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

Visit Wales VAQASNational Trust

 

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

Visit Wales VAQASNational Trust

 

Norman castle overlooking the sea at Manorbier, birthplace of Giraldus Cambrensis. With such a splendid setting overlooking a beautiful unspoilt beach, families love to explore Manorbier Castle and bring a little bit of history to life.

In or near Tenby

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Gwrych Castle & Estate is a Grade I listed 19th-century country house near Abergele in Conwy Wales. The castle and 250 acre estate are privately owned and has been home and host to generations of Welsh gentry.

In or near Abergele

 

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

Cadw Welsh Government

 

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

Cadw Welsh Government

 

Final remains of a significant waterfront fortress. Newport Castle is closed for the foreseeable future for health and safety reasons.

In or near Newport City

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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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Ruined remains of a 14th-century castle

In or near Cowbridge

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

In or near Abergavenny

Cadw Welsh Government

 

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

Cadw Welsh Government

 

A prime piece of real estate. Wow-factor views are part of Llansteffan’s appeal.

In or near Carmarthen

Cadw Welsh Government

 

Step into the past

In or near Bridgend

Cadw Welsh Government

 

It’s easy to see why Loughor was built here. The ruins are those of a castle that commanded what was once a low-tide fording point across the Loughor Estuary.

In or near Swansea

Cadw Welsh Government

 

See Kidwelly Castle rising above the river Gwendraeth on a misty morning and prepare to be amazed. This is the medieval fortress of everyone’s dreams.

In or near Kidwelly

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