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 six years so far, so the children were young when we started, but not so young now! 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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Summer 2014


Sorry for a very late update this summer- we have visited some great castles throughout the year, but have only just got round to publishing them on the site. This year we have been to our most northerly castle yet- the mighty Harlech Castle in North Wales (apologies if that is not north from where you live, but it definitely is for us!) We have also seen our strangest castle so far- check out Carn Brea Castle in Cornwall to see what we mean!



We have also updated pictures of Chepstow Castle and Taunton Castle following recent return visits.



Spring 2014


We have just returned from a holiday in Cornwall, with some excellent castle visits to share with you.





For the next few months we will be focusing on Welsh castles. We started the year with a day trip over the Severn Bridge. Watch this space for more to come!




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 6th year of visiting castles!


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Site last updated October 2014


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