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Castles and Historic Houses

Where would we find the biggest castle in England? Blake - Canada

Windsor Castle is the biggest castle in England. It’s the Queen’s favourite castle and the largest and oldest occupied in the world.

Windsor CastleWhy were castles built in England? Alison - Canada

Castles were built to protect the people who lived in them. They were often built on hilltops or surrounded by water to make them easier to defend.

How many castles are there in England? Caroline - Canada

There are more than 1,400 castles in England

Find out about the History of Castles

Find out more about the Catles and Palaces belonging to the Royal Family

Also visit our buildings in London page

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