Oakham Castle

Oakham Castle County: Rutland Time Period: Medieval | Norman All that remains of the motte-and-bailey Oakham Castle is the Great Hall, built by Walkelin de Ferrers in 1180. Although it was visited by several kings over the centuries (and was in the ownership of the...

Bramber Castle

Bramber Castle County: West Sussex Time Period: Medieval | Norman Bramber was once one of the six administrative regions of Sussex, set up after the Norman Conquest of 1066. Bramber Castle was held by the de Braose family for almost 3 centuries, before falling into...

Castle Rising Castle

County: Norfolk Time Period: Medieval | Norman Castle Rising Castle near Kings Lynn was built in the 12th century by William d’Albini II. Perhaps it’s most famous resident was Queen Isabella of France, who lived here after her alleged involvement in the...

Burton Agnes Hall & Manor House

County: East Riding of Yorkshire Time Period: Medieval | Norman | Stuart Burton Agnes Hall near Driffield is an Elizabethan home built by Sir Henry Griffith. It has been in the same family for over 400 years! The earlier Norman Manor House, also on-site (but looked...

Dunster Castle

County: Somerset Time Period: jacobean | Norman | Victorian Dunster Castle is a Jacobean mansion built on the site of a wooden Norman castle. The mansion was updated in Victorian times by the Luttrell family, and there is a watermill and underground reservoir on the...