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
The remains of a fortified manor house belonging to the powerful Percy family. There was a manor house here as early as the 11th century, but the current castle remains belong primarily to the 14th and 15th centuries. The best preserved parts of the castle are the hall and solar, but the oldest section is the undercroft, which dates to the 13th century and lies beneath the great hall and family quarters. ... more