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Top 10 Medieval Castles in France

Here is our list of the top 10 medieval castles in France – ones that have retained its appearance from the Middle Ages.

THINGS TO SEE: Murder in the Cathedral

This is my review of the T.S. Eliot’s play, “Murder in the Cathedral”, on at St. Bartholomew in Smithfield, London.

Top 10 Medieval Castles in Wales

Wales is home to some of the most fascinating castles on the British Isles – these medieval fortresses have fought over for hundreds of years and display some unique architectural heritage

Top 10 Medieval Castles in Scotland

Interested in visiting a medieval castle in Scotland? Here is our picks for the 10 best Scottish castles that date from the Middle Ages.

Top 10 Medieval Castles in England

Here is our list of ten castles you can explore that have largely remained the same since they were built in the Middle Ages.

BOOKS: Canterbury Cathedral

After visiting Canterbury Cathedral, I was inspired to suggest books that relate to Canterbury’s famous Archbishops, history and beauty.

What to See in Westminster Abbey

A review and tour of Westminster Abbey

What to See at The Tower of London

Here is a list of our ‘Must sees’ and things you can skip if you’re pressed for time when you tour the Tower of London.

Twilight Tours at the Tower of London!

A review of the Twilight Tour at the Tower of London!

A Companion and Guide to the Norman Conquest

Peter Bramley’s beautifully illustrated field guide and companion to the Norman Conquest gives full details of both the events and the personalities associated with each of these sites, together with the historical background and the reasons for the end of Anglo-Saxon rule.

Eilean Donan Castle in Scotland

One of the most famous castle’s in Scotland, Eilean Donan Castle dates back to the 13th century.

The Spanish Touch – Barcelona and Catalonia’s Medieval Treasures

Barcelona’s medieval district is rightly considered one of the best preserved in Europe. There is literally a story on every street, and around every corner a legend.

Discovering Medieval Bohemia

By Zoe Brooks, Czech Tours I have my perfect job. It combines two of my loves – history especially medieval history and the Czech Republic. Having successfully taken a party of 30 archaeology enthusiasts around some of the sites and sights of South Bohemia, I set up Czech Tours Ltd to offer off-the-shelf and custom-made historical […]

The Cloisters: Medieval Museum of Art

See the medieval art at The Cloisters in New York City

Medieval Origins of the Cathedral of Our Lady in Antwerp, Belgium

By Sarah Läseke Today, as in the Middle Ages, the Cathedral of Antwerp is situated in the centre of the city among narrow cobbled streets and crooked houses. Built between the fourteenth and sixteenth century, Antwerp Cathedral (also known as the Cathedral of Our Lady) is the largest Gothic church in the Low Countries. The […]

Higgins Armory Museum

The Higgins Armory Museum is located in Worcester, Massachusetts, about an hour’s drive from Boston. The museum hosts one of the world’s largest collections of historical arms and armour, with over 500o pieces dating from the Middle Ages, as well as items from ancient civilizations and other parts of the world. Medievalists.net visited the museum […]

Katedra Oliwska – Gdańsk

Katedra Oliwa is located in the city of Gdańsk, in the Oliwa district of the city. On July 2, 1186, Sambor I Gdański, Prince of Pomerania, founded a Cistercian Monastery and the history of the Cathedral began. The cathedral is 17.7m high, 19m wide and 107m long which making it the longest Cistercian church in […]

Bielsko-Biała – Katedra św. Mikołaja/Zamek książąt Sułkowskich

Bielsko-Biała is a city in southern Poland located 1 hour south of Katowice and approximately 1 and 1/2 hours south-west of Kraków. Bielsko-Biała is composed of two former cities on opposite banks of the Biała River, Bielsko and Biała. Bielsko-Biała is one of the most important cities of the Beskidy region. A fortified settlement was […]

Guide to Medieval Lincoln

One of England’s oldest towns, Lincoln has a very interesting medieval history. This guide will point some of the historic sites in Lincoln and describe the role of the town in the Middle Ages. The origins of Lincoln go back to the 1st century BC, when a Celtic settlement existed on the site, which is […]

L’Anse aux Meadows, Newfoundland

L’Anse aux Meadows has been a National Historic Site since 1977. Parks Canada operates a Visitor Centre which displays artifacts discovered during the archeological excavations.

Guide to Carcassonne

Situated in a strategic position on the Aude River between the Toulousain and the Mediterranean port of Narbonne, the city of Carcassonne served throughout the Middle Ages as a military stronghold and center of administration. Occupied at least since the first century A.D. by the Romans, Carcassonne was a major Visigothic stronghold after the fifth […]

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