey

Aber Lleiniog Castle [Details]53.292608, -4.077219SH61707930
Beaumaris Castle [Details]53.2645, -4.0917SH60597621

Merthyr Tydfil

Cymmer Castle52.75818, -3.880417SH73201950

Monmouthshire

Abergavenny Castle [Details]51.819633, -3.017528SO29901390
Caldicot Castle [Details]51.593135, -2.742327ST48608850
Chepstow Castle [Details]51.6438, -2.6763ST53309410
Grosmont Castle [Details]51.91537, -2.866SO40502440
Monmouth Castle [Details]51.81255, -2.716533SO50701290
Raglan Castle [Details]51.76867, -2.851192SO41360812
Skenfrith Castle [Details]51.87861, -2.790219SO45702030
Usk Castle51.705086, -2.90335SO37700100
White Castle [Details]51.84634, -2.901433SO38001680

Neath Port Talbot

No castles documented on this site so far.

Newport

No castles documented on this site so far.

Pembrokeshire

Angle Castle [Details]51.685166, -5.088396 
Carew Castle [Details]51.6972, -4.8269SN04500370
Cilgerran Castle [Details]52.056982, -4.634169SN19504310
Haverfordwest Castle [Details]51.802646, -4.969796SM95301570
LLawhaden Castle [Details]51.822344, -4.798 
Manorbier Castle [Details]51.645481, -4.799835SS06409780
Pembroke Castle [Details]51.67682, -4.920154SM98200160
Picton Castlle [Details]51.784, -4.885SN01101342
Roch Castle [Details]51.849112, -5.078897 
Sentence Castle [Details]51.772794, -4.736548 
Tenby Castle [Details]51.672481, -4.694684SN13800050
Wiston Castle [Details]51.82641, -4.87177 

Powys

Aberedw Castle [Details]52.11715, -3.35035SO07634739
Bronllys Castle [Details]52.0036926, -3.2406371 
Builth Castle [Details]52.1491, -3.3995SO04345101
Crickhowell Castle [Details]51.8575, -3.136389SO21831826
Cwm Camlais Castle [Details]51.9233, -3.51974SN95582606
Cymaron Castle52.32422, -3.245661SO15207030
Montgomery Castle [Details]52.56253, -3.15061SO22109669
Painscastle [Details]52.107817, -3.219177SO16604620
Powis Castle [Details]52.6498, -3.161SJ21500640
Rhayader Castle52.3004, -3.514838SN96806800
Tretower Castle [Details]51.88337, -3.186941SO18402120

Rhondda Cynon Taf

No castles documented on this site so far.

Swansea

Oystermouth Castle [Details]51.57711, -4.00263SS61308830
Penrice Castle [Details]51.57521, -4.1703SS49708840
Weobley Castle [Details]51.61276, -4.19937SS47809270

Torfaen

No castles documented on this site so far.

Vale of Glamorgan

Beaupre Castle [Details]51.438797, -3.4271519 
Dinas Powys Castle [Details]51.43787, -3.22074ST15247169
Ogmore Castle [Details]51.4805, -3.6114SS88197695

Wrexham

Chirk Castle [Details]52.9353, -3.0891SJ26903810

Key to symbols

Location Verified:

: Verified
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Remains (where known):

: Excellent
: Substantial
: Modest
: Little if any

Access (where known):

: At any reasonable time
: Limited
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Castle Details

Motte and Bailey Castles

The Norman Conquerors built their castles in locations where they could keep control of the local populations of Saxons or at important locations such as river crossings or on key roads. Many motte and bailey castles were built on the border with Wales to try and keep the Welsh at bay. The advantage of this type of castle was that it was quick to construct. Making a fortification from wood was much easier than making one of stone.

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Shell Keeps

There are two forms of shell-keep. The first type is where the structure is located on the top of the motte. The second type of shell-keep is where the keep totally encloses the motte itself so its base extends down to the ditch surrounding the motte.

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Square Keeps

One of the most important types of building in the time of William the Conqueror and William Rufus were the Norman keeps. Although many were rebuilt in the following century there are many good examples still remaining. The White Tower in London (pictured left), Dover and Rochester in the south east, Newcastle, Appleby, Carlisle, Brough, Richmond in the north are all examples of this type of castle. Other examples include Porchester, Guilford, Goodrich, Norwich, Castle Rising, Hedingham and Colchester.

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