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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The Beaufort Arms

The Beaufort Arms
Raglan, Gwent

Heritage Rating: Heritage Rating

The Beaufort Arms is an award winning gracious old 16th Century coaching inn, run by young owners and their welcoming staff. Offering very good food, real ales, wines in a relaxed informal atmosphere combined with … more >>

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The fourth wife of Henry VIII, who agreed to marry her partly on the basis of a flattering portrait painted by Holbein



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24 June, 1141

Londoners expel Queen Matilda from the city

The citizens of London were angered by Matilda's demands for taxes and forced her to flee from a banquet and escape to Oxford

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The first Tudor king of England



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Popular Historic Attractions

Criccieth Castle
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Caldicot Castle
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St Asaph Cathedral
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The Shippen, Cardigan

The Shippen

This semi-detached cottage near Cardigan sleeps five people in two bedrooms.
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Clifton House, St Ishmaels

Clifton House

This charming terraced cottage in St. Ishmaels sleeps five people in three bedrooms.
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