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If you have ever dreamt of staying in a castle you can make that dream a reality when you visit Europe. Of course the UK is full of castles with Scotland’s Edinburgh castle, England’s Windsor Castle, Warwick Castle and Leeds Castle and the Welsh castles of Caernarfon and Conwy just some of the  beautiful castles you can visit. Northumberland may have the most castles of any county in England (including Alnwick Castle as seen in Harry Potter) but Wales was truly the castle capital of the world with over 600 (of which 100 remain)

In this article you will find information about 5 of the best Welsh castles you can stay in when you visit. I have also included a map to show the location of each castle hotel to help with your Welsh itinerary planning.

 

RUTHIN CASTLE HOTEL AND SPA 

 

 

Steeped in history Ruthin Castle is located beside the Clwydian Range in North Wales just 38 miles from Liverpool and 55 miles from Manchester. Constructed during the 13th century the castle withstood a 13 week siege during the English civil war over 400 years later. In recent years the castle is famous for hosting the Prince of Wales the night before his investiture at Caernarfon Castle in 1969.

The castle offers a choice of 59 bedrooms in four room styles with the Prince of Wales suite in the tower particularly sought after. Each suite is individually decorated and named after an historic personality associated with the castle.

Enjoy an evening meal in the castle’s restaurant after exploring the grounds and area during the day.

 

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ROCH CASTLE

 

 

Relax and enjoy the atmosphere in this unique castle hotel which is a perfect base for exploring the Pembrokeshire National Park. Choose a turret room with winding staircase and after a day exploring why not relax in the sunroom and soak in stunning views of the peninsular and coast. 

With free private parking on site, a delicious breakfast available and free WiFi available in all areas the Roch Castle consistently receives excellent review scores from previous guests.

Please note that Roch Castle is an adult only hotel. 

 

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PORTMEIRION VILLAGE & CASTELL DEUDRAETH

 

 

Enjoy the wonderful unique setting of Portmeirion nestled between the cliff and the sea on the northern coast of Wales. You can choose to stay in Portmeirion village or treat yourself to the contemporary style of Gothic Castell Deudraeth.

The spacious bedrooms are furnished with Queen or King size beds, an integrated kitchen area, real flame gas fires, tea and coffee facilities and free WiFi. Parking is available on site and all guests enjoy free entry into Portmeirion Village and Gardens.

 

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CHATEAU RHIANFA ANGELSEY

 

 

This stunning hotel really does typify the fairytale castle of my imagination! Located on the beautiful island of Anglesey Chateau Rhianfa offers guests a luxury experience in a unique setting.

Relax in one of 30 beautifully designed rooms each featuring rich fabrics and retro furnishings before indulging in a delicious meal prepared by the chateau’s team of chefs.

Explore the dramatic landscapes of North Wales and the idyllic Isle of Angelsey and prepare to fall in love with Wales.

 

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CRAIG-Y-NOS CASTLE

 

 

Situated by the side of the river Tawe in south Wales discover the wonderful history of Craig-Y-Nos castle during a free guided tour. The castle is dog friendly so if you are travelling with your pooch and want to share the castle experience this is your perfect option!

Explore the local area before retiring to the castle for drinks and dinner. Free parking is available on site.

 

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ENJOY YOUR FAIRYTALE CASTLE STAY IN WALES!

I am sure you will be inspired by these gorgeous Welsh castles you can stay in – I think the most difficult decision is deciding which one to book! If you love castles don’t miss my guide to 6 of the best castles to visit in Northumberland (including Alnwick Castle of course!) More castle posts for England and Scotland coming soon! 
 

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