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Castles in England

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 About the gazetteer

The term "castle" needs a little defining. Some fortified manors of the late Middle Ages are graced with the name “castle”, when in fact they are largely domestic structures. For the purposes of this list I’ll define a castle as a structure built with defense in mind. Many castles were adapted by later generations to more domestic purposes, so if you can’t find a favorite castle here, try looking under Historic Houses.

 Featured Castle

Oakham CastleOakham Castle
Oakham, Rutland, England

Just behind the High Street in the old market town of Oakham stands what remains of Oakham Castle. The castle was constructed during the late 12th century, in the reign of Henry II, but the history of the site goes back much further in time. ... more

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 Most Scenic

Our picks as the 5 most scenic castles in England:Framlingham Castle
  1. Framlingham Castle
  2. Bamburgh Castle
  3. Lindisfarne Castle
  4. Bodiam Castle
  5. Corfe Castle

 Most popular English castles

Many visitors come to England just to see these medieval gems:Alnwick Castle, Northumberland

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British History Quiz

This ransom was first paid during the reign of Aethelred the Unready to prevent Danish attack



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This Day in British History

24 October, 1537

Death of Queen Jane Seymour

Jane's death came just 12 days after she gave birth to the future Edward VI

Monarch Mayhem

This king married Matilda, daughter of Malcolm III of Scotland



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