Kids Love Castles!

Well ours do anyway!! This website is aimed at sharing our experiences  of visiting castles with our two children . We have listed some of the castles we have visited as a family with photos, tips and comments. I have thrown in a bit of history of each castle as well, although mostly this is gleaned from guide books- sadly I can not claim to be a qualified historian!


Our visits span a period of eight years so far, so the children were young when we started, but not so young now! I think our photography has improved over the years too! As this is an on going project the site will be updated whenever we have more castle reviews to add. 






Most of the castles featured are within day tripping distance of the South West of the UK, which is where we live, but there are some holiday visits too which are further afield. I have included the date of our visit, the information I state was current at that time, but if the visit was a few years ago now you may want to check out the current situation yourself. I would certainly recommend checking prices/opening times before you embark on a trip. The official website of each castle is listed at the bottom of the page for your further information.




All the views expressed are my own , I try to be as honest as possible. The photos are all from our family album, the graphics created by my children. Please do not reproduce any of the pictures without permission. Don't forget to click on the photos to see them in full size.

Have Fun At Castles !!!


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 Autumn 2015


Just a quick update- added two new castle reviews-Bath's Sham Castle and Hampton Court Castle. We had a busy summer so I have lots of reviews to add over the coming months, so expect another site update in the New Year. Bye 'til then!





May 2015


Big News!


With a further seven castles visited in half term, we have achieved our century! Unless I have miscounted, we have now posted reviews of 100 castles! Do you think we will get a telegram from the Queen? 


We have also reviewed Cardigan Castle, recently open to the public after a long period in private ownership. We believe we are possibly the first of the castle sites to visit and review  this newly refurbished castle. See our review here: Cardigan Castle


Don't forget to look at our 'Other Places of Interest' page, with recommendations of other places to visit, all tried and tested by the C4K team!




C4K- now in our 8th year of visiting castles!




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Site last updated November 2015


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