Castles in Wales

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There are two distinct styles of castles in Wales; native Welsh fortresses, which present some unique architectural features (notable the frequent use of a D-shaped layout), and later English castles built to impose the authority of the English crown on the Welsh. among the latter category are some of the most impressive and significant castles in Britain, including World Heritage sites like Caernarfon and Conwy. We hope you enjoy exploring these wonderful medieval fortresses, but if you'd like to take it one step further, why not actually stay in a Welsh castle? Take a look at our Castle Hotels in Wales page for more.

Most popular Welsh castles
Caernarfon Castle

Including some of the most famous castles in Europe - if not the world:

Many visitors come to Wales just to see these historic castles:

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The Old Rectory Hotel and Golf Club

The Old Rectory Hotel and Golf Club
Crickhowell, Powys

Heritage Rating: Heritage Rating

The Old Rectory is a stylish hotel situated in Llangattock in the heart of the Brecon Beacons National Park. It is the perfect location for a relaxing break or for an activity holiday with walking … more >>

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Caernarfon Castle
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Tenby (Self catering)
Barafundle House, Tenby

Barafundle House

This cottage in Tenby sleeps up to eight people in three bedrooms.
Sleeps 8

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Molly’s Cottage, St Clears

Molly’s Cottage

This detached cottage is located in the village of Llangynin near to St. Clears in South Wales and can sleep four people in two bedrooms.
Sleeps 4

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