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.
Kidwelly Castle Kidwelly, Dyfed, Wales Kidwelly Castle is sited on the lowest bridge point on the River Gwendraeth. It was built sometime after 1106 by Roger, Bishop of Salisbury, who was granted the lordship of the entire south west Welsh coastal plain by Henry I. Roger also established a Benedictine priory at Kidwelly, and a burgeoning town grew up around the priory site. ... more
Most popular Welsh castles
Including some of the most famous castles in Europe - if not the world: