Channel your inner princess at one of these fabulous castles for sale
Originally a Saxon manor, Caverswall Castle was remodelled into a splendid mansion in the 17th century and has remained virtually intact since then. The castle’s crenellated tower, richly panelled interiors and Wedgewood ceilings are matched by fabulous grounds featuring a moat, two large lakes and mature parkland. Through Strutt & Parker.
This spectacular walled estate combines a beautifully renovated turreted castle - originally dating from the end of the 16th century - with ancient trees, a river and an island-dotted lake. Through Savills.
It's hard to tell what's best about this ancient castle, whether the turreted building with its vaulted ceilings, grand fireplaces and elegant salon or the enchanting views of the Alps framed by the pretty windows. Outside, the wonderful grounds are coursed by a stream. Through Leggett Prestige.
Castelluccio means little castle in Italian but you won't be short of space in this partly-restored medieval fortress, which spans three floors and comes with several ancillary homes. The interiors are suitably impressive, with a medieval fireplace, and some frescoed rooms, but what makes Castelluccio really special are the long, breathtaking views across Val D'Orcia. To top it all off, Castelluccio was part of the La Foce estate, home of celebrated writer Iris Origo, and the magnificent grounds were designed by English architect Cecil Pinsent for Origo. Through Knight Frank.
Originally dating from the 15th century, this stunning chateau has all the ingredients of a fairy tale home: atmospheric turrets, grand carved fireplaces, magnificent ceilings and a frescoed chapel. Outside, the beautiful French gardens overlook the valley beyond. Through Leggett Prestige.
Perched on a hill in the beautiful Sabina region, this fantastic castle enjoys far-reaching country views. The panorama is especially breathtaking from the magnificent old fort, the oldest part of the castle, which has remained untouched since the 17th century. Through Knight Frank.
Stepping into this exceptional castle, which is classed as historic monument, is like walking back int time to the Middle Ages. Built in the 11th century, it was extended and remodelled over the next 700 years and has preserved beautiful features from each era - cavernous vaults, mullioned windows, a stone spiral staircase and even a chapel. Through Sotheby's International Realty.
The perfect escape home, this gorgeous 17th-century castle soars above lush gardens close to Barcelona. The main house, which has magnificent vaulted ceilings and exposed beams, is linked to an atmospheric 11th-century tower with three rooms. Through Amat Luxury.
This striking 16th century castle was once home to Leopoldo II Grand Duke of Tuscany, and it is suitably regal. The opulent interiors feature 26 bedrooms, ancient frescoes, coffered ceilings - and magnificent views across the grounds to the sea and the island of Elba. Through Sotheby's International Realty.
This pretty chateau combines charming interiors - think bright, airy rooms, parquet flooring and marble fireplaces - with lush lawns and six acres of woodland. Through Leggett Prestige.