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If we asked you to describe your perfect castle, what would it look like? Would you go for a dramatic location perched on a cliff edge above one of the best beaches in the UK, or a squat, battle-weary stronghold with a drawbridge and moat? Maybe you’re more into fairytale turrets? Whatever your personal castle requirements, you’re bound to find your perfect match in a country peppered with historic fortresses. From romantic ruins to pristine restorations, here are 12 of the best castles in the UK.
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