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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The Red Lion
Cricklade, Wiltshire

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The Red Lion Inn is situated just off the Thames path as it passes through historic Cricklade. The pub dates back to the early 1600’s and there are still many historic features playing a part in creating the prefect British pub atmosphere. The Red Lion combines contemporary features in its … more >>

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What important document was signed at Runnymede in 1215?



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This Day in British History

28 May, 1265

Prince Edward escapes from Simon de Montfort's custody

Edward, later Edward I, joins the Earl of Gloucester and Roger Mortimer in opposition to de Montfort

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This king was imprisoned and eventually murdered at Berkeley Castle



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