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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Knighton Hotel

Knighton Hotel
Knighton, Powys

Heritage Rating: Heritage Rating

Located in the heart of the town on the Welsh border in beautiful Powys. Approximately one hours drive to Shrewsbury Worcester and Hereford. With free WIFI restaurant and bar. This 16th Century weather boarded Coaching … more >>

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Popular Historic Attractions

Cwmhir Abbey
Abbey   Heritage Rating 5

Llandaff Cathedral
Cathedral   Heritage Rating 5

Carew Cross
Historic Building   Heritage Rating 5

Carew Castle
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Caernarfon Castle
Castle   Heritage Rating 5


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Hillbrook House, Nolton Haven

Hillbrook House

This spacious semi-detached house in Nolton Haven sleeps twelve people in six bedrooms.
Sleeps 12

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Dinefwr Cottage, Llandeilo

Dinefwr Cottage

Nestling in the peaceful, unspoilt countryside of the Towy Valley and overlooked by the twelfth century Dinefwr Castle, Llety Mieri offers 3 award-winning self-catering cottages for all the family. …
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