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.
Caernarfon Castle Caernarfon, Gwynedd, Wales Caernarfon Castle is at the same time a forbidding military fortress and a royal palace. It is in this latter role that Caernarfon is most famous, for it was here that the future Edward II was born, and here that he was named the first Prince of Wales by his astute father. Opulent medieval accommodation is set within a pair of imposing curtain walls. Caernarfon is one of Edward I's most imposing fortresses, and one of the finest medieval castles in Wales. ... more
Most popular Welsh castles
Including some of the most famous castles in Europe - if not the world: