Caernarfon Catle at twilight with a purple sky and boats on the river in the foreground

Castles In Wales

Wales isn’t known as ‘the castle capital of the world’ for nothing. With more castles per square mile than anywhere else on the globe, you’re never far from your next medieval adventure. From romantic ruins on the Anglo-Welsh border to imposing estates overlooking the Irish sea, the castles in Wales are the perfect portal into the country’s fascinating past.


cardiff castle


If you’re looking for castles in South Wales, you can’t leave without a visit to Cardiff Castle. Here, you can explore 2,000 years of history while enjoying panoramic views across the Bristol Channel. And if you’re staying in the north? The battlements at Conwy Castle offer a breathtaking perspective over the River Conwy. You might even spot the mountains of Snowdonia on a sunny day!


South Wales castle


With more than 600 Welsh castles to choose from, there’s plenty for the whole family to discover. Whether you’re yearning for windswept walks through enchanted abbeys or an action-packed day out, we’ve made it easy for you to plan a trip you’ll never forget.


Front of a castle in wales with trees on either side


Harlech Castle in Cardigan Bay. Caernarfon Castle on the Menai Strait. Dinefwr Castle above the Tywi Valley. At Wales.org, we have all the information you need to choose which Welsh castle you’ll explore first. Browse our range of expert guides to get the lowdown on the country’s most beautiful landmarks – and discover the unique story behind each of these ancient buildings.

From Pembroke Castle in the South West to Rhuddlan in the North East, where will you go to feel like royalty for the day?