25 Beautiful Abandoned Castles in Wales

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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.


Caerphilly CastleOgmore CastleCarreg Cennen Castle

Dinefwr CastleDryslwyn CastleKidwelly Castle

Laugharne CastleLlansteffan CastleAberystwyth Castle

Conwy Castle1Dolwyddelan CastleBodelwyddan Castle

Denbigh CastleRhuddlan CastleFlint Castle

Criccieth CastleAbergavenny CastleChepstow Castle

Carew CastleLlawhaden Castle1Manorbier Castle

Beaumaris CastleCoity Castle 1Pembroke Castle1

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5 Responses to 25 Beautiful Abandoned Castles in Wales

  1. Christine Kettner says:

    Are these available to buy for use on book covers?

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  3. Those are absolutely amazing. I would love to do just what you suggest: rent a car and just explore the countryside, stumbling across abandoned castles. It would also be something to buy one (in another life) and fix it up.

  4. anita says:

    Well I have dreamed of these castles and I don’t know why. Maybe I was a princess in my other life.

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