03 Jan 2017
We've helped our customers settle into some fantastic homes, ranging from mansions to small flats.
At Bishop's Move, there's no job too big or too small. But as much as we love our day-to-day removals, we can't help fantasising about moving to one of the UK's historic castles. Here's our pick of the top 5 castles we'd love to move into.
This magnificent castle stands on a triangular 4-acre site in the city of Carlisle. It is situated on rising ground at the northern end of the historic city. The oldest parts of the castle are thought to date back to the 12th century, with curtain walls surrounding the settlement. There are a number of buildings within the castle grounds that are still in use today. The Inner Ward of the castle was originally intended for royal residence but the castle has been in almost continuous military use. With such a great deal of space within the castle walls, it could almost serve as a miniature village of sorts. With room for the whole family, it would make a great place to move into.
The castle is open to the public so you can take a trip to look around and see all that it has to offer. They regularly host special events and there are even torchlight tours at night to give you a better idea of what it's like to be in the castle walls after dark. For more information take a look at their website today.
Clifford’s Tower / York
Another idyllic spot that we would love to move into would be Clifford’s Tower in York. It is one of the main surviving features of York castle and provides some fantastic views of the city. The tower itself stands on a conical mound and a wall walk provides fantastic panoramic views of the city that you won’t find anywhere else. It is thought to date back as early as 1086, but much of the other castle settlements have been lost to history. Although it wouldn’t be the most practical place to live, the castle’s unique location would make it a dream home. It might prove difficult carrying your belongings up the mound but our York team would sure be up for the challenge.
There's plenty to see and do at Clifford's Tower and you can take a trip there today. There are guided tours of the grounds and plenty of fantastic photo opportunities. If you're thinking of visiting then why not take a look at their website for more information. Plan your visit in advance and make a day out of it.
Pendennis Castle / Cornwall
This magnificent castle once defended the island from the Tudor period up until the end of the Second World War. The castle occupies most of a rocky headland in Cornwall, at the south side of the Fal estuary. It overlooks the English Channel and was a vital point of defence throughout the Tudor and Elizabethan periods. The centrepiece of the castle settlement is a magnificent four-storey circular tower. The castle is situated on large grounds with several outer buildings and views of the neighbouring town of Falmouth. Situated right on the coast, it makes this castle a dream place to live and settle.
Although it's unlikely you will ever get the chance to live in the castle, you can still visit and take a look around the grounds. There's plenty to see and do and you can take in the culture of the local town. Why not take a look at their website and plan your trip in advance?
The first Norman castle was built in 1067 by William the Conqueror and has a great deal of history behind it. It is situated in the city centre and is close to Nottingham canal. This unique settlement is set in fantastic grounds with plenty of space to roam. The castle also holds a secret underneath its ground with a labyrinth of hidden tunnels and passageways. This makes it an exciting place to live as you can slip in and out of the castle grounds without anyone noticing. It is also very close to the city so you wouldn’t have to travel far to indulge in some retail therapy either.
There's plenty to see and do at Nottingham Castle with a museum and art gallery open to the public. It's also close to the city centre so you can make a day out of it and take in the rest of the sights. If you want to take a look around this great place then head to their website for more information about special events and tours of the castle.
Cardiff Castle is located in the heart of the capital, with the castle walls and fairy-tale towers making it the perfect location for a home. The castle has been reinforced over the years through the Roman and Norman periods. The castle sits within the beautiful parklands with the River Taff running close-by. It is also on the edge of the city centre so couldn’t be better placed to make the most of the great city of Cardiff. Other fantastic local amenities include Cardiff Central Railway and the Principality Stadium. All of these factors add up to make Cardiff Castle a dream place to live.
Sadly, Cardiff Castle won't be going up for sale anytime soon as it is currently one of the most visited attractions in Wales. But if you do plan to visit then there are plenty of things to see and do at the castle. With tours of the castle and it's ground and plenty of family fun, Cardiff Castle offers a great day out. The city centre is also within easy reach so you can explore even more of the capital. Make sure you head over to their website if you're planning a visit.