Castles near to Berwick Holiday Park

You will find many castles near to Berwick Holiday Park just a few are listed below.

Berwick Castle, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland

Berwick Castle, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland

Remains of a medieval castle and the most complete bastioned town defences in England. Built around the 12th century both the town and castle changed hands several times over the centuries that followed, as a result of the Anglo-Scottish conflicts. The construction of modern ramparts around the town in the 16th century rendered the castle obsolete and much of the remaining structure was demolished when the town's railway station was built. Some of the 13th century castle and the extensive town walls survive. Free open access at any reasonable time.

Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh, Lothian

Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh, Lothian

The most important royal fortress in the Kingdom of Scotland. The current castles was built around the 12th century and was a Scottish royal residence up to the Union of the Crowns in 1603. The castle has seen many conflicts such as the wars of Scottish Independence in the 14th century to the Jacobite Rising of 1745. Today, the castle is the setting for Edinburgh's famous military tattoo and houses the Honours of Scotland, the Scottish National War Memorial, and the Stone of Destiny and is Scotland's most visited tourist attraction. Restricted opening times and entrance charges apply.

Norham Castle, Norham, Northumberland

Norham Castle, Norham, Northumberland

Partly ruined medieval border castle. Built around 1121 it was one of the most powerful border castles. Besieged many times, the walls held every time except the last time by King James IV in 1513. Free and open access at any reasonable time.

Bamburgh Castle, Bamburgh, Northumberland

Bamburgh Castle, Bamburgh, Northumberland

Intact and inhabited Norman castle, dating from AD 547, Vikings destroyed the original fortification in AD 993. The Normans built a new castle on the site, which forms the core of the current structure. Open to the public, entrance charges apply.

Dunstanburgh Castle, Craster, Northumberland

Dunstanburgh Castle, Craster, Northumberland

Ruin of a huge medieval castle, the remains date from the 14th century. A Lancastrian stronghold during the Wars of the Roses, the castle suffered major damage and gradually fell into ruin. Restricted opening times and entrance charges apply.

Alnwick Castle, Alnwick, Northumberland

Alnwick Castle, Alnwick, Northumberland

Medieval castle and stately home first built around 1096 The castle was first mentioned in 1136 when it was captured by King David I of Scotland. Most famously in recent years, Alnwick Castle featured as 'Hogwarts' in the first two Harry Potter films. Entrance charges apply to both castle and gardens.

Faside Castle, East Lothian

Faside Castle, East Lothian

Intact 15th century keep building began in the 15th century. Burned by the English in 1547, Mary, Queens of Scots stayed at Faside before the Battle of Carberry Hill in June 1567. Now under private ownership with restricted access.

Tantallon Castle, North Berwick, Lothian

Tantallon Castle, North Berwick, Lothian

Semi-ruined mid-14th century fortress built around the mid-14th century. Besieged by King James IV in 1491, and then again by James V in 1528, Tantallon also saw action in the First Bishops' War in 1639. Following a twelve day bombardment with cannon, the castle was left in ruins during Oliver Cromwell's invasion of Scotland in 1651: it was never repaired or inhabited afterward. Restricted opening times and entrance charges apply.

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