Top 5 Castles in Britain

Top 5 British Castles

A symbol of Britain's medieval power, strength and somewhat turbulent history, the great British scenery is still enriched by many wonderful castles that make a great family day out.

The UK is lucky to have such a grand selection of castles not only still standing but in such fine condition. From those with the keeps, battlements and, those extra fascinating, dungeons all in tact and some with the moats still flowing around. Inside many of the castles you will also find artefacts dating back to its pomp whether it is fine clothing or the armoury.

So if you are on a British cottage holiday and want to experience a medieval castle, here are 5 of the best...

1.Windsor Castle, Berkshire, South East

Windsor Castle, Berkshire. Where better to start than HM The Queens weekend retreat which is also the oldest and largest occupied castle in the World. The history of Windsor Castle spans over 1,000 years - check out the State Apartments, St George's Chapel and The Drawings Gallery. Or tour the Towers, the Great Kitchen and lots more.

2. Warwick Castle, Central England

Warwick Castle, Warwickshire. One of the finest castles in Britain with a history spanning over 1,000 years. There are things going on all year round, whatever the weather. Grand interiors, delightful grounds and gardens, towers and ramparts, castle dungeons and Victorian high society... so much to see and do!

3. Arundel Castle, South East England

Arundel Castle, West Sussex. The seat of The Dukes of Norfolk and set in 40 acres of sweeping grounds and gardens, Arundel Castle has been open to visitors seasonally for nearly 200 years. It is one of the great treasure houses of England, each having its own unique place in history and is home to priceless works of art.

4. Edinburgh Castle, Scotland

Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh, Scotland. Towering above the Scottish capital you can fail to adore Edinburgh Castle. From its Royal palace, Great Hall and Royal Scots Regimental Museum to the Firing of the One O'Clock Gun and the great views of the City, you will be inspired.

5. Stirling Castle, Stirlingshire, Scotland

Stirling Castle, Stirling. Stirling Castle is a classic royal fortress that was the cente of art, culture and celebrity in the 16th Century. There is lots to do at Stirling Castle from the The Royal Palace, Stirling Heads Gallery and The Chapel Royal to The Great Hall and the Great Kitchens.

 

Do you agree with our Castle Holiday Selection?

So that is out top 5 for British castles but there are so many great British castles that we are sure you will have other favourites for this list. Should we have included The Tower of London, Bodiam or Leeds Castle in Kent, St Michaels Mount in Cornwall, Skipton Castle in Yorkshire, Lincoln Castle, Alnwick Castle in Northumberland or Carreg Cennen Castle in Wales?

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Littlecot in Ilmington, Warwickshire, Central England

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