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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Lyons Nant Hall Hotel

Lyons Nant Hall Hotel
Prestatyn, Clwyd

Heritage Rating: Heritage Rating

Located in Prestatyn in the region of Clwyd 18 miles from Liverpool, Lyons Nant Hall Hotel is an 18th century historic building and features a playground and terrace. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar. Free … more >>

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A plot to kill Elizabeth I, gain support for a Spanish invasion, and free Mary, Queen of Scots from captivity



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This Day in British History

23 April, 1248

Order of the Garter insituted

Edward III's famous order of chivarly modelled after a similar French chivalric order of knights

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This Dutch ruler ruled England jointly with his English wife



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Popular Historic Attractions

Caerphilly Castle
Castle   Heritage Rating 5

Caldicot Castle
Castle   Heritage Rating 5

Penmon Priory
Abbey   Heritage Rating 5

Llandaff Cathedral
Cathedral   Heritage Rating 5

Carew Castle
Castle   Heritage Rating 5


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Glenvale, Saundersfoot

Glenvale

All on ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double 1 twin. Room with cot. Bathroom with shower over bath (no toilet). Separate toilet.
Sleeps 4

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Llanboidy (Self catering)
Sandpiper Cottage, Llanboidy

Sandpiper Cottage

This delightful cottage is in Llanboidy, just six miles from St Clears and can sleep four people in two bedrooms.
Sleeps 4

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