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Wales is known for its castles with many, such as Conwy and Caernarfon, built by King Edward I in the 13th century and now listed as Unesco World Heritage Sites. But as well as visiting castles in Wales, you also stay in one. From Gothic towers to medieval dining halls, the Celtic country offers a range of heritage hotels to make you feel like the king or queen of the castle. Here’s our guide to the best castle hotels in Wales, including the top places to stay for medieval character, historic interiors, Gothic and Tudor-style décor, panoramic sea views, four-poster beds, chic champagne bars and stone courtyards, in locations including Anglesey, Cardigan, Roch, Portmeirion and Conwy.
Portmeirion, Gwynedd, Wales
Ruthin Castle Hotel
Ruthin, Denbighshire, Wales
Roch Castle Hotel
Roch, Pembrokeshire, Wales
Cardigan, Ceredigion, Wales
Contributions by Fred Mawer & Sarah Stirling