You can stay in a fairytale castle in the UK right next to Alton Towers

YOU can live your dream of being a prince or princess by renting a castle in the UK – where you can sleep in the turrets.

Even better, it is just around the corner from Alton Towers, so you can fit in some rides and attractions too.

Caverswall Castle in Staffordshire dates back to the 13th century when it was owned by the noble Caverswall family.

Over hundreds of years, the castle fell into ruins, until it was rebuilt by a local wool merchant who kept the original moat. 

It is one of the few castles in England which still has its original moat and it Grad I listed.

The 800-year-old castle’s entrance has a beautifully carved sandstone bridge that would have replaced the original drawbridge.

You can stay in one of four self-contained stone castle turrets, each with views of the moat and wildlife. or in one of the main castle's ensuite bedrooms.

If you want some extra luxury, you can also pay extra for a private chef to prepare you a meal onsite, although there are pubs and takeaways a short drive away.

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Alton Towers is a short drive away too so you can visit the theme park while staying.

Guests are also invited for tea and coffee in the castle library or reception room.

Previous guests have sung the castle's praises after staying there.

One person wrote: "Can't recommend enough, pictures don’t even do the castle justice how beautiful it is in person."

Another person agreed: "The castle is spectacular, wonderful views, very comfy and had a real authentic feel.

"We had the whole castle to ourselves and felt like royalty. "

Up to 16 people can stay with six bedrooms available.

Nights start from £165 per night, with a minimum two-night stay on Airbnb.

Here are some other cool castles you can stay in across the UK.

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