Welcome to Medieval Britain. On this website, you will find information about medieval castles and medieval towns in England, Wales, Northern Ireland, and Scotland, as well as recipes, clothing, and weapons from the Middle Ages. 

Swords, hammers, daggers, siege engines, and shields. Explore everything a medieval knight needs. 

What jobs did people have in the Middle Ages? Find out more about popular (and rare) occupations. 

Planning a visit to the UK and eager to see castles? Here are all the medieval buildings you can visit today and how to do it.

Beautiful historical villages, towns, and cities you can explore if you’re in Great Britain.

Our collection of recipes from the Middle Ages and how to recreate the dishes today.

Weapons in the Middle Ages were frequently used by knights, soldiers, and commoners for warfare, hunting, and personal protection.  Some standard medieval weapons include swords, knives, and hammers. In this section, you’ll find more details about these, as well as detailed articles about medieval defence and siege engines like ballistas, siege towers, and battering rams.  

People in the Middle Ages had a variety of professions, many of which continue today – and others that have, for good or bad, disappeared in time. In this section, you will find details about the most popular medieval jobs and what life was like for those doing them. 

of England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland

Medieval castles were fortified structures that varied greatly in design, size, and layout based on their location, function, and the resources available to build them. Most usually consisted of a central keep or tower surrounded by walls, buildings, and defensive structures. Many medieval castles had a moat or ditch surrounding them, often filled with water or other obstacles such as spikes or stakes.

of England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland

Medieval cities varied greatly in size and design, depending mainly on the economic and political factors that shaped them. Many of them were surrounded by high walls (several meters high and thick) made of stone or brick and reinforced with defensive structures. Inside them, medieval towns and cities typically had narrow and winding streets with houses and shops. 

Books About Medieval Britain

Are you looking for reading material about medieval times? Here, I’ve selected some of my favourite books that cover what life was like for people in the Middle Ages. I tried to include a little bit of everything, so you’ll see materials covering medieval architecture, history, clothing, medieval weapons, and many other topics.