Nunney Castle in Top 10 Best Castles

Nunney Castle, Somerset
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Britain Magazine, published by Visit Britain, has ranked Nunney Castle in its Top 10 Best Castles in Britain.

Nunney CastleThe magazine published a Top 10 Best Castles in Britain. Nunney Castle is ranked alongside Windsor, Alnwick, Edinburgh, Warwick, Kenilworth, Tintagel, Corfe, Arundel and Bodiam Castles.

According to the publication: “Known as Britain’s smallest castle, Nunney Castle in Somerset is modest in both its setting and its history. The tower was built by a knight called John de la Mare in 1373 under royal licence. With its turrets and moat, it is a picturesque example of a miniature British castle.”

The full list with photos is available on the Britain Magazine website.

Nunney Castle is privately-owned and managed by English Heritage. The castle is open every day during “all reasonable hours” and is free to visit. A free visitor car park is located on Castle Hill, signposted from the Market Place.

Circular walks around Nunney Castle and village are available on our website. A Treasure Trail The Hunt for the Nunney Diamonds is also available.

Visit Britain is the national tourism agency, a non-departmental public body. It is funded by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, responsible for promoting Britain worldwide and developing its visitor economy.

Visit Britain’s mission is to grow the value of inbound tourism to Britain, working with a wide range of partners in both the UK and overseas. Through its global reach, the organisation aims to increase visitor spend to all parts of Britain and improve Britain’s ranking in the eyes of international visitors.

Britain Magazine, the official magazine of Visit Britain, is available at WH Smith, supermarkets and all good newsagents as well as in a digital edition for iPad and computer.