PHOTO ALBUM: Scottish castles with a fairytale backdrop for your wedding

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Eilean Donan, shot by Lynne Kennedy Photography

We’re lucky enough to have a fair few castles in Scotland. Fifty? Two hundred? Wait for it: since the 11th century it’s thought over 2000 castles have been built across the country. Not all remain, but we’re up there with the most castles per square mile (well done to our neighbours Wales who’ve claimed the title).

If you harbour aspirations of a regal big day, your first task is to work out what castle suits your style. History buffs will fall for Eilean Donan, Edinburgh Castle or Linlithgow Palace. Partial to a bit of luxury? Newly renovated Crossbasket Castle or chic Airth Castle will be right up your street. And don’t presume that getting married at a castle means being out in the wilderness: both Sherbrooke Castle and Melville Castle are conveniently located outside major cities Glasgow and Edinburgh.

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Wedderburn Castle, shot by McBeth Photography
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Melville Castle, shot by Alastair Burn-Murdoch Photography; Airth Castle, shot by Craig & Eva Sanders
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Culzean Castle, shot by Iain Forrest Photography
Forter Castle, shot by Jarvie & Jones
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Stonefield Castle, shot by Rhoddy Stewart Photography
Kirstin and Patrick Wilkens Wedding. Wedderburn Castle, Scotland. 18th July 2013.
Wedderburn Castle, shot by Rebecca Lee Photography
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Eilean Donan, shot by Neil Thomas Douglas Photography
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Boturich Castle, shot by I Love Ruby Photos
Culzean Castle, shot by Jarvie & Jones; Bothwell Castle, shot by Cheryl Taggart Photography
Sherbrooke Castle, shot by Jenniflower Weddings and Photography
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Linlithgow Palace, shot by Neil Fordyce
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Stonefield Castle, shot by Sarah MacDonald for Kintyre Wedding Photography