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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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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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Ewloe Castle

Ewloe Castle is a mid 13th century stone keep and courtyard fortress with a characteristic D-shaped tower, probably built by Prince Llywelyn ap Gruffudd ('the Last') around 1257.

In or near Deeside

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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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Harlech Castle

Explore the magnificent castle of Edward I at Harlech - which is inscribed on the World Heritage List. One of the most formidable and dominant fortresses in Wales. Panoramic views of Snowdonia and the sea. On site exhibition

In or near Harlech

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Dolbadarn Castle

Probably built by Llywelyn ab Iorwerth ('the Great') early in the thirteenth century, the castle is dominated by a massive round-towered keep, still standing up to 50 feet.

In or near Llanberis

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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

 
Dolforwyn Castle

The remains of this castle, begun by Llywelyn ap Gruffudd ('the Last') in 1273 and captured by the English in 1277, have been revealed by excavations.

In or near Newtown

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Cholmondeley Castle

In 1801, George James, 4th Earl of Cholmondeley was responsible for the demolition of the original Hall and the erection of a comparatively small ‘gothic villa’ which is Cholmondeley Castle today.

In or near Wrexham

 
Picton Castle

The medieval Picton Castle was modernized in the 1700's and has a Georgian interior. The 40 acres of walled and woodland gardens at Picton Castle are part of the Royal Horticultural Society access scheme for beautiful gardens.

In or near Haverfordwest

 
Raglan Castle

Remains of impressive fifteenth-century castle built by Sir William ap Thomas and his son William Herbert, remodelled by William Somerset, third earl of Worcester, 1549-89. Finest late Medieval fortress in Britain

In or near Raglan

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Bronllys Castle

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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Swansea Castle

Remains of the Braose castle dating to the late thirteenth century.

In or near Swansea

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Fonmon Castle

Unique South Wales heritage property with a fascinating and varied history. The Castle and its beautiful gardens are open to the public and for group tours. Fonmon Castle is also available for hire as a luxury wedding and events venue.

In or near Barry

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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

 
Newport Castle

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

In or near Newport City

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Cardiff Castle

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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