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Wales has over 600 castles. According to Wales.com, they have more castles per square mile than any other country in the world. It is possible to visit ancient castles here. Battles were fought with the Celts, the Romans, the Saxons and the Vikings. This project includes a list of castles and profiles will include those who lived there. National Trust The National Trust are responsible for several castles and historic buildings in Wales. CADW Many of the castles are maintained by CADW.

Photos and information may be found on http://www.castlewales.com/carew.html

Partial List with some information: (see complete list below)

Caerphilly Castle

In South Wales, Caerphilly castle is one of the largest castles in Europe. It has a tower which out leans the Italian Tower of Pisa.

Carew Castle

In Pembrokeshire, Carew Castle is justly celebrated as one of the most magnificent castles of south Wales. Its position is low-lying, but still prominent in the flat land around the tidal reaches of the Carew river. The castle stands at the end of a ridge at a strategically excellent site commanding a crossing point of the then-still navigable river.

The modern entrance to the castle is from the east, following the medieval route through the bailey, within which lie low grassy footings of the later medieval service buildings. These were protected by a gatehouse, a wall and a massive rock-cut ditch. Excavations have shown that this ditch was in fact a recut of a much earlier one, dug as part of a defensive system cutting off the ridge in pre-Norman, perhaps Iron Age times.

Castell Coch

A castle of fairy tales. Also called the Red castle, Castell Coch was built and designed in the 19th century for the third marquess of Bute to embody romantic medieval legend.

Caernarfon Castle

Built by Edward I, Caernarfon is one of Europe’s great medieval fortresses. On 1 July 1969, the castle held the ceremony where Charles Windsor was made the Prince of Wales. Caernarfon Castle is one of Wales' World Heritage Sites.


Cardiff Castle

Slap bang in the middle of our capital, Cardiff Castle is one of Wales’s biggest tourist attractions. It’s an impressive example of a fortress, first established by the Normans in 1106. And only a two minute walk from our city centre shops.

Harlech Castle

Situated on the shore of Cardigan Bay in mid Wales, Harlech Castle played a key role in the national uprising led by Owain Glyndŵr. After a long siege, it fell to his forces in 1404 and became Glyndŵr's residence and headquarters. Harlech Castle is one of Wales' World Heritage Sites.

Penrhyn Castle

Near Bangor in North Wales, Penrhyn castle stands guard over the magnificent views of Snowdonia. If you get bored of the unique furniture collection, the huge private art collection and the Victorian kitchen then the castle also has an adventure playground in its grounds.

Complete List:

See also Historic Buildings of Wales Projects and Historic Counties of Wales.

See Table of Welsh Place names (Table listing where places are in Current [Post 1974/1996] Welsh Counties/Historic Counties

  • Aberdyfi Castle
  • Aberedw Castles
  • Abergavenny Castle
  • Aberlleiniog Motte Anglesey
  • Aberllynfi Castle
  • Aberrheidol Castle
  • Aberyscir Castle
  • Aberystwyth Castle
  • Acton Burnell Castle
  • Alberbury Castle
  • Alexanderstone Mottes
  • Castell Allt-y-Ferin
  • Ammanford Castle
  • Angle Tower House
  • Aston Castle

B

  • Tomen y Bala, Gwynedd
  • Ballan Moor Castle
  • Barry Castle
  • Basingwerk Castle
  • Beaumaris Castle Anglesey
  • Beaupre Castle
  • Benton Castle
  • Bicton Castle, Shropshire
  • Bishop's Castle
  • Bishop's Moat
  • Blaenllynfi Castle
  • Castell y Blaidd
  • Bleddfa Castle, Powys
  • Brecon Castle, Powys
  • Broadward Hall Motte, Shropshire
  • Brockhurst Castle, Shropshire
  • Brompton Mill Castle, Shropshire
  • Bronllys Castle, Powys
  • Bryn Castell, Aberconwy & Colwyn
  • Bryn-y-Cwn Castle, Flintshire
  • Brynffanigl Ucha Earthwork, Gwynedd
  • Builth Castle, Powys
  • Builth Wells Castles, Powys

C

  • Caer Beris Motte, Powys
  • Caer Penrhos
  • Caerau Castle Ringwork
  • Castle Caereinion, Powys
  • Caergwrle Castle
  • Caerleon Castle, Newport
  • Caernarfon Castle
  • Caerphilly Castle, Caerphilly
  • Caldicot Castle, Monmouthshire
  • Camrose Castle, Pembrokeshire
  • Candleston Castle, Bridgend
  • Cardiff Castle, Cardiff
  • Cardigan Castle, Ceredigion
  • Carew Castle, Pembrokeshire
  • Carmarthen Castle, Carmarthenshire
  • Carn Fadryn Castle, Gwynedd
  • Carndochan Castle, Gwynedd
  • Carreghoffa Castle, Powys
  • Carreg Cennen Castle, Carmarthenshire
  • Castell y Bere, Gwynedd
  • Castleblythe Castle, Pembrokeshire
  • Caus Castle, Shropshire
  • Cefnllys Castle, Powys
  • Chepstow Castle, Monmouthshire
  • Chester Castle, Cheshire
  • Chirk Castle, Wrexham
  • Cilgerran Castle, Pembrokeshire
  • Clifford Castle, Herefordshire
  • Castles of Gilbert fitz Richard (de Clare)
  • Clun Castle, Shropshire
  • Clungunford Castle, Shropshire
  • Clyro Castle, Radnorshire
  • Castell Coch Breconshire see
  • Castell Coch, Cardiff
  • Coity Castle, Bridgend
  • Colwyn Castles, Radnorshire
  • Conwy Castle, Aberconwy & Colwyn
  • Cottrell Castle, Vale of Glamorgan
  • Criccieth Castle, Gwynedd
  • Crickadarn Ringwork, Powys
  • Crickhowell Castle, Powys
  • Croft Castle, Herefordshire
  • Crugyn Castle, Shropshire
  • Castell Crug Eryr, Powys
  • Castell Crychydd, Pembrokeshire
  • Cwm Camlais Castle, Breconshire
  • Cymer Castle, Gwynedd
  • Castell Cynfael, Gwynedd

D

  • Dale Castle, Pembrokeshire
  • Tomen Ddreiniog, Gwynedd
  • Deganwy Castle, Aberconwy & Colwyn
  • Denbigh Castle, Denbighshire
  • Deudraeth Castle, Gwynedd
  • Dinas Castle, Powys
  • Didley Castle, Herefordshire
  • Castell Dinas Bran, Denbighshire
  • Dinas Emrys, Gwynedd
  • Dinas Powys, Vale of Glamorgan
  • Dinefwr Castle, Carmarthenshire
  • Castell Dinerth, Ceredigion
  • Dingestow Castle, Monmouthshire
  • Dinham Castle, Monmouthshire
  • Dolbadarn Castle, Gwynedd
  • Dolbenmaen Motte, Gwynedd
  • Dolforwyn Castle, Powys
  • Dolwyddelan Castle, Gwynedd
  • Domen Las Castle, Gwynedd
  • Dorstone Castle, Hereford & Worcester
  • Dryslwyn Castle, Carmarthenshire
  • Castell Du, Powys
  • Dyserth Castle, Denbighshire

E-F-G

  • Eardisley Castle, Hereford & Worcester
  • Castle Fartin, Pembrokeshire
  • East Orchard Castle, Vale of Glamorgan
  • Ednyfed's Castle
  • Ewloe Castle, Flintshire
  • Castell Fartin, Pembrokeshire
  • Flint Castle, Fintshire
  • Fforest Ringwork, Breconshire
  • Fonmon Castle, Vale of Glamorgan
  • Glamorgan & Gower: Minor Castles
  • Castell Glas, Newport
  • Glyndyfrdwy, Denbighshire
  • Goodrich Castle, Herefordshire
  • Greencastle Castle, Carmarthenshire
  • Gro Tump, Powys
  • Grosmont Castle, Monmouthshire
  • Guan Gunllwch Ringwork, Powys
  • Castell Gwallter, Ceredigion
  • Upper Gwarthlow Motte, Shropshire
  • Gwent: Minor Castles
  • Gwrych Castle, Conwy
  • Gwydir Castle, Aberconwy & Colwyn

H

  • Harlech Castle, Gwynedd
  • Haverfordwest Castle, Pembrokeshire
  • Hawarden Castle, Flintshire
  • Hay-on-Wye Castle, Powys
  • Hay-on-Wye Motte, Powys
  • Hays Castle, Pembrokeshire
  • Hen Blas Castle, Flintshire
  • Hen Domen Castle, Powys
  • Henry's Moat, Pembrokeshire
  • Holt Castle, Wrexham
  • Hopton Castle, Shropshire
  • Huntington Castle, Herefordshire
  • Hyssington Castle, Powys

K

  • Kenfig Castle, Bridgend
  • Kerry Motte, Powys
  • Kilpeck Castle & Church
  • Kington Castle, Herefordshire
  • Kidwelly Castle, Carmarthenshire
  • Knighton Castle, Powys
  • Knucklas Castle, Powys

L

  • Lampeter Castle, Ceredigion
  • Landimore Castle, Swansea
  • Laugharne Castle, Carmarthenshire
  • Liege Castle, Vale of Glamorgan
  • Llanblethian Castle, South Glamorgan
  • Llanafan Fawr Castle, Powys
  • Llandaff Castle, Cardiff
  • Llandeilo Talybont, Swansea
  • Llandovery Castle, Carmarthenshire
  • Llanfair Kilgeddin Castle, Monmouthshire
  • Llangadog Castle, Carmarthenshire
  • Llangathen Castle, Carmarthenshire
  • Llangibby Castle, Monmouthshire
  • Llangynwyd Castle, Bridgend
  • Llanhilleth Castle, Blaenau Gwent
  • Llanidloes Castle, Powys
  • Llanilid Castle, Glamorgan
  • Llanquian Castle, Vale of Glamorgan
  • Llanrhystyd Castle, Ceredigion
  • Llansteffan Castle, Carmarthenshire
  • Llantrisant Castle, Glamorgan
  • Llanvair Castle, Monmouthshire
  • Llawhaden Castle, Pembrokeshire
  • Longtown Castle, Herefordshire
  • Loughor Castle, Swansea
  • Lower Down Castle, Shropshire
  • Ludlow Castle, Shropshire
  • Lyonshall Castle, Hereford & Worcester

M

  • Castell Machen, Caerphilly Council
  • Castle Madoc, Powys
  • Castell Mael, Pembrokeshire
  • Manorbier Castle, Pembrokeshire
  • Manorowen Castle, Pembrokeshire
  • Mathrafal Castle, Powys
  • Castell Moel, Carmarthenshire
  • Moel Froehas Castle, Powys
  • Mold Castle, Flintshire
  • Monmouth Castle, Monmouthshire
  • Monnow Bridge and Gate, Monmouthshire
  • Montgomery Castle, Powys
  • Montgomeryshire Mottes
  • Castell Morgraig, Cardiff
  • Morlais Castle, Mid Glamorgan
  • Castle Morris, Pembrokeshire

N

  • Castell Nantcribba, Montgomeryshire
  • Narberth Castle, Pembrokeshire
  • Neath Castle, Neath & Port Talbot
  • Nefyn Castle, Gwynedd
  • Nevern Castle, Pembrokeshire
  • New Radnor Castle, Powys
  • Newcastle Castle, Bridgend
  • Newcastle Emlyn Castle, Carmarthenshire
  • Newport Castle, Newport
  • Newport Castle, Pembrokeshire
  • Newtown Motte, Powys

O

  • Ogmore Castle, Mid Glamorgan
  • Old Radnor, Powys
  • Oxwich Castle, Swansea
  • Oswestry Castle, Shropshire
  • Oystermouth Castle, Swansea

P

  • Painscastle Castle, Powys
  • Parc Castell, Pembrokeshire
  • Pembridge Castle, Herefordshire
  • Pembroke Castle, Pembrokeshire
  • Pen y Bryn, Gwynedd
  • Pen y Castell, Gwynedd
  • Pen y Clawdd Castle, Monmouthshire
  • Pen y Mwd
  • Pencader Castle, Carmarthenshire
  • Pencelli Castle, Powys
  • Pencoed Castle, Gwent
  • Penhow Castle, Gwent
  • Penllyn Castle, Vale of Glamorgan
  • Penlle'r Castle, Swansea
  • Penmaen Castle, Swansea
  • Penmark Castle, Vale of Glamorgan
  • Pennard Castle, Swansea
  • Pentrefoelas Castle, Conwy
  • Penrice Castle, Swansea
  • Penrhos Castle, Gwent
  • Picton Castle, Pembrokeshire
  • Powis Castle, Powys
  • Prestatyn Castle, Denbighshire
  • Castell Prysor, Gwynedd
  • Pulford Castle, Cheshire
  • Pulverbatch Castle, Shropshire

R

* Raglan Castle, Gwent   
  • Virtual Tour of Raglan Castle, Gwent
  • Rhayader Castle, Powys
  • Rhos Ddiarbed Castle, Powys
  • Rhuddlan Castle, Denbighshire
  • Rhyd y Gors Castle, Dyfed
  • Richard's Castle, Hereford & Worcester
  • Roch Castle, Pembrokeshire
  • Rogerstone Castle, Newport
  • Rumney Castle, Glamorgan
  • Ruperra Castle, Caerphilly
  • Ruthin Castle, Denbighshire

S

  • St Briavels Castle, Gloucestershire
  • St Davids Castle, Pembrokeshire
  • St Clears Castle, Carmarthenshire
  • St Donats Castle, Glamorgan
  • St Fagan's Castle, Cardiff
  • St Nicholas Castle, Vale of Glamorgan
  • Sennybridge Castle, Powys
  • Shrawardine Castle, Shropshire
  • Shrewsbury Castle, Shropshire
  • Skenfrith Castle, Monmouthshire, essay 1
  • Skenfrith Castle, Monmouthshire, essay 2
  • Stokesay Castle, Shropshire
  • Swansea Castle, Swansea
  • Sycharth Castle, Powys
  • Symon's Castle, Powys

T

* Tal-Y-Cafn, Aberconwy & Colwyn 
  • Castell Taliorum, Blaenau Gwent
  • Talyfan Castle, Vale of Glamorgan
  • Talfolwern Castle, Powys
  • Talley Castle, Carmarthenshire
  • Tenby Castle, Pembrokeshire
  • Castell Tinboeth, Powys
  • Tomen Castell, Conwy
  • Tomen y Faerdre, Denbighshire
  • Tomen y Mur, Gwynedd
  • Tomen y Rhodwydd, Denbighshire
  • Trecastle Motte, Powys
  • Castell Trefadog, Anglesey
  • Trefeca Motte, Powys
  • Tretower Castle & Court, Powys
  • Castell Troggy, Monmouthshire
  • Trueman's Hill, Flintshire
  • Tump Terrett Castle, Monmouthshire
  • Twmpath Castle, Cardiff
  • Twthill Castle, Denbighshire
  • Tyddyn Mount, Flintshire

U-V-W-Y

  • Upton Castle, Pembrokeshire
  • Vaynor Motte, Merthy Tydfil
  • Usk Castle, Monmouthshire
  • Walwyn's Castle, Pembrokeshire
  • Welshpool Castle, Powys
  • Weobley Castle, Swansea
  • Weobley Castle, Hereford & Worcester
  • White Castle, Monmouthshire, essay 1
  • White Castle, Monmouthshire, essay 2
  • Whittington Castle, Shropshire
  • Wigmore Castle, Herefordshire
  • Wilton Castle, Hereford & Worcester
  • Wiston Castle, Pembrokeshire
  • Y Foelas Castle, Denbighshire
  • Ystradowen Motte, Vale of Glamorgan

Source: http://www.castlewales.com/listings.html