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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

Rochester CastleRochester Castle
Rochester-upon-Medway, Kent, England

One of the finest Norman keeps in England, Rochester Castle stands near the Cathedral, overlooking the River Medway. The castle was built upon the site of an earlier Roman fort, and the keep uses building materials from the old Roman city walls. ... more

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 Most Scenic

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

 Most popular English castles

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

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This Day in British History

23 October, 1642

Battle of Edgehill

First serious battle of the Civil War, Prince Rupert defeats Parliamentary forces led by Earl of Essex

Monarch Mayhem

This king confronted Wat Tyler during the Peasant's Revolt of 1381



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