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Tickets Alert: Tours of Longford Castle, near Salisbury
Tickets Alert: Tours of Longford Castle, near Salisbury

Tickets Alert: Tours of Longford Castle, near Salisbury

Tickets have gone on sale to visit a castle near Salisbury that's still a privately owned family home.

Jan
22
Step back in time: Hever Castle unveils Boleyn apartment, a Tudor time capsule opening in March 2024
Step back in time: Hever Castle unveils Boleyn apartment, a Tudor time capsule opening in March 2024

Step back in time: Hever Castle unveils Boleyn apartment, a Tudor time capsule opening in March 2024

Hever Castle, the childhood home of Anne Boleyn will unveil the Boleyn Apartment on the first floor of the castle on 25th March 2024 providing an immersive experience of Tudor history.

Jan
02
A day trip to – Hever Castle
A day trip to – Hever Castle

A day trip to – Hever Castle

Not far from modern London is a castle that 500 years ago was to be the scene of a political crisis that shook Europe, and still affects us to this day.

Feb
15
2023
Tickets Alert: Tours of Longford Castle, near Salisbury
Tickets Alert: Tours of Longford Castle, near Salisbury

Tickets Alert: Tours of Longford Castle, near Salisbury

During the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, an unusually shaped castle was built on the banks of the River Avon not far from Salisbury, and 450 years later, it’s still a private home that a few years ago, started opening to the public, but only for guided tours.

Jan
16
2023
Day trip from London – to Winchelsea for cellar tours and Camber Castle
Day trip from London – to Winchelsea for cellar tours and Camber Castle

Day trip from London – to Winchelsea for cellar tours and Camber Castle

Just over an hour from London is an ancient town with a remarkable series of subterranean spaces, and a large castle nearby, both of which comfortably fill a day out.

Aug
17
2022
Visiting Rayleigh – A castle, a cottage, a church, and a windmill
Visiting Rayleigh – A castle, a cottage, a church, and a windmill

Visiting Rayleigh – A castle, a cottage, a church, and a windmill

Rayleigh is a small town in Essex barely half an hour from London, and although it doesn't look it at first glance, boasts a long history and plenty of things to see.

Jun
30
2022
A day trip to – Longford Castle, Salisbury
A day trip to – Longford Castle, Salisbury

A day trip to – Longford Castle, Salisbury

During the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, an unusually shaped castle was built on the banks of the River Avon, and 450 years later, it's still a private home that's only open to the public for a few days each year.

Mar
24
2022
Tickets Alert: Tours of Longford Castle
Tickets Alert: Tours of Longford Castle

Tickets Alert: Tours of Longford Castle

Not in London, but worth flagging up as the Longford Castle is a private estate that's only open for a few tours each year.

Jan
24
2022
A day trip to – Hadleigh Castle, Essex
A day trip to – Hadleigh Castle, Essex

A day trip to – Hadleigh Castle, Essex

Overlooking the Thames in Essex are the ruins of an ill-fated castle that was once a royal residence and was later immortalised by John Constable.

Nov
09
2021
A day trip to – Barnard Castle
A day trip to – Barnard Castle

A day trip to – Barnard Castle

A town of great antiquity with a large castle and famous museum, but also of recent notoriety has a lot more to see if you visit for more than an eye-test.

Sep
29
2021
Day trips from London – Dover Castle, the largest castle in England
Day trips from London – Dover Castle, the largest castle in England

Day trips from London – Dover Castle, the largest castle in England

Looming high over Dover town centre is the mighty fortress that remarkably includes almost every era in English history from Roman to WW2.

Oct
09
2019
Day trips from London – Berkhamsted Castle
Day trips from London – Berkhamsted Castle

Day trips from London – Berkhamsted Castle

The small commuter town of Berkhamsted sits on one of the most important sites in English history - the location of the formal surrender of the English to William the Conqueror. And yet, most people haven't heard of it.

May
02
2019
Tickets Alert: Climb to the top of the Tower in Windsor Castle
Tickets Alert: Climb to the top of the Tower in Windsor Castle

Tickets Alert: Climb to the top of the Tower in Windsor Castle

For just a few weeks of each year, it’s possible to climb to the top of the ancient Round Tower inside Windsor Castle, with views that reach right across London.

Apr
12
2019
Climbing to the top of Windsor Castle’s Round Tower
Climbing to the top of Windsor Castle’s Round Tower

Climbing to the top of Windsor Castle’s Round Tower

For just a few weeks of each year, it's possible to climb to the top of the ancient Round Tower inside Windsor Castle, with views that reach right across London.

Aug
27
2017
A day trip to – Windsor Castle
A day trip to – Windsor Castle

A day trip to – Windsor Castle

When you live near something touristy, it's often something we don't visit, because it's always there. Such was the case when I lived in Windsor, which has a bloody massive tourist trap in the centre of town.

Jun
18
2017
Ian Visits Broughton Castle
Ian Visits Broughton Castle

Ian Visits Broughton Castle

Roughly a 2.5 mile walk from Banbury town centre can be found an Elizabethan manor house which has been owned by the same family for around 650 years.

Aug
29
2016
Day trips from London – Rochester Castle & Cathedral
Day trips from London – Rochester Castle & Cathedral

Day trips from London – Rochester Castle & Cathedral

A mere 35 minutes from central London can be found a large, if ruined castle, and next to it a vibrant, if modest sized Cathedral. This is Rochester, and a very historic town.

Mar
21
2016
A look around Chipping Ongar Church and Castle
A look around Chipping Ongar Church and Castle

A look around Chipping Ongar Church and Castle

St Martins Church Chipping Ongar Peeking out behind some wonky wooden buildings on Chipping Ongar’s main street is a glimpse of the ancient town church, which is nearly a thousand years old. Built around the time of the Norman Conquest

May
27
2012