Coverham Coverham is a small village approximately 3km’s from Middleham in the Yorkshire Dales. Mentioned in the Doomsday book, we know that in 1086, the local lord was Count Alan (of Brittany) who had founded Richmond and Middleham Castles a few years earlier. The medieval village, which lay to the south no longer shows much… Read More Coverham: Holy Trinity Church
Introduction Middleham Castle is a 12th Century fortress located in Wensleydale, North Yorkshire. Whilst ruinous, most of its walls are still in tact and it remains a formidable sight. It sits on a hill above the town of the same name, located on the A6108, 2 miles from the town of Leyburn, and 45 miles… Read More Part One: The Construction of Middleham Castle
Bolton Castle is situated in the Yorkshire Dales 54 miles to the north west of York. Permission for the castle to be built was given by Richard II, and it was complete by 1399. (I wrote more about it’s history here) Quadrangular in design, it was built with defense in mind, and the living quarters… Read More Stories of Bolton Castle Part 2: Mary, Queen of Scots.