Middleham Castle near Leyburn in North Yorkshire is most famous as being the childhood home of Richard III. You know, the one they recently dug up from under a car park in Leicester, and subject of one of Shakespeare’s most famous plays. It’s not as homely now, but it makes a fascinating day out, and all for free if you are a member of English Heritage.
Tamworth castle is a complete castle boasting a really diverse past. Each room in the castle shows an example the role the Castle played at a different point in history with everything from Normans to the Tudors and the Victorians. Continue reading