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AP Icon.PNG Abbey/Priory/Cathedral
Accessible open space Accessible open space
Themepark uk icon.png Amusement/Theme Park
CL icon.svg Castle
Country Park Country Park
EH icon.svg English Heritage
Forestry commission logo.svg Forestry Commission
Heritage railway Heritage railway
Historic house Historic House
Museum (free)
Museum (free/not free)
National Trust National Trust
Zoo icon.JPG Zoo


Name Key Comments
Bedford Castle EH icon.svg Motte and bailey
Biggleswade Castle earthworks
Cainhoe Castle Earthworks
Chalgrave Castle No visible remains
Colmworth Castle
Eastcotts Castle Earthworks
Eaton Socon Castle Earthworks
Etonbury Castle Earthworks
Flitwick Castle Earthworks
Gannock Castle
Great Barford Castle Cropmarks and some Earthworks
Higham Gobion Castle Earthworks and several Roman coins Etc
Luton Castle No visible remains
Odell Castle EH icon.svg
Old Warden Castle
Podington Castle
Renhold Castle
Risinghoe Castle
Rugemont Castle
Someries Castle EH icon.svg
Thurleigh Castle Earthworks
Tilsworth Castle
Toddington Castle Earthworks
Totternhoe Castle Earthworks
Yielden Castle Earthworks mound


Name Key Comments
Beaumys g Castle Swallowfield
Brightwell Castle
Donnington Castle EH icon.svg
Faringdon Castle
FitzHarris Castle
Hampstead Marshall Castle
Hampstead Norreys Castle
Hinton Waldrist Castle Earthworks
Moreton Castle
Newbury Castle
Wallingford Castle EH icon.svg
Windsor Castle one of the principal official residences of the British monarch, held in trust by The Queen as Sovereign for her successors and the Nation.
Woodhay Castle
Yattendon Castle


Name Key Comments
Blaise Castle
Bristol Castle


Name Key Comments
Bolbeck Castle
Bradwell Castle
Buckingham Castle
Castlethorpe Castle Earthworks
Cublington Castle
Desborough Castle
Ellesborough Castle
Great Missenden Castle
High Wycombe Castle
Lavendon Castle
Little Kimble Castle
Little Missenden Castle
Long Crendon Castle
Newport Pagnell Castle
Weston Turville Castle
Wolverton Castle


Name Key Comments
Aldreth Castle
Barnack Castle
Belsar's Hill Castle
Benwick Castle
Booths Hill
Bourn Castle
Braham Castle
Bruck Castle
Buckden Towers EH icon.svg
Burrough Green Castle
Burwell Castle
Cambridge Castle
Castle Camps Earthworks
Carlton Castle
Castle Hill
Caxton Castle
Cheveley Castle
Chippingham Castle
Diddington Castle
Eaton Socon Castle
Elton Hall
Ely Castle
Fordham Castle
Great Staughton Castle
Grove Moated Castle
Herewards Castle
Huntingdon Castle
John O'Gaunts Castle Earthworks
Kimbolton Castle
Kings Ripton Castle
Kirtling Towers
Maxey Castle
Northborough Castle
Orrwell Castle
Peterborough Castle
Rampton Castle
Southoe Castle
St Neots Castle
Swaversey Castle
The Moats
Tout Hill
Woodcroft Castle Remains of a fortified manor house are now a farmhouse – not open to the public
Woodwalton Castle


Name Key Comments
Aldford Castle Earthworks and fragments of stonework
Beeston Castle EH icon.svg
Bradlegh Old Hall
Chester Castle EH icon.svg
Doddington Castle
Dodlestone Castle
Frodsham Castle Completely covered by Castle Park House.
Halton Castle Owned by the Duchy of Lancaster; managed by the Norton Priory Trust on behalf of Halton Borough Council
Kingsley Castle Earthworks only. Also known as Castle Cob
Macclesfield Castle
Malpas Castle
Nantwich Castle
Newhall Tower
Northwich Castle
Pulford Castle Earthworks only
Shipbrook Castle
Shocklach Castle
Shotwick Castle Earthworks only
Warrington Castle

Co. Durham

Name Key Comments
Auckland Castle Seat of the Bishop of Durham
Barnard Castle EH icon.svg Ruin
Bowes Castle EH icon.svg Ruin
Brancepeth Castle Privately owned
Cotherstone Castle
Durham Castle University College, Durham
Lambton Castle Duke of Durham, Anglo-Saxon Hall, remodelled as castle in the 19th century.
Lumley Castle Earl of Scarbrough run as a hotel
Raby Castle Neville-Vanes, Lord Barnard
Ravensworth Castle Ruins, former stable block in development
Streatlam Castle Demolished in the 1950s
The Castle, Castle Eden Gothic Revival Mansion, privately owned
Witton Castle used as a leisure centre for a Caravan site


Name Key Comments
Ince Castle privately owned
Launceston Castle EH icon.svg Duchy of Cornwall property
Pendennis Castle EH icon.svg former Crown Fortress
Restormel Castle EH icon.svg Duchy of Cornwall property
St Mawes Castle EH icon.svg former Crown Fortress
St Michael's Mount NTE icon.png
Tintagel Castle EH icon.svg Duchy of Cornwall property
Trematon Castle Duchy of Cornwall property


Name Key Comments
Aldingham Castle
Appleby Castle privately owned
Armathwaite Castle Pele tower, privately owned
Askerton Castle
Bew Castle privately owned
Brough Castle EH icon.svg
Brougham Castle EH icon.svg
Carlisle Castle EH icon.svg
Castle Howe Earthworks
Cockermouth Castle
Corby Castle Concealed within a Georgian Mansion House
Dacre Castle privately owned
Dalton Castle NTE icon.png
Egremont Castle EH icon.svg Ruined
Fouldry (Fouldrey) Castle
Gleaston Castle privately owned
Greystoke Castle privately owned
Hartley Castle demolished
Hayes Castle Ruins
Kendal Castle UKAL icon.png
Kirkoswald Castle
Lowther Castle Ruined 19th century Stately home
Muncaster Castle Lord Muncaster, home of the original Tom Fool
Naworth Castle seat of the Howards, Earls of Carlisle
Pendragon Castle privately owned
Penrith Castle EH icon.svg
Piel Castle EH icon.svg
Sizergh Castle NTE icon.png


Name Key Comments
Bakewell Castle Earthworks
Bolsover Castle EH icon.svg Stately Home partially ruined
Codnor Castle Privately Owned
Derby Castle nothing remains
Duffield Castle Ruins
Elvaston Castle open to the public, owned by Derbyshire County Council as part of a Country park
Glossop Castle Earthworks
Hathersage Castle Earthworks
Hope Castle Earthworks
Holmesfield Castle Ruins
Horston Castle Ruins
Mackworth Castle Ruined Gatehouse incorporated into farm
Melbourne Castle Ruins located within the grounds of Melbourne Hall
Morley Motte Earthworks
Peveril Castle EH icon.svg Ruins
Pilsbury Castle Earthworks
Riber Castle Ruins
Stydd Hall Remains incorporated into a later Stately Home
Tapton Castle Sleighted in the Civil War, replaced by Tapton Hall
Willersley Castle Robert Adam style castellated house, site of a medieval castle


Name Key Comments
Bampton Castle Earthworks
Barnstaple Castle Earthworks
Berry Pomeroy Castle EH icon.svg
Bickleigh Castle
Compton Castle NTE icon.png
Cranmore Castle
Dartmouth Castle EH icon.svg
Castle Drogo NTE icon.png
Gidleigh Castle
Kingswear Castle Privately Owned
Lydford Castle EH icon.svg
Okehampton Castle EH icon.svg
Plympton Castle ruins
Powderham Castle Earl of Devon
Rougemont Castle (Exeter) Exeter City Council/the Crown
Salcombe Castle
Tiverton Castle
Totnes Castle EH icon.svg
Winkleigh Castle ruins


Name Key Comments
Christchurch Castle EH icon.svg
Corfe Castle NTE icon.png
Dorchester Castle
Highcliffe Castle partially demolished 1960's, owned by Highcliffe Town Council
Lulworth Castle EH icon.svg
Portland Castle EH icon.svg
Rufus Castle
Sandsfoot Castle
Sherborne Castle EH icon.svg

East Riding of Yorkshire

Name Key Comments
Baynard Castle
Driffield Castle
Flamborough Castle ruins
Hornsea Castle Demolished
Hull Castle Demolished
Skipsea Castle EH icon.svg

East Sussex

Name Key Comments
Bodiam Castle NTE icon.png
Camber Castle EH icon.svg
Hastings Castle Local Authority
Herstmonceux Castle Privately Owned
Lewes Castle EH icon.svg
Pevensey Castle EH icon.svg
Ypres Tower, Rye Privately Owned


Name Key Comments
Clavering Castle Remains of possible pre-Norman earthworks
Colchester Castle Run as a museum by the local authority
Great Canfield Castle Remains of earthworks of motte-and-bailey castle
Hadleigh Castle EH icon.svg
Hedingham Castle Privately Owned
Ongar Castle
Pleshey Castle
Rayleigh Castle Remains of earthworks of motte-and-bailey castle
Rochford Castle Privately Owned
Walden Castle Privately Owned


Name Key Comments
Berkeley Castle Privately Owned, open to the public in summer
Beverstone Castle
Bledisloe Tump
Brimpsfield Castle
Bury Manor Castle EH icon.svg Now Privately Owned
Castle Hale, Painswick
Castle Tump, Dymock
Cirencester Castle
English Bicknor Castle
Gloucester Castle
Hailes Castle, Stanway
Haresfield Mount
Holme Castle, Tewkesbury
Little Camp Hill, Lydney
Littledean Camp
Miserden Castle
Newington Bagpath Motte, Kingscote
Newnham on Severn Castle House
Ruardean Castle
South Cerney Castle
Stow Green, St Briavels
St Briavel's Castle EH icon.svg
Sudeley Castle Privately Owned
Taynton Castle
Thornbury Castle Privately Owned, converted to a hotel
Weston Park, Saintbury
Winchcombe Castle

Greater London

Name Key Comments
Baynard's Castle
Lollard's Tower within Lambeth Palace
Montfichet's Castle
Severndroog Castle
Tower of London Historic Royal Palaces

Greater Manchester

Name Key Comments
Buckton Castle
Bury Castle
Dunham Castle
Manchester Castle
Radcliffe Tower
Rochdale Castle
Stockport Castle
Ullerwood Castle
Watch Hill Castle


Name Key Comments
Ashley Castle Earthworks and fragments of stonework
Calshot Castle EH icon.svg
Highclere Castle Seat of Lord Cardigan
Hurst Castle EH icon.svg
Odiham Castle Privately Owned
Portchester Castle EH icon.svg
Southsea Castle Portsmouth City Council
Winchester Castle Hampshire County Council
Wolvesey Castle EH icon.svg


Name Key Comments
Brampton Bryan Castle
Bredwardine Castle
Bronsil Castle
Clifford Castle
Croft Castle NTE icon.png
Dorstone Castle
Eardisley Castle
Eastnor Castle Privately owned
Ewyas Harold Castle
Goodrich Castle EH icon.svg
Hampton Court Castle
Hereford Castle
Huntington Castle
Kilpeck Castle
Kington Castle
Longtown Castle EH icon.svg
Wigmore Castle EH icon.svg
Wilton Castle


Name Key Comments
Anstey Castle Earthworks
Benington Castle
Berkhamsted Castle EH icon.svg
Bishop's Stortford Castle
Hertford Castle
Pirton Castle
South Mimms Castle

Isle of Wight

Name Key Comments
Carisbrooke Castle EH icon.svg
Newport Castle former seat of the Governor of the Isle of Wight, Castelated house.
Norris Castle Gothic Revival
Yarmouth Castle EH icon.svg

Isles of Scilly

Name Key Comments
Cromwell's Castle EH icon.svg
King Charles's Castle EH icon.svg


Name Key Comments
Allington Castle Privately owned
Canterbury Castle Local Authority
Chiddingstone Castle Privately owned
Chilham Castle Privately owned
Cooling Castle Privately owned
Deal Castle EH icon.svg former Crown Fortress
Dover Castle EH icon.svg
Eynsford Castle EH icon.svg
Folkestone Castle
Hever Castle Privately owned
Kingsgate Castle
Leeds Castle Privately owned
Leybourne Castle Privately owned
Lullingstone Castle
Lympne Castle Privately owned
Queenborough Castle Archaeological remains
Reculver Castle Ruins
Richborough Castle EH icon.svg
Rochester Castle EH icon.svg
St Leonard's Tower EH icon.svg
Saltwood Castle Privately owned
Sandgate Castle Privately owned
Scotney Castle NTE icon.png
Shoreham Castle Castle Farm built on the site.
Sissinghurst Castle
Stone Castle Privately owned
Sutton Valence EH icon.svg
Thurnham Castle
Tonbridge Castle Local authority offices
Upnor Castle EH icon.svg
Walmer Castle EH icon.svg Seat of the Governor of the Cinque Ports
Westenhanger Castle Privately owned


Name Key Comments
Aldingham Moat Hill Earthworks
Arkholme with Cawood Chapel Hill
Ashton Hall
Borwick Hall
Broughton Tower
Clitheroe Castle Part-time Tourist Attraction
Greenhalgh Castle
Halton Castle
Hampsfield Hall Pele
Hapton Castle
Hornby Castle privately owned
Lancaster Castle HM Prison
Maurholme Manor
Melling Motte
Penwortham Castle
Preston Castle
Thurland Castle
Turton Tower
Whittington Motte


Name Key Comments
Ashby de la Zouch Castle EH icon.svg Ruins
Belvoir Castle Seat of the Duke of Rutland
Donington Castle
Groby Castle
Hallaton Castle
Kirby Muxloe Castle EH icon.svg Ruins
Leicester Castle A complex of various buildings
Mountsorrel Castle Earthwork
Sauvey Castle


Name Key Comments
Barton-Upon-Humber Castle Earthworks
Bolingbroke Castle EH icon.svg
Bourne Castle Low earthworks and watercourses remaining. Much of site owned by Bourne United Charities
Bytham Castle
Carlton Castle
Castle Hill, Hough-on-the-Hill Earthworks
Folkingham Castle Earthwork
Gainsborough Castle Earthworks
Grimsthorpe Castle Owned by a private trust
Heydour Castle Earthwork
Kingerby Castle
Kinnard's Ferry Castle
Lincoln Castle EH icon.svg jointly owned, English Heritage & Lincolnshire County Council
Owston Ferry Castle
Somerton Castle Privately Owned
Stamford Castle Site built over in 1980s. Small section of wall remaining overlooking meadows.
Tattershall Castle NTE icon.png
Torksey Castle Ruins
Withern Castle Earthwork


Name Comments
Leasowe Castle
Liverpool Castle Demolished, 18th Century. Full scale replica is located in the village of Rivington on the West Pennine Moors near Chorley
West Derby Castle


Name Comments
Baconsthorpe Castle EH icon.svg Fortified manor house in ruins
Buckenham Castle Ruins
Burgh Castle EH icon.svg
Caister Castle
Castle Acre Castle EH icon.svg
Castle Rising Castle EH icon.svg
Claxton Castle
Horsford Castle
North Elmham Castle Earthworks and Ruins
Norwich Castle
Thetford Castle Earthworks
Weeting Castle EH icon.svg
Wormegay Castle


Name Comments
Barnwell Castle Ruins. Privately owned
Benefield Castle
Castle Ashby Elizabethan Mansion
Fotheringhay Castle Earthworks left, English Civil War sleighting
Northampton Castle Demolished 17th century
Rockingham Castle owner, James Saunders Watson


Name Key Comments
Alnwick Castle The Duke of Northumberland
Ancroft Castle
Aydon Castle EH icon.svg Fortified manor house
Bamburgh Castle Lord Armstrong
Belford Castle Keep, privately owned
Belsay Castle EH icon.svg
Berwick Castle EH icon.svg
Bitchfield Castle
Blenkinsop Castle privately owned
Bothal Castle privately owned
Bywell Castle privately owned
Callaly Castle
Cartington Castle privately owned
Chillingham Castle Earl Grey
Chipchase Castle privately owned
Cocklepark Tower
Corbridge Vicar's Pele
Coupland Castle
Craster Castle
Cresswell Castle
Dally Castle Northumberland National Park Authority
Dunstanburgh Castle EH icon.svg
Edlingham Castle EH icon.svg
Elsdon Castle
Embleton Tower
Etal Castle EH icon.svg
Featherstone Castle privately owned
Ford Castle privately owned
Haggerston Castle Surviving tower in what is now a Caravan Park
Halton Castle
Haltwhistle Castle Earthworks
Harbottle Castle Northumberland National Park Authority
Haughton Castle
Langley Castle privately owned
Lindisfarne Castle NTE icon.png
Morpeth Castle Only Gatehouse and a section of Wall remain, Privately owned, opened by appointment
Norham Castle EH icon.svg
Ponteland Castle remains incorporated into a public house
Prudhoe Castle EH icon.svg
Tarset Castle Earthworks
Thirlwall Castle Northumberland National Park Authority
Twizel Castle Ruins
Wark Castle Earthworks
Warkworth Castle EH icon.svg although looked after by English Heritage, partly owned by The Duke of Northumberland

North Yorkshire

Name Key Comments
Barden Tower Privately Owned
Bolton Castle Privately Owned
Burton in Lonsdale Castle
Buttercrambe Castle
Castle Howard Seat of the Howards, Baroque Mansion, on the site of a medieval castle
Cawood Castle
Clifford's Tower EH icon.svg
Crayke Castle
Gilling Castle Privately Owned
Guisborough Castle Ruin
Helmsley Castle EH icon.svg
Hornby Castle Privately Owned
Knaresborough Castle Privately Owned
Lythe Castle
Malton Castle Slighted in the Civil War
Marmion Tower EH icon.svg
Middleham Castle EH icon.svg
Mulgrave Castle Privately owned
Pickering Castle EH icon.svg
Richmond Castle EH icon.svg
Ripley Castle Privately owned, open to the public
Scarborough Castle EH icon.svg
Sheriff Hutton Castle Privately Owned
Skelton Castle
Skipton Castle Privately Owned
Spofforth Castle EH icon.svg
Wilton Castle recently redeveloped as a hotel


Name Key Comments
Annesley Castle Earthworks
Aslockton Castle Earthworks
Castle Hill Bothamsall Earthworks
Castle Lowdham Motte
Castle william Private House built as a Folly
Cuckney Castle Earthworks, remaining walls, in a graveyard
Egmanton Castle Earthworks
Greasley Castle Remains incorporated into a farm, Earthworks
Haxey Castle Yeomans farmhouse, on a medieval site(Private House)
Hayton Castle No visible remains
Kirkby Castle No visible remains
Laxton Castle Earthworks otherwise no visible remains
Newark Castle Owned by Newark (district) council
Nottingham Castle Nottingham City Council
The Castle Worksop Motte


Name Key Comments
Ardley Castle Earthworks
Ascot d'Oilly Castle Fragment remains
Bampton Castle Parts of castle incorporated into a house
Banbury Castle Nothing now to be seen
Brightwell Castle
Broughton Castle
Deddington Castle EH icon.svg
Faringdon Castle
Hinton Waldrist Castle
Oxford Castle
Uffington Castle
Wallingford Castle


Name Key Comments
Burley Castle
Oakham Castle Former home to Rutland County Council


Name Key Comments
Acton Burnell Castle EH icon.svg Fortified manor house in ruins
Alberbury Castle Ruins
Bishop's Castle
Bridgnorth Castle
Broncroft Castle Privately owned[1]
Bryn Amlwg Castle
Caus Castle
Charlton Castle
Cheney Longville Castle
Cleobury Castle
Clun Castle EH icon.svg
Ellesmere Castle
Holdgate Castle
Hopton Castle
Knockin Castle
Ludlow Castle Earl of Powis
Moreton Corbet Castle EH icon.svg
Oswestry Castle Ruins
Shrewsbury Castle Shropshire Council
Stokesay Castle EH icon.svg oldest fortified manor house in England
Tyrley Castle Ruins
Whittington Castle


Name Key Comments
Bridgwater Castle
Cary Castle
Castle Neroche
Crewkerne Castle
Daw's Castle EH icon.svg
Dunster Castle NTE icon.png
Farleigh Hungerford Castle EH icon.svg
Midford Castle Privately owned folly
Nunney Castle EH icon.svg
Stogursey Castle Landmark Trust
Stowey Castle
Taunton Castle now houses the Somerset County Museum

South Yorkshire

Name Key Comments
Conisbrough Castle EH icon.svg
Doncaster Castle No remains, Slighted Civil War
Manor Castle leased to Sheffield City Council
Mexborough Castle earthwork
Rotherham Castle or "Boston Castle" Georgian Folly near "College of Jesus", close to site of the medieval castle
Sheffield Castle dismantled
Tickhill Castle Privately Owned
Wentworth Castle Privately Owned, Baroque mansion on medieval site, later Palladian remodelling


Name Key Comments
Alton Castle Privately Owned
Audley Castle Public Open Space
Caverswall Castle Privately Owned
Chartley Castle Privately Owned
Eccleshall Castle
Mow Cop Castle Elaborate folly on prehistoric earthwork
Stafford Castle Stafford Borough Council
Stourton Castle Privately Owned
Tamworth Castle Privately Owned
Tutbury Castle Privately Owned


Name Key Comments
Bungay Castle owned by a trust on behalf of the town of Bungay
Clare Castle
Eye Castle
Framlingham Castle EH icon.svg
Haughley Castle
Ipswich Castle No visible remains, covered by a Housing estate
Milden Castle Earthworks
Orford Castle EH icon.svg


Name Key Comments
Abinger Castle Earthworks
Betchworth Castle
Bletchingley Castle
Broomhall Copse
Farnham Castle EH icon.svg
Guildford Castle Privately Owned
Reigate Castle
Starborough Castle

Tyne and Wear

Name Key Comments
Hylton Castle EH icon.svg
Newcastle Castle Keep Newcastle City Council
Tynemouth Castle EH icon.svg Housing a ruined priory within


Name Key Comments
Beaudesert Castle
Brailes Castle Motte and bailey
Brandon Castle
Brinklow Castle
Hartshill Castle Privately Owned
Kenilworth Castle EH icon.svg
Maxstoke Castle
Warwick Castle Privately Owned

West Midlands

Name Key Comments
Bromwich Castle
Coventry Castle
Oldswinford Castle
Dudley Castle
Weoley Castle Birmingham City Council

West Sussex

Name Key Comments
Amberley Castle privately owned
Arundel Castle The Duke of Norfolk
Bramber Castle EH icon.svg
Chichester Castle
Knepp Castle

West Yorkshire

Name Key Comments
Almondbury Castle Earthworks with public access
Cliffe Castle Stately home, sometimes also referred to as "Cliffe Hall"
Barwick-in-Elmet Castle Earthworks
Pontefract Castle
Sandal Castle Ruins with visitor centre
Sowerby Castle 12th to 14th century
Wakefield Castle Earthworks
Wetherby Castle No visible remains. Site redeveloped into flats


Name Key Comments
Ashton Keynes Castle Earthworks
Barbury Castle Earthworks
Castle Combe Castle
Devizes Castle
Ludgershall Castle EH icon.svg
Marlborough Castle Ruins and earthworks mound
New Wardour Castle Eighteenth century mansion. private.
Old Sarum EH icon.svg
Old Wardour Castle EH icon.svg


Name Key Comments
Elmley Castle Remains of Earthworks only
Hanley Castle Earthworks only
Hartlebury Castle Worcestershire County Museum
Homme Castle Earth mounds only
Inkberrow Castle Mount and Earthworks only


See also

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