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.
Laugharne Castle Laugharne, Dyfed, Wales Laugharne is a medieval castle that was later transformed into an Elizabethan mansion. It occupies a clifftop site overlooking the River Taf that was used at least as early as the Romano-British period. The castle was created in the early 12th century as a small earthwork fortification defended by a ringwork enclosure. That early castle was extended and largely rebuilt in stone in the latter part of the 12th century. It may be the 'Abercorram' castle captured by Lord Rhys in 1189. If so, it was sacked by Llewelyn ap … ... more
Most popular Welsh castles
Including some of the most famous castles in Europe - if not the world: