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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Bodelwyddan Castle Hotel

Bodelwyddan Castle Hotel
Kinmel, Clwyd

Heritage Rating: Heritage Rating

Set in 200 acres of parkland, with breathtaking views of the Clwydian Hills and the mountains of Snowdonia less than an hour away, the Grade II listed Bodelwyddan Castle offers an experience thats truly unforgettable. … more >>

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Popular Historic Attractions

Pembroke Castle
Castle   Heritage Rating 5

Cwmhir Abbey
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Chepstow Castle
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Carew Castle
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Foxglove Cottage, Little Haven

Foxglove Cottage

Foxglove Cottage is a lovely restored old pig sty, situated in the village of Little Haven. The cottage sleeps four and has two bedrooms.
Sleeps 4

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Coed Cadw Cottage, Nevern

Coed Cadw Cottage

This is a quaint cottage, on a traditional farmyard adjacent to the owner?s property, on the edge of the rural valley village of Felindre Farchog, near Newport and Fishguard, and …
Sleeps 6

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