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

About Aberystwyth Castle

Castles of Wales Photo Gallery, Beaumaris Castle

Beaumaris Castle

About Beaumaris Castle

Castles of Wales Photo Gallery, Brecon Castle

Brecon Castle

About Brecon Castle

Castles of Wales Photo Gallery, Bronllys Castle

Bronllys Castle

About Bronllys Castle

Castles of Wales Photo Gallery, Caernarfon Castle

Caernarfon Castle

About Caernarfon Castle

Castles of Wales Photo Gallery, Carew Castle

Carew Castle

About Carew Castle

Castles of Wales Photo Gallery, Carreg Cennen Castle

Carreg Cennen Castle

About Carreg Cennen Castle

Castles of Wales Photo Gallery, Castell Dinas Bran

Castell Dinas Bran

About Castell Dinas Bran

Castles of Wales Photo Gallery, Castell-y-Bere

Castell-y-Bere

About Castell-y-Bere

Castles of Wales Photo Gallery, Chepstow Castle

Chepstow Castle

About Chepstow Castle

Castles of Wales Photo Gallery, Chirk Castle

Chirk Castle

About Chirk Castle

Castles of Wales Photo Gallery, Cilgerran Castle

Cilgerran Castle

About Cilgerran Castle

Attraction search
in
Featured Historic Hotel
The Old Rectory Hotel and Golf Club

The Old Rectory Hotel and Golf Club
Crickhowell, Powys

Heritage Rating: Heritage Rating

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 >>

More hotels in Powys >>


HISTORY CORNER

Name the Historic attraction

Name the mystery historic attraction
See larger image



British History Quiz

This inventor and pioneer industrialist is credited with inventing - or at least popularizing - the water frame and carding engine



 Clue

This Day in British History

23 September, 1326

Queen Isabella and Roger Mortimer land at Orwell, Suffolk

Barons opposed to Isabella's husband, Edward II, join them in revolt. Edward is deposed and murdered.

Monarch Mayhem

This king was killed while a prisoner at the Tower of London in 1471



 Clue



Accommodation

Snowdonia (North Wales)
  hotels
  cottages
  B&B

Pembrokeshire(West Wales)
  hotels
  cottages
  B&B

Cardiff
Swansea

Popular Historic Attractions

Tintern Abbey
Abbey   Heritage Rating 5

Cwmhir Abbey
Abbey   Heritage Rating 5

St David's Cathedral
Cathedral   Heritage Rating 5

Carew Castle
Castle   Heritage Rating 5

Carew Cross
Historic Building   Heritage Rating 5


Amroth (Self catering)
Primrose Cottage, Amroth

Primrose Cottage

An enchantingly romantic cottage with a beautifully furnished interior. Very comfortable sitting room with wood burner in large inglenook and dining area. Fitted kitchen. Double bedroom with ensuite shower room/WC.
Sleeps 2

More cottages in Dyfed >>

Laugharne (Self catering)
Limeslade, Laugharne

Limeslade

This delightful cottage is the centre of three terraced cottages created from a barn conversion in the idyllic village of Laugharne, near Tenby, on the S. Wales coast and can …
Sleeps 4

More cottages in Dyfed >>

Passionate about British Heritage!