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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The Great House Hotel

The Great House Hotel
Bridgend, Glamorgan

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Welcome to The Great House Hotel a grade II listed building believed to have been a gift from Queen Elizabeth I to the Earl of Leicester for use as a hunting lodge. More modern day … more >>

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Popular Historic Attractions

Llandaff Cathedral
Cathedral   Heritage Rating 5

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The Granary, Little Haven

The Granary

This detached cottage near Little Haven sleeps four people in two bedrooms.
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Cladebrine, Wisemans Bridge

Cladebrine

This delightful, detached lodge on a quiet holiday park in Wisemans Bridge, Pembrokeshire can sleep up to four people in two bedrooms.
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