Top ten castles you can sleep in

The UK is home to the best-rated castle in Europe, according to TripAdvisor

Best castle hotels in Europe

Fancy spending the night in a room fit for a king? Then you've come to the right place - because all of these castles in Europe are also top-rated hotels.

And you don't even need to go very far to stay in the cream of the crop - because the best castle-hotel is right here in the UK, according to TripAdvisor.

See also: The best hotel in the world

The beautiful Fonab Castle Hotel in Scotland can be found on the banks of Loch Faskally and the castle retains many of its original features. It boasts 26 guestrooms and is on the doorstep of the extraordinarily beautiful Perthshire countryside.

Three of this year's top ten come from the UK, with Rowton Castle in Shropshire and Glenapp Castle in Scotland also making an appearance.

See also: Britain's best hotel for service

Italian castles are also highly ranked with Hotel Castello di Sinio in Piedmont featuring as well as Castello di Petroia and Castello di Monterone in Umbria which both made the top ten.

TripAdvisor spokesperson James Kay says: "These castle hotels should act as great inspiration for those travellers looking to experience a truly unique and out-of-the-ordinary-type of accommodation."

Check out the slideshow below for the best castle hotels in Europe.

Best castle hotels in Europe (according to TripAdvisor)

Best castle hotels in Europe (according to TripAdvisor)

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