Whatever your favourite kind of castle – one with ducks swimming in a moat, one with a thousand steps to climb up a Norman tower, or one with a grisly history, they make for a great day out.
The 24 Hour Museum castles trail has plenty of photos of castles and forts, great and small to whet your appetite. Or you could follow the trail of King Arthur from Tintagel to Pendragon Castle, while some of Britain’s Finest Castles are in this trail. And of course, you can search the 24 Hour Museum database for your nearest castle, or events at castles.
Speaking of which – you can meet pirates and smugglers at Pendennis Castle, Cornwall from August 1-3, spot dinosaurs at Pickering Castle, North Yorkshire on August 6 and learn juggling with a jester at Corfe Castle, Dorset on July 30.