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Starting out from London, we travel east to the Channel coast – one of the most fortified regions anywhere.Then, we travel along the coast before tracking north to visit the World Heritage Sites of North Wales.ALNWICK CASTLE is known as the “Windsor of the North” it is the second largest castle in the country.The seat of the Dukes of Northumberland and has 1000 years of history, opulent State Rooms and is used in many movies. As C11th motte and bailey keep was the king’s representative’s power base here.Along the north Wales coast are the ring of castles built by Edward I. Included in this group are CONWY, a small fortified town with the castle at its heart.Some of Edward's other castles are CAERNARFON, HARLECH and BEAUMARIS.
WINDSOR CASTLE is largest inhabited castle in the world and the Queen’s weekend home.
In the C18th, it became a romantic tourist attraction.
BERKELEY CASTLE sits overlooking the Welsh borders and is a real gem.
OLD WARDOUR came to fame in the movie, Robin Hood Prince of Thieves.
It is a unique 6-sided C14th tower house built as a luxurious and lightly fortified country home.