Bamburgh Castle is in the running to be crowned the nation’s best – but it needs votes to take the title.
Others in the list are Berkeley; Colchester; Dunnottar; Durham; Edinburgh; Lincoln; Ludlow; Raby; Skipton; Stirling; and Windsor.
The website’s description of Bamurgh Castle is: ‘This iconic northern castle rightly claims its title of the King of Castles. Sitting atop a rocky outcrop, it reigns over coast and countryside.
‘Once the capital of Northumbria, it was home to Anglo-Saxon royalty before playing a pivotal role in the Wars of the Roses.
‘Rebuilt and repurposed as school, hospital and the world’s first coastguard station. Now, it welcomes over 150,000 visitors a year who come to admire both the building and its spectacular views.’
Reflecting on making the shortlist, Chris Calvert, the castle’s director, said: “To make the shortlist when there are so many fantastic castles in the UK is great. I hope with our worldwide fan base we can get a great result.”
Voting runs until midnight on June 20. To vote, click here