Category: Welsh Castles

Castles near Brecon
Welsh Castles Amy Green 

Castles near Brecon

Brecon is a beautiful location in Wales, positioned in the North of the Brecon Beacons National Park. It’s the perfect destination for hiking and enjoying the countryside. There are a number of castles in the Brecon Beacons national park, here are my favourites. The Best Castles near Brecon Llandovery Castle Llandovery Castle is located near […]

Castle Coch
Welsh Castles Amy Green 

Castle Coch

Castle Coch is a ruined Victorian castle in the southern Welsh town of Tongwynlais. It was once the home of one of lowland Wales’ richest ironmasters, William Rees. The castle was built in 1811 by John Nash, who also designed Kennington Park and Downing Street in London. Castle Coch is now maintained by Swansea City […]

Castles near Tenby
Welsh Castles Amy Green 

Castles near Tenby

Tenby is a town in Pembrokeshire, South Wales. It has natural harbour and holds a yearly medieval festival at the beginning of August every year. Near Tenby, there are many castles. This article will describe all of them and briefly explain their history and what they look like today. Tenby Castle The main castle in […]

Cardiff Castle
Welsh Castles Amy Green 

Cardiff Castle

Cardiff Castle was erected in 1090 by Robert FitzHamon on a bluff overlooking the river Taff. Covering an area of 189,000 sq ft (17,800 sq meters), it is the largest medieval castle in Europe apart from Windsor Castle and includes concentric rings of defences, including two moats and a series of towers and curtain walls. […]

Grosmont Castle
Welsh Castles Amy Green 

Grosmont Castle

Grosmont Castle is perhaps the most impressive and best-preserved Norman castle in Britain. Grosmont Castle occupies a natural defensive position upon a bend of the River Gaunless. The earliest surviving work at Grosmont belongs to the late 11th century or early 12th century, when William de Forz, Earl of Albemarle (d. 1090) built a motte […]

Carmarthen Castle
Welsh Castles Amy Green 

Carmarthen Castle

Carmarthen castle in West Wales is a prime example of a Welsh medieval fortress and popular tourist destination. Introducing Carmarthen Castle Carmarthen castle is a medieval fortress in Carmarthen, Wales. It was the original home of the Duchy of Cornwall and remains a residence for the Duke of Cornwall. The construction was started by Prince […]

Laugharne Castle
Welsh Castles Amy Green 

Laugharne Castle

Laugharne Castle is a ruined medieval castle overlooking the tidal mouth of the River Tywi at the west end of Laugharne, Wales. The castle was originally a Norman stronghold, probably built around 1100. The most notable event in its history was its capture in 1216 by Dafydd ap Llywelyn who defeated and killed Roger Mortimer, […]

Chepstow Castle
Welsh Castles Amy Green 

Chepstow Castle

Chepstow Castle has been a landmark of the Wyre Forest for centuries. The imposing red sandstone castle dominates its hilltop, and is visible from miles around. Located in Chepstow, this surviving medieval castle has experienced Norman occupation and war in the form of a Civil War siege in 1648. The original Norman motte-and-bailey castle was […]

Tenby Castle
Welsh Castles Amy Green 

Tenby Castle

Hidden between the bustling streets and promenades of Tenby’s old town, its imposing stone steps and towering turrets can be seen from many vantage points around the bay. Built in 1290 as a defence against the Welsh, it was one of south Wales’s earliest medieval castles. Besieged during Owain Glyndwr’s rebellion in 1403, during which […]