HARLECH | DOLWYDDELAN | CRICCIETH | CASTELL Y BERE | DOLBADARN | CAERNARFON | CONWY | BEAUMARIS | ABERYSTWYTH

Castles great small short tall

Wales is the Land of Castles. There were 427 of them at the last count, more per square mile than any other country in the world.

Here’s a list of the local ones, starting with one of the biggest, the best and easily the closest: HARLECH.

HARLECH 1 mile away (English castle)
DOLWYDDELAN 20 miles (Welsh castle)
CRICCIETH 22 miles away via Maentwrog (Welsh)
CASTELL Y BERE 33 miles (Welsh)
DOLBADARN 34 miles (Welsh)
CAERNARFON 36 miles (English)
CONWY 42 miles (English)
BEAUMARIS
48 miles (English)
ABERYSTWYTH 53 miles (English)

Most of these link to official or semi-official websites. However nothing beats raw enthusiasm for a subject, so if you want to be swept away, try the Castles of Wales website.