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 Feathers Hotel

The Feathers Hotel
Holt, Norfolk

Heritage Rating: Heritage Rating

Whatever your needs our friendly staff will look after you. Relax and enjoy the comfort of our lounge bar a la Carte restaurant or the Gresham suite. Pause for a morning coffee or meet up with friends and family for lunch. Make the Feathers part of your holiday to Norfolk …

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Delabole (Self catering)
Atlantic Cottage, Delabole

Atlantic Cottage

This detached cottage lies in the village of Westdowns, near Delabole, Cornwall and can sleep eight people in four bedrooms.
Sleeps 8

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Blackwater (Self catering)
East Hill Farm, Blackwater

East Hill Farm

This cottage rests in Blackwater, Cornwall and can sleep seven people in four bedrooms.
Sleeps 7

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