There are so many charming castle wedding venues to choose from in the UK. From moody turrets and drawbridges to spires and moats, there's no denying that castles are beautiful places to tie the knot.

As well as providing a stunning location for your big day, castle wedding venues are a real delight for wedding photographers who'll have so much fun coming up with inventive ways to capture your celebration on camera. Just think how wonderful your wedding film will be too!

So if exchanging vows with the love of your life in a fortress is a way to make all of your dreams come true, browse our edit of the best castle wedding venues now.

Our round up includes a jaw-dropping location in Kent plus a heavenly structure in Hertfordshire that featured in a historical film directed by Madonna - ideal for couples lusting after an A-list affair.

There's even a flag fluttering on top of our petite pick from Cumbria. This picturesque castle even boasts 14 eclectic bedrooms that would be perfect for members of the bridal party to stay in for the duration of your do. And we can't think of a better place for the bride to relax with a glasses of bubbles the evening before her wedding than in the four-poster bath (yes, really!) that can be found within one of the suites.

If Scotland is where you envisage your ceremony taking place, we've discovered a simply stunning property set in deep in the Highlands in the privacy of a 350-acre woodland estate. There are a number of memorable places for you to host your ceremony here ranging from pretty St Palladius Church to the shores of the loch.

Another reason to consider getting hitched in one of these spectacular castle wedding venues? They're suitable all-year round and look equally magical in spring, summer, autumn or winter.

Leeds Castle, Kent

Eastnor Castle, Herefordshire

Augill Castle, Cumbria

Drumtochty Castle, Scotland

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As seen in the March/April 2012 issue of Brides