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.
Newcastle Castle Bridgend, Glamorgan, Wales Built around 1104 by the Norman lords of Glamorgan and later added to, the remains include a stone curtain wall and towers, a hall and Romanesque architectural detail in the south gateway. Newcastle is one of three castles erected by William de Londres for his overlord, Robert Fitzhamon after 1093 to emphasize Fitzhamon's control over Glamorgan (the others being Ogmore and Coety castles). ... more
Most popular Welsh castles
Including some of the most famous castles in Europe - if not the world: