Between 1000 – 1400 A.D. dozens, if not hundreds of castles were built in Wales. These fortresses were used as a defense mechanism but with the advent of gunpowder and cannons Castles became obsolete.
If you are looking for a real adventure visit Wales, rent a car and spend a day driving through the back roads. You will find it difficult to travel more than a few miles without spotting one of these ancient relics of the Middle Ages propped up on a grassy hill.
For those of you who have not been to Wales take a look at 25 Beautiful Abandoned Castles in Wales to see what you are missing out on.