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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The Crown Hotel

The Crown Hotel
Alton, Hampshire

Heritage Rating: Heritage Rating

The oldest part of The Crown Hotel is thought to have been built in the mid-1500s, with much of the timber frame of the building reputedly being taken from old warships in Hampshires dockyards.Legend has it that the hotel is haunted by at least four ghosts.Weather permitting , why not … more >>

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20 October, 1714

George I crowned king

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Miller's House, Tintagel

Miller's House

This stone built miller's house in situated one mile from Tintagel in Cornwall and sleeps five people in two bedrooms.
Sleeps 5

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Lower Treslea - Bracken Cottage

1 OF 2 PROPERTIES 10 ACRES HORSES AND CHICKENS. SHORT BREAKS WELCOME These extremely comfortable adjoining barn conversions are set in a very peaceful spot up a private lane close …
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