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.

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Caernarfon Castle

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Bear Crickhowell
Crickhowell, Powys

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The Smithy, St Florence

The Smithy

This charming, semi-detached cottage set on the Ivy Tower holiday village in St Florence, South Wales can sleep up to five people in three bedrooms.
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This annexe in Saundersfoot sleeps five people in two bedrooms.
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