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 George At Nunney

The George At Nunney
Nunney, Somerset

Heritage Rating: Heritage Rating

The George at Nunney has nine guest rooms, including the romantic four-poster Trafalgar Suite. Rated 3*** by the English Tourism Council, this is the ideal bed and breakfast hotel near Longleat Safari Park, Bath and Frome for exploring the West Country.

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Tintagel (Self catering)
Threshings Cottage, Tintagel

Threshings Cottage

A stone-built cottage in the village of Tintagel in Cornwall, it can sleep seven people in three bedrooms.
Sleeps 6

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Marazion (Self catering)
Mount View Cottage, Marazion

Mount View Cottage

This semi-detached cottage is located in the town of Marazion and can sleep six people in three bedrooms.
Sleeps 6

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