Are you looking to step back in time on your next trip?
Adding a day out to one of the many beautiful castles we have listed below, will not only have you feeling like royalty wandering round the halls and gardens but is a fun way to learn more about the areas history and what it may have looked like many years ago.
From family days out, adults only or dog friendly, there is a monument to fit every need, so if you’re considering exploring somewhere special on your next adventure, check out our list below of the five castles here at Hadrian Motorhomes we think are must-sees!
First up we have Muncaster Castle in Ravenglass, situated on the border of England and Scotland. Whilst the castle is still partially occupied by the same family that have owned the property since 1208, there is also a rumored resident ghost that wanders the halls after nightfall. After exploring the magnificent architecture, you can spend time wandering around the 77 acres of tranquil gardens, visit the owl sanctuary or get lost in the fun maze.
Next, Sizergh Castle, was gifted to the National Trust in 1950 but is still occupied by the Strickland family. The house is adorned with beautiful furniture and centuries old portraits. The stunning Dutch gardens are filled with multi-coloured blossoms and fresh produce that is used withing the on-site café all year round. The garden plant donation stalls are also a wonderful place to purchase a part of the gardens to take home with you, whether that be some of our fresh fruit and veg or a posy of sweet peas.
Over to the Yorkshire coast we find Scarborough Castle, once used as a Roman signal station due to it being the only place in town that you are able to see both the north and south bays of Scarborough. After taking in the wonderful history of this war enduring architecture, you can visit the café for a quiet bite to eat or a simple cup of coffee and enjoy the surrounding views of the castle.
Standing guard across the Northumberland coastline is Bamburgh Castle, spanning over nine acres and is one of the largest inhabited castles in the country. After purchasing the castle in 1894, William George Armstrong, a visionary inventor, industrialist, and philanthropist decided he wanted to transform the building into his own vision. He adorned the walls and rooms with his own unique art collection that he felt brought joy to his life. In more modern times, the grounds have been used for various famous films and are also for open air events. At the end of the day you can finish your tour of these historic halls by taking in the idyllic views of the coastline, a photo worthy view for sure.
Lastly, we have Lindisfarne Castle, nestled away on Holy Island, near Berwick-Upon-Tweed and only accessible at low tide via a causeway or by a boat trip. To see something truly special, seeing the castle at night under the Limelight installation by British art duo Heinrich and Palmer creates a magical vision that appears to be straight from a story book; the installations were imagined by the pair as to highlight the elemental wonders that surround the grounds, it is an absolute must see!
Feeling inspired to take a trip to one of these beautiful spots? We know we are!
At Hadrian Motorhomes we believe every trip should give you memories to hold onto for a lifetime, so if you are planning on booking with us and are unsure on where to go or what to see, get in touch and we will make sure you have the adventure filled break that you are dreaming of!