Castles in England

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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.

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Framlingham Castle, Suffolk

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Bodiam Castle, Kent

Our picks as the 5 most scenic castles in England:

  1. Framlingham Castle
  2. Bamburgh Castle
  3. Lindisfarne Castle
  4. Bodiam Castle
  5. Corfe Castle


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The Bull Hotel

The Bull Hotel
Wrotham, Kent

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The Bull first started trading under the sign of the Bull in 1385, and first licensed under Henry VII in 1495. Since then the Bull has played its part in History, housing many a weary traveller. The Bull is now fully restored and marries the modern dcor within its original … more >>

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