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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Most Scenic
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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Pebble Lodge, St Merryn

Pebble Lodge

This detached lodge on a holiday park near St Merryn and Padstow sleep six people in three bedrooms.
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Spruce Tree Lodge

This delightful wooden lodge is situated on the Honicombe Manor holiday resort close to the village of Gunnislake in Cornwall and can sleep six people in three bedrooms.
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