Castles in Wales - 12 of the best Welsh ones

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  Beaumaris Castle Wales Conwy Castle, Wales Denbigh Castle, Wales Caerarfon Castle, Wales Harlech Castle, Wales Castell Dinas, Wales Pembroke Castle, Wales Carreg Cennan Castle, Wales Raglan Castle Wales Carew Castle Wales Caerphilly Castle, Wales Chepstow Castle Wales

For the connoisseur there are 170 castles in Wales, for the tourist I have selected 12 of the best castles for you to visit. Click on the blue buttons on the map to go to that castle.

In addition a brief description is below

Beaumaris Castle Beaumaris Castle The last, and most advanced, of Edward I's Welsh castles. Very beautiful to visit today
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Caernarfon Castle Caernarfon Castle Built as a symbol of English domination in Wales, to hold the court of the Prince of Wales
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Caerphilly Castle Caerphilly Castle To protect the Norman Marcher Lord occupying the coastal plain in South Wales
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Carew Castle Carew Castle Transformed from a Norman fortress to a stately home by Sir John Parrott in Tudor times
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Carreg Cennen Castle Carreg Cennen Castle Perched on a hilltop, north of Swansea, the castle commands good views over the countryside
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Castell Dinas Bran Castell Dinas Bran A real Welsh castle, built for a Prince of Wales, not a Norman. Romantic ruins with superb views
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Chepstow Castle Chepstow Castle Overlooking the River Wye, and controlling passage from England into Wales
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Conwy Castle Conwy Castle Well preserved castle and town walls, together making a re-creation of a Welsh castle town
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Denbigh Castle Denbigh Castle One of the lesser known of Edward I's ring of castles. In ruins, but worth a visit
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Harlech Castle Harlech Castle A unique integration of a castle into the landscape in a magnificent setting
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Pembroke Castle Pembroke Castle A massive castle, surrounded by water on three sides, and a centre of Norman power in Wales
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Raglan Castle Raglan Castle Raglan, with its great multi-angular towers and Tudor-styling, is unlike any other Welsh castle
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