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.
Castell Coch Tongwynlais, Glamorgan, Wales A Victorian fantasy castle built by the Marquess of Bute and William Burges, owner and architect of Cardiff Castle. Outstanding architecture and design with rich decorations are a feast for the eye. There is more to Castle Coch that a Victorian vision of Gothic romance, however, for Bute's fantasy is built on the foundations of a legitimate medieval fortress. ... more
Most popular Welsh castles
Including some of the most famous castles in Europe - if not the world: