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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Dragon Hotel

Dragon Hotel
Montgomery, Powys

Heritage Rating: Heritage Rating

The Dragon Hotel is an historic 17th century family run former Coaching Inn, set in the quiet village-sized town of Montgomery, in the stunning countryside of the beautiful rolling landscape that is The Welsh Marches … more >>

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The first divorce courts set up in England and Wales

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The eldest son of Queen Victoria, he ruled after her death in 1901



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Popular Historic Attractions

St David's Cathedral
Cathedral   Heritage Rating 5

St Asaph Cathedral
Cathedral   Heritage Rating 5

Carew Castle
Castle   Heritage Rating 5

Caerphilly Castle
Castle   Heritage Rating 5

Caernarfon Castle
Castle   Heritage Rating 5


Tenby (Self catering)
Newton's Cradle, Tenby

Newton's Cradle

This charming, lower ground floor apartment is situated in the heart of Tenby, across the road from a sandy beach, with accommodation for four people in a king-size double bedroom …
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Abergorlech (Self catering)
Yr Hen Efail, Abergorlech

Yr Hen Efail

This semi-detached cottage is located in the village of Abergorlech near Llandeilo in Carmarthenshire and can sleep four people in one bedroom.
Sleeps 4

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