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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 Autumn Colours

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

Cadw Welsh Government

 
Grosmont Castle

Substantial remains of thirteenth-century castle of Hubert de Burgh, raised on an earlier motte. It was later remodelled by the house of Lancaster.

In or near Abergavenny

Cadw Welsh Government

 
Denbigh Castle

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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Caldicot Castle

Immerse yourself in the atmosphere of the Castle’s exciting past. Caldicot Castle’s impressive structure is surrounded by an idyllic 55 acre Country Park.

In or near Caldicot

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Montgomery Castle

Montgomery Castle is a stone masonry castle looking over the town of Montgomery in Powys, Mid Wales. It is one of many Norman castles on the border between Wales and England.

In or near Montgomery

Cadw Welsh Government

 
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

Cadw Welsh Government

 
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

Cadw Welsh Government

 
Llansteffan Castle

Llansteffan was one of a chain of castles built by the Normans but its history as a stronghold goes back much further, with the castle taking advantage of the existing earthworks of an Iron Age hillfort.

In or near Carmarthen

Cadw Welsh Government

 
Castell Y Bere

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

In or near Tywyn

Cadw Welsh Government

 
St Quentins Castle

It is thought that the Normans built their original keep on the remains of Caer Dynnaf an iron age hillfort located to the west. The castle is now in the care of Cadw and the stone remains are well worth a visit.

In or near Cowbridge

Cadw Welsh Government

 
Kidwelly Castle

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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Dolwyddelan Castle

Dolwyddelan, a mountain stronghold of the Welsh Princes, stands in a magnificent location deep in Snowdonia. It was built between about 1210 and 1240 by Llywelyn the Great to control a strategic pass through his mountainous kingdom.

In or near Dolwyddelan

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Conwy Castle

Magnificent medieval fortress still towers over town after 700 years

In or near Conwy

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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

 
Castell Coch - Cadw

Castell Coch, or the ‘Red Castle’, rises up from the ancient beech woods of Fforest Fawr like a vision from a fairytale. Yet these great towers with their unmistakable conical roofs only hint at the splendour within.

In or near Cardiff

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