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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10 February, 1567

Lord Darnley, husband of Mary, Queen of Scots dies

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This king erected memorials to mark places where his beloved wife's body rested on her final journey to burial in London



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Popular Historic Attractions

Cilgerran Castle
Castle   Heritage Rating 5

Criccieth Castle
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Carew Castle
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Powis Castle
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Penmon Priory
Abbey   Heritage Rating 5


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Gweld-y-Mr, Saundersfoot

Gweld-y-Mr

Gweld-y-Mor, situated in a cul-de-sac, on a hill above the village of Saundersfoot is this ground floor cottage that sleeps four and has two bedrooms.
Sleeps 4

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Kidwelly (Self catering)
Pen-Yr-Erw, Kidwelly

Pen-Yr-Erw

This detached holiday home in South Wales, two miles from Kidwelly, can sleep eight people in three bedrooms.
Sleeps 8

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