Are you looking to build your dream castle in Minecraft?

Ready your pick-axe and try your hand at building your very own block-based fortress. Come to our workshop events to get tips and advice from Minecraft experts Blockbuilders, and check out recreations of famous English forts in the videos below.

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Dover Castle


Dover Castle is a formidable site, and arguably the most iconic of all English castles. Often referred to as the 'key to England', it has watched over the English Channel for nine centuries.

Watch Sjin and Vadact from The Yogscast as they recreate this great fortress in Minecraft.

More to Explore

  • Visit a castle

    Use our map to explore more than 100 castles, forts and defences you can visit for yourself. From Henry VIII's revolutionary artillery forts to beautiful fortified homes such as Kenilworth and Stokesay Castles, each has its own story to tell.

  • Share your experiences

    Which is your favourite English castle? Somewhere that holds special memories? Or a favourite spot for exploring and getting lost? Share your stories and photos from England's castles with @englishheritage on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. 

  • How to build the ultimate sandcastle

    Join Jamie Wardley from sandcastle experts Sand in Your Eye as he gives us his top tips for building the perfect sandcastle.

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