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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Most Scenic
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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Down Hall Country House Hotel

Down Hall Country House Hotel
Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire

Heritage Rating: Heritage Rating

Down Hall Hotel is one of Englands most established country house hotels. Located in Hatfield Heath, near Bishops Stortford on the Hertfordshire-Essex border, Down Hall Hotel is half an hour from central London and also ideally located just nine miles from London Stansted Airport.Dating back to 1322, this impressive Italianate … more >>

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British History Quiz

This naturalist sailed with Captain Cook 1768-71) and his collections are preserved in the british Museum



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This Day in British History

26 April, 1320

Declaration of Arbroath

Scottish nobles send a letter to the Pope affirming their loyalty to Robert the Bruce as king, ignoring papal objections

Monarch Mayhem

This king imprisoned his mother Isabella at Castle Rising



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Free entry to National Trust properties throughout England, Wales, and Northern Ireland, plus discounted admission to National Trust for Scotand properties.

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Cottage: HCIVYST, Bude

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1 OF 8 PROPERTIES, SET WITHIN OWN GROUNDS, 3 MILES FROM GLORIOUS NORTH CORNISH COAST

This delightful cluster of converted cottages nestle within a small select complex, each retaining their individuality …
Sleeps 6

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The Milling Barn, Reawla

The Milling Barn

This spacious barn conversion is ideally located down a quiet country lane in a sleepy hamlet yet close to Hayle and can sleep nine people in four bedrooms.
Sleeps 9

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