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 !!!


News from the Gatehouse- Our Blog



Spring 2015


The Easter holidays gave us a week of wind and stormy weather, then the second week was in contrast bright and sunny. Perfect for a drive up through the Wye Valley- one of our favourite places. 


Monmouth Castle


We also ventured east to Surrey, on a beautifully warm spring day.


Guildford Castle








Our Recommendations


Try these castles for a good day out, selected by us: 


Lulworth Castle

Sherborne Old Castle

Southsea Castle

Wilton 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 Spring 2015


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