Uncover the history of North Wales by exploring the large number of castles in the beautiful region, unfolding the history as you go on a real adventure. There are a large number of castles in the area for you to visit, making a fun day out for all the family and friends. When visiting some of the historic towns in North Wales such as Caernarfon and Conwy, their landmarks dominate your view providing you with picture-perfect scenes of the wonderful structures.
King Edward I created what is considered one of the most impressive castles in Wales. With polygonal towers making the castle stand out against the rest in the region, the Eagle Tower is the most impressive and a must-see. Whilst exploring the formidable fortress, you can also enjoy the Royal Welch Fusiliers Museum which is located in two of the castle’s towers. This fantastic monument has been a part of the Castles and Town Walls of Edwards 1 World Heritage Site since 1986.
Located in the beautiful Italian-style village of Portmeirion, Castell Deudraeth is a top attraction in the local area. It is an early Victorian castellated mansion built by David Williams, the first Liberal MP for Merioneth. It was once used as a hotel in the 1930s before becoming a prep school and at one time was also made into exclusive apartments for the likes of the Oppenheimer family.
This castle is amongst the finest surviving medieval fortifications in Britain and is an exceptional landmark to admire. The dark stoned fortress provides a dramatic site the moment you arrive in Conwy, with the beautiful Snowdonia skyline placed behind it. With two barbicans, eight large towers and great bow-shaped hall all sit within the distinctive shape of the castle. If you wish to get some truly mesmerising photographs of the scenery that lies ahead, head up to the battlements for some breathtaking views like no other.
Penrhyn Castle is a 19th century fantasy castle, sitting beautifully between Snowdonia and the Menai Strait. Filled with fascinating items, elaborate carvings, plasterwork, and mock-Norman furniture, Penrhyn Castle is a wonderful landmark to visit. The castle boasts captivating gardens and a stunning design, making this a worthwhile attraction to visit in North Wales.