A little known fact is that Wales has more castles than any other European country. With its heritage passed down from the Iron Age and Roman times, English Kings and Medieval Welsh Princes have all added to this rich history of the region. Wales is home to more than 600 castles and wherever you choose to holiday, you will not be far from the location of a castle. Caravans to let in the region are also in abundance, providing ideal, affordable Holiday Accommodation from which to set out and explore them.
The region of North Wales, around the towns of Llandudno, Ryhl, Denbigh and Anglesey, is steeped in history. However, as you won’t have time to visit every castle here are our suggestions of some of the most interesting to see.
Aberlleiniog Castle – Isle of Anglesey
This hidden gem is situated near to Penmon, on the Isle of Anglesey, and is a Scheduled Ancient Monument to be found nestling amongst a woody Nature Reserve adjacent to the beaches of the Menai Strait.
Beaumaris Castle – Isle of Anglesey
Also located on the island, built by Edward I, with the design of perfect symmetry having a “walls within walls” design and 4 lines of fortifications.
Dolwyddelan Castle – Conwy
Comprising 2 rectangular towers positioned high on a narrow rocky ridge this castle, although now mainly in a ruinous condition, still offers the visitor spectacular scenery and surroundings.
Bodelwyddan Castle – Rhyl
Now home to the Baronets of Bodelwyddan, this castle and house has over 500 years of history to explore. Restored to Victorian splendor offering 9 amazing rooms with artefacts from the Royal Academy of Arts and the V&A Museum.
Flint Castle – Flintshire
Created by James of St. George, Architect to Edward I, the castle provided access by both sea and land for supplies and reinforcements. Entry to the castle is over a timber bridge, constructed to replace the initial drawbridge.
Caernarfon Castle – Caernarfon
This impressive building is worthy of World Heritage status, being one of Wales’s most amazing castles. Having polygonal towers instead of the traditional round towers, the imposing Eagle Tower is not to be missed. HRH Prince Charles had his investiture here in 1969.
Chirk Castle – Chirk
The 700-year old fortress was built for Edward I in the late 13th century. The grounds have magnificent Baroque style iron gates dated from 1719, bearing the coat of arms of the Myddelton family, whose descendants still inhabit the castle.
Powis Castle – Welshpool, Powys
This medieval castle was originally a fortress, then modified by generations of the Clive and Herbert families. Today, the Clive Museum displays many beautiful artefacts from India.
If you rent one of the many caravans to let in the North Wales region then you, your family and friends can enjoy a fantastic holiday, decide to have a relaxing break or explore one or more of these magnificent castles.
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