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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.

 Featured Castle

Bywell CastleBywell Castle
Bywell, Northumberland, England

An 11th century Norman castle probably built by Guy de Ballliol around 1090. The castle stands on the north bank of the River Tyne. The original Norman fortification was later restored and strengthened in the 14th and 15th centuries by the Neville family, with the addition of a curtain wall and gatehouse. The crenellated tower and curtain wall were later built into a 19th century house. The castle is private property, and not usually open to visitors, but it can be viewed easily from the outside. ... 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

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

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