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 five 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 2013


What a fantastic summer we finally had, it was great to visit some castles in the sunny weather, after many, many rainy day trips in the past. We have just added some new castles in Dorset, Hampshire and  Worcestershire. We have also added another abbey- Muchelney Abbey in Somerset. Happy reading!!



Don't forget our useful links and other places of interest pages!





Spring 2013


Welcome back! After what seems like a very long winter we are keen to get out and about again. The visiting list is being finalised and we will be posting all our new reviews on here as we go, so keep checking back for updates.


In the meantime we have updated some of the photos, especially Berkeley Castle, which we re-visited in December for the Christmas market and amazing Santa's Grotto.


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!


Our first visit of the year was to Castell Coch, near Cardiff, enjoy the review.

Also added some castles in Devon & Cornwall.



Castle Drogo

Lydford Castle

Okehampton Castle

Launceston Castle

Tintagel Castle

Bossiney Castle




If you are interested in Abbeys, we have  added a review of Tintern Abbey 
in Monmouthshire.



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