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A list of links to organisations with information on castles, forts and battles. Please note that CastlesFortsBattles.co.uk is not responsible for the content of these external links. For this site's master bibliography please click here.

 

Cardiff Castle (click here for article)

Castle Operators / Lead Authorities

The society is responsible for studying and conserving ancient monuments, historic buildings and fine old craftsmanship. It acts as a statutory consultee on listed buildings.

 

An organisation that seeks to preserve battlefields from destruction and provide users with a wide range of content relating to British battles.  An excellent resource for anyone wishing to visit a UK battlefield and includes downloadable maps detailing deployments.

Cadw is the Welsh Government’s historic environment service that owns and operates numerous historic properties within Wales.

 

English Heritage is the owner and operator of a wide range of historic sites across England and is now an independent charity.

Historic England is the public owned body that advises the Government on matters relating to England’s heritage. The body was formerly part of English Heritage.

Historic Environment Scotland is a public body established to investigate, care for and promote Scotland’s historic environment. It replaced Historic Scotland.

Historic Royal Palaces is an independent charity that looks after the Tower of London, Hampton Court Palace, the Banqueting House, Kensington Palace, Windsor Castle and Kew Palace.

The Landmark Trust is a charity that cares for multiple historic sites across the United Kingdom. Most are made available as holiday lets at quite affordable prices. Some of their sites are occasionally opened to the general public.

The National Trust is an an organisation that protects historic properties, gardens, mills, coastline, forests, woods, fens, beaches, farmland, moorland, islands, archaeological remains, nature reserves, villages and pubs.

As per the above but for properties in Scotland.

Information

Our sister site on the Antonine Wall - Rome’s frontier in central Scotland established in the mid-second century AD. The article provides a short history of the Wall and a guide to the surviving remains.

An extensive resource of archaeological reports and journals.

 

Our sister site which provides detail on battles fought in Britain and offers interpretation of the action as well as visitor information.

The BBC History website provides a wide range of introductory articles on historical events/periods in the UK. An excellent resource particularly for younger students.

Not to be confused with the above, BBC History magazine is a monthly publication covering a myriad of UK and international history stories. They also offer a free regular podcast.

British History Online is a digital library of primary and secondary sources for the history of Britain and Ireland.

 

A website run by Jeffrey L. Thomas providing an introduction to the castles of Wales.

A site aiming to provide a comprehensive listing of medieval castles, castle sites, fortified houses and other fortifications in England, Wales, the Channel Isles and the Isle of Man during the period 1000 to 1600.

An essential resource with a wealth of primary documents.

An online resource detailing entries from the Domesday Book.

A resource run by English Heritage that provides access to their Heritage Archive database which holds records on the architectural and archaeological heritage of England.

The investigation body and national archive for the historic environment of Wales.

 An excellent and informative site on Roman Britain that includes information on all aspects of the Roman presence in the UK including details of fortifications.  Re-created from the former Roman-Britain-org site.

A comprehensive site full of information about the Victorian forts built around the country.