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.
St Donat's Castle Llantwit Major, Glamorgan, Wales St Donat's Castle dates to the 12th century, and has the unusual distinction of remaining in continuous occupation since it was built. Most of the surviving remains date to the 13th century, though there were substantial additions in the 15th and 16th centuries. Remains consist of concentric inner and outer wards, with inner and outer gatehouses. ... more
Most popular Welsh castles
Including some of the most famous castles in Europe - if not the world: