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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Marazion (Self catering)
2 The Cottages, Marazion

2 The Cottages

This pretty semi-detached 18th cent. cottage is close to Marazion and can sleep four people in two bedrooms.
Sleeps 4

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Penzance (Self catering)
The Spyglass, Penzance

The Spyglass

This unusual cottage is situated in the centre of Penzance in Cornwall which can sleep eight people in three bedrooms.
Sleeps 8

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