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
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 …

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Snowdonia (North Wales)
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Popular Historic Attractions

Cwmhir Abbey
Abbey   Heritage Rating 5

Carew Castle
Castle   Heritage Rating 5

Tintern Abbey
Abbey   Heritage Rating 5

Llandaff Cathedral
Cathedral   Heritage Rating 5

St Asaph Cathedral
Cathedral   Heritage Rating 5


Carmarthen (Self catering)
Penlan Barn, Carmarthen

Penlan Barn

This barn conversion lies in the village of Carmarthen, near Llanelli, and can sleep seven people in three bedrooms.
Sleeps 8

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Lampeter (Self catering)
The Old School, Lampeter

The Old School

This unusual cottage in Llanfair Clydogau near Lampeter sleeps up to six people in two bedrooms.
Sleeps 4

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