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.
Llandovery Castle Llandovery, Dyfed, Wales A small ruin tower on the hill of a motte, built sometime around 1100. The castle was created by sculpting a natural hill to create a small bailey and a stone fortification. The first castle at Llandovery was probably the work of Richard fitzPons, beginning in 1116 or a bit earlier. FitzPons, a Norman lord, put a Welsh constable in charge of the castle, which might have been a dangerous choice, but his constable fiercely defended Llandovery from Welsh attack. ... more
Most popular Welsh castles
Including some of the most famous castles in Europe - if not the world: