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.
Candleston Castle Merthyr Mawr, Glamorgan, Wales More fortified manor than castle, Candleston was built in the late 14th century on the site of an earlier wooden fortification. A ruined wall surrounds a small courtyard, about which are ranged a hall block and tower, with the later additions of a south wing. ... more
Most popular Welsh castles
Including some of the most famous castles in Europe - if not the world: