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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23 January, 1045

Edward the Confessor marries Edith, daughter of Earl Godwin of Wessex

Edith was the sister of Harold, who would be defeated at the Battle of Hastings

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This king led the English to triumph at Crecy in 1346



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Popular Historic Attractions

Llandaff Cathedral
Cathedral   Heritage Rating 5

Caldicot Castle
Castle   Heritage Rating 5

Criccieth Castle
Castle   Heritage Rating 5

Chepstow Castle
Castle   Heritage Rating 5

Cwmhir Abbey
Abbey   Heritage Rating 5


Llanelli (Self catering)
The Beach House, Llanelli

The Beach House

This terraced cottage is located in Llanelli in South Wales and can sleep five people in three bedrooms.
Sleeps 5

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Laugharne (Self catering)
Meadow View, Laugharne

Meadow View

This single storey detached cottage on the owners smallholding sleeps six people in three bedrooms close to village of Laugharne in Carmarthenshire.
Sleeps 6

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