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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Popular Historic Attractions

Cilgerran Castle
Castle   Heritage Rating 5

Caernarfon Castle
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Carew Castle
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St Asaph Cathedral
Cathedral   Heritage Rating 5

Llandaff Cathedral
Cathedral   Heritage Rating 5


Cwm Rheidol (Self catering)
Ty-llyn, Cwm Rheidol

Ty-llyn

Steps to first floor entrance. Comfortable sitting room with electric fire and far reaching views. Dining room. Well equipped kitchen. Double bedroom with ensuite shower room/WC. Double bedroom. Twin bedded …
Sleeps 8

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Laugharne (Self catering)
Swallow Cottage, Laugharne

Swallow Cottage

This charming, end-terrace cottage in Laugharne sleeps four people in three bedrooms.
Sleeps 4

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