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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Ye Olde Talbot Hotel

Ye Olde Talbot Hotel
Worcester, Worcestershire

Heritage Rating: Heritage Rating

Ye Olde Talbot is a 13th Century coaching Inn located opposite Worcester cathedral. It is the perfect base for sight seeing with Worcester Royal porcelain factory, the Commandery, and the Cathedral all less than 5 mins away. In Friar street you will find many restaurants including our own Black Pear … more >>

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St Ives (Self catering)
Cottage: HCCARNH, St Ives

Carnhell Arch Cottage

COSY TRADITIONAL COTTAGE WITHIN 3 MILES OF ST IVES BAY SLEEPS 2+2 This cosy semi-detached property offers peace and tranquillity yet is perfectly positioned for touring the whole of Cornwall …
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Cottage: HCPARNV, Helston

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This fabulous property has been lovingly converted to the highest of standards and offers a truly luxurious coastal escape. Situated in …
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