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Castle Studies Group
The group to be in if you're serious about castles. Its members are both professional and amateur from a wide and varied range of archaeological and historical backgrounds. Membership spreads across the world.
http://www.castlestudiesgroup.org.uk

Castles of Britain
The website of Castles Unlimited, co-owned by Lise Hull, which is dedicated to the study and promotion of British castles. The Castle Learning Center is specially geared to students and researchers.
http://www.castles-of-britain.com

The Scriptorium
A site dedicated to all things medieval, from recipes, cutting quills and heraldry through re-enactment groups and suppliers of medieval items.
http://thescriptorium.co.uk/index.php


Castles

Castles, Palaces and Stately Homes of Britain
Louisa Brown shares her travels around Britain. This informative website features photos of the places together with short descriptions of what there is to see today and maybe a little history of each site.
http://louisabrown.net/Castles.htm

CastleXplorer
Great Britain is full of castles and fortifications to explore. Some are large, famous and easy to find, while others are almost forgotten ruins. The website provides extensive information about the castles that the owners, Simon and Gina Robins, have visited.
http://www.castlexplorer.co.uk/

City of York Castle Area Campaign
The Castle Area Campaign Group is fighting the City of York Council to stop the building of the Castle Piccadilly shopping mall next to the ancient monument of Clifford's Tower and the Castle Museum in York, England.
http://www.yorkcastle.com/index.html

Great-Castles
Join Ron Lyons, Jr, on a journey into Europe's Medieval past. Extensive website filled with castle histories, photos and links.
http://great-castles.com


Preservation

Cadw
Cadw's mission is to protect, conserve, and to promote an appreciation of the built heritage of Wales.
http://www.cadw.wales.gov.uk

CBA
Council for British Archaeology works to promote the study and safeguarding of Britain's historic environment, to provide a forum for archaeological opinion, and to improve public interest in, and knowledge of, Britain's past.
http://www.britarch.ac.uk/

The Clwyd-Powys Archaeological Trust
The Clwyd-Powys Archaeological Trust maintains the Regional Sites and Monuments Record - an archive and computerised database of all known archaeological or heritage related sites in the Clwyd-Powys area. They also hold excavation archives, records of land and building surveys, and an extensive collection of air photographs, all of which are continually updated as new information becomes available.

http://www.cpat.org.uk

English Heritage
English Heritage is the national body created by Parliament in 1984 charged with the protection of the historic environment and with promoting public understanding and enjoyment of it.
http://www.english-heritage.org.uk

Historic Scotland
Historic Scotland is an Agency within the Scottish Executive Education Department and is directly responsible to Scottish Ministers for safeguarding the nation's built heritage, and promoting its understanding and enjoyment.
http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/

National Trust
Guardian for places of historic interest or natural beauty in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland.
http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/

Rescue
The British Archaeological Trust. Dedicated to working for the rights of British Archaeology. Without RESCUE's voice, so much more will be lost.
http://www.rescue-archaeology.freeserve.co.uk/index.htm

Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales
Surveys, interprets and records the man-made environment of Wales. Compiles, maintains and curates the National Monuments Record of Wales. Promotes an understanding of this information by all appropriate means.
http://www.rcahmw.org.uk


Heritage

Haunted Rooms
A directory of haunted accommodation throughout the UK & Ireland.
http://hauntedrooms.co.uk

TimeTravel-Britain.com
TimeTravel-Britain.com focuses on British travel destinations of historic interest. The articles on this site are designed to give you an in-depth look at the history of a location, as well as a glimpse of what you can see today. You're not going to find a round-up of the ten best London nightclubs here -- but you may eventually find a list of the best archaeology digs! Lise Hull writes The Castle Explorer and Finding Your Roots columns.
http://www.timetravel-britain.com

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