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

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The Old Rectory Hotel and Golf Club

The Old Rectory Hotel and Golf Club
Crickhowell, Powys

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The Old Rectory is a stylish hotel situated in Llangattock in the heart of the Brecon Beacons National Park. It is the perfect location for a relaxing break or for an activity holiday with walking … more >>

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Geryllan, Rhandirmwyn

Geryllan

This ground floor, peaceful and secluded holiday home is situated in the small village of Rhandirmwyn in Carmarthenshire, eight miles from Llandovery, with three double bedrooms able to accommodate six …
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Cwtch, Wisemans Bridge

Cwtch

This beautiful, detached lodge, near Wisemans Bridge near Saundersfoot, sleeps six people in three bedrooms.
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