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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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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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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

 

Beautifully preserved Chepstow Castle stretches out along a limestone cliff above the River Wye like a history lesson in stone.

In or near Chepstow

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Well-preserved motte-and-bailey with a turbulent history

In or near Haverfordwest

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A castle built to last. Evidence of the castle’s superior build quality can be seen in its striking Norman doorway, perfectly preserved after lying almost untouched since the 12th century.

In or near Bridgend

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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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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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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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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

 

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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Significant medieval fortress with a substantial central tower

In or near Abergavenny

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

In or near Flint

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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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The striking ruins of Denbigh Castle, crowning a steep hill above the town, enjoy commanding views of the pastoral Vale of Clwyd and the round-backed hills of the Clwydian Range.

In or near Denbigh

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It’s worth taking the short detour off the busy A40 as you drive through Pembrokeshire to visit this little-known castle.

In or near Narberth

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