Famous Castles of England

Famous Castles of England
British castles are one of the most popular types of attractions across the United Kingdom. As one of the few countries with actual monarchy left, people visit these places to take a peek into England's history. Visiting a castle is more than just visiting a museum; the landscapes and gardens are also attractions themselves.
 

Dover Castle

Dover Castle is the location of a number of historical events in England's history, but most importantly it is where Winston Churchill declared England's involvement in World War II. You can take the underground tour of Dover's hidden hospitals and see where the prime minister was kept during the war. After taking in a day of history, you can take a short, wooded walk to the famous white cliffs of Dover. Walk along the seaside to get the best view of the picturesque bluffs. If you are really feeling adventurous, you can even jump on a ferry and check out France's shore across the English Channel.

Dover Castle
Dover
CT16 1HU
United Kingdom
011 (+44) 1304 211067
http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/server/show/nav.14571

 
 

Windsor Castle

Windsor Castle is England's most famous castle because it is home to the current monarchy. The large castle stretches across the village's boundaries and draws the largest crowd. At the right times of day, you can view the changing of the guard, and you can take a guided tour of the inside of Windsor Castle. Nearby, you will find the River Thames nestled between Windsor Castle and Eton College. There are many small parks to enjoy along its banks.

Windsor Castle
Windsor
Berkshire
SL4 1NJ.
011 (+44) 020 7766 7304
http://www.windsor.gov.uk/site/things-to-do/windsor-castle-p43983

Tower of London

Named one of the most haunted places in the world, the Tower of London is one of the city's biggest attractions. The castle dates back centuries and was the location of many executions, including a famous beheading from the movie "Braveheart." Not only can you take a peek at the Bloody Tower and get your picture with a Bobby, you can stand in line to get a look at the Crown Jewels. This is one of the best castles for anyone who enjoys outdoor activities because there are many buildings to explore. After perusing the castle, you can take a walk along River Thames or through nearby parks, like Hyde Park or Green Park.

Tower of London
Tower Hill
EC3N 4AB
011 (+44) 844 482 7777
http://www.hrp.org.uk/TowerOfLondon/Default.aspx

 

Article Written By Melissa Warner

Melissa Warner is a freelance writer and editor in Milwaukee, Wis. Her work has appeared in a variety of publications, including "The Irish American Post" and "The London Student." Warner received a Bachelor of Arts in journalism and mass communication from the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee.

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