How to get the most out of
our castle maps.
Use of Our Castle Maps
1. You arrived at
this page after clicking a map symbol on one of our Best
Places To Visit Pages and the map should be centered on the
attraction you selected. You can move the map around within the frame
by depressing the left mouse button while moving your mouse
in the direction of interest on the map . In addition, the map can be zoomed or roamed using the control bar at
the top left of the map.
2. Doubling clicking
any position on
the map will center the map at that location and zoom into
(magnify) it. If you want to look at the castles in
satellite view (highly recommended) click the satellite view
tab and continue double clicking the near the icon for the
castle to zoom into more detailed coverage.
3. You can view
the geographical area as a map, an aerial
photograph/satellite image or a combination of map and image
by choosing one of the buttons at the top right of the
- We positioned the
markers on our maps to highlight to location of the Best
Places to Visit on the hybrid image. We made
this decision since these
images combine the satellite image with a map overlay
and allow you to see the actual feature we describe in
the text of our guide.
- In some cases, the
satellite image and map overlays are not
"registered" - that is they do not fit together smoothly.
You may notice on some hybrid images that the
outline of the streets does not match where the
streets are shown on the Satellite Image.
- The result of this
mismatch is that in some cases, our symbols while
accurately positioned on the satellite image may be
slightly offset when viewed using the map as a
- If you use these
maps during travel, the symbols should always take
you directly to or very close to the features we
- You may find viewing the hybrid image more useful
than just looking at the map or the satellite image
The order of the Best Places to Visit on the right hand edge of the map page (if there is
more than one location) for our castle map is regional,
starting with castles in Wales, followed by England
and then Scotland.
In browsers other
than Internet Explorer, if an icon on the map is
within the shadow cast by an information window, the icon
will not be clickable on the map unless you close the
information window. This issue is related to how
browsers handle transparency.
If you have any problems using our maps, please let us know
- use this email address
The base map design, content
and data are © Google
and its suppliers. The selection of places and other
aspects of certain information on the map pages are ©
or its suppliers.