Castles in England

A B C D E F G H IJ K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Full list of English castles | Map of Castles in England

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.

Most popular English castles
Framlingham Castle, Suffolk

Many visitors come to England just to see these medieval gems:

Castles Menu
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


Attraction search
in


Featured Historic Hotel
Boringdon Hall Hotel

Boringdon Hall Hotel
Plymouth, Devon

Heritage Rating: Heritage Rating

Situated on the edge of the idyllic Dartmoor National Park and just five minutes from the vibrant marine town of Plymouth Boringdon Hall Hotel provides a peaceful and tranquil refuge from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. The earliest mention of Boringdon Hall can be found in the 1086 … more >>

More hotels in Devon >>


HISTORY CORNER

Name the Historic attraction

Name the mystery historic attraction
See larger image



British History Quiz

The 'Auld Alliance' was between which two countries?



 Clue

This Day in British History

26 May, 1676

Fire of Southwark

Ten years after the devastating Great Fire of London, this blaze sweeps along the south bank of the Thames, burning 625 houses

Monarch Mayhem

This king imprisoned his mother Isabella at Castle Rising



 Clue



National Trust

National Trust membership

National Trust membership

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

Membership details

About the National Trust


Bude (Self catering)
Cottage: HCSTAFA, Bude

Stable Farm Cottage

1 OF 14 PROPERTIES PERFECT GETAWAY FOR FAMILIES WITH ACCESS TO A HEATED INDOOR SWIMMING POOL AND GAMES ROOM Stable Farm Cottage is situated in the grounds of a holiday …
Sleeps 6

More cottages in Cornwall >>

Liskeard (Self catering)
Coachman's, Liskeard

Coachman's

This studio style property is situated within the coach house. Spacious kitchen with dining area. Three steps up to large living room with double four poster bed and sitting area. …
Sleeps 2

More cottages in Cornwall >>

Passionate about British Heritage!