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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Tudor Lodge Hotel

Tudor Lodge Hotel
London, Greater London

Heritage Rating: Heritage Rating

After recently completing a multi million pound refurbishment we have now received an outstanding AA 3 Star Grade with a great fine dining restaurant. Brimming with old world character, the Tudor Lodge Hotel is ideally located on the north western outskirts of London. The sympathetic conversion of an important farmhouse … more >>

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Hayle (Self catering)
Mably FarmHouse, Hayle

Mably FarmHouse

This handsome cottage is near the town of Hayle in Cornwall and can sleep eight guests in five bedrooms.
Sleeps 8

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St Dennis (Self catering)
The Clays, St Dennis

The Clays

This detached home in St Dennis in Cornwall can sleep 6 people in three bedrooms.
Sleeps 5

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