We care for more castles than anybody else.

From Norman earthworks to mighty royal fortresses and from Cornwall to Northumberland, these castles and forts tell the turbulent and often surprising story of power, war and siege in England.

Explore the history of castles through time, learn more about medieval life, and plan a memorable day out at a castle near you.

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More to explore

  • All our castles

    See our full list of castles, forts and defences across the country and find one to visit near you today.

  • Histories of medieval castles

    England’s castles are theatres of history. Explore the stories of the country's medieval marvels. 

  • Family Guides

    Our practical guides have everything you need to plan a day out for the whole family at one of our castles.

  • Prepare for adventure

    Get set for your visit to a historic castle with our sword and shield craft guides for little knights.

  • Castle gifts and games

    Explore our range of castle-themed products, including the exclusive Castles Monopoly.

  • Join and save

    Join English Heritage as a member from just £4 a month and enjoy unlimited access to 400 historic sites. 

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