If you’ve heard the saying “An Englishman’s home is his castle,” you’re probably already aware there are plenty of castles in England. English castles – and we’re talking the biggies here – are full of histories that have seen war and famine, pestilence and plague, games of politics and romance and just about every facet of social life throughout many centuries. (There are plenty of castles all over the British Isles but we’re concentrating on English castles here.) They make for a brilliant day out because there’s usually more to see than you can cram into one visit. If you’re ever in the UK, you might want to check out some of the magnificent castles in England.
1. Windsor Castle
Probably the most famous of all the castles of England because of it being a home to the Royal Family (one of 4 official principal residences), Windsor Castle is a sprawling medieval construction that dominates the small Berkshire town. Built in the time of William the Conqueror, it holds 2 records – that of being the largest inhabited castle in the world and the oldest in continuous occupation. Its floor space is more than 484,000 square feet and is where many official UK state and royal functions and events take place.