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Acton Burnell Castle
near Acton Burnell, Shropshire
Acton Burnell Castle
Acton Burnell Castle is located near the village of Acton Burnell, Shropshire, England. The castle is a 13th century fortified manor house - the oldest fortified manor house in England. The building is now in ruins, and all that remains is the outer... Read more >
Alton Castle
Alton, Staffordshire
Alton Castle
Alton Castle is located off Castle Hill Road in the village of Alton, Staffordshire - about 15 miles east of Stoke-on-Trent . The castle is also known as Alverton Castle or Aulton Castle. The castle was protected to the north by a cliff and to the... Read more >
Beeston Castle
Beeston, Cheshire
Beeston Castle
Beeston Castle is located in Beeston, Cheshire, England. The castle is positioned on a rocky crag above the Cheshire Plain with views to the Pennines in the east to the Welsh mountains in the west. Beeston was defended by its natural position on a... Read more >
Belvoir Castle
Belvoir, Leicestershire
Belvoir Castle
Belvoir Castle is located near the town of Grantham in Leicestershire, overlooking the Vale of Belvoir. Belvoir (pronounced Beaver) is a stately home and a Grade I listed building. The castle is an irregularly shaped building with a number of... Read more >
Berkeley Castle
near Ham, Gloucestershire
Berkeley Castle
Berkeley Castle is located in the town of Berkeley, Gloucestershire, England. The Keep is the oldest part of the Castle (completed in 1153), During the Civil War in the 17th century a breach was made in the wall which can still be seen. There is a... Read more >
Bolingbroke Castle
near Old Bolingbroke, Lincolnshire
Bolingbroke Castle
Bolingbroke Castle is located at Bolingbroke in Lincolnshire. The castle is now in ruins, although much of the lower walls and the ground floors of the towers are still standing. Most of the castle is built of Spilsby greenstone. The castle was... Read more >
Bolsover Castle
Bolsover, Derbyshire
Bolsover Castle
Bolsover Castle is located in Bolsover, Derbyshire, England. There are three main buildings standing today. The "Little Castle" is a mock medieval keep built in a romantic style. The Terrace Range is a separate block near the Little Castle, and has... Read more >
Chartley Castle
near Stowe-by-Chartley, Staffordshire
Chartley Castle
Chartley Castle is located north of the village of Stowe-by-Chartley in Staffordshire (between Stafford and Uttoxeter). The motte and bailey castle is in ruins, but substantial remains stand including an unusual cylindrical keep, a curtain wall... Read more >
Clun Castle
Clun, Shropshire
Clun Castle
Clun Castle is located in the town of Clun, Shropshire. The remains of the four storey rectangular great keep are still standing on the north side of the motte. The keep was built into the side of the motte with one wall rising from the ditch below... Read more >
Kenilworth Castle
Kenilworth, Warwickshire
Kenilworth Castle
Situated in the middle of England, Kenilworth Castle is 8 miles north of Stratford on Avon. The red sandstone ruins are surrounded by a curtain wall. The castle has recently undergone a restoration project which includes the Elizabethan gardens,... Read more >
Kirby Muxloe Castle
near Kirby Muxloe, Leicestershire
Kirby Muxloe Castle
Situated four miles west of the city of Leicester, Kirby Muxloe castle is found within the village of the same name. Kirby Muxloe Castle was originally built of over 100,000 red fired bricks it was one of the earliest and last quadrangular brickwork... Read more >
Lincoln Castle
Lincoln, Lincolnshire
Lincoln Castle
Lincoln Castle is situated 37 miles north of Nottingham, in Lincoln city centre near the cathedral. Today’s castle comprises of two mottes; one with an observation tower, the other a 12th century shell keep and curtain wall, a Georgian building... Read more >
Ludlow Castle
Ludlow, Shropshire
Ludlow Castle
Ludlow Castle is situated in the centre of the market town of Ludlow, 28 miles south of Shrewsbury overlooking the Corve and Teme rivers. The well maintained rectangular castle ruins consist of an inner and outer bailey surrounded by a moat and... Read more >
Newark Castle
Newark-on-Trent, Nottinghamshire
Newark Castle
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Nottingham Castle
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Nottingham Castle
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Shrewsbury Castle
Shrewsbury, Shropshire
Shrewsbury Castle
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Stokesay Castle
near Craven Arms, Shropshire
Stokesay Castle
The castle is situated in the small village of Stokesay, 7 miles from Ludlow in the Marches; the border area between England and Wales. Stokesay Castle is considered to be the best preserved and finest fortified medieval manor house in England.... Read more >
Tamworth Castle
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Tamworth Castle
Tamworth Castle is set in the town centre of Tamworth next to the River Tame in a public park, 16 miles from Birmingham in the centre of England. The castle is surrounded by a curtain wall built with herringbone masonry and a 13th century twin... Read more >
Tattershall Castle
near Tattershall, Lincolnshire
Tattershall Castle
Tattershall Castle is situated in the town of Tattershall 14 miles from Sleaford in the east of England. The most impressive part of Tattershall Castle is the 130ft red brick tower keep. The five storey rectangular keep has octagonal corner turrets... Read more >
Thornbury Castle
Thornbury, Gloucestershire
Thornbury Castle
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Tutbury Castle
near Owens Bank, Staffordshire
Tutbury Castle
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Warwick Castle
Warwick, Warwickshire
Warwick Castle
Warwick Castle sits on a bend of the River Avon on the outskirts of the town of Warwick in the centre of England. The castle is set in a large estate of wood, parkland and formal gardens. The exceptionally well restored castle is built over... Read more >