Celtic Castles

Celtic Castles

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Some of the most romantic castles in the world are found in the British Isles and Ireland. These strongholds may now largely be ruined, but in their dilapidation they have gained an air of mystery and beauty. The people they once protected are gone, the borders they guarded have dissolved, the fragile communities and wooden buildings that built up around them have been dismantled. Only the castles, centuries on, remain - proof of how robustly they were constructed in the first place.
From the tip of southern Ireland to northern Scotland, from castles maintained over the centuries to ones that are now mere ruins, Celtic Castles celebrates the stories behind more than 100 strongholds. In these we find tales of religious dissent, of English Parliamentarians attacking Irish Catholic refuges, of warring Scottish clans, of the English and Scots fighting over Scottish independence. And in the buildings we find such curiosities as Britain's only triangular castle or the hiding place for the Scottish crown jewels.
With 150 outstanding colour photographs, Celtic Castles is a brilliant pictorial examination of worlds gone by.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 224 pages
  • 227 x 297 x 24mm | 1,386g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 150 photos; 150 Illustrations, unspecified
  • 1782746234
  • 9781782746232
  • 589,466

Table of contents

Introduction
HILLFORTS
Chun Hill Fort, Cornwall, England
British Camp, Herefordshire, England
Maiden Castle, Dorset, England
Cadbury Castle, Somerset, England
Carl Wark Hill Fort, Peak District National Park, England
Dunbeg Fort, County Kerry, Ireland
Staigue Stone Fort, County Kerry, Ireland

EARLY MIDDLE AGES
Tretower Castle, Powys, Wales
Peel Castle, Isle of Man
Launceston Castle, Cornwall, England
Cardiff Castle, Cardiff, Wales
Coity Castle, Glamorgan, Wales
Rock of Cashel, County Tipperary, Ireland
Stirling Castle, Stirling, Scotland
Cahir Castle, County Tipperary, Ireland
Trim Castle, County Meath, Ireland
Dolbadarn Castle, Gwynedd, Wales
Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh, Scotland
St Andrews Castle, Fife, Scotland
Restormel Castle, Cornwall, England
Castle Rushen, Isle of Man
Grosmont Castle, Monmouthshire, Wales
Narberth Castle, West Wales
Malahide Castle, Dublin, Ireland
Fort-la-Latte, Brittany, France
Dunlough Castle, County Cork, Ireland
King John's Castle, Limerick, Ireland
Kilkenny Castle, Kilkenny, Ireland
Newcastle Emlyn, Carmarthenshire, Wales
Dolwyddelan Castle, Conwy, Wales
Criccieth Castle, Gwynedd, Wales
Tintagel Castle, Cornwall, England
Eilean Donan Castle, Loch Duich, Scotland
Castell Dinas Bran, Denbighshire, Wales
Neidpath Castle, Scottish Borders, Scotland
Caerphilly Castle, Glamorgan, Wales
Carew Castle, Pembrokeshire, Wales
Aberystwyth Castle, Ceredigion, Wales
Caerlaverock Castle, Dumfries, Scotland
Caernarfon Castle, Gwynedd, Wales
Inverlochy Castle, Highlands, Scotland
Denbigh Castle, Denbighshire, Wales
Conwy Castle, Conwy, Wales
Harlech Castle, Gwynedd, Wales
Achadun Castle, Isle of Lismore, Scotland
Spynie Castle, Moray, Scotland
Beaumaris Castle, Isle of Anglesey, Wales

LATE MIDDLE AGES
Dunvegan Castle, Isle of Skye, Scotland
Duart Castle, Isle of Mull, Scotland
MacDuff Castle, Fife, Scotland
Mugdock Castle, Stirlingshire, Scotland
Dunscaith Castle, Isle of Skye, Scotland
Pennard Castle, Gower Peninsula, Wales
Urquhart Castle, Highlands of Scotland
Chateau de Dinan, Cotes-d'Armor, Brittany, France
Chateau de Vitre, Ille-et-Vilaine, Brittany, France
Tantallon Castle, East Lothian, Scotland
Castle Tioram, Eilean Tioram Island, Scotland
Llawhaden Castle, Pembrokeshire, Wales
Threave Castle, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland
Strome Castle, Highlands of Scotland
Craigmillar Castle, Edinburgh, Scotland
Chateau de Tonquedec, Brittany, France
Dunnottar Castle, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Doune Castle, Stirlingshire, Scotland
Duntulm Castle, Isle of Skye, Scotland
Kilchurn Castle, Argyll and Bute, Scotland
Bunratty Castle, County Clare, Ireland
Castle Stalker, Argyll, Scotland
Blackness Castle, Falkirk, Scotland
Auchindoun Castle, Moray, Scotland
Castle Sinclair Girnigoe, Caithness, Scotland
Raglan Castle, Monmouthshire, Wales
Donegal Castle, County Donegal, Ireland

EARLY MODERN ERA
Glenbuchat Castle, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Dunure Castle, South Ayrshire, Scotland
Balvaird Castle, Perthshire, Scotland
Doonagore Castle, County Clare, Ireland
Blarney Castle, County Cork, Ireland
Dunluce Castle, County Antrim, Northern Ireland
Huntly Castle, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Kisimul Castle, Outer Hebrides, Scotland
Lochranza Castle, Isle of Arran, Scotland
Ross Castle, County Kerry, Ireland
Kinbane Castle, County Antrim, Northern Ireland
Corgarff Castle, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Minard Castle, County Kerry, Ireland
Gylen Castle, Argyll and Bute, Scotland
Ardvreck Castle, Sutherland, Scotland
New Slains Castle, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Keiss Castle, Sutherland, Scotland
Enniskillen Castle, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland
Parke's Castle, County Leitrim, Northern Ireland
Monea Castle, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland
Tully Castle, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland
Birr Castle, County Offaly, Ireland
Craigievar Castle, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Braemar Castle, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Fraser Castle, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Drumlanrig Castle, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland
Dunguaire Castle, County Galway, Ireland
Ashford Castle, County Galway, Ireland
Carn Brea Castle, Cornwall, England

MODERN TIMES
Glenveagh Castle, County Donegal, Ireland
Culzean Castle, Ayrshire, Scotland
Eglinton Castle, Ayrshire, Scotland
Lismore Castle, County Waterford, Ireland
Penrhyn Castle, Gwynedd, Wales
Tower of Refuge, Douglas Bay, Isle of Man
Inverness Castle, Inverness, Scotland
Chateau Costaeres, Cotes d'Armor, Brittany, France
Balmoral Castle, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Castell Coch, Tongwynlais, Wales
Glengorm Castle, Isle of Mull, Scotland
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About Martin J Dougherty

Martin J. Dougherty is a freelance writer specializing in military and defence topics. He is the author of Medieval Warrior, SAS and Elite Forces Guide Extreme Unarmed Combat, and SAS and Elite Forces Guide Sniper, Small Arms: From the Civil War to the Present Day, and books on personal self-defence. He lives in northern England.
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