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 Kings Arms

The Kings Arms
Amersham, Buckinghamshire

Heritage Rating: Heritage Rating

Located in the heart of Old Amersham. The hotel dates back to the 15th century, but was recently fully refurbished, extended and re-opened. The hotel offers both executive and deluxe accomodation for the business and leisure traveller. The rooms all have every comfort you would expect, including broadband and LCD … more >>

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Mevagissey (Self catering)
Rose Cottage, Mevagissey

Rose Cottage

This semi-detached fisherman's cottage in Mevagissey sleeps six people in three bedrooms.
Sleeps 6

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St Teath (Self catering)
Cherry Tree Lodge, St Teath

Cherry Tree Lodge

This wooden holiday lodge is one of a group of two properties, sleeping 8, situated on a private, well-maintained site on the outskirts of St Teath and can sleep four …
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