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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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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Collaven Manor Hotel

Collaven Manor Hotel
Okehampton, Devon

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Valley Lodge 55

This A-frame lodge accommodation in Tamar Valley Resort can sleep seven people in four bedrooms
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Bethany Bay View, Holywell Bay

Bethany Bay View

This spacious family bungalow is located just above the beach at Holywell Bay, and can sleep six people in three bedrooms.
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