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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Mount Ephraim

Mount Ephraim
Faversham, Kent

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Mount Ephraim is a beautiful family-owned estate in the heart of the Kent countryside with five Guest Rooms. Each room has been individually decorated and has an ensuite bathroom flatscreen TV and tea and coffee making facilities. Guests can enjoy exclusive access to our ten acres of gardens outside of … more >>

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The Mackerel, Charlestown

The Mackerel

This cosy cottage is in a quiet area in the heart of Charlestown, a mile from St Austell and sleeps four people in two bedrooms.
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Mount View, Penzance

Mount View

This first floor apartment in Penzance sleeps four people in two bedrooms.
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