Medieval castles were fortified homes built by the nobility or royalty and by military orders in order to control the surrounding land. In this section, you will find a list including some of the best medieval castles of Wales.
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Chirk Castle is a Grade I listed castle built in 1295 near Wrexham, Wales.
Dinefwr Castle is a ruined castle that was the chief seat of the Kingdom of Deheubarth.
Cardiff Castle is a medieval castle built in the late 11th century by Norman invaders.
Conwy Castle is a fortification built by Edward I between 1283 and 1289.
Harlech Castle is a medieval fortification constructed atop a spur of rock in 1282.
Chepstow Castle is the oldest surviving post-Roman stone fortification in Britain.
Criccieth Castle is a castle situated between two beaches in Gwynedd, in North Wales.
Caldicot Castle is an extensive stone medieval castle in Monmouthshire, southeast Wales.