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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Mercure White Hart Hotel

Mercure White Hart Hotel
Salisbury, Wiltshire

Heritage Rating: Heritage Rating

This elegant 17th century Georgian hotel is in the heart of medieval Salisbury, overlooking the famous Cathedral and Close. Its tradition of offering fine hospitality in comfortable surroundings is maintained to this day. In the winter months huge log fires burn in open fireplaces while in summer our courtyard is … more >>

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