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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Howfield Manor

Howfield Manor
Canterbury, Kent

Heritage Rating: Heritage Rating

This intimate and historic hotel is 2 miles from Canterbury and close to Dover, Ashford and the Eurostar. There are 15 bedrooms, some of which date back to the 1640s. A small part of the building is thought to date back to around 1350. Enjoy freshly cooked French-style cuisine in … more >>

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Shoreline, Marazion

Shoreline

Shoreline is a purpose built holiday bungalow on the outskirts of Marazion in Cornwall and can sleep up to four people in two bedrooms.
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Ivy Cottage

This charming property rests in an idyllic, rural location, near the Cornish town of Marazion and can sleep five people in three bedrooms.
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