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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Sun Hotel
Canterbury, Kent

Heritage Rating: Heritage Rating

A 15th century Tudor building, formally known as 'Little Inn' and made famous by Charles Dickens. The building was transformed into this stylish hotel in 2006 and is just 20 minutes from Dover and the Channel Tunnel. We offer a warm welcome with modern comforts, combining traditional architecture with comtemporary … more >>

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Miller's House, Tintagel

Miller's House

This stone built miller's house in situated one mile from Tintagel in Cornwall and sleeps five people in two bedrooms.
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1 OF 3 PROPERTIES SITUATED 3 MILES FROM HAYLE WITH 140 ACRES OF ARABLE

These three well-appointed barn conversions are situated in a tranquil position approached via a private drive a …
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