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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Cardigan Castle

Cardigan Castle
Cardigan, Dyfed

Heritage Rating: Heritage Rating

High-end meets heritage at our Castle's first class luxury accommodation. Stay in our contemporary river-view B&B rooms and enjoy a locally-sourced traditional Welsh breakfast at our on-site restaurant 1176. On your doorstep you'll find two … more >>

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Popular Historic Attractions

St Asaph Cathedral
Cathedral   Heritage Rating 5

Caldicot Castle
Castle   Heritage Rating 5

Carew Cross
Historic Building   Heritage Rating 5

Chepstow Castle
Castle   Heritage Rating 5

Cwmhir Abbey
Abbey   Heritage Rating 5


Lampeter (Self catering)
Dolau Farmhouse, Lampeter

Dolau Farmhouse

This large, beautiful detached cottages is located just on the outskirts of Lampeter in the region of Ceredigion in Wales and can sleep fourteen people in eight bedrooms.
Sleeps 14

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Aberaeron (Self catering)
Cariad Cottage, Aberaeron

Cariad Cottage

This detached cottage in the countryside of Cilcennin near Aberaeron sleeps up to ten people in four bedrooms.
Sleeps 11

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