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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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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Bodmin Moor (Self catering)
Blackadon Farm Cottage, Bodmin Moor

Blackadon Farm Cottage

This delightful, semi-detached cottage in Bodmin Moor, two miles from the hamlet of Bolventor, sleeps six people in three bedrooms.
Sleeps 6

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Sunny Cabin, Tintagel

Sunny Cabin

This single storey property is next to the owner's stone-built cottage near to the village of Tintagel in Cornwall and has one double bedroom.
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