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Castles, Houses Churches and More

This page offers links to websites that provide lists, compendiums, gazetteers, etc. of historical sites (online and off). For regional lists, see the Regional Travel Links.

Castles Churches & Cathedrals Manors & Country Houses Gardens Other Sites


Castles
Castles, Abbeys and Medieval Buildings
http://www.castles-abbeys.co.uk

BritishCastle.co.uk
http://www.britishcastle.co.uk
Loads of history and information on a variety of British castles.

Castles and Fortifications of England and Wales
http://www.ecastles.co.uk

Castles-of-Britain.com
http://www.castles-of-britain.com/index.htm
Includes general information on castles, castles with ghosts, castle preservation, a photo gallery, castle trivia, and information on visiting and staying at castles. Huge. (Even more information is available through a paid annual membership.)

Castles of Wales
http://www.castlewales.com/home.html
"We provide information on over 400 different Welsh castles, accompanied by high quality photographs, as well as profiles of the men responsible for their construction and an explanation of the turbulent times in which they lived. Although we provide detailed information and photographs for the most famous Welsh castles... we also provide large, high quality photographs for many of the lesser-known Welsh castles with less impressive remains. We also feature a smaller section on Welsh Abbeys and Other Religious Sites, monuments that, like the Castles of Wales, represent an important component of Welsh medieval heritage and history."

Castles on the Web
http://www.castlesontheweb.com/
One of the best castle sites available.

CastleXplorer.com
http://www.castlexplorer.co.uk

EveryCastle.com
http://www.everycastle.com/Castles-in-England.html
A collection of articles and photos on castles around the world. I've linked directly to the England page, but you'll find castles literally from everywhere on this site.

Exploring Castles
http://www.exploring-castles.com
You could spend hours "exploring" this website, which is packed with gorgeous castle photos and details about castles around the world.

Exploring Castles with Lise Hull
http://www.lisehull.com/
The home page for our castle columnist, and author of The Great Castles of Britain and Ireland. For her main castle site, see "Castles-of-Britain.com," above.

Great Castles
http://great-castles.com
An excellent site full of information (not just on British castles). Check the "Legends" section for tales of haunted castles, castle ghosts and other stories.

The Heritage Trail
http://www.theheritagetrail.co.uk
This husband-and-wife team has visited and photographed hundreds of castles, cathedrals, stately homes, manors, archaeological sites and more -- and built a remarkable site covering Britain's heritage.

Medieval Castles & Fortifications of England and Wales 1000-1600
http://homepage.mac.com/philipdavis/Menu3.html
A gazetteer of more than 4000 castles, which can be searched either by type or by county. Not a lot of information about each castle, but a great place to find them.

Northumberland Castles
http://www.northumberland.gov.uk/vg/rcastle.html

TourUK
http://www.touruk.co.uk
Excellent place for information on British houses, gardens and castles; each listing has detailed information on the building's history and architecture. Also offers guides to several major cities.

Churches
Anglo-Saxon Churches
http://www.anglo-saxon-churches.co.uk
British and Anglo-Saxon architecture in England between the end of the Roman period and 1066, with particular reference to church fabric, both extant and from excavation.

Castles, Abbeys and Medieval Buildings
http://www.castles-abbeys.co.uk

The Cistercians in Yorkshire
http://cistercians.shef.ac.uk/index.php
Links to Cistercian Abbeys in Yorkshire, plus a list of Cistercian Abbeys throughout Britain, with lots of historical information.

The Heritage Trail
http://www.theheritagetrail.co.uk
This husband-and-wife team has visited and photographed hundreds of castles, cathedrals, stately homes, manors, archaeological sites and more -- and built a remarkable site covering Britain's heritage.

Monasteries of the Yorkshire Dales & Moors
http://britannia.com/tours/yorksmon/

Simon's Suffolk Churches
http://www.suffolkchurches.co.uk/Alist.htm
A guide to 650 churches in Suffolk, with a detailed description of each church and lots of photos.

Sylly Suffolk
http://www.syllysuffolk.co.uk/htm/intro.htm
Excellent site covering Suffolk's parish churches, their history, etc. I'd rate this site just slightly above "Suffolk Churches," in that the descriptions are a bit more focused on history rather than on the author's personal visit experience, and the site is arranged by topics as well as by parish.

Manors & Country Houses
The DiCamillo Companion to British and Irish Country Houses
http://www.dicamillocompanion.com/home.html
This is one of those "WOW" sites. "What began as an avocation became a serious quest, now in its sixth year, to develop a list of all the country houses ever built in Britain and Ireland." It now offers detailed information on nearly 7000 houses, with over 1000 images; you can search the database by house name, location, architect, and a variety of other criteria. Then click on the links for such topics as History, Location, etc. for more details.

The Heritage Trail
http://www.theheritagetrail.co.uk
This husband-and-wife team has visited and photographed hundreds of castles, cathedrals, stately homes, manors, archaeological sites and more -- and built a remarkable site covering Britain's heritage.

TourUK
http://www.touruk.co.uk
Excellent place for information on British houses, gardens and castles; each listing has detailed information on the building's history and architecture. Also offers guides to several major cities.

Gardens
Topiary Gardens by County
http://www.frostatmidnight.co.uk/county.htm
Listing of topiary gardens throughout the UK; not hotlinked to actual sites.

TourUK
http://www.touruk.co.uk
Excellent place for information on British houses, gardens and castles; each listing has detailed information on the building's history and architecture. Also offers guides to several major cities.

Miscellaneous
BBC History: Architecture
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/society_culture/architecture/index.shtml
Includes a history of British architecture, and a look at some "amazing buildings."

Lighthouses: Trinity House
http://www.trinityhouse.co.uk/
A guide to lighthouses throughout Britain (including lighthouse accommodations); for a photo guide to the lighthouses, go to
http://www.trinityhouse.co.uk/interactive/gallery/index.html.

 

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