Discover and save creative ideas
    • Jeannine Mantooth

      Northborough Castle, also known as Northborough Hall, is a medieval fortified manor house in Cambridgeshire, England.

    More from this board

    Tamworth Castle - Aerial view - A Norman castle that dates from 1070. Staffordshire

    Chipchase Castle- a14th century tower house

    Norham Castle was one of the strongest of the border castles, & the most often attacked by the Scots. Besieged at least 13 times - once for nearly a year by Robert Bruce - it was called 'the most dangerous & adventurous place in the country'. But even its powerful 12th century keep & massive towered bailey walls could not resist James IV's heavy cannon, & it fell to him in 1513, shortly before his defeat at Flodden. via English Heritage

    Etal Castle was built in the mid-14th century by Robert Manners as a defence against Scots raiders, in a strategic position by a ford over the River Till.

    Edlingham Castle- The riverside ruins, principally the solar tower, of a manor house progressively fortified against the Scots during the 14th century. via English Heritage

    Prudhoe Castle,Continuously occupied for over nine centuries it was originally the home of the Umfravilles but was eventually taken over by the famous Percy family who restored it. Surviving two sieges during the 1170s , Prudhoe was the only Northumberland castle to resist the Scots.

    Witton Castle, Witton le Wear, Prince Bishops, County Durham by jimsumo999, via Flickr

    Warkworth Castle Warkworth Northumberland England by Mark Sunderland, via Flickr

    Hylton Castle This medieval gatehouse/tower stands in Hylton Dene. In the 11th Century, Hylton Castle was a fortified manor house, built by Henry Hilton. In the late 14th Century, Sir William Hilton built the original stone castle, adding the gatehouse and a nearby chapel. During the 18th Century, Baron John Hilton redesigned the gatehouse, adding two crenellated wings. Finally, a century later, William Briggs demolished the wings, leaving the castle gatehouse as it's seen today.

    Ripley Castle, Yorkshire

    Raby Castle is near Staindrop in County Durham, England. The castle sits in a 200 acres (810,000 m2) deer park. The castle was built by John Neville, 3rd Baron Neville de Raby in approximately 1367 to 1390. Cecily Neville, who was the mother of the Kings Edward IV and Richard III was born here.

    Raby's Castle's sword collection,

    Raby Castle, near Durham. You can often see the deer roaming the grounds-takes your breath away!

    Belvoir Castle, Leicestershire, childhood home of Lady Diana Manners (later the wife of Duff Cooper, British author and diplomat)

    Belvoir Castle

    Aerial view looking South East of Clun castle and surrounding countryside © Skyscan Balloon Photography

    View of Clun Castle - View of great tower showing its position built into the side of the motte. Photo via English Heritage

    Ancient Whittington Castle in Shropshire, England

    Ludlow Castle: gate to the inner bailey near to Ludlow, Shropshire, Great Britain

    Dunstanburgh Castle, Northumberland

    Hornby Castle, Lancashire UK

    Raglan Castle in Monmouthshire, UK

    Longleat Castle, Bath

    Thornbury Castle was begun in 1511 as a home for Edward Stafford, 3rd Duke of Buckingham. It is not a true castle (designed to serve as a fortress), but rather an early example of a Tudor country house, with minimal defensive attributes. Following the Duke's death Thornbury was confiscated by King Henry VIII of England, who stayed at the castle for ten days in August 1535 with his queen, Anne Boleyn.

    The ruins of Beaudesert, Staffordshire, the seat of the Pagets, Earls of Uxbridge and Marquesses of Anglesey from 1546 to 1935. Demolition began in 1935 but was never finished as some of the ruins still stand. Part of the land is now used by a wildlife trust - and also as a camping ground by Scout groups