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I’ve never really thought about it much that there are a large number of castles in Wales.  You get use to those lumps of stone in varying states of repair dotted around the place.  Wales has actually got one of the highest concentrations of medieval castles in the world, which then surely makes Wales the (ex) capital of the world.

I’d love to go thru and write a little bit about all of the ones we have visited but to be honest it would just take way way to long.  I’ve copied a list of castles and a link to a little bit of information for them from castlewales.com

Aberdyfi Castle

Aberedw Castles

Abergavenny Castle

Aberlleiniog Motte

Aberllynfi Castle

Aberrheidol Castle

Aberyscir Castle

Aberystwyth Castle

Acton Burnell Castle

Alberbury Castle

Alexanderstone Mottes

Castell Allt-y-Ferin

Ammanford Castle

Angle Tower House

Aston Castle

Tomen y Bala, Gwynedd

Ballan Moor Castle

Barry Castle

Basingwerk Castle

Beaumaris Castle

Beaupre Castle

Benton Castle

Bicton Castle, Shropshire

Bishop’s Castle

Bishop’s Moat

Blaenllynfi Castle

Castell y Blaidd

Bleddfa Castle, Powys

Brecon Castle, Powys

Broadward Hall Motte, Shropshire

Brockhurst Castle, Shropshire

Brompton Mill Castle, Shropshire

Bronllys Castle, Powys

Bryn Castell, Aberconwy & Colwyn

Bryn-y-Cwn Castle, Flintshire

Brynffanigl Ucha Earthwork, Gwynedd

Builth Castle, Powys

Builth Wells Castles, Powys

Caer Beris Motte, Powys

Caer Penrhos

Caerau Castle Ringwork

Castle Caereinion, Powys

Caergwrle Castle

Caerleon Castle, Newport

Caernarfon Castle

Caerphilly Castle, Caerphilly

Caldicot Castle, Monmouthshire

Camrose Castle, Pembrokeshire

Candleston Castle, Bridgend

Cardiff Castle, Cardiff

Cardigan Castle, Ceredigion

Carew Castle, Pembrokeshire

Carmarthen Castle, Carmarthenshire

Carn Fadryn Castle, Gwynedd

Carndochan Castle, Gwynedd

Carreghoffa Castle, Powys

Carreg Cennen Castle, Carmarthenshire

Castell y Bere, Gwynedd

Castleblythe Castle, Pembrokeshire

Caus Castle, Shropshire

Cefnllys Castle, Powys

Chepstow Castle, Monmouthshire

Chester Castle, Cheshire

Chirk Castle, Wrexham

Cilgerran Castle, Pembrokeshire

Clifford Castle, Herefordshire

Castles of Gilbert fitz Richard (de Clare)

Clun Castle, Shropshire

Clungunford Castle, Shropshire

Clyro Castle, Radnorshire

Castell Coch, Breconshire

Castell Coch, Cardiff

Coity Castle, Bridgend

Colwyn Castles, Radnorshire

Conwy Castle, Aberconwy & Colwyn

Cottrell Castle, Vale of Glamorgan

Criccieth Castle, Gwynedd

Crickadarn Ringwork, Powys

Crickhowell Castle, Powys

Croft Castle, Herefordshire

Crugyn Castle, Shropshire

Castell Crug Eryr, Powys

Castell Crychydd, Pembrokeshire

Cwm Camlais Castle, Breconshire

Cymer Castle, Gwynedd

Castell Cynfael, Gwynedd

Dale Castle, Pembrokeshire

Tomen Ddreiniog, Gwynedd

Deganwy Castle, Aberconwy & Colwyn

Denbigh Castle, Denbighshire

Deudraeth Castle, Gwynedd

Dinas Castle, Powys

Didley Castle, Herefordshire

Castell Dinas Bran, Denbighshire

Dinas Emrys, Gwynedd

Dinas Powys, Vale of Glamorgan

Dinefwr Castle, Carmarthenshire

Castell Dinerth, Ceredigion

Dingestow Castle, Monmouthshire

Dinham Castle, Monmouthshire

Dolbadarn Castle, Gwynedd

Dolbenmaen Motte, Gwynedd

Dolforwyn Castle, Powys

Dolwyddelan Castle, Gwynedd

Domen Las Castle, Gwynedd

Dorstone Castle, Hereford & Worcester

Dryslwyn Castle, Carmarthenshire

Castell Du, Powys

Dyserth Castle, Denbighshire

Eardisley Castle, Hereford & Worcester

Castle Fartin, Pembrokeshire

East Orchard Castle, Vale of Glamorgan

Ednyfed’s Castle

Ewloe Castle, Flintshire

Castell Fartin, Pembrokeshire

Flint Castle, Fintshire

Fforest Ringwork, Breconshire

Fonmon Castle, Vale of Glamorgan

Glamorgan & Gower: Minor Castles

Castell Glas, Newport

Glyndyfrdwy, Denbighshire

Goodrich Castle, Herefordshire

Greencastle Castle, Carmarthenshire

Gro Tump, Powys

Grosmont Castle, Monmouthshire

Guan Gunllwch Ringwork, Powys

Castell Gwallter, Ceredigion

Upper Gwarthlow Motte, Shropshire

Gwent: Minor Castles

Gwrych Castle, Conwy

Gwydir Castle, Aberconwy & Colwyn

Harlech Castle, Gwynedd

Haverfordwest Castle, Pembrokeshire

Hawarden Castle, Flintshire

Hay-on-Wye Castle, Powys

Hay-on-Wye Motte, Powys

Hays Castle, Pembrokeshire

Hen Blas Castle, Flintshire

Hen Domen Castle, Powys

Henry’s Moat, Pembrokeshire

Holt Castle, Wrexham

Hopton Castle, Shropshire

Huntington Castle, Herefordshire

Hyssington Castle, Powy

Kenfig Castle, Bridgend

Kerry Motte, Powys

Kilpeck Castle & Church

Kington Castle, Herefordshire

Kidwelly Castle, Carmarthenshire

Knighton Castle, Powys

Knucklas Castle, Powys

Lampeter Castle, Ceredigion

Landimore Castle, Swansea

Laugharne Castle, Carmarthenshire

Liege Castle, Vale of Glamorgan

Llanblethian Castle, South Glamorgan

Llanafan Fawr Castle, Powys

Llandaff Castle, Cardiff

Llandeilo Talybont, Swansea

Llandovery Castle, Carmarthenshire

Llanfair Kilgeddin Castle, Monmouthshire

Llangadog Castle, Carmarthenshire

Llangathen Castle, Carmarthenshire

Llangibby Castle, Monmouthshire

Llangynwyd Castle, Bridgend

Llanhilleth Castle, Blaenau Gwent

Llanidloes Castle, Powys

Llanilid Castle, Glamorgan

Llanquian Castle, Vale of Glamorgan

Llanrhystyd Castle, Ceredigion

Llansteffan Castle, Carmarthenshire

Llantrisant Castle, Glamorgan

Llanvair Castle, Monmouthshire

Llawhaden Castle, Pembrokeshire

Longtown Castle, Herefordshire

Loughor Castle, Swansea

Lower Down Castle, Shropshire

Ludlow Castle, Shropshire

Lyonshall Castle, Hereford & Worcester

Castell Machen, Caerphilly Council

Castle Madoc, Powys

Castell Mael, Pembrokeshire

Manorbier Castle, Pembrokeshire

Manorowen Castle, Pembrokeshire

Mathrafal Castle, Powys

Castell Moel, Carmarthenshire

Moel Froehas Castle, Powys

Mold Castle, Flintshire

Monmouth Castle, Monmouthshire

Monnow Bridge and Gate, Monmouthshire

Montgomery Castle, Powys

Montgomeryshire Mottes

Castell Morgraig, Cardiff

Morlais Castle, Mid Glamorgan

Castle Morris, Pembrokeshire

Castell Nantcribba, Montgomeryshire

Narberth Castle, Pembrokeshire

Neath Castle, Neath & Port Talbot

Nefyn Castle, Gwynedd

Nevern Castle, Pembrokeshire

New Radnor Castle, Powys

Newcastle Castle, Bridgend

Newcastle Emlyn Castle, Carmarthenshire

Newport Castle, Newport

Newport Castle, Pembrokeshire

Newtown Motte, Powys

Ogmore Castle, Mid Glamorgan

Old Radnor, Powys

Oxwich Castle, Swansea

Oswestry Castle, Shropshire

Oystermouth Castle, Swansea

Painscastle Castle, Powys

Parc Castell, Pembrokeshire

Pembridge Castle, Herefordshire

Pembroke Castle, Pembrokeshire

Pen y Bryn, Gwynedd

Pen y Castell, Gwynedd

Pen y Clawdd Castle, Monmouthshire

Pen y Mwd

Pencader Castle, Carmarthenshire

Pencelli Castle, Powys

Pencoed Castle, Gwent

Penhow Castle, Gwent

Penllyn Castle, Vale of Glamorgan

Penlle’r Castle, Swansea

Penmaen Castle, Swansea

Penmark Castle, Vale of Glamorgan

Pennard Castle, Swansea

Pentrefoelas Castle, Conwy

Penrice Castle, Swansea

Penrhos Castle, Gwent

Picton Castle, Pembrokeshire

Powis Castle, Powys

Prestatyn Castle, Denbighshire

Castell Prysor, Gwynedd

Pulford Castle, Cheshire

Pulverbatch Castle, Shropshire

Raglan Castle, Gwent

Virtual Tour of Raglan Castle, Gwent

Rhayader Castle, Powys

Rhos Ddiarbed Castle, Powys

Rhuddlan Castle, Denbighshire

Rhyd y Gors Castle, Dyfed

Richard’s Castle, Hereford & Worcester

Roch Castle, Pembrokeshire

Rogerstone Castle, Newport

Rumney Castle, Glamorgan

Ruperra Castle, Caerphilly

Ruthin Castle, Denbighshire

St Briavels Castle, Gloucestershire

St Davids Castle, Pembrokeshire

St Clears Castle, Carmarthenshire

St Donats Castle, Glamorgan

St Fagan’s Castle, Cardiff

St Nicholas Castle, Vale of Glamorgan

Sennybridge Castle, Powys

Shrawardine Castle, Shropshire

Shrewsbury Castle, Shropshire

Skenfrith Castle, Monmouthshire

Skenfrith Castle, Monmouthshire

Stokesay Castle, Shropshire

Swansea Castle, Swansea

Sycharth Castle, Powys

Symon’s Castle, Powys

Tal-Y-Cafn, Aberconwy & Colwyn

Castell Taliorum, Blaenau Gwent

Talyfan Castle, Vale of Glamorgan

Talfolwern Castle, Powys

Talley Castle, Carmarthenshire

Tenby Castle, Pembrokeshire

Castell Tinboeth, Powys

Tomen Castell, Conwy

Tomen y Faerdre, Denbighshire

Tomen y Mur, Gwynedd

Tomen y Rhodwydd, Denbighshire

Trecastle Motte, Powys

Castell Trefadog, Anglesey

Trefeca Motte, Powys

Tretower Castle & Court, Powys

Castell Troggy, Monmouthshire

Trueman’s Hill, Flintshire

Tump Terrett Castle, Monmouthshire

Twmpath Castle, Cardiff

Twthill Castle, Denbighshire

Tyddyn Mount, Flintshire

Upton Castle, Pembrokeshire

Vaynor Motte, Merthy Tydfil

Usk Castle, Monmouthshire

Walwyn’s Castle, Pembrokeshire

Welshpool Castle, Powys

Weobley Castle, Swansea

Weobley Castle, Hereford & Worcester

White Castle, Monmouthshire,

White Castle, Monmouthshire,

Whittington Castle, Shropshire

Wigmore Castle, Herefordshire

Wilton Castle, Hereford & Worcester

Wiston Castle, Pembrokeshire

Y Foelas Castle, Denbighshire

Ystradowen Motte, Vale of Glamorgan