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Castles in England

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Leeds Castle, Kent

Listed in the Domesday Book, this castle has been a Norman stronghold, a royal residence for six of England's medieval queens, a.....

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Lewes Castle, East Sussex

Lewes is dominated by its famous castle built by William de Warenne, trusty confidant and follower of William the Conqueror. It.....

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Lincoln Castle, Lincolnshire

A fine Norman motte-and-bailey castle built in 1068 on the site of a former Roman fortress. It is interesting for its two.....

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Lindisfarne Castle, Northumberland

Lindisfarne Castle is a small castle set on a rock high above the sea. It is reached via an ancient causeway and is only.....

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Longtown Castle, Herefordshire

Longtown Castle - An unusual cylindrical keep at the top of an enormous earthen motte. Longtown Castle was built approx 1200 and.....

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Ludgershall Castle, Wiltshire

Romantic, ruined motte and bailey castle, with building works in stone. Parts of the castle date to the 12th-century, it was.....

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Lydford Castle, Devon

A simple square keep is all that remains of Lydford Castle. The castle, standing on a small mound in the shadow of the church.....

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Middleham Castle, North Yorkshire

Picturesque, ruinous castle, which was said to be the favourite home of Richard III. It was built in 1170 by Richard Neville,.....

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Mow Cop Castle, Staffordshire

Mow Cop Castle is a Grade 2 listed building and dates back to 1754 when Randle Wilbraham of nearby Rode Hall built it as a.....

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New Tavern Fort, Kent

Amongst the fascination of the waterfront at Gravesend is New Tavern Fort, and although the fort was re-armed in 1904 and guns.....

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Newark Castle, Nottinghamshire

The romantic ruins of this once glorious castle were left to fall into further disrepair following the ravages of the English.....

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Nothe Fort, Dorset

Nothe Fort lies to the east of Weymouth. This spectacular "D" shaped building is preserved as one of the finest pieces of.....

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Nottingham Castle Museum, Nottinghamshire

This superb mansion containing Nottingham's museum and art gallery sits on a green and pleasant mound high above the city. It.....

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Nunney Castle, Somerset

A tradition exists that Nunney Castle's sole pig was subject to daily torture when the castle came under siege in 1645 during the.....

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Old Sarum, Wiltshire

A must visit, Old Sarum (old Salisbury) is a huge Iron Age hillfort which was started around 500BC and later occupied by the.....

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Orford Castle, Suffolk

Orford Castle stands guard over the coast from a high vantage position above the River Alde. It was built by Henry II in the.....

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Peckforton Castle, Cheshire

This modern day version of a 12th-century castle is set in the heart of the Cheshire Plains, an area which is scattered with.....

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Pendennis Castle, Cornwall

Built at the side of a naturally deep harbour Pendennis Castle forms one of Henry VIII's coastal defences, built to guard against.....

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Pendragon Castle, Cumbria

Pendragon Castle can be located 4 miles south of Kirkby Stephen, near the hamlet of Outhgill...

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