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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West Arms Hotel

West Arms Hotel
Llangollen, Clwyd

Heritage Rating: Heritage Rating

Idyllic setting in the foothills of the Berwyn Mountain, a rural paradise - an historic 16th Century building with considerable character. An olde inn with slate flagged floors and inglenook fireplaces. more >>

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Popular Historic Attractions

Tintern Abbey
Abbey   Heritage Rating 5

Carew Cross
Historic Building   Heritage Rating 5

Pembroke Castle
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Caldicot Castle
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Conwy Castle
Castle   Heritage Rating 5


Pembrey (Self catering)
Penllwyn Cottage, Pembrey

Penllwyn Cottage

This detached cottage is located near Pembrey in South Wales and can sleep seven people in three bedrooms.
Sleeps 8

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Grassholm Cottage, Sandy Haven

Grassholm Cottage

Open plan sitting room with kitchen and dining areas. Double bedroom. Bathroom/WC (shower over bath). Stairs to 'gallery grog loft' with single bed.
Sleeps 3

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