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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Sir Christopher Wren's House Hotel

Sir Christopher Wren's House Hotel
Windsor, Berkshire

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An elegant Grade II listed town-house hotel overlooking the River Thames and in walking distance of Windsor town centre. Sheltering beneath the walls of Windsor Castle, Sir Christopher Wren's House Hotel enjoys a setting of remarkable beauty on the corner of Eton Bridge. A warm greeting awaits guests to the … more >>

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49 Atlantic Reach

This terraced cottage is located in the award-winning holiday resort of Atlantic Reach, in the heart of Cornwall and can sleep four people in two bedrooms.
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Jeandy

This Grade II listed cottage is situated on the outskirts of Bodmin and sleeps four people in two bedrooms.
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