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Aberystwyth Castle
Denbigh Castle Denbigh Castle is one of the buttress castles built to support the great Ring of Castles, and stands high on a hill above the town of Denbigh against a..
Ewloe Castle
Flint Castle For Flint Castle opening times, admission fees and other information please see Cadw’s Flint Castle website…
Carew Castle
Carreg Cennen Castle Carreg Cennen sits remote and high on top of a huge limestone crag rising up out of the Brecon Beacons in Carmarthenshire. A spectacular sight at sunset with..
Dinefwr Castle
Dryslwyn Castle
Kidwelly Castle
Laugharne Castle Laugharne Castle stands on the river Corran in the estuary of the River Taf, and even if you know nothing of Welsh history you may well have heard of Laugharne..
Llansteffan Castle
Llawhaden Castle
Manorbier Castle
Pembroke Castle The awe-inspiring fortress that is Pembroke Castle is located on a promontory between two estuaries of the Pembroke River in southwestern Wales. The castle’s..
Chepstow Castle Chepstow Castle lies on the River Wye in Monmouthshire, and was built by William FitzOsbern in the period immediately following the historic invasion of..
Grosmont Castle The early history of Grosmont Castle in Monmouthshire, Wales, is uncertain, but it was most likely constructed within the 50 year period following the Norman..
Raglan Castle Raglan Castle was built on what would have been a motte and bailey Norman castle originally constructed by William Fitzherbert, and would have been a wooden..
Skenfrith Castle The date of first construction for Skenfrith Castle in Monmouthshire, Wales, is unknown, but a wooden motte and bailey castle was most likely on the site by..
White Castle The now-peaceful area of Wales historically known as the Honour of Grosmont was once a formidable barrier and stronghold for the Norman English in their..
Beaumaris Castle Beaumaris Castle derives its name from the French, le beau marais, or beautiful marsh. It is located on the island of Anglesey, part of the walled town also..
Caernarfon Castle Caernarfon Castle (alternatively spelt Caernarvon) is situated between North Wales and Anglesey. Its location, at the southern end of the Menai Straits,..
Castell Y Bere
Conwy Castle Conwy Castle, an imposing grey stone fortress with very high curtain walls, sits at the entrance to the walled town of Conwy in North Wales. It is one of the..
Criccieth Castle
Dolwyddelan Castle Dolwyddelan Castle is currently under the Welsh Assembly Government’s historic division, Cadw. For more information, and details on admission fees, visiting..
Harlech Castle Harlech Castle is a 13th century castle situated in Harlech in Wales. It occupied a strategic defensive position overlooking the sea and it is known that an..
Mid Glamorgan
Caerphilly Castle Caerphilly Castle stands in the town of the same name which is 7 miles to the north of Cardiff in Wales. It was started in 1268, took around 10 years to..
South Glamorgan
Cardiff Castle Cardiff Castle is a living monument to the history of the British Isles, dating back to the Romans in the first century A.D. Roman masonry that remained from..
West Glamorgan
Weobley Castle
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