Luxury hotel news - England, Wales & Scotland
31 January 2012
North Wales' castles are among the best in the UK
A sense of history and a view of stunning architecture are just two of the benefits of taking walking holidays in Wales.
Gwynedd is home to four castles which were built by King Edward I, dominating the region's stunning landscape.
These include Beaumaris, Conwy, Caernarfon and Harlech, which all show off late 13th and early 14th century military construction and design.
All four of these structures are situated on coastal sites, with Caernarfon and Conwy originally encompassing new towns which were built inside the walls.
Throughout their existence, the castles played their role in helping Wales shape its own history, however they were often neglected due to good relations between the country and neighbouring England.
The forts are all protected and maintained by Cadw, which aims to conserve the distinctive character of such buildings, while also preserving Wales' heritage.
It supplies grants to owners to ensure that that the buildings are kept in the best possible condition for visitors and sightseers.
Luxury Hotels in Wales from Classic British Hotels
Hotels in this region
- Llandudno, North Wales
- Imperial Hotel
- Snowdonia National Park, Mid Wales
- Lake Vyrnwy Hotel & Spa
- Llandrindod Wells, Mid Wales
- Metropole Hotel & Spa
- Isle of Anglesey, North Wales
- Tre-Ysgawen Hall Country House Hotel & Spa
- Cardiff, Vale of Glamorgan
- Vale Hotel, Golf & Spa Resort