To see Britain in its full glory, you have to see its castles - around 4,000 were built in England alone since the Norman conquest, each one unique. Those that still exist, whether perfectly preserved or in ruins, provide perfect adventures for daytrips, beautiful scenery and a real peek into the past. Here's as a little taster of some real beauties. Bet you haven't heard of them all...

Ten of the most beautiful castles in the UK

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