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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Punchhouse

Punchhouse
Monmouth, Gwent

Heritage Rating: Heritage Rating

The Punchhouse an 11 bedroomed en-suite hotel situated in the town centre of Monmouth Opposite the town hall. The Punchhouse is a 16th Century hotel which has retained all of its character and … more >>

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Popular Historic Attractions

Powis Castle
Castle   Heritage Rating 5

Cwmhir Abbey
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Caernarfon Castle
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Caerphilly Castle
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Llanboidy (Self catering)
Kingfisher Cottage, Llanboidy

Kingfisher Cottage

This lovely cottage is set in Llanboidy, six miles from St Clears in a courtyard of stone holiday cottages and can sleep six people in three bedrooms.
Sleeps 6

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Saundersfoot (Self catering)
Gweld-y-Mor, Saundersfoot

Gweld-y-Mor

Gweld-y-Mor, situated in a cul-de-sac, on a hill above the village of Saundersfoot is this ground floor cottage that sleeps four and has two bedrooms.
Sleeps 4

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