List of castles in Wales

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Beaumaris Castle is also part of the Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd World Heritage Site
A reconstruction of Holt Castle in 1495

This is a list of castles in Wales, sometimes said to be the "castle capital of the world".[1] Wales had about 400 castles, of which over 100 are still standing, either as ruins or as restored buildings. The rest have returned to nature, and today consist of ditches, mounds and earthworks, often in commanding positions. Many of the sites in Wales are cared for by Cadw, the Welsh Government's historic environment service.

Bridgend

Caerphilly

Cardiff

Carmarthenshire

Ceredigion

Conwy

Denbighshire

Flintshire

Gwynedd

Isle of Anglesey

Merthyr Tydfil

Monmouthshire

Neath Port Talbot

Newport

Pembrokeshire

Powys

Rhondda Cynon Taf

Swansea

Vale of Glamorgan

Wrexham

See also

References

  1. The Less Traveled Britain: 5 Reasons to Visit Wales
  2. Alan Reid, Castles of Wales, 2nd ed.(Ruthin: John Jones Publishing Ltd. 1999)

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