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Castles Collection

Step into a world of enchantment and grandeur as we explore the captivating castles around the globe

Background imageCastles Collection: The lake and castle at Chantilly, in Picardie, France, Europe

The lake and castle at Chantilly, in Picardie, France, Europe

Background imageCastles Collection: Highclere Castle (Downton Abbey)

Highclere Castle (Downton Abbey)
Highclere Castle, home of the Earl of Carnarvon, the 5th Earl famous for his archaeological work in Egypt, and the location for the BBC serial Downton Abbey, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageCastles Collection: Lindisfarne Castle - at sunrise over harbour, Holy Island, Northumberland National Park, England

Lindisfarne Castle - at sunrise over harbour, Holy Island, Northumberland National Park, England
USH-3228 Lindisfarne Castle - at sunrise over harbour Holy Island, Northumberland National Park, England Duncan Usher Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only

Background imageCastles Collection: Highclere Castle (Downton Abbey)

Highclere Castle (Downton Abbey)
Highclere Castle, home of the Earl of Carnarvon, the 5th Earl famous for his archaeological work in Egypt, and the location for the BBC serial Downton Abbey, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageCastles Collection: Steam train on the Swanage Railway, Corfe Castle, Dorset, England, UK

Steam train on the Swanage Railway, Corfe Castle, Dorset, England, UK

Background imageCastles Collection: Blarney Castle, County Cork, Munster, Republic of Ireland, Europe

Blarney Castle, County Cork, Munster, Republic of Ireland, Europe

Background imageCastles Collection: Warwick Castle, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Warwick Castle, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageCastles Collection: PONTEFRACT CASTLE, Yorkshire

PONTEFRACT CASTLE, Yorkshire
Bird s-eye view of Pontefract Castle, Yorkshire, as it appeared during the Civil War. Date: 1648

Background imageCastles Collection: A correct plan of the town of Sheffield by William Fairbank, 1771

A correct plan of the town of Sheffield by William Fairbank, 1771
Scale 440 yards : 3.3 inches. Shows the Bull Stake, slaughterhouses, Town Mill, Irish Cross. Original at Local Studies y09647

Background imageCastles Collection: Four views of Limerick, County Limerick, Ireland

Four views of Limerick, County Limerick, Ireland
Four views of Limerick, County Limerick, Republic of Ireland. circa 1960s

Background imageCastles Collection: Dunvegan castle, isle of Skye, Inner hebrides, Scotland

Dunvegan castle, isle of Skye, Inner hebrides, Scotland

Background imageCastles Collection: Beaumaris Castle, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Beaumaris, Anglesey, Gwynedd, Wales, United Kingdom

Beaumaris Castle, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Beaumaris, Anglesey, Gwynedd, Wales, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageCastles Collection: Bamburgh Castle, Northumberland, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Bamburgh Castle, Northumberland, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageCastles Collection: Blair Castle, Perthshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, Europe

Blair Castle, Perthshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageCastles Collection: View of Edinburgh Castle from Grassmarket, Edinburgh, Lothian, Scotland

View of Edinburgh Castle from Grassmarket, Edinburgh, Lothian, Scotland, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageCastles Collection: Sunrise over Bamburgh Beach and Castle from the sand dunes, Northumberland, England

Sunrise over Bamburgh Beach and Castle from the sand dunes, Northumberland, England. Spring (March)

Background imageCastles Collection: Caerphilly Castle, Caerphilly, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom, Europe

Caerphilly Castle, Caerphilly, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageCastles Collection: River Thames and Windsor Castle, Windsor, Berkshire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

River Thames and Windsor Castle, Windsor, Berkshire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageCastles Collection: Chateau de Chillon (Chillon Castle) on Lake Geneva, Veytaux, Vaud Canton, Switzerland

Chateau de Chillon (Chillon Castle) on Lake Geneva, Veytaux, Vaud Canton, Switzerland, Europe

Background imageCastles Collection: Tonbridge Castle, Tonbridge, Kent, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Tonbridge Castle, Tonbridge, Kent, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageCastles Collection: Mont Orgeuil castle, Gorey, Jersey, Channel islands, United Kingdom, Europe

Mont Orgeuil castle, Gorey, Jersey, Channel islands, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageCastles Collection: Castlebay, Barra, Outer Hebrides, Scotland, United Kingdom, Europe

Castlebay, Barra, Outer Hebrides, Scotland, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageCastles Collection: England, London, Tower of London, Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red by ceramic artist

England, London, Tower of London, Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red by ceramic artist Paul Cummins, with setting by stage designer Tom Piper, 888

Background imageCastles Collection: UK, England, Dorset, Corfe Castle and station on the Swanage Railway

UK, England, Dorset, Corfe Castle and station on the Swanage Railway

Background imageCastles Collection: The fortified city of Carcassonne, Languedoc-Roussillon, France

The fortified city of Carcassonne, Languedoc-Roussillon, France

Background imageCastles Collection: Highclere Castle (Downton Abbey)

Highclere Castle (Downton Abbey)
Highclere Castle, home of the Earl of Carnarven, the 5th Earl being famous for archaeological work in Egypt, the House featured in the BBC Drama Downton Abbey, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom

Background imageCastles Collection: Corfe village and castle, Dorset, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Corfe village and castle, Dorset, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageCastles Collection: Castle Stalker, Appin, Argyll, Scotland

Castle Stalker, Appin, Argyll, Scotland

Background imageCastles Collection: Carreg Cennen Castle in the Brecon Beacons, Carmarthenshire, Wales. Summer (August)

Carreg Cennen Castle in the Brecon Beacons, Carmarthenshire, Wales. Summer (August)

Background imageCastles Collection: Late evening sunlight bathes against the Bamburgh Castle stronghold on the Northumberland

Late evening sunlight bathes against the Bamburgh Castle stronghold on the Northumberland coast, England. Spring (March) 2015

Background imageCastles Collection: Europe, Romania. Bran. Castle Bran interior secret passageway

Europe, Romania. Bran. Castle Bran interior secret passageway

Background imageCastles Collection: Claypotts Castle, Broughty Ferry, near Dundee, Highlands, Scotland, United Kingdom

Claypotts Castle, Broughty Ferry, near Dundee, Highlands, Scotland, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageCastles Collection: Edinburgh Castle and the Waverley Hotel clock tower illuminated at dusk

Edinburgh Castle and the Waverley Hotel clock tower illuminated at dusk, Edinburgh, Lothian, Scotland, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageCastles Collection: Mont Orgueil and harbour by night, Gorey, Jersey, Channel Islands, United Kingdom, Europe

Mont Orgueil and harbour by night, Gorey, Jersey, Channel Islands, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageCastles Collection: UK, Scotland, Highlands, Inverness, River Ness and Inverness Castle

UK, Scotland, Highlands, Inverness, River Ness and Inverness Castle

Background imageCastles Collection: Sunset at Miramare Castle, Trieste, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy

Sunset at Miramare Castle, Trieste, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy

Background imageCastles Collection: Shuri Castle, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Naha, Okinawa, Japan, Asia

Shuri Castle, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Naha, Okinawa, Japan, Asia

Background imageCastles Collection: Hever Castle, dating from the 13th century, childhood home of Anne Boleyn, Kent, England

Hever Castle, dating from the 13th century, childhood home of Anne Boleyn, Kent, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageCastles Collection: Harlech Castle

Harlech Castle, Wales, was built by King Edward I (1239 - 1307) on the site of an older building. The last Royalist castle to hold out for Charles I in the English Civil War

Background imageCastles Collection: Bamburgh Castle

Bamburgh Castle, perched on a basalt outcrop on the edge of the North Sea at Bamburgh, Northumberland, it played a great part in the Border Wars (with Scotland)

Background imageCastles Collection: The Chateau de Chillon on Lake Geneva, Switzerland, Europe

The Chateau de Chillon on Lake Geneva, Switzerland, Europe

Background imageCastles Collection: Kingswear Castle. River Dart, Dartmouth, Devon

Kingswear Castle. River Dart, Dartmouth, Devon
Nicky Brown / SpecialistStock

Background imageCastles Collection: Eilean Donan Castle

Eilean Donan Castle, on Loch Duich, Ross-shire, Scotland. Originally occupied by a vitrified fort, it was replaced in the 13th century by this castle

Background imageCastles Collection: View of the Kilkenny castle reflected in the Nore river. County Kilkenny, Ireland

View of the Kilkenny castle reflected in the Nore river. County Kilkenny, Ireland

Background imageCastles Collection: UK, England, Northumberland, Embleton Bay, Embleton Bay Beach, Dunstanburgh Castle

UK, England, Northumberland, Embleton Bay, Embleton Bay Beach, Dunstanburgh Castle

Background imageCastles Collection: Chateau Gaillard, Les Andelys, Eure, Normandy, France, Europe

Chateau Gaillard, Les Andelys, Eure, Normandy, France, Europe

Background imageCastles Collection: Greece, Rhodes, Lindos Acropolis and Megali Paralia Beach

Greece, Rhodes, Lindos Acropolis and Megali Paralia Beach

Background imageCastles Collection: Wales, Glamorgan, Gower Peninsula, Mumbles, View of Mumbles from Oystermouth Castle

Wales, Glamorgan, Gower Peninsula, Mumbles, View of Mumbles from Oystermouth Castle




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Step into a world of enchantment and grandeur as we explore the captivating castles around the globe. From the iconic Highclere Castle, famously known as Downton Abbey, to the majestic Blarney Castle in Ireland's picturesque County Cork, these architectural wonders transport us back in time. Warwick Castle stands proudly in Warwickshire, England, showcasing its medieval splendor and offering visitors a glimpse into history. Meanwhile, Dunvegan Castle on Scotland's Isle of Skye exudes an air of mystery with its ancient walls and breathtaking surroundings. Venturing further north brings us to Bamburgh Castle in Northumberland, England. Perched dramatically atop a rocky outcrop overlooking the North Sea, it evokes tales of knights and battles fought long ago. Traveling across continents takes us to Caerphilly Castle in Wales. Its imposing fortifications tell stories of conquests while providing stunning views of Glamorgan's countryside. Further east lies Shuri Castle in Okinawa, Japan - a UNESCO World Heritage Site that showcases traditional Ryukyuan architecture amidst lush gardens. Heading westward brings us to Chateau de Chillon on Lake Geneva in Switzerland. This fairytale castle seems straight out of a storybook with its idyllic setting against sparkling waters. Closer to home is Corfe Castle nestled within Dorset's scenic landscape. As steam trains chug along Swanage Railway nearby, this medieval ruin adds an extra touch of charm to an already picturesque scene. Lastly but not leastly are Four views Limerick offers from County Limerick itself; this Irish city boasts historical landmarks that include castles dating back centuries – each one telling tales from Ireland’s rich past. Castles truly embody timeless elegance and serve as reminders of our shared heritage across different cultures and continents. Whether you're exploring Europe or venturing further abroad, let these magnificent structures ignite your imagination and transport you to a bygone era.