Castles in England

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About the gazetteer

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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The Crown Hotel

The Crown Hotel
Framlingham, Suffolk

Heritage Rating: Heritage Rating

Stay the night in one of our 14 en-suite individually styled rooms including six double rooms, three twins, one single, one family, and three prestigious feature rooms - perfect for a weekend getaway or a midweek treat. Relax in our charming 16th century coaching inn which is full of character …

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By The Beach, Downderry

By The Beach

This detached single-storey cottage rests in Seaton, near Downderry, Cornwall and can sleep 6 people in 3 bedrooms.
Sleeps 8

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Whitehouse Cottage

In the hamlet of Penhallow this cottage has a fantastic position with a family friendly village pub just a stone s throw away and with miles of countryside around it …
Sleeps 4

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