Castles, keeps, and other fortified structures
Submitted by Vallawulf on Mon, 2005-12-12 15:12
Raglan Castle, a 15th century Welsh structure that was originally a Norman motte-and-bailey castle, is being threatened by plans for a cattle market to be built around the site.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Sun, 2005-12-11 15:30
A British lottery fund has donated approximately $100,000 to the Aberdeenshire Council to help maintain the 10th century Rattray Chapel.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Sun, 2005-12-11 12:29
Modern computers are creating the first computer-generated image of Tupholme Abbey, a 12th century ruin in England.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Sat, 2005-12-10 19:37
An illuminated festive tree will grace a medieval fortress in Cumbria after a deal to secure funding.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Sat, 2005-12-10 10:43
Stirling Castle in Scotland has created a virtual tour of the facility in its lobby in order to offer visitors with physical limitations the opportunity to see the entire site.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Wed, 2005-12-07 19:37
Riber Castle is at the center of a dispute between developers who want to build housing around the historic building and conservationists and historians who want to preserve the site.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Sat, 2005-12-03 15:00
An annual report of historic properties in the British countryside revealed that thousands of buildings are falling into ruin.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Fri, 2005-12-02 21:57
Bisham Abbey, actually a manor house dating back 800 years, was once home to some of the Knights Templar. The Earl of Salisbury and his family also inhabited the facility for many generations, and Queen Elizabeth I was imprisoned there by Queen Mary.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Thu, 2005-12-01 18:05
Rougemont Castle, an 11th century structure located in the town of Exeter, England, is for sale. Although no price is listed, bids are believed to be going as high as 1.5 million pounds Sterling.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Thu, 2005-12-01 08:10
A team of ghost investigators spent the night at Pengersick Castle on November 12, 2005 to try and find evidence of a haunting.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Tue, 2005-11-29 12:04
Canterbury's Westgate, billed as one of the "most recognisable landmarks in Kent," is being integrated into an art project.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2005-11-02 10:17
In an article for the Renstore newsletter, Gael Stirler looks at how to make a fairy tale come true by visiting German castles.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-10-16 08:49
English Heritage has approved plans to make changes to historic Kenilworth Castle over objections from local residents, including Lord Kenilworth.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-09-03 13:02
A group of 35 individuals, led by museum curator Michel Guyot and dressed in medieval garb, are attempting to construct a 13th century castle in a quarry in La Puisaye, France using medieval techniques and materials.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-05-08 06:53
Welsh officials have closed the ruins of a medieval castle which had become a popular place for local teens to engage in "sex romps."
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-02-27 08:56
Northumbria's five-sided Mitford Castle, built in the 11th century, burnt by King John and sacked by Robert the Bruce, will find new life thanks to a grant from English Heritage.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2005-01-20 15:54
The latest twist in TLC's reality show, Trading Spaces has couples trading Scottish castles.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2005-01-05 11:57
Third and fourth graders at Chugach Optional School are learning about the Middle Ages brick by brick as they build their own castles.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2005-01-03 09:43
Caludon Castle in Coventry, England has been taken off the English Heritage National Buildings at risk list after a £33,000 facelift.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2004-12-26 12:15
The 80-metres-long remains of what is thought to be a curtain wall has been discovered at Ireland's Carrickmines Castle.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2004-12-03 16:40
UK£2.5 million is needed to save Scotland's historic Castle Tioram in Moidart, which has been closed due to safety concerns.
Submitted by eirik on Thu, 2004-11-11 11:08
The Royal City of Eoforwic recently held Feast of the Bear, Featuring the XXXth Anniversary of the Royale City of Eoforwic; TwoRavens.org has a photo album from the event.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2004-09-27 17:06
A family in AEthelmearc (not in the SCA) is constructing Dupont Castle on 75 undisclosed acres.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2004-08-28 22:38
Diana's Castle in Amsterdam, NY is for sale on eBay. The current bid is nearing $600,000.
Submitted by Justin on Fri, 2004-07-30 09:49
Who among our readers doesn't secretly dream of living in a medieval castle, except without all the draftiness and lack of plumbing? A company in An Tir combines modern features with medieval construction — and they offer a discount for SCAdians!
Submitted by Justin on Fri, 2004-07-30 09:45
Do you secretly long to live in a real stone castle? Believe it or not, there is a company in Idaho that will actually design and build it for you. Small castles start at around US$200K, while large ones cost several times as much.
Submitted by JaneStockton on Fri, 2004-07-02 13:00
Archaeologists from the University of Southampton have traced Portchester Castle's past from Roman times through the Saxon era and into medieval times.
Submitted by Aoife on Sat, 2004-06-19 09:57
Indulge your secret desire to design and possess your own castle by reading Dame Aoife's annoted links on medieval fortifications.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2004-06-18 12:35
Kate and Alan Dicey share a tale of castles, dragons and princesses...oh...and legos!