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.
Twthill Castle Rhuddlan, Clwyd, Wales Twthill Castle is the first castle at Rhuddlan, an earthen motte, or castle mound, built by Robert of Rhuddlan in 1073 on a spur of land overlooking the River Clwyd. Robert chose a site traditionally thought to be the site of an earlier royal palace of Gruffud ap Llewelyn. Robert of Rhuddlan was a former squire at the court of Edward the Confessor, who rose to gain control over all of north Wales beyond the River Clwyd. ... more
Most popular Welsh castles
Including some of the most famous castles in Europe - if not the world: