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10 Most Beautiful Castles in Wales

Bindu swetha Nov 30, 2019
With more than 600 castles, Wales is deeply rooted in history and tradition! Most of these castles were built by King Edward I for holding onto all of his newly acquired land, which explains why they are called Edwardian castles.

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Conwy Castle

Built for King Edward I in the 13th century, this castle has 2 fortified gateways, a massive hall and 8 gigantic towers. Guides take you on an hour journey to the royal chambers, chapel and the battlements.

Beaumaris Castle

Built in 1295, this castle is located on the Isle Anglesey and has a moat connected to the sea, round towers on every corner and staggered entrances and portcullises between the inner and outer walls! Surprisingly, the inner apartments of the castle were never built!

Harlech Castle

Though ruined, this castle that is built on a sea cliff, is perfect for romantic walks and photography. The panoramic wall walks can be accessed by the newly built  'floating bridge'.

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Caernarfon Castle

Easy access to the sea (River Seinot) and the camouflage of water made this castle a favorite for King Edward I. Intact ever since it was built, the castle has a modern look due to the colored stones and polygonal towers.

Caerphilly Castle

The second-largest castle in the United Kingdom, this castle covers about 30 acres of islands, moats and ramparts. It was the first concentric castle in Wales.

Pembroke Castle

The largest privately owned castle, it was constructed back in 1093. Open to the public, there are events, concerts and staged tableaux that showcase the castle's history, falconry shows, and battle re-enactment.

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Castell Coch

Destroyed and rebuilt (19th century), this castle has seen it all! The surrounding woods and the gothic architecture make for a picturesque view, especially in the autumn.

Chepstow Castle

One of the oldest surviving post-Roman stone fortifications in Britain, the Chepstow Castle has the oldest castle doors in Europe! The place is open to the public and special events are held.

Cardiff Castle

At the castle, built by the third Marquess of Bute, visitors can take a tour of the castle's luxurious apartments, the Firing Line regimental museum or simply walk around the landscape gardens.

Dolwyddelan Castle

Built to control a strategic mountain pass, the lone tower of Dolwyddelan stands tall even today. Built by Llewellyn the Great, this Castle provides the perfect view of the Snowdonia's foothills.