Warwick Castle

Constructed around 914AD on the orders of Ethelfleda, daughter of Alfred the Great, Warwick Castle was at first only an earthen rampart on top of a hill built to protect the citizens of Warwick from Danish invaders. Over the centuries, several additions were made to strengthen the defenses and update the fortification. 914 – Earthen…

Kilchurn Castle

The morning mist hovers over Loch Awe, and across the lake, on the northeastern edge, Kilchurn Castle and the mountains beyond reflect in the still waters, transporting visitors back to a time when the Campbells of Glenorchy ruled this region. All that stands today are the castle ruins, but Kilchurn was once the site of…

Castles Around the World

Beautiful photos of castles from around the world, not all of them medieval (like Neuschwanstein). The colors and compositions are really nice, even though they have been edited in post or are HDR images. The section has been split into three parts: Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 The reflection of Kilchurn Castle (Scotland) in…

Hedingham Castle

The 110-foot tall keep of Hedingham Castle still towers above the landscape of modern day England. Surrounded by trees and an open green stretching away from the main entrance stairway, the Norman keep stands as the last remnant of a once magnificent medieval castle. Home to the de Vere family for five centuries, Aubrey II…

Medieval History in 3D

Google’s 3D Warehouse allows you to search through 3D models of various kinds of collections and models that people have sketched. You can find all kinds of medieval related items: castles, buildings, cathedrals, weapons, etc. You can search in broad terms (e.g. – medieval castles), or more specifically, such as Notre Dame Cathedral. The warehouse…

Medieval Castles: Dunamase

In the County of Laois in Ireland, there stands the ancient ruins of the castle of Dunamase overlooking and dominating the surrounding landscape. Built over a pre-existing fortification, the castle was occupied over the years by people such as Strongbow, Meiler FitzHenry, and William Marshal. The Marshal family occupied the castle until Maud, the daughter…