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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Bodelwyddan Castle Hotel

Bodelwyddan Castle Hotel
Kinmel, Clwyd

Heritage Rating: Heritage Rating

Set in 200 acres of parkland, with breathtaking views of the Clwydian Hills and the mountains of Snowdonia less than an hour away, the Grade II listed Bodelwyddan Castle offers an experience thats truly unforgettable. … more >>

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Popular Historic Attractions

Caernarfon Castle
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Powis Castle
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Caerphilly Castle
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Penmon Priory
Abbey   Heritage Rating 5

Carew Castle
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Llanarth (Self catering)
Penlon, Llanarth

Penlon

This detached farmhouse situated one mile from the village of Llanarth and New Quay sleeps seven people in four bedrooms.
Sleeps 7

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New Quay (Self catering)
Ty Canol, New Quay

Ty Canol

3 Cottages - All of these stone cottages have been beautifully constructed to a very high standard and are set in 4 acres of land overlooking the Victorian fishing village …
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