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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Stone Court Hotel

Stone Court Hotel
Maidstone, Kent

Heritage Rating: Heritage Rating

A unique Grade II listed hotel dating from the 16th Century, it still retains its Tudor charm with a large stone fireplace and wooden beams. The original owners were wealthy landowners, who were related to Queen Elizabeth I. Situated within the hustle and bustle of Maidstone town centre; this tranquil … more >>

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The Coach House, Truro

The Coach House

Beautiful coach house to rural manor set in lovely grounds of many acres, approached by own drive with parking on cobbles surrounded by spacious garden. The house has full central …
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Lizard Lobster Pot

1 OF 3 PROPERTIES A SHORT STROLL TO PUBS SHOPS AND BEACHES - These cottages nestling in a small hamlet are attached to the owner's property. A warm welcome awaits …
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