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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Mercure Shakespeare Hotel
Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire

Heritage Rating: Heritage Rating

Located in the town centre, it is close to the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Shakespeares Birthplace and other attractions. Shakespeares birthplace, Warwick Castle, Heritage Motor Museum, Broadway Halls, Croft New Place, Mary Ardens House, Blenheim Palace and Coventry Cathedral. The Tudor facade and original stone floors in the hotels reception suggest … more >>

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