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Castles near London

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Castles near London

I will be in London and Bath. Can someone recommend some castles around those areas that would be good to visit.

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1. Re: Castles near London

The obvious answer is the Tower of London, followed by Windsor.

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Windsor is your best option.

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The above answers are totally correct about London.

With respect to Bath, if you are depending on public transport, Chepstow Castle and the two castles at/near Cardiff are worth considering. With a car, Berkeley Castle would be a good visit.

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ronw:

Which 2 castles at/near Cardiff are you thinking off? I can think of 3. Cardiff Castle, Caerphilly Castle and Castell Coch.

Caerphilly maybe isn't that near Cardiff compared to Castell Coch, and it's in ruins. But it's easy to get to Caerphilly even by public transportation.

Edited: 8:08 pm, January 21, 2012
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Ooops., forgot to mention Hampton Court Palace near London. It's worth a visit if you have time.

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Hampton Court Palace, just outside London, is technically not a

castle but a huge palace from the Tudor period. Very beautiful and interesting and also easy to get to on the 40 min. train ride.

Tower of London-- not to be missed

Chepstow castle-- just over the border in Wales-- castle ruins

not one that is still intact but ancient and worth a visit if you want to go that far.

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thank you, very helpful

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Leeds, does it for me.

www.leeds-castle.com/

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Visiting Windsor Castle

tripadvisor.com/Travel-g186419-c157824/Winds…

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10. Re: Castles near London

Dover Castle; Rochester Castle (a ruin). BTW if you want Leeds Castle bear in mind that it is in Kent, and not Leeds, West Yorkshire.

Edited: 1:10 am, January 22, 2012