I have found so much helpful information on the London Forum, I am hoping the travel experts here can give me some suggestions.
My husband and I are taking our daughters and their husbands to England at the end of April. Both of our sons-in-law know very little British history, but have been enthusiastic about doing all the things that the rest of us would like to do, such as side-trips to Bath and Brighton, Stonehenge and Avebury. Absolutely the only thing either of them have specifically requested is to visit, in their words, a "real castle".....I suspect one with dungeons and a few left over prisoners chained to the wall is what they really have in mind. Do you have any suggestions for castles that could be visited and enjoyed on a day trip from London? We had wondered if Leeds, Warwick or Dover would fit the bill, and how long it would take to get there and back. Any information or suggestions would be greatly appreciated!