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County Kilkenny in Ireland is full of a medieval magic

Kilkenny Castle

The mischievous charm of Ireland’s people lures many travellers to Dublin, the city that has a wink in its eye and a thriving pub culture. And Ireland’s mythic countryside – craggy cliffs and rolling emerald fields – has a scenic and sentimental attraction for all those Aussies with Irish roots. Many visitors do a city…

Iconic Welsh castles captured from the air with bird’s eye camera

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See historic sites and monuments like never before thanks to spectacular films created by Cadw, the Welsh Government’s historic environment service. You’ve heard of Game Of Thrones but it’s been more a case of “Game Of Drones” in Wales. Cadw has released a series of videos that have been shot using a remote controlled drone…

Medieval Desktop: Castle Wallpaper Collection

Standing majestic over the countryside castles excite the imagination. Once bustling with activity they now stand empty. But their stone walls still have stories to tell, stories of knights, kings, sieges and war. Now you can have your own castle, well at least on your desktop. Seek out the castle that appeals to your inner…

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The Rock of Cashel, Cashel, County Tipperary, Ireland

It’s that time of year again. You know when there are no more pages left in the calendar. It seems weird to be entering 2014…sounds like the future! This year you can help support Medieval Archives and score a beautiful castle calendar! (Or any calendar for that matter). If you buy a calendar, book or…

Dallywater’s hosts A Medieval Christmas Banquet

DALLYWATER'S MEDIEVAL CHRISTMAS BANQUET

Dallywater’s, A British Eatery in the Finger Lakes of New York State is hosting a Medieval Christmas Banquet. There are two more days left, Saturday, 14 December and Saturday, 21 December. Dallywater’s is located on Castle St, how cool is that! Call now and get your spot in the Banquet Hall! Dallywater’s Location View Larger…

Haunted Castles: Castle Ghosts of Ireland

Tonight is Devil’s Night, the night before Halloween! What better way to ‘celebrate’ than to sit down in a dimly lit room and watch ghost stories from Ireland. The Castle Ghost series first aired in 1995 on the BBC. Hosted by acclaimed English actor Robert Hardy. This episode takes us on a tour of Ireland…

Haunted Castles: Carbury Castle, Ireland

Ruins of Carbury,County Kildare

I never had the opportunity to visit Carbury Castle and I’m not sure why. I spent a lot of time in and around Dublin but never in County Kildare. Next time I will make sure to visit the castle ruins…probably during the day! So what do you think, is the castle haunted? Watch the documentary…

Haunted Castles: Ghosts of Edinburgh

Edinburgh Ghost

Edinburgh is billed as the most haunted city in Britain. With a 800 year old castle, the vaults and Mary King’s Close, the most haunted street in Edinburgh, it’s no wonder so many ghost stories are associated with the city. I took one of those ‘ghost tours’ when I was in Edinburgh, we toured the…

Leumeah ‘medieval’ castle listed for auction

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The article earlier this week about the Leumeah castle stated that Ron Farmer is selling his medieval castle in New South Wales, Australia. Now we have a location and asking price. (Prices below are listed in Australian Dollars) If you are looking to relocate to Australia you might think about buying the Leumeah castle. ~The…

Englishman transforms his Sydney home into medieval castle

Ron Farmer medieval castle

This Englishman’s home really is his castle. Boasting 10 turrets, a moat, stained glass windows, medieval furnishings and gargoyles, it is fit for King Arthur and his knights and tends to stand out among the brick-and-tile neighbouring bungalows in Dowling St, Leumeah. The suburban Camelot is the work of Ron Farmer, who was determined to…

UFO visits Muiderslot Castle

UFO netherlands castle

What started out as a casual sightseeing trip to a historic castle in the Netherlands took a bizarre turn for one Dutch woman, who claims she may have spotted some kind of UFO. Corrine Federer, 43, a business manager and amateur photographer, was visiting medieval Muiderslot Castle outside Amsterdam last month when she started taking…

Announcing the Award winning documentary ‘Battle Castle’

Battle Castle

Battle Castle created and produced by Parallax Film Productions is hands down the best documentary of this century. Now, I’ve been squealing over this show like a teenage girl at a Justin Bieber concert for well over a year. No I don’t cry and faint when I watch it…well not anymore. But now I am…

Battle Castle: Austin, Texas

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The invaders moved in almost overnight and now they are ready to attack. If you live in the Austin, Texas area you can watch a Battle Castle Mini-Marathon today on PBS station KLRU. Don’t miss it! #BattleCastle marathon on @KLRU Austin, TX featuring Crac des Chevaliers, Dover and Malaga. Sunday May 5th @ 3:55 pm….

Battle Castle: San Francisco Dates

Battle Castle Logo

San Francisco PBS station KQED released their schedule for Battle Castle. And they are running a marathon! If you live in the Bay area plan your Memorial Day Weekend around the Battle Castle lineup! It will air beginning Thursday, 23 May 2013 and the final show will be on Saturday, 25 May 2013. Get your…

Britain’s best castles

Bodiam Castle, East Sussex, UK

7 must-see strongholds in Britain Britain’s rich and varied history has been characterised by conflict for hundreds of years, and reminders of these fierce battles dot the British landscape in the form of towering castles and fortresses. On your visit to Britain be sure to get a taste of its fascinating history by visiting some…