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Denbigh Castle

Is a major fortress built by Edward 1 and uses the wall inside a wall style of building. It is in two styles as Madog ap Llywelyn led a rebellion that captured and interrupted building for a time in 1294.

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Cyfarthfa Castle

In the late 1800's Merthyr was the Iron Capital of the World and the largest town in Wales It has a rich industrial heritage and Cyfarthfa Castle for first built for The Crawshay family who were the local Ironmasters. It is now a Museum & Art Gallery. The large Castle grounds include a lake a parks and the museum gives a fascinating insight into the history of the town and the South Wales Vall...

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Cricieth Castle

Standing in a commanding position on a rocky promontory overlooking Cardigan Bay, Criccieth is one of the greatest testaments to Welsh castle building. The view from Cricieth's peak remains spectacular to this day and clearly demonstrates the strategic benefit of the castle's towering position.

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Craig-y-nos Castle, Brecon Beacons

Craig-y-Nos Castle overlooks Craig-y-Nos Country Park, in the Brecon Beacons National Park, an area of outstanding natural beauty. Steeped in history, once home of the famous opera singer Adelina Patti, the Castle is a must see for all visitors to the area. The castle is open to the public at all times throughout the year and admission is free.

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Conwy Castle

Perched on a rock against the backdrop of Snowdonia, Conwy has an indisputably magical feel. Some consider it the finest castle Edward I built, and the mesmerising views from the battlements are particularly famed within the walled town. Great halls, private chapels and royal chambers wind through this Medieval marvel.

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Cilgerran Castle

Set high up Overlooking the Teifi river gorge Cilgerran Castle is one of Wales most well known Castles and has a fascinating history.

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Chirk Castle

Since 1310 it has been a key feature with its severe exterior but inside the state rooms are beautifully furnished. It is more elaborate inside than the exterior suggests. Look out for the famous gates, the tales of races to win the hand of the fair maiden in marriage and investigate the dungeon to get a feel for the past.

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Chepstow Castle

Chepstow Castle is a spectacular monument. It has played an important part in the life of this market market town that grew up outside the castle gates. It was altered over the years but its strategic importance can be seen by its setting up high overlooking the river Wye. 

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Cefn Caer, Pennal

Cefn Caer was an important centre of bardic patronage. Cefn Caer would have been home to Owain Glyndwr during the time the Pennal Policy was drawn up. Much of the orginal house remains and is lovingly being restored by its current owner Elfyn Rowlands. Large numbers of historic atrifacts can be seen throughout the house including a display of Roman Vases all unearthed on the site during archaeolog...

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Castell Y Bere, Abergynolwyn

Deep in the mountainous heart of mid Wales, nestling at the foot of Cader Idris, lie the ruins of Castell y Bere. An atmospheric site, it is an outstanding example of a stronghold of the native Welsh princes, and an illuminating contrast with the castles of their English adversaries.

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