Snapshot: 10 Photos of Gorgeous British Castles That Put ‘Downton Abbey’ to Shame

Highclere Castle, the filming location for Downton Abbey, isn’t technically a castle but a country home. Let’s take a look at some full-fledged castles that will give Downton Abbey a run for its money:

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Highclere Castle, located in West Berkshire, England, definitely looks the part. (AP)

Windsor Castle is a royal residence in Berkshire, England. (AP)

Windsor Castle is a royal residence in West Berkshire, England. (AP)

Balmoral Castle is the Queen's Scottish home in Aberdeenshire. (AP)

Balmoral Castle is Queen Elizabeth II’s Scottish home in Aberdeenshire. (AP)

Leeds Castle, Kent (WC)

Leeds Castle, located in Kent, England, has been fortified for over 900 years. (WC)

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Culzean Castle is located on a cliff on the Ayrshire coast of Scotland. (WC)

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Cardiff Castle is located in Wales’ capital of Cardiff. (WC)

Warwick Castle (WC)

Warwick Castle boasts a vast interior mound located in Warwick, England. (WC)

Arundle Castle is sat on top of a hill in West Sussex. (ArundleCastle.org)

Arundel Castle is sat on top of a hill in West Sussex, England. (ArundelCastle.org)

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Here’s a look at the interior garden of Arundel Castle (WC)

Caernarfon Castle (WC)

Caernarfon Castle is aged but still striking, located in Gwynedd, Wales. (WC)

Belfast Castle is located 400 feet above sea level offering a great view of the city of Belfast, Northern Ireland. (WC)

Belfast Castle is located 400 feet above sea level in Northern Ireland. (WC)

Bodiam Castle, in East Sussex, comes with a moat. Can't beat that. (WC)

Bodiam Castle, in East Sussex, England, comes with a moat. Can’t beat that. (WC)

Which castle do you want to move into?