Castles by Centuries

History of castles covers a large period of our modern history. Here you can find out which famous castles were created in what century and how that time period impacted their design, function and the way they managed to remain standing to this day.

Alnwick Castle - 11th

One of the most famous castles in northern England is without a doubt castle Alnwick. Created in the 11th century, this military stronghold managed to be a part of many conflicts, raids and sieges. Here you can read more about it.

Tower of London - 11th

London and its surrounding area are home of many castles that were created during the time of Norman Invasion, but the most famous of them all is without the doubt Tower of London. Here you can find out more about its history, occupants and the way its function changed with centuries.

Warwick Castle - 11th

If you want to find out something more about one of the best known castles in England, Warwick Castle, enter in here and learn most interesting points about its origins, wartime history, its owners and its current condition.

Windsor Castle - 11th

As the home of the English royal family, London’s Windsor castle is one of the most famous castles in the world. With history spanning to the 11th century, this castle remained the in the spotlight of the public.

Burg Eltz - 12th

If you want to relive history, you have to visit Burg Eltz, famous Herman castle with the 800-year long history. It was made to be home for several high-class families, who have opened part of the castle to tourists.

Cité de Carcassonne - 12th

As one of the most spectacular fortified cities ever created in medieval Europe, france’s Cité de Carcassonne represents one of the true treasures of our modern history. Learn more about it here.

Leeds Castle - 12th

As one of the most famous castles in 12th century, Leeds castle played an important role in the politics and history of England. Find out more about this influential castle here.

Conwy Castle - 13th

Considered by many historians to be one of the finest crafted medieval castles from 13th and 14th century Europe, castle Conwy even today represents one of the most spectacular castles in the entire world.

Heidelberg Castle - 13th

Castles created in the Gothic & Renaissance styles were built all across Europe in the 13th and 14th century, but only one of them is today considered as one of the most important places of engineering, fashion and innovations north of the Alps. With its history that spans more than 800 years, Heidelberg Castle managed to become one of the most famous castle ruins of the Germany that is visited by millions of tourists each year.

Lichtenstein Castle - 13th

The old Lichtenstein Castle went through many changes during its 800 year old life, but one thing it is best known is its latest version that was rebuilt in mid-19th century. Hailed as one of the prettiest castles ever made, Lichtenstein castle is the castle you really need to visit one day.

Château de Chenonceau - 15th

France has many famous castles, but one of the best-known ones is Château de Chenonceau, beautiful castle which remained in the spotlight of the European history. Find out more about it here.

Highclere Castle - 19th

Highclere Castle is perfect example of the high class English castle house, which has found newfound glory in the modern times with the advent of the fashion that romanticized view of the 16th century. Find out more about this Victorian work of art here.

Neuschwanstein Castle - 19th

Neuschwanstein Castle is one of the most famous castles in the world. Created in late 1800s, this incredibly beautiful caste served as an inspiration to the countless of artists who looked it as the perfect “fantasy” castle.