Castles of Wales Photo Gallery

Aberystwyth Castle - Cilgerran Castle


Wales is famous for its castles, many of them erected by Edward I as part of his successful attempts to subdue Wales at the end of the 13th century. But aside from the Edwardian castles - most of which are in north Wales, there are a number of native Welsh castles to explore. Some of these, like Castell-y-Bere and Dolbadarn, stand in fantastically scenic area. The south of the country has a large number of castles built by the Normans during their first incursions into the country.

As always, these photos are places we've had the chance to visit so far, so there may be famous castles which don't yet have a photo!

It is hard to pick my favourites, for there are so many interesting castles to enjoy, but here's an off-the-top of my head list of the 5 most scenic castles in Wales:

Castles of Wales Photo Gallery, Aberystwyth Castle

Aberystwyth Castle

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Castles of Wales Photo Gallery, Beaumaris Castle

Beaumaris Castle

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Castles of Wales Photo Gallery, Brecon Castle

Brecon Castle

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Castles of Wales Photo Gallery, Bronllys Castle

Bronllys Castle

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Castles of Wales Photo Gallery, Caernarfon Castle

Caernarfon Castle

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Castles of Wales Photo Gallery, Carew Castle

Carew Castle

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Castles of Wales Photo Gallery, Carreg Cennen Castle

Carreg Cennen Castle

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Castles of Wales Photo Gallery, Castell Dinas Bran

Castell Dinas Bran

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Castles of Wales Photo Gallery, Castell-y-Bere

Castell-y-Bere

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Castles of Wales Photo Gallery, Chepstow Castle

Chepstow Castle

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Castles of Wales Photo Gallery, Chirk Castle

Chirk Castle

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Castles of Wales Photo Gallery, Cilgerran Castle

Cilgerran Castle

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