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.

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 Star And Eagle Hotel
Cranbrook, East Sussex

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Nestling in the heart of the Kentish Weald. This 14th Century listed building stands at the highest point. Wonderful views overlooking the Kent countryside. 10 well appointed traditional bedrooms all varying in style kept to the highest standard. Lots of exposed beams and narrow corridors that will take you back … more >>

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