~ Wales has about 400 castles ~ there are more castles per head than any other country in the world ~

Wales Nice map Postcard of Cymru (Wales) showing Welsh castles, cathedrals and landmarks. Thanks to Phillippa of Wales. Wales has about 400 castles ~ there are more castles per head than any other country in the world ~

Map of Welsh castles. The castles of Wales were not only built by the English as part of their conquest and control of the local population, many were built by the Welsh Princes themselves. Internal feuding between them led to weakness and made conquest that much easier. How many other places in the old British Empire fell for the exact same reason ? rjp

The castles of Wales were not only built by the English as part of their conquest and control of the local population, many were built by the Welsh Princes themselves

Conwy Castle (Welsh: Castell Conwy) is a medieval fortification in Conwy, on the north coast of Wales. It was built by Edward I, during his conquest of Wales, between 1283 and 1289.

Conwy Castle (Welsh: Castell Conwy) is a medieval fortification in Conwy, on the north coast of Wales. It was built by Edward I, during his conquest of Wales, between 1283 and

Raglan Castle, Wales in the county of Monmouthshire.  This structure, dating from the 15th century, it lasted until until the 17th century when it was compromised.  Owned by the Somersets (Troy and Badminton), it was allowed to decline and is now a romantic attraction.

Raglan Castle is a late medieval castle located in the village of Raglan, in the county of Monmouthshire in southeast Wales, England.

Chirk Castle, Wrexham, North Wales, UK - A Magnificent medieval fortress of the Welsh Marches. Completed in 1310, Chirk is the last Welsh castle from the reign of Edward I that's still lived in today.

Chirk Castle, Wrexham, North Wales, UK - A Magnificent medieval fortress of the Welsh Marches. Completed in Chirk is the last Welsh castle from the reign of Edward I that's still lived in today.

Beaumaris Castle built in 1284, Anglesey Island, Wales.

Beaumaris Castle built in Anglesey Island, Wales. Beaumaris Castle was to be the largest of King Edward’s iron ring of castles intended to encircle Wales.

Caerphilly Castle is the the biggest in Wales, it’s surrounded by a series of moats and watery islands.

Wales has more castles than any other European county with over An aerial view of Caerphilly Castle and moat in the South Wales Valleys

Castell Coch, Cardiff, Wales Can I have birds on my ceiling? And a castle?

Castell (not castle) Coch is a Gothic Revival castle high above the village of Tongwynlais, to the north of Cardiff in Wales.

Conwy Castle, Wales.Its hard to believe that people actually lived in them.

Conwy Castle, North Wales, UK, in 1986 was inscribed on the World Heritage List as a historic site of outstanding universal value.

Caernarfon Castle in North Wales, United Kingdom.

Caernarfon Castle is a medieval fortress in Caernarfon, Gwynedd, north-west Wales cared for by Cadw, the Welsh Government's historic environment service.

Carew Castle, Pembrokeshire, UK.This castle is in part of my ancestry. I own a castle! at least i did until it was taken out from under us before there were last names

archaicwonder: “ Carew Castle, Wales The present castle, which replaced an earlier stone keep, is constructed almost entirely from the local Carboniferous limestone, except for some of the Tudor.

Dinefwr Castle is a Welsh castle overlooking the River Tywi near the town of Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire, Wales. Dinefwr became the chief seat of Rhodri the Great's grandson Hywel 'Dda' ap Cadell, first ruler of Deheubarth and later king of the Britons, king of most of Wales.

Dinefwr Castle is a Welsh castle overlooking the River Tywi near the town of Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire, Wales. Dinefwr became the chief seat of Rhodri the Great's grandson Hywel 'Dda' ap Cadell, first ruler of Deheubarth.

Been there twice. One of my favs. pxx812: Chepstow Castle, near the River Wye which separates England and Wales

Chepstow Castle (Welsh: Cas-gwent), located in Chepstow, Monmouthshire, in…

12th Century Manorbier Castle in Pembrokeshire gives visitors an impressive taste of life in medieval Wales

Century Manorbier Castle in Pembrokeshire gives visitors an impressive… [Manorbier Castle is a Norman castle located in the village of Manorbier, five miles south-west of Tenby, West Wales. It was the original seat of the Anglo-Norman de Barry family.

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The Most Fascinating Castles In Wales

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