The term "castle" needs a little defining.
Some fortified manors of the late Middle Ages are graced with the
“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
Largely ruins, this imposing ruined castle sits rather incongruously amid carefully manicured lawns. Built by William, Lord Hastings, Lord Chamberlain to Edrward IV, who made it one of the most impressive tower houses in England. ... more