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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Set in 20 acres of parkland in the conservation village of Orton Longueville, only 2.5 miles from Peterborough centre and 2 miles from the East of England showground. Previously the estate of the Marquesses of Huntly this 17th Century house has been renovated to provide a spacious, comfortable hotel. Our … more >>

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Willow Cottage, Delabole

Willow Cottage

This end-terrace cottage is in the village of Delabole in Cornwall and sleeps four people in two bedrooms.
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Hall with cloakroom/WC. Open-plan sitting room with French doors to garden dining area and kitchen. Double bedroom with 5ft bed and en-suite shower room/WC. Twin bedded room with en-suite shower …
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