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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Oakley Hall Hotel

Oakley Hall Hotel
Oakley, Berkshire

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With its sweeping driveway and Grand Georgian Manor House Oakley Hall truly is a hidden treasure amongst the rolling countryside of North Hampshire. The building dates back to 1795 and formerly owned by the Bramston Family who were close friends with Jane Austen, it is mentioned fondly in Austens letters … more >>

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Tiggy Winkle, St Merryn

Tiggy Winkle

This welcoming, detached lodge, set on Atlantic Bays holiday park in St Merryn near Padstow, and sleeping four people in two bedrooms.
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The Shippon

This semi-detached cottage in Polyphant near Launceston sleeps four people in two bedrooms.
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