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 Mansion House Hotel

The Mansion House Hotel
Holbeach, Norfolk

Heritage Rating: Heritage Rating

Around 8 miles from Spalding The Mansion House Hotel is centrally located on Holbeach High Street within 30 minutes? drive of Boston and Kings Lynn. This Lincolnshire hotel has a restaurant and bar and offers free parking and WiFi.

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Tregondale Farm Cottage

LOVELY EN-SUITE COTTAGE IN A FARM SETTING WITH TENNIS COURT AND WI-FI Situated in a place mentioned in the Domesday Book and at the end of a no-through road …
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Mount View, Penzance

Mount View

This first floor apartment in Penzance sleeps four people in two bedrooms.
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