Definitely. I open the curtains in the morning at home to a view of Lumley Castle. Take the train in to work to Newcastle. Go shopping in the nearest city and see Durham castle. Heck, my street has "Castle" in the name!
Living in the UK for four years was an incredible gamer education (and I'd even lived in Europe previously). Not just visiting scores of castles, but actually living in a village and seeing the echoes of the medieval social structure all around you in the manor houses, medieval churches, market towns, etc.
It's worth noting that Nottingham's geology is pretty unique even in England. There's even a pub built into the side of that sandstone edifice with many of its rooms carved into the stone. (The pub also claims to be the oldest operating pub in the UK. Who knows?) You can find it here: Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem - Englands Oldest Inn