ENGLISH CASTLES AND HISTORIC RUINS

Ruins of Fountain's Abbey near Ripon in North Yorkshire, England.

In this image gallery you’ll discover the remains of a Roman fort that was built during the second century and that crowns the hillside at Hardknott pass in Cumbria. The stunning view from this ancient site stretches to the coast and to the village of Ravenglass that’s home to the ruins of a Roman bath house and to the 13th century Muncaster castle that’s been the home of the Pennington family for more than 800 years.

Here too you’ll see Bamburgh castle that sits atop a coastal hill, and Carlisle castle that has been in continual use since its establishment in 1092 and that, as the main fortress on England’s north-western border with Scotland, has endured more sieges, primarily by Scottish forces, than any other site in Britain.

And if it’s places of worship that inspire you, then you’re sure to be impressed by the elegance of the ancient architecture that’s still on display at the ruins of the Lanercost priory in Cumbria, at Fountain’s abbey and Bolton abbey in North Yorkshire.

Take a digital journey to some awe-inspiring historic sites in England – then click on the buttons below to discover the wonders of the past in Scotland and Wales.

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To view a list of the castles and other historic ruins of England that are featured in this photo gallery  

  • Arundel castle
  • Bamburgh castle
  • Bolton abbey
  • Carlisle castle
  • Egremont castle
  • Fountain’s abbey
  • Lanercost priory
  • Muncaster castle
  • Roman bath house, Ravenglass, Cumbria
  • Roman fort, Hardknott Pass, Cumbria
  • Saint John’s church, Chester
  • Scarborough castle
  • Sherborne castle

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