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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Dragon Hotel

Dragon Hotel
Montgomery, Powys

Heritage Rating: Heritage Rating

The Dragon Hotel is an historic 17th century family run former Coaching Inn, set in the quiet village-sized town of Montgomery, in the stunning countryside of the beautiful rolling landscape that is The Welsh Marches … more >>

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This king defeated Henry Hotspur at the Battle of Shrewsbury in 1403





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Popular Historic Attractions

Pembroke Castle
Castle   Heritage Rating 5

Cwmhir Abbey
Abbey   Heritage Rating 5

Cilgerran Castle
Castle   Heritage Rating 5

Chepstow Castle
Castle   Heritage Rating 5

Carew Cross
Historic Building   Heritage Rating 5


Cardigan (Self catering)
The Byre, Cardigan

The Byre

This single-storey cottage, three miles from the town of Cardigan sleeps four people in two bedrooms.
Sleeps 4

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Carmarthen (Self catering)
Barn Owl Cottage, Carmarthen

Barn Owl Cottage

This beautiful detached cottage in open countryside near the hamlet of Llandyfaelog in South Wales sleeps six people in three bedrooms.
Sleeps 6

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