The Castle Guide – a selection of castles from around the UK

There are now over 1100 Scottish castles in this guide, over 300 Welsh castles, all sorted alphabetically. Please use the search box below to select a castle name, country, a clan or family name, or a town to see what’s within a few miles. Just type in your search term, select what you are searching by, and away you go!

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Woodhouses Bastle, Harbottle

Woodhouses Bastle is a well preserved bastle house accessible from a signposted path with the permission of the landowner. It has a roof, and both levels can be seen. It was occupied into the 18th century at least and was restored c1904

  • Access: Free Public Access
  • Grid Reference: NT96570028

Woodside House

Woodside House, privately occupied, much altered & extended C16 tower of the Ralstons

  • Access: No Access
  • Grid Reference: NS347554

Wooler Castle

Wooler Castle has all the hallmarks of a motte and bailey, but is also a natural strongpoint. The summit of the motte holds the war memorial, and the wedge shaped putative bailey is partly occupied by St Mary's church. It was in disrepair in 1255, and abandoned.

  • Access: Free Public Access
  • Grid Reference: NT993281

Wooler Tower

Wooler Tower occupies the motte area of Wooler Castle, and was built after the old site had been unused for centuries. It was repeatedly described as being in poor repair and is unlikely to have been maintained after 1603.

  • Access: Free Public Access
  • Grid Reference: NT99292809

Workington Hall

Workington Hall is a large derelict manion, mostly of the 18th/19th century, but containing a tower house of the 14th century and extensions of the 15th and 16th. It was abandoned and sold to the local council, then deroofed. Today it is in a public park, but fenced off for safety reasons.

  • Access: No Access
  • Grid Reference: NY008288


Worleton or Doghill, e/w of moated manorial site ?C14 of Bishops of Llandaff

  • Access: Occasional Access

    Wrae Castle

    Wrae Tower, ruin of C16 tower of the Tweedies probably abandoned C17, and in ruins C18

    • Access: S.O.A.C. Public Access
    • Grid Reference: NT115331

    Wreaths Tower

    Wreaths Tower, ruins of C16 tower of the Douglases later occupied by Maxwells &? abandoned C18

    • Access: S.O.A.C. Public Access
    • Grid Reference: NX952565

    Yanwath Hall

    Yanwath Hall is a long private residence with a tower house at onie end dating from the 15th century or earlier. The original hall block is later but maybe 15th century, and was reworked in the 17th century, with additional buildings forming a courtyard behind being added later.

    • Access: No Access
    • Grid Reference: NY508282

    Yester Castle

    Yester Castle and Goblin Ha', ruins of C13-15 castle of Giffords & Hays abandoned C16; vaulted undercroft occupied to C18

    • Access: S.O.A.C. Public Access
    • Grid Reference: NT556667

    Ynyscrug Castle

    Ynyscrug Castle, scant e/w remain of motte & bailey largely destroyed by railway & road building

    • Closest To: Wales
    • Access: No Access
    • Grid Reference: SS995928

    Ystrad Meurig Castle

    Ystrad Meurig Castle, e/w and footings of C12 castle of the Clares at the end of a spur, ?llys site

    • Access: Occasional Access

      Ystradowen Motte

      Ystradowen Motte, e/w of ?incomplete ditched motte near to church at end of low ridge

      • Closest To: Wales
      • Access: Occasional Access
      • Grid Reference: ST011777