A Few Months of Castles

Given that we live within easy reach of both the Scottish and Welsh borders, it's surprising that we haven't already explored the many castles that defended England, Scotland and Wales from eachother. This year we decided to put that right by exploring the borders - as well as a few castles further afield.
12 April - Caerlaverock Castle, Dumfries
2 May - Château Floran, Midi-Pyrenées
16 May - Lowther Castle, Cumbria
16 May - Bougham Castle, Cumbria
13 June - Brough Castle, Cumbria

13 June - Bowes Castle, County Durham
11 July - Middleham Castle, North Yorkshire
11 July - Castle Bolton, North Yorkshire
30 July - Conway Castle, North Wales
31 July - Beaumaris Castle, Anglesey
10 August - Stokesay Castle, Shropshire
10 August - Hay Castle, Powys
18 August - Château de Domfront, Basse-Normandie
19 August - Château de Bois-Thibault, Lassay, Pays de la Loire
19 August - Château de Lassay, Pays de la Loire