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.
Join in the fun at one of our castle building events taking place across the country this summer:
- Goodrich Castle, Herefordshire | Sat 15 - Sun 16 Jun 2019
- Framlingham Castle, Suffolk | Sat 22 - Sun 23 Jun 2019
- Pendennis Castle, Cornwall | Sat 6 - Sun 7 Jul 2019
- Wrest Park, Bedfordshire | Sat 13 - Sun 14 Jul 2019
- Dover Castle, Kent | Sat 20 - Sun 21 Jul 2019
- Carlisle Castle, Cumbria | Sat 27 - Sun 28 Jul 2019
- Conisbrough Castle, South Yorkshire | Sat 10 - Sun 11 Aug 2019
- Deal Castle, Kent | Sat 17 - Sun 18 Aug 2019
- Kirby Hall, Northamptonshire | Sat 24 - Sun 25 Aug 2019
- Battle Abbey, East Sussex | Sat 31 Aug - Sun 1 Sep 2019
- Kenilworth Castle, Warwickshire | Sat 21 - Sun 22 Sep 2019
- Kenilworth Castle, Warwickshire | Sat 28 - Sun 29 Sep 2019
RECREATED IN MINECRAFT
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.
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