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Powis Castle

Powis Castle, built circa 1200, began life as the medieval fortress of the Welsh Princes of Powys. The world-famous gardens, overhung with clipped yews, shelters rare plants laid out under the influence of Italian and French styles.

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Cardigan Castle

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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Craig y Nos Castle

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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Weobley Castle

The 14th Century Weobley Castle is perched on the Gower's wild north coast with a commanding view over the nearby marshes. Built by the de Bere family, Weobley served more as a fortified manor house than a serious military stronghold.

In or near Swansea

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Usk Castle

Usk Castle nestles on a promontory overlooking the lovely town of Usk, hidden from sight most of the time, but just waiting for you to explore the ruins.

In or near Usk

 
Llawhaden Castle

A fortified palace of the bishops of St David's, first created as a ringwork in the twelfth century and totally rebuilt mainly in the fourteenth century.

In or near Narberth

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Monmouth Castle

Castle established by William Fitz Osbern in the late 11th century. The remains of the great hall date to the first half of the 12th century. Later remodelled by the Lancasters. Birthplace of Henry V.

In or near Monmouth

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Carew Castle & Tidal Mill

The magnificent Carew Castle has a history spanning 2000 years. Set in a stunning location, overlooking a 23 acre millpond, the castle displays the development from a Norman fortification to an Elizabethan country house.

In or near Tenby

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Kidwelly Castle

Kidwelly is on a par with the other great castles of Wales. We all get our moments. But if you want a truly medieval moment, catch a glimpse of Kidwelly shrouded in early morning mist.

In or near Kidwelly

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New Castle

The remains of an early Norman castle stands proudly on a hill dominating Bridgend Town and the River Ogmore. First mentioned in 1106, it marked the western limit of Robert Fitzhamon's conquests.

In or near Bridgend

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Oystermouth Castle

On a forty foot high limestone ridge overlooking the pretty village of Mumbles Oystermouth Castle is a spectacular location. The earliest building remains at Oystermouth Castle, the keep in the central block, date from the early 12thC

In or near Swansea

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Newport Castle

Newport Castle is closed for the foreseeable future for health and safety reasons.

In or near Newport City

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Dolforwyn Castle

Built by Welsh lord Llywelyn ap Gruffydd (Llywelyn the Last) in 1273 on hill above the Severn Valley, Dolforwyn Castle is a ruined symbol of Welsh defiance.

In or near Newtown

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White Castle

Imposing moated remains of twelfth-century castle, probably the work of Henry II. Substantially remodelled in the second half of the thirteenth century. The castle was held in common with Grosmont and Skenfrith.

In or near Abergavenny

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Raglan Castle

The unmistakable silhouette of Raglan crowning a ridge amid glorious countryside is the grandest castle ever built by Welshmen.

In or near Raglan

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St Donats Castle

Standing above the Bristol Channel is the imposing St Donats Castle, which is the longest continually inhabited castle in Wales.

In or near Llantwit Major

 
Conwy Castle

Magnificent medieval fortress still towers over town after 700 years

In or near Conwy

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Cardiff Castle Summer Room

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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