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  • 1. CastleS are big, strong buildings. People built castles in the past to protect everyone inside the castle from attack. Many castles have legends. Legends are stories about people and places in the past. There are legends of ghosts , wizards , kings and queens , and heroes. Read about some of these in the next few pages.
  • 2. Windsor Castle is on of the places where Queen Elizabeth II of England lives. It is the biggest inhabited castle in the world. William the Conqueror (1028 – 1087) invaded England in 1066 and built this castle.It is 45 kilometres west of London.
  • 3. Balmonar castle is another of the Queen of England´s castles. The royal family usually go Balmonar on Christmas. And can sleep in peace in Balmoral !
  • 4. Glamis Castle is in the east of Scotland near Dundee.It is over 600 years old and it has got a lot of beautiful tall towers.
  • 5. Richmond Castle is in the north of England.It is over 900 years old .It is on a big hill next to a river. It has got two big towers .These are called keeps.It is the only castle in England with two keeps.
  • 6. Dover Castle is a very big , old castle in England.It is on the south – east coast of England. It is on top of the famous white cliffs Dover. The castle has got an extremely big keep. You can visit the castle and the secret tunnels, but don,t worry-there are no ghosts here
  • 7. Blarney Castle is a very old castle in Ireland. It is eight kilometres from Cork. The King of Munstre built the castle in 1446.
  • 8. The Tower London is in the centre of London,next to the River Thames.It is over 900 years old and it was a famous prision and place of execution.
  • 9. Warwick Castle is near Coventry in England.It is more than 600 years old and is the home of the Earl of Warwick.
  • 10. Tintagel was a beautiful 12th-century stone castle.Today it is a ruin on the coast of south-west England with views over the sea. Tintagel is a famous for its legends of magic and mystery.
  • 11. Cadbury Castle is in the south-west of England. Some people belive this was the site for Arthur´s famous castle,Camelot ,where he lived with his wife,Queen Guinevere and the Knights of the Round Table.