MIKE SALTER, trading as Folly Publications, has about eighty titles in print, covering medieval castles, old parish churches, and monastic sites mostly in England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, Isle of Man & Channel Islands.


SPECIAL OFFER FOR MARCH 2021:  Set of 5 books covering over 1500 castles in IRELAND with hundreds of plans and photographs for £37.50 (UK), £47.50 (Eire & Europe), prices include postage. USA prices:  £47.50 surface mail,  £65 air mail.

Irish titles available (further details on shop page): Castles of Leinster  £13,  Castles of Ulster (9 counties)  £4.95, Castles of Connacht £6.95,  Castles of South Munster £9.95, Castles of North Munster £11, Abbeys & Friaries of Ireland £12,  Medieval Churches of Ireland £12,  Ancient Monuments of the Aran Islands £3.50. 20 of the 57 castles featured in Castles Restored From Ruins are also in Eire. This site does not charge correct postage to Eire, which is likely to be about £5 on a single book. Please email Mike with an enquiry first to discuss postage, payment options and likely date of despatch.  NB:  Aran Islands can only be ordered with at least one other book and might take longer to arrive.  All prices are in pounds sterling.

Articles on this site:

Cape Wrath Backpacking Trail            Highlands and Islands Bothy Trail

Land’s End to John O’Groats          Madcap Morris                Sheela-na-gigs

Others will follow.

The castles and churches books contain numerous black and white photographs and many plans reproduced to a set of common scales to allow comparisons of buildings of similar types (e.g. all churches, keeps, tower houses, gatehouses, etc. at 1:400, and courtyard castles mostly at 1:800, earthworks and large sites at 1:2000). The more recent digital titles about morris dancing, nunneries, bridges, walled towns and Saxon churches have many colour photographs. In Medieval Castles of Wales, Medieval Castles of France, and Medieval Castles of England all of the pictures are in colour.

Customers outside of the UK please contact Mike before placing an order. The site is currently unable to charge realistic rates for shipping abroad.

You can contact Mike at:
Folly Cottage, 151 West Malvern Road, Malvern WR14 4AY
Telephone: 01684 565211
E-mail: mike@castlesalter.co.uk