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Caernarfon Castle

Caernarfon Castle

Caernarfon Castle is one of the most impressive of the castles built by Edward I and is one of…

Conwy Castle

Conwy Castle

Conwy Castle built by Edward 1st during his conquest of Wales is according to UNESCO, one of the…

Beaumaris Castle

Beaumaris Castle

Beaumaris Castle was commissioned by Edward 1st during his conquest of Wales in the 13th century.

Dolbadarn Castle

Dolbadarn Castle

Dolbadarn Castle is one of the castles of the Welsh Princes and can be found on a mound above Llyn…

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  1. Add Rhuddlan Castle to your Itinerary

    Rhuddlan Castle

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    Rhuddlan

    Rhuddlan may not be as well known as some of North Wales castles, yet it shares much in common with its illustrioius neighbours. Like Caernarfon and Conwy, it was built as one of the 'iron ring' of fortresses by Edward I.

  2. Add Flint Castle to your Itinerary

    Flint Castle

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    Flint

    Flint Castle was the first castle to be built by Edward 1st during his campaign against Llywelyn the Last in North Wales.

  3. Add Dolbadarn Castle to your Itinerary

    Dolbadarn Castle

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    Llanberis

    Dolbadarn Castle is one of the castles of the Welsh Princes and can be found on a mound above Llyn Padarn. It is believed that the castle was built by Llywelyn ap Iorwerth in the thirteenth century and is considered to be one of the ancient defences…

  4. Add Denbigh Castle to your Itinerary

    Denbigh Castle

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    Denbigh

    Denbigh castle and town walls were built between 1282 and 1311. The castle was built for Henry de Lacy, Earl of Lincoln who had been granted the lordship of Denbigh by King Edward 1st during his campaign against the Welsh. Designed by master castle…

  5. Add Dolwyddelan Castle to your Itinerary

    Dolwyddelan Castle

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    Dolwyddelan

    When in the area, this magnificent castle is certainly worth a visit. The car park is a 200 metre from the entrance and be prepared for some rough terrain to reach the monument.  

  6. Add Conwy Castle to your Itinerary

    Conwy Castle

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    CONWY

    Conwy Castle built by Edward 1st during his conquest of Wales is according to UNESCO, one of the finest examples of a medieval castle in Europe. The castle was built between 1283 and 1287 and designed by James of St George, the master builder of…

  7. Add Criccieth Castle to your Itinerary

    Criccieth Castle

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    Criccieth

    Criccieth Castle was built by Llywelyn the Great of the Kingdom of Gwynedd.The castle was eventually captured by the English forces of Edward 1st in the 13th century. 

  8. Add Caer Drewyn Hillfort to your Itinerary

    Caer Drewyn Hillfort

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    CORWEN

    Situated on the spur of a hill between Llangollen and Corwen is the Caer Drewyn Hillfort, a Scheduled Ancient Monument which is protected as being an important archaeological site in Wales.The fort dates back to around 600BC. It is believed that…

  9. Add Chirk Castle to your Itinerary

    Chirk Castle

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    Wrexham

    Magnificent medieval fortress of the Welsh Marches
    A stark symbol of power, Chirk Castle was completed in 1310 during the reign of the conquering Edward I to subdue the last princes of Wales. Built on an outcrop above the meeting point of the rivers…

  10. Add Castell Dinas Bran to your Itinerary

    Castell Dinas Bran

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    LLANGOLLEN

    Along the valley’s floor, the waters of the River Dee cut a wide arc around the base of Castell Dinas Bran, a conical tor surmounted by the evocative ruins of a native Welsh castle, built in the 1230s, above the town of Llangollen. Believed to have…

  11. Add Beaumaris Castle to your Itinerary

    Beaumaris Castle

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    BEAUMARIS

    Beaumaris Castle was commissioned by Edward 1st during his conquest of Wales in the 13th century.

  12. Add Caernarfon Castle to your Itinerary

    Caernarfon Castle

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    CAERNARFON

    Caernarfon Castle is one of the most impressive of the castles built by Edward I and is one of Europe's greatest medieval fortresses.

  13. Add Ewloe Castle to your Itinerary

    Ewloe Castle

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    Deeside

    Though it bears the distinctive features of many of Wales’s native-built castles, Ewloe’s location marks it out as an individual. While the Welsh princes generally chose lofty vantage points for their fortresses, Ewloe sits in a hollow amid deep…

  14. Add Gwrych Castle Preservation Trust to your Itinerary

    Gwrych Castle Preservation Trust

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    Abergele

    Local history claims that the first castle at Gwrych was built by the Normans in the 12th century. It was seized by the Welsh prince Rhys ap Gruffydd (the Lord Rhys) of Deheubarth in about 1170 who then rebuilt the timber castle in stone. This…

  15. Add Harlech Castle to your Itinerary

    Harlech Castle

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    Harlech

    Harlech Castle, built between 1282 and 1289 by Edward 1st during his invasion of Wales. The Castle has a deep military history and withheld many a siege until failing to Owain Glyndwr in 1404