Let your imagination run wild exploring some of our handpicked castles across the country! From vast turrets to ancient ruins, England has some of the most awe-inspiring castles to visit.
Bodiam Castle in East Sussex
This impressive 14th Century castle is surrounded by the most amazing moat and is arguably one of Britain’s prettiest castles. Designed more for show rather than defence, Bodiam Castle was home to Sir Edward Dalyngrigge – one of Edward II’s knights. The castle boasts its original wooden portcullis and much of the interior still remains.
The Prince Regents showmans carriage has stunning views of this magnificent castle, how Romantic??
Corfe Castle, Dorset
Corfe Castle is over 1000 years old and was partly demolished during the English Civil War in the 1600s. Battle scarred yet still proudly standing, the ruins are home to fascinating and treacherous stories of the past – bound to make your imagination run riot! Perched on top of a hill overlooking Wareham, enjoy spectacular views of the village and surrounding countryside.
Stay just down the road in Studland at 26 the Green, a stunning thatched cottage, the perfect base!
Framlingham Castle, Suffolk
Once the refuge of Mary Tudor before her coronation in 1553, Framlingham Castle dates back to the 12th Century and is full of exciting heritage waiting to be explored. Great for a family day out – enjoy all the interactive displays, fantastic audio tours and games that bring this castle’s history to life!
To really get the best of both worlds why not base yourself and your family on the coast at Moorings at Aldeburgh and experience the heritage at Framlingham Castle just down the road.
Dover Castle, Kent
Beautifully situated on top of the White Cliffs of Dover, this magnificent castle has stood and defended our shores for a whopping 20 centuries! The fun isn’t all above ground – explore the wartime tunnels with vivid recollections of the battle of Dunkirk and real wartime footage.
So many places to relax at near Dover Castle – just take your pick!
Tintagel Castle in Cornwall
Set upon the North Cornish coast, the view from Tintagel Castle is amazing. Said to be the birthplace of King Arthur, the castle is steeped in legend and tales. Stretching back to the Roman times, Tintagel is one of the most iconic places to visit in the South West.
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