10 Most Beautiful Castles in England

Built to keep enemies out while protecting the safety and comfort of those within, England’s castles have long captured the imagination of travelers from around the world. Castles first appeared in Britain during the 11th century during the Norman Conquest and continued to be constructed well into the 18th century, although the later castles were built more for show than for fortification. Today, there are hundreds of castles in England in various stages of restoration or states of decay. Many have become popular tourist destinations, offering visitors the chance to see how life in a real castle compares with storybook tales of towers, turrets and untold treasure. - See more at: http://www.touropia.com/castles-in-england/#sthash.PcpesBAL.dpuf

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