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Castles in England

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 About the gazetteer

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.

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Tynemouth Castle and PrioryTynemouth Castle and Priory
Tynemouth, Tyne and Wear, England

Tynemouth Priory and Castle is a complex of historic buildings that has been in use since at least the Iron Age period. The appeal of the site is its position on an isolated headland situated between the River Tyne and the sea. There was a native settlement here during the Roman period, and in the 7th century a monastery was esablished on the site, and Oswin, Northumbrian king and saint, is supposed to have been buried here. That first monastery was destroyed in a Danish raid, and a new monastery … ... more

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Our picks as the 5 most scenic castles in England:Framlingham Castle
  1. Framlingham Castle
  2. Bamburgh Castle
  3. Lindisfarne Castle
  4. Bodiam Castle
  5. Corfe Castle

 Most popular English castles

Many visitors come to England just to see these medieval gems:Alnwick Castle, Northumberland

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28 July, 1540

Henry VIII marries Catherine Howard

On the same day, Thomas Cromwell was executed for alledgedly supporting a Lutheran alliance against Henry

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