Country of Castles
Wales has the more castles per square mile than any other country in the world, with over 600 castles bursting with history. A short drive away is Dolwyddelan castle. Estimated to have been built in the early 13th century by Prince of Wales, Llywelyn the Great and extensively restored in the 19th century by Baron Willoughby de Eresby.
A short bike ride or a walk through Gwydir forest and you'll arrive at Gwydir castle which is teaming with history and even has a connection to the gunpowder plot. It is regarded as one of the finest Tudor houses in Wales and has undergone spectacular restoration over the previous two decades.
For an immersive full day of Welsh history and its castles, visit the UNESCO world heritage sites of Beaumaris, Conwy, Caernarfon and Harlech castles along with the fortified towns of Conwy and Caernarfon. They were built by Edward I, during his conquest of Wales, in the 13th Century.
The ruins of Dinas Bran castle is one of the most beautifully situated castles in Wales, towering over the Dee valley and the historical town of Llangollen.