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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Old Kings Arms Hotel

Old Kings Arms Hotel
Pembroke, Dyfed

Heritage Rating: Heritage Rating

The Old Kings Arms Hotel is Pembroke's oldest hostelry and has deeds that date back to the 1520s. The hotel front was added during the Georgian period and the hotel has long been one of … more >>

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Mary, Queen of Scots was moved here following the failure of the Babington Plot to free her from captivity in 1586



21 February, 1437

James I of Scotland is murdered in Perth

James is succeeded by his son, who takes the throne as James II

Defeated Robert, Duke of Normandy, at the Battle of Avranches





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Popular Historic Attractions

Powis Castle
Castle   Heritage Rating 5

Conwy Castle
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Carew Castle
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Caernarfon Castle
Castle   Heritage Rating 5

Penmon Priory
Abbey   Heritage Rating 5


Llanon (Self catering)
Barbara House, Llanon

Barbara House

This striking Grade II listed house is situated on the edge of the coastal village of Llanon and can sleep six people in three bedrooms.
Sleeps 6

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Amroth (Self catering)
Summerhill Cottage, Amroth

Summerhill Cottage

Fitted kitchen. Sitting room with wood burner dining area and French doors to patio. Shower room/WC with power shower in double shower cubicle. First floor: Double bedroom with 6' super …
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