If you want to explore castles then you don’t have to go far – there’s a castle around every corner! Most were built in the 1200’s with the reign of King Edward I.
Possibly the most famous of Wales’s Castles. Famous for the investiture of Prince Charles as the Prince of Wales. Located in the walled town of Caernarfon just 10 minutes’ drive away. Originally built as a military stronghold, seat of government and Royal Palace.
Unbelievably built in just four years, an outstanding achievement of medieval military architecture. Built on rock its battlements give breath-taking views of mountains and sea.
A great unfinished masterpiece – due to King Edward I running out of money! Located on the Isle of Anglesey just 20 minutes drive away, this well-kept castle has a romantic feel about it.
Originally a castle built for native Welsh Princes, acquired by Edward I through battle it stands high above Tremadog Bay in Criccieth. 45 minute drive.
Spectacularly sited with panoramic views of sea and mountains from its high position. A distance of about a 1hrs drive from Ty’n Rhos.
A mighty fortress with elegant stately interiors, stunning gardens, woods and wildlife walks. Tea rooms and farm shop. 1 ½ hrs away.
A modern folly! Located 6 miles away, this castle is stunning. It was built in the 1700’s by an entrepreneur who made his money from Penrhyn Quarry shipping slate to roof the world. It is fully furnished with a very Victorian feel, it also has workshops in a courtyard setting and beautiful informal gardens with picturesque views over the Menai Strait.