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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Lyons Nant Hall Hotel

Lyons Nant Hall Hotel
Prestatyn, Clwyd

Heritage Rating: Heritage Rating

Located in Prestatyn in the region of Clwyd 18 miles from Liverpool, Lyons Nant Hall Hotel is an 18th century historic building and features a playground and terrace. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar. Free … more >>

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This Labour politician was Prime Minister twice from 1945-1950 and 1950-51



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21 November, 1499

Perkin Warbeck executed

Warbeck, claiming to be Prince Richard, son of Edward IV, was linked to a conspiracy with the Earl of Warwick

Monarch Mayhem

This king's son and heir was dubbed The Black Prince



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Popular Historic Attractions

Carew Cross
Historic Building   Heritage Rating 5

Chepstow Castle
Castle   Heritage Rating 5

Conwy Castle
Castle   Heritage Rating 5

St Asaph Cathedral
Cathedral   Heritage Rating 5

Caldicot Castle
Castle   Heritage Rating 5


Clarbeston Road (Self catering)
Farthings Hook Mill, Clarbeston Road

Farthings Hook Mill

This delightful, detached cottage, surrounded by countryside in Tufton, Near Clarbeston Road in South Wales can sleep up to eight people in three bedrooms.
Sleeps 8

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Cardigan (Self catering)
The Wheel, Cardigan

The Wheel

This detached, single-storey cottage near Cardigan sleeps eight people in four bedrooms.
Sleeps 8

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