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Situated in a commanding position in the Welsh Marches, the castle's austere exterior contrasts with the elegant state rooms within.

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The National Trust’s Penrhyn Castle is a stunning neo-Norman castle built by famous Victorian architect Thomas Hopper.

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The Castle overlooks Craig-y-Nos Country Park, in the Brecon Beacons National Park, an area of outstanding natural beauty.

In or near Ystradgynlais

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Cardigan Castle is one of the most important castles in Wales - the first stone castle built by a Welshman and the birthplace of the first eisteddfod in 1176.

In or near Cardigan

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Distinctive remains of a native Welsh castle, probably begun by Prince Llywelyn ab Iorwerth ('the Great') around 1221.

In or near Tywyn

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Native-built castle in an unconventional forest setting Though it bears the distinctive features of many of Wales’s native-built castles, Ewloe’s location marks it out as an individual.

In or near Deeside

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Significant medieval fortress with a substantial central tower

In or near Abergavenny

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There are few castles in Wales - or Europe for that matter - which can boast a more spectacular location than Carreg Cennen. Its ruins crown a precipitous crag in a remote corner of the Brecon Beacons National Park.

In or near Llandeilo

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Founded c1100 by Richard Fitz Pons, an Anglo-Norman lord, this mid-12th century stone keep, similar to that of Tretower, perches atop an earlier motte overlooking the River Llynfi.

In or near Brecon

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The earliest and most unusual of Wales’s English-built castles

In or near Flint

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Idyllically set on the banks of the river estuary, this mighty fortress is largely intact.

In or near Pembroke

 

Ruined castle with a regal history. It’s a surprise to find this ruin, tucked away as it is in a lane off Monmouth’s main shopping street.

In or near Monmouth

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The shape of things to come? An early glimpse of Edward I’s Welsh castle-building project

In or near Abergavenny

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Situated in majestic hilltop locations above the Tywi Valley, Dryslwyn Castle not only occupies a place of great affection in the minds and traditions of the Welsh people but also majestic hilltop locations above the Tywi valley.

In or near Llandeilo

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Cardiff Castle is situated in the heart of the capital. The castle's enchanting fairytale towers conceal an elaborate and splendid interior. Contained in its mighty walls is a history spanning 2,000 years...

In or near Cardiff

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Big on the border. Grosmont is a member of an illustrious trio of strongholds.

In or near Abergavenny

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Ruined remains of a 14th-century castle

In or near Cowbridge

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Harlech Castle crowns a sheer rocky crag overlooking the dunes far below – waiting in vain for the tide to turn and the distant sea to lap at its feet once again.

In or near Harlech

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