English Civil War Battlefields and English Civil War Sites

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There’s an initial selection of interesting English Civil War battlefields and English Civil War sites and you can plan some fantastic things to see on your trips. Once you’ve explored the list of English Civil War sites and selected those you wish to visit you can use our itinerary planner tool to plan your trip and then print off a free pocket guidebook. This indispensible holiday guide will help you make the most of your time exploring English Civil War sites.

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English Civil War: Site Index

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Arundel Castle

Originally built in the 11th Century, Arundel Castle is the historic home of the Dukes of Norfolk. Besieged twice during the English Civil War, it is one of many interesting English Civil War battlefields.

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Ashby Castle

Ashby Castle was a Royalist stronghold during the English Civil War which was largely destroyed. The pretty ruins make it one of the most picturesque English Civil War sites.

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Aston Hall

Aston Hall is an imposing Jacobean mansion house in Birmingham, which now operates as a museum.

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Banqueting House

One of the most important English Civil War sites, Banqueting House in Whitehall is famous as the site of the execution of King Charles I.

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Berkeley Castle

Berkeley Castle was originally built nearly 1,000 years ago, but since then has undergone a number of changes and has been the site of many interesting – and sometimes bloody – events.

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Bishop's Waltham Palace

The ruins of the medieval Bishop’s Waltham Palace can be seen in Hampshire. It was destroed during the English Civil War.

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Bolsover Castle

Bolsover Castle was once the site of a medieval fortress before its replacement with an ornate 17th century manor house modelled on a small castle. Now run by English Heritage.

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Broughton Castle

Situated on the border of Oxfordshire, Broughton Castle is surrounded by a three acre moat, and set amongst the scenic parkland of Broughton park.

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Broxmouth Park

One of the English Civil War battlefields in Scotland, Broxmouth Park is the site of the 1650 Battle of Dunbar, where Oliver Cromwell led his troops to victory over a Scottish Royalist army.

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Castle Keep

Castle Keep in Newcastle upon Tyne is one of the city’s most famous attractions and one of the best preserved Norman fortifications in the country.

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Corfe Castle

Corfe Castle is the stunning ruin of a castle which has been everything from a royal residence to a military stronghold and even a prison.

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Dudley Castle

Dudley Castle is a ruined Norman motte and bailey castle which is now open to visitors and also hosts the popular Dudley Zoo within its grounds.

Edgehill Battlefield

Edgehill Battlefield was the location of the first major engagement of the English Civil War, which took place on 23rd October 1642 in Warwickshire, England.

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Goodrich Castle

Goodrich Castle is a picturesque Norman ruin in Herefordshire that was the site of a bitter siege during the English Civil War. One of many scenic English Civil War sites.

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Helmsley Castle

Helmsley Castle was a 12th century castle in York and the site of a dramatic siege during the English Civil War.

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Kenilworth Castle

Kenilworth Castle is a former medieval stronghold and royal palace, most famed as the home of Elizabeth’s beloved Robert Dudley.

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Manorbier Castle

Described as the most pleasant spot in Wales, Manorbier is a well preserved medieval castle located on the Welsh coast in Pembrokeshire.

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Pontefract Castle

Originally a Norman structure, Pontefract castle played an increasingly important role in English Royal history for over 500 years. Today it lies in ruins but has much for visitors to enjoy, including its underground dungeons.

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Restormel Castle

Among the many medieval castles listed among the English Civil War sites, Restormel was a thirteenth century castle in Cornwall, the ruins of which are well preserved.

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Warwick Castle

Built by a king, the seat of a kingmaker and vital stronghold in the Wars of the Roses and the English Civil War, Warwick Castle has played an important role in British history.

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Windsor Castle

Windsor Castle is the oldest occupied castle in the world and the official home of the Queen. It served as a prison during the English Civil War.

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York City Walls

The York City Walls are England’s most intact set of city walls and one of the city’s most popular attractions. They were damaged during the seige of York in the English Civil War.