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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Popular Historic Attractions

Caerphilly Castle
Castle   Heritage Rating 5

Powis Castle
Castle   Heritage Rating 5

Caernarfon Castle
Castle   Heritage Rating 5

Penmon Priory
Abbey   Heritage Rating 5

Caldicot Castle
Castle   Heritage Rating 5


Milford Haven (Self catering)
The Anchorage, Milford Haven

The Anchorage

This detached cottage rests in St. Ishmael's near Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire and can sleep ten people in five bedrooms.
Sleeps 10

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Llanllwni (Self catering)
Blaendyffryn Fach, Llanllwni

Blaendyffryn Fach

This delightful quaint cottage is near the village of Llanllwni in Camarthenshire and can sleep four people in two bedrooms.
Sleeps 4

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