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Hever Castle, kent

Hever Castle, kent

Castles

Of the 100 or so castles in England, over 30 are in the South East due to the fact that historically the region has always been vulnerable to attack from foreign shores.

Kings and queens throughout the ages turned South East England into the fortress of Britain, by building some of the most impressive and imposing castles in England. Built to last, the castles make fascinating places to visit and the South East has them in abundance.

Arundel Castle in Sussex looms high on a hill overlooking the town; Leeds Castle in Kent is a serene fairytale castle surrounded by a moat; Guildford Castle in Surrey has a Norman keep that is almost intact; and one of the most famous castles in England – Windsor Castle – is still inhabited by the monarch of the realm.

Other great castles of England located in the South East include Herstmonceux Castle in East Sussex and Hever Castle in Kent – both set peacefully amongst tranquil and picturesque gardens. Finally, saving one of the best until last, Dover Castle in Kent sits proudly atop the White Cliffs of Dover and boasts one of the best views from any of the castles in England.

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  1. Add Hastings Castle and 1066 Story to your Itinerary

    Hastings Castle and 1066 Story

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    Castle / Fort

    Location

    Hastings

    Fragmentary remains of Norman Castle built on West Hill after William the Conqueror's victory at the Battle of Hastings. 1066 Story interpretation centre in siege tent.

  2. Add Bodiam Castle to your Itinerary

    Bodiam Castle

    Type

    Castle / Fort

    Location

    Bodiam, Robertsbridge


    Built in 1385, by Sir Edward Dallingridge, Bodiam Castle is set in open parkland and approached through a series of medieval water features, including a picturesque spring- filled moat.

    Appearing almost complete from outside, inside the extent of the damage incurred over the years becomes...

  3. Add Southsea Castle to your Itinerary

    Southsea Castle

    Type

    Castle / Fort

    Location

    Southsea, Portsmouth

    Built in 1544, the Castle was part of a series of fortifications constructed by Henry VIII around England's coasts to protect the country from invaders. FREE ENTRY.

  4. Add Broughton Castle to your Itinerary

    Broughton Castle

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    Castle / Fort

    Location

    Banbury


    Broughton Castle is essentially a family home lived in by Lord and Lady Saye and Sele and their family. The original
    medieval manor house, of which much remains today, was built in about 1300 by Sir John de Broughton. It stands on an
    island site surrounded by a three acre moat. The castle was...

  5. Add Yarmouth Castle to your Itinerary

    Yarmouth Castle

    Type

    Castle / Fort

    Location

    Yarmouth

    A Tudor Castle in a beautiful seaside town.

  6. Add Dover Castle  to your Itinerary

    Dover Castle

    Type

    Castle / Fort

    Location

    Dover

    Discover 2000 years of history at Dover Castle! Step inside the Great Tower and immerse yourself in the medieval world and royal court of King Henry ll. Travel deep inside the White Cliffs and tour the Underground Hospital.

  7. Add Rochester Castle to your Itinerary

    Rochester Castle

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    Castle / Fort

    Location

    Rochester

    One of the finest keeps in England. Also the tallest, partly built on the Roman city wall. Good views from the battlements over the River Medway.

  8. Add Stockbridge Down Wildlife and History Walk to your Itinerary

    Stockbridge Down Wildlife and History Walk

    Type

    Nature Trail

    Location

    Near Stockbridge

    Explore this isolated island of characteristic chalk downland set in a sea of intensively farmed land.

  9. Add Windsor Castle to your Itinerary

    Windsor Castle

    Type

    Castle / Fort

    Location

    Windsor

    The oldest and largest inhabited castle in the world and The Queen's favourite weekend home.

  10. Add Redoubt Fortress & Military Museum to your Itinerary

    Redoubt Fortress & Military Museum

    Type

    Museum

    Location

    Eastbourne

    An impressive Napoleonic circular brick fortress which provides the perfect home for the largest military museum in the South East. New for 2010 come and enjoy a new exhibition of prints from the ever popular Eric Ravilious.