Castles

Explore castles in Wales

Caernarfon Castle

Caernarfon Castle, a formidable fortress constructed by King Edward I in the late 13th century, stands proudly on the banks of the River Seiont, offering visitors a glimpse into Wales' medieval past. Its imposing polygonal towers and concentric walls, designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site, serve as a testament to Welsh heritage and resilience, drawing history enthusiasts and curious travelers alike to marvel at its splendor.

Raglan Castle

Set high on a hill above the village, amidst the rolling green hills of Monmouthshire. Find yourself transported back in time to an era of chivalry and intrigue. Let the whispers of the past guide your steps as you explore the grandeur of Raglan Castle's ruins, each crumbling wall and hidden nook revealing stories of knights, kings, and courtly love.

Usk Castle

A small privately owned castle ruins with stunning gardens and quirky sculptures. With panoramic views of the quaint town andΒ  the tranquil Usk Valley.

Journey through the annals of Welsh history where the ancient walls bear witness to centuries of triumphs and trials.

Cardiff Castle

A majestic monument to the capital city's rich heritage. Ascend the towers, meet the dragon and delve into the heart of Cardiff Castle's elaborate Gothic Revival interiors, where tales of mediaeval splendour and Victorian opulence await.

Carmarthen Castle

Trace the footsteps of warriors and kings at Carmarthen Castle, where the mighty River Tywi flows past the ancient stone ramparts. Discover the secrets of this storied fortress, one of Wales' oldest castles, and immerse yourself in the echoes of battles long past.

Chepstow Castle

Stand in awe of the architectural marvel that is Chepstow Castle, perched atop cliffs that plunge into the swirling waters of the River Wye. From its commanding vantage point, gaze out across the lush green landscape and imagine the knights and lords who once walked these same battlements.

Castle Coch

Step into a fairy tale at Castle Coch, where the whimsical towers and turrets of this Victorian folly transport you to a world of enchantment and wonder. Nestled amidst the emerald woodlands near Cardiff, Castle Coch is a testament to the romantic spirit of Welsh architecture and a must-see destination for lovers of fantasy and folklore.

Conway Castle

Lose yourself in the mediaeval splendour of Conway Castle, a UNESCO World Heritage site perched on the banks of the Conwy Estuary. Marvel at the imposing fortifications and towering towers that have stood watch over this historic town for centuries, and drink in the breathtaking views of land and sea from its lofty battlements.

Caerphilly Castle

Behold the grandeur of Caerphilly Castle, the largest castle in Wales, with its sprawling defences and imposing gatehouses. Explore the labyrinthine corridors and vast courtyards of this mediaeval masterpiece, and imagine the pageantry and pomp of bygone days.

Harlech Castle

Venture to the windswept cliffs of Harlech Castle, where the rugged beauty of the Welsh coastline provides a dramatic backdrop to this ancient stronghold. Perched atop a rocky outcrop overlooking the Irish Sea, Harlech Castle is a testament to the resilience and ingenuity of its builders, and a beacon of Welsh pride and heritage.

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National Wool Museum

Delve into the rich heritage of Welsh wool at the National Wool Museum Explore interactive exhibits, watch skilled craftspeople at work, and learn about the fascinating history of the wool industry in Wales. After your visit, take time to explore the charming towns of Felindre and Llandysul, with their quaint shops, cafes, and scenic surroundings.

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National Botanic Garden of Wales

Discover a botanical paradise at the National Botanic Garden of Wales, where themed gardens, glasshouses showcasing exotic plants, and the awe-inspiring Great Glasshouse await. Lose yourself in a world of colour and fragrance as you wander through lush landscapes and marvel at the wonders of the natural world.

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MOUNTAINS

Hike across the Welsh mountains

Blorenge

Set off on an adventure, maybe starting at Keepers pond to Foxhunters grave and then head to the trig point on the summit. Panoramic views of Abergavenny also out to the Severn Estuary. This mountain is used by local clubs for paragliding and hang gliding.

Sugar Loaf

Test your mettle with a trek up Sugar Loaf, a distinctive exposed peak that rises majestically above the Usk Valley. Enjoy sweeping vistas of the Black Mountains and beyond, and feel your spirits soar with each step closer to the sky.

Skirrid Fawr

Ascend the slopes of Skirrid Fawr, known as the Holy Mountain, as you climb up through woodland bask in its spiritual ambiance amidst an ancient and stunning landscape. Feel a sense of connection to the land and its storied past and find the chapel ruins high on its slopes.

Pen y Fan

Reach for the sky as you scale the highest peak in South Wales, Pen y Fan, and stand in awe of the breathtaking views that unfold before you. Let the beauty of the Brecon Beacons National Park take your breath away, and savour the sense of accomplishment that comes with reaching new heights.

Brecon Beacons

Lose yourself in the rugged beauty of the Brecon Beacons, where a network of trails, waterfalls, and wildlife awaits the intrepid explorer. Whether you're seeking a leisurely stroll through verdant valleys or a challenging climb to rocky summits, the Brecon Beacons offer endless opportunities for outdoor adventure and discovery.

Snowdonia

Embark on an epic journey into the heart of Snowdonia National Park, home to Mount Snowdon, the highest mountain in Wales. From gentle walks along tranquil lakeshores to exhilarating climbs to windswept peaks, Snowdonia offers unparalleled opportunities for hiking, climbing, and exploration amidst some of the most awe-inspiring scenery in the world. For those wanting to relax as you take in the views jump on the train to its summit.

Pack your bags and start your adventure

Whether you're captivated by the allure of ancient castles, drawn to the rugged beauty of mountain landscapes, or enchanted by the wonders of nature, Wales offers a treasure trove of experiences waiting to be discovered. So pack your bags, embrace the spirit of adventure, and let Fabric Forest Friends be your companion on this magical journey through Wales!

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