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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Featured Historic Hotel
The Priory Hotel

The Priory Hotel
Newport, Gwent

Heritage Rating: Heritage Rating

The Priory is nestled within the historic town of Caerleon on the River Usk. Founded by Hywel ap Iorwerth a Welsh prince and dating back to 1180 the Priory started life as … more >>

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Popular Historic Attractions

Tintern Abbey
Abbey   Heritage Rating 5

Carew Cross
Historic Building   Heritage Rating 5

Chepstow Castle
Castle   Heritage Rating 5

Penmon Priory
Abbey   Heritage Rating 5

Caernarfon Castle
Castle   Heritage Rating 5


Milford Haven (Self catering)
Marina View, Milford Haven

Marina View

This terraced cottage is located in the port town of Milford Haven and can sleep four people in two bedrooms.
Sleeps 4

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Pendine (Self catering)
Ysbryd-y-Mor, Pendine

Ysbryd-y-Mor

This quality detached cottage is situated in the village of Pendine, near Tenby, and can sleep ten people in five bedrooms.
Sleeps 10

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