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3 Beautiful English Castles to Visit

May 20, 2015

Can’t get enough of beautiful castles? We have three English castles on the list that are worth seeing!

1. Raby Castle

One of the best-preserved castle’s in North East England, Lord Barnard’s home provides over 600 years of history and a glimpse of life throughout the ages. With examples of fine interiors and architecture spanning the Medieval, Victorian, Georgian and Regency periods providing a magnificent backdrop for the stunning art collection.
– from the castle’s website

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Credit: “Raby Castle (spring)” by GlenBowman – Flickr.com. Licensed under CC BY 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons –

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Credit:  “Raby Castle, County Durham” by Hugh Mortimer – geography.org.uk. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons – 

2. Auckland Castle

Steeped in over a thousand years of history, Auckland Castle is one of the most important episcopal palaces in Europe, and the magnificent home of England’s only Prince Bishop.
– from the castle’s website

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Credit: “Auckland Castle 8” by Pit-yacker – Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons – 

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Credit: “Auckland Castle 6” by Pit-yacker – Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons – 

3. Cholmondeley Castle

The romantic gothic castle – a product of the early 19th century – stands on a high rise above a lake. The castle is surrounded by sweeping lawns and a variety of mature trees, including Cedars of Lebanon, Oak, and Chestnut. The gardens surrounding the castle provide a lovely mix of colour and height, with intriguing walks around the lake. There is a Temple Water Garden, Rose Garden, a variety of mixed borders. Plantings are planned to provide colour at all times of the year.
– from the castle’s website

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Credit: “Cholmondeley Castle” by Peter Craine. Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons – 

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Credit: “Temple Gardens, Cholmondeley Castle” by Peter Craine. Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons – 

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