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 Dog at Wingham

The Dog at Wingham
Wingham, Kent

Heritage Rating: Heritage Rating

The Dog at Wingham was beautifully refurbished in the summer of 2016. Under new ownership the dynamic young team aspire to make The Dog at Wingham the best restaurant & bar with rooms in the area. With eight beautifully appointed en-suite rooms all styled by interior designer Marilyn Bridgen and …

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Trevorrow House, Newlyn

Trevorrow House

A 19th century house in the heart of Newlyn in Cornwall which can sleep five people in three bedrooms.
Sleeps 5

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Isambard's Retreat, Lostwithiel

Isambard's Retreat

This duplex apartment is situated by the village of Lostwithiel, near Bodmin, and can sleep six people in three bedrooms.
Sleeps 6

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