As part of our celebration of England's castles this year, we're inviting you to recreate your favourite in Minecraft.

Get tips and advice from Minecraft experts Blockbuilders. Then, ready your pickaxe and head to one of our exclusive workshop events to try your hand at building your favourite castle from blocks.

Kenilworth Castle

Recreated in Minecraft

  • Part 1: Tips for your castle exterior

  • Part 2: Tips for your castle exterior

  • Timelapse: See Kenilworth Castle recreated in Minecraft

Get involved

Explore more of our #LoveCastles campaign

  • 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 with us on Facebook , Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #LoveCastles

  • Win a castle stay

    We're on the lookout for England's best sandcastle builders this summer! Think you've got what it takes? Download our #LoveCastles flag, fly it on your sandy stronghold and share a photo with us for your chance to win a holiday at a historic site

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