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.

Most popular English castles
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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Hazlitt's occupies three historic houses in Frith Street just off Soho Square. When these were built in 1718 there were no elevators. There still aren't but they have updated the plumbing installed ensuite bathrooms and replaced most of the candles with electricity. This Soho home of the 18th-century essayist William … more >>

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COSY STONE COTTAGE ON THE EDGE OF HISTORIC TOWN OF LOSTWITHIEL. REGRET NO BABIES AND REGRET NO CHILDREN UNDER 12 YEARS This cosy detached single storey cottage is situated on the edge …
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SET WITHIN 2 ACRES This delightful loft apartment is approached via external stone steps and is part of a Grade II listed building dating back to 1687 located in a …
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