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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.

Visit Wales VAQASNational Trust

 

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.

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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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The shape of things to come? An early glimpse of Edward I’s Welsh castle-building project

In or near Abergavenny

Cadw Welsh Government

 

Dinefwr 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

 

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

In or near Flint

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Criccieth is truly a castle to capture the imagination. Crowning its own rocky headland between two beaches it commands astonishing views over the town and across the wide sweep of Cardigan Bay.

In or near Criccieth

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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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Harlech Castle crowns a sheer rocky crag overlooking the dunes far below – waiting in vain for the tide to turn and the distant sea to lap at its feet once again.

In or near Harlech

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

In or near Abergavenny

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Awesome feat of engineering still towers above the River Clwyd

In or near Rhyl

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DUE TO THE ONGOING COVID-19 PANDEMIC, USK CASTLE IS TEMPORARILY CLOSED. 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

 

Idyllically set on the banks of the river estuary, this mighty fortress is largely intact.

In or near Pembroke

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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

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High-society home with its very own watchtower

In or near Swansea

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Cilgerran is one of the most spectacularly sited castles in Wales. Its two great round towers loom high above the deep gorge of the River Teifi and the fast-flowing stream of the Plysog.

In or near Cardigan

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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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