A guide to castles of the British Isles including descriptions, histories, photos and maps.
The word castle derives from the latin castellum, a fortified dwelling place.
1 a: a large fortified building or set of buildings
1 b: a massive or imposing house
2: a retreat safe against intrusion or invasion
A man’s home is his castle
Sir Edward Coke, English Jurist, 1623
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