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Britons who wish to spend some time visiting castles on a UK holiday are spoilt for choice. The UK is home to 653 castles, according to Tripadvisor, and it would be a feat to visit every single of them. However, not all the castles in the country are equally popular.

Some attract tens of thousands of visitors a year while others just a few hundreds.

Langley Castle Hotel looked at 100 UK castles to figure out which one was the most popular, and the results are in.

The top 10 of the most popular castles listed six English castles.

But it’s not a castle in England that took the crown of most popular castle in the UK.

Edinburgh Castle is now officially the most popular.

It was followed by Windsor Castle and St, Michael’s Mount.

Rounding off the top five were Warwick Castle and Leeds Castle.

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In sixth place was Cardiff Castle, followed by Eilean Donan Castle, Corfe Castle, Stirling Castle and Hever Castle & Gardens.

However, if looking at Tripadvisor rankings, it was not Edinburgh that took the top spot.

Windsor Castle was the best according to Tripadvisor.

User Welsh Lady wrote: “Absolutely fabulous.

“We spent so long listening to all the facts and stories the guides were more than happy to share with us, we had to go back the next day to finish our visit.

“Try and coincide your visit with the changing of the guards which is spectacular. If you get your ticket stamped you can have another visit within 12 months.”

User 4ellos said: “A must see!

“Such a wonderful place.

“It was amazing to see and walk around the places we had seen on the television.

“St George’s chapel is beautiful and how amazing is it that the stall the Queen sits in is the same one Henry VIII sat in too. It blows the mind.”

In second place was Oxford Castle & Prison.

Becca said: “The views from Saint Georges Tower overlooking Oxford are amazing.”

And Martin wrote: “Although there isn’t much of the castle left, there is still a good story to tell of its history.”

In third was Stirling Castle, which was described as “far better than Edinburgh Castle” by Lorna Waters on Tripadvisor.

Roxanne M said: “Everything you could want from an ancient castle visit. Just lovely!

“You will not leave disappointed just make sure you see everything.”

Fourth was Dover Castle, described as a “lovely castle” by Tracey H.

She said: “Spent a lovely four hours here. There is plenty to see. The tower has been furnished to represent how it might have looked.

“The views from the top of the tower are great. The castle is huge. As the castle is elevated over Dover there are lovely views of the beach and the surrounding area.


Leeds Castle came fifth.

Lynne S said: “I have been looking forward to visiting for so long and today’s visit certainly did not disappoint! Every view is stunning, so much to see and do, a wonderful day, most enjoyable.”

Lawrence W said: “Magical. Scenery superb!”

Rounding up the top 10 were Highclere Castle, Alnwick Castle, The Black Watch Castle & Museum, Pendennis Castle and Conwy Castle.

Edinburgh Castle was ranked 14 by Tripadvisor.

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