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20/05/2014 08:10 BST | Updated 20/05/2014 08:59 BST

Five Massive Castles You Can Buy For Less Than A London Home

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House prices in Britain are continuing to soar, with official figures showing that they lifted by 8.0% in the 12 months to March as property values shot up "strongly across most parts of the UK".

The Office for National Statistics' latest analysis comes as property website Rightmove found that house sellers' asking prices rose 8.9&% in the year to May, and 16.3% in London. Prime minister David Cameron even admitted this morning that he was considering scaling back the government's Help to Buy mortgage guarantee scheme.

London's property prices have led the way, especially as prices for central London soar astronomically. A flat in the capital, in Knightsbridge, became the world's most expensive after being sold for £140 million. Another house in Mayfair went on sale for £90 million.

After showing five private islands that are cheaper than many central London homes, HuffPostUK presents five castles that you can snap up for less than many London pads.

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