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10 Old Castles in England

There are still many old castles in many areas of the UK, which was built in the 13th or 14th century. They are the envidences to the ups and downs in the hundred-years-development of this country.

1Bodiam Castle, West Sussex

January 2008 - Bodiam Castle
This Castle has existed for 600 years. Though having gone through many wars, the towers of castle are still standing steady and silhouetted onto the calm surface of the lake.
Bodiam Castle
Bodiam Castle has no keep, having its various chambers built around the outer defensive walls and inner courts. Its corners and entrance are marked by towers, and topped by crenellations.
2 Caernarfon Castle, Gwynedd

Caernarfon Castle
Caernarfon Castle also has a very long history. There was a motte-and-bailey castle in the town of Caernarfon from the late 11th century until 1283 when King Edward I of England began replacing it with the current stone structure. In 1969, it’s right of use was awarded Prince Charles.
Dr Who & Caernarfon Castle
It is part of the World Heritage Site “Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd”.
3 Conwy Castle, Gwynedd

conwy catle
It was built by Edward I, during his conquest of Wales, between 1283 and 1289. Standing on its highest tower, you can contemplate the landscapes along the North Wales’s Beach.
Conwy castle
UNESCO considers Conwy to be one of “the finest examples of late 13th century and early 14th century military architecture in Europe”, and it is classed as a World Heritage site.
4 Corfe Castle, Dorset

Corfe Castle
This castle was built in 1066. Owned by the National Trust, the castle is open to the public and in 2010 received around 190,000 visitors
Corfe Castle.
It is protected as a Grade I listed building and a Scheduled Ancient Monument.
5 Dunstanburgh Castle, Northumberland

Dunstanburgh Catle
This Castle was built by Lancaster’s Earl in 1313.
The most prominent part of the castle is the Great Gatehouse, a massive three-storey fortification, which is considered to be “one of the most imposing structures in any English castle”
Dunstanburgh Castle was built in the center of a designed medieval landscape, surrounded by three artificial lakes called meres covering a total of 4.25 hectares
The Gatehouse at Dunstanburgh Castle

6 Framlingham Castle, Norfolk

Framlingham Castle
Framlingham Castle has standed stably for 9 centuries.
Two artificial meres were built around the castle, which was expanded in fashionable brick.
Framlingham Castle-0008
With a large, wealthy household to maintain, the castle purchased supplies from across England and brought in luxury goods from international markets.
Extensive pleasure gardens were built within the castle and older parts redesigned to allow visitors to enjoy the resulting views.
7 Hedingham Castle, Essex

Hedingham Castle Keep + Standard
Built in 1140, Hedingham Castle is a Norman motte-and-bailey castle with a stone keep.
Banquetting Hall, Hedingham Castle
Today the castle is a venue for a range of events, including jousting, archery, falconry, re-enactment battles, fairs, classic & vintage car shows, music concerts and theatre productions. Also, Hedingham Castle is currently used for wedding ceremonies and corporate or private parties.
8 Kenilworth Castle, Warwickshire

Kenilworth Castle
The castle was built over several centuries. The castle is built almost entirely from local new red sandstone
Kenilworth was partly destroyed by Parliamentary forces in 1649 to prevent it being used

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